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Understanding Research Methods

Understanding Research Methods
About the Course This course is about demystifying research and research methods. It will outline the fundamentals of doing research, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the postgraduate level. It places the student experience at the centre of our endeavours by engaging learners in a range of robust and challenging discussions and exercises befitting SOAS, University of London's status as a research-intensive university and its rich research heritage. This course will appeal to those of you who require an understanding of research approaches and skills, and importantly an ability to deploy them in your studies or in your professional lives. In particular, this course will aid those of you who have to conduct research as part of your postgraduate studies but do not perhaps have access to research methods courses, or for those of you who feel you would like additional support for self-improvement. Course Syllabus Week 1 & 2 – What is research? E-tivity 1: Asking the right question Related:  POOL: How to analyse MOOCsCours suivis à reprendre ultérieurement

Das LMS ist nicht tot, das Design schon | Online By Nature Manchmal sieht man den Wald, vor lauter Bäumen nicht. Schon sehr oft wurde das klassische LMS als tot oder gescheitert gesehen. PLEs wurden als Nachfolger auserkoren oder sogar Social Learning Systeme neu erfunden. Dabei sind LMS wahre Schlachtschiffe, die viel mehr können, als nur didaktische Szenarien zu vermitteln. Trotzdem sind LMS langweilig. Moodle Design grafisch aufgearbeitet und Responsive Wir haben schon lange schöne Moodle-Designs, als Beispiel sei unser Medienkompetenz Kurs erwähnt. Bei anderen LMS sieht es ähnlich aus. OLAT Kursdesign mit aufklappbarer Navigation Das es auch anders gehen kann, liegt auf der Hand. Moodle Kursdesign mit grafischen Unterbrechungen Im letzten Semester sind wir grafisch schon einen Schritt weiter gegangen. Und dann kamen die MOOCs. Wir haben dann die Idee unbewusst aufgegriffen und beim Hanse MOOC umgesetzt. Das war ein viel größerer Schritt, als mir zuerst bewusst war. Das auch anders geht, zeigt Julian Ridden (Moodleman). Fazit

Foundations of Virtual Instruction About the Course This course provides teachers with the foundation for understanding the movement towards virtual instruction. It introduces fundamental knowledge needed by teachers to succeed in a technology-dependent, instructional environment. You will explore the history of online learning and understand how a variety of delivery models are evolving in the K-12 environment, ranging from completely online to hybrid or blended classrooms. Course Syllabus Over five weeks, we will cover the following topics: Module 1: History of Virtual Education Module 2: Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies Module 3: Transitioning from the Classroom to a Virtual Environment Module 4: Equity and Access, Funding, and the Law Module 5: The Future of Virtual Education and Review Recommended Background The course is primarily for: Suggested Readings The texts listed here are recommended, but not required. Course Format What can I earn for completing this course? What resources will I need for this class?

Greek and Roman Mythology About the Course Myths are traditional stories that have endured over a long time. Some of them have to do with events of great importance, such as the founding of a nation. Others tell the stories of great heroes and heroines and their exploits and courage in the face of adversity. Course Syllabus Week 1: Homer, epic poetry, and Trojan legends Week 2: Heroes and suffering Week 3: This World and other ones Week 4: Identity and signs Week 5: Gods and humans Week 6: Religion and ritual Week 7: Justice Week 8: Unstable selves Week 9: Writing myth in history Week 10: From myths to mythology Recommended Background No special background is needed other than the willingness and ability to synthesize complex texts and theoretical material. In-course Textbooks As a student enrolled in this course, you will have free access to selected chapters and content for the duration of the course. Suggested Readings We will be covering the following in class: Greek Tragedies, Vol. Course Format

Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys About the Course This online course is called “Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys” and is based on a course created as part of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology and the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology at ISR. The original course - a core course in our MS program - is one of our most popular courses. Why does the course have such broad appeal? But designing questions that get good answers is harder than it looks. The target audiences for this course are students and professionals from all fields of social science that are involved in primary data collection. Course Syllabus Click here to view the course syllabus. Recommended Background Students should have familiarity with use of surveys for conducting substantive research, enough familiarity with statistics to interpret results of empirical studies (an undergraduate course or experience reading these articles). Course Format The class will consist of lecture videos, which average roughly 10 minutes in length.

[Zettelkasteneintrag] Kriterien, nach denen man #web20k und #ldlmooc vergleichen könnte Zwei “innovative” Veranstaltungen im Hochschulmilieu im Vergleich – anhand 10 ausgewählter Kriterien Just im Rahmen eines CfP kam mir doch die spontane Idee, dass man, wenn zwei offene Online-Kurse schon gleichzeitig laufen, diese gut einander gegenüber stellen könnte. Fragliche Veranstaltungen Die zwei Veranstaltungen, die verglichen werden sollen, sind #web20k. Ein offener Online-Kurs von studiumdigitale der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Beide Kurse sind derzeit am Laufen. Mögliche Vergleichskriterien Bei den Kriterien, nach denen diese verglichen werden sollen, um unmittelbar Schlüsse daraus zu ziehen, handelt es sich z.B. um Folgende. Wer genau veranstaltet? Findet ihr Vergleichskriterien eher ungeeignet bzw. bestimmte daraus? Euer Input wird wie immer begrüßt und ist erwünscht. m – tiefenentspannt aus dem Urlaub Gefällt mir: Gefällt mir Lade...

Experimentation for Improvement About the Course Would you like to: improve the quality of drinking water;make a stronger concrete or brick;increase the sales from your store;find the right combination of settings for your favourite recipe;improve the quality of your company's product;reduce waste;minimize energy use? No matter what your area of interest (and there are no limits to the applications!), it is clear: better experiments save time and money, and lead to improvement. In this course we will learn to use efficient factorial experiments, fractional factorials and response surface methods. By the end of this 6-week course you will be able to design your own experimental program, changing multiple variables, and interpret the experimental data using simple tools, based on sound statistical principles. These tools and methods can be beneficial to solve the challenges you set for yourself above. Verified Certificates: Link Coursework to Your Identity Course Syllabus Week 1: Why experiment? Recommended Background

Animal Behaviour and Welfare About the Course Animals occupy a huge part of the planet and our lives, and although we rely on them for all aspects of our own wellbeing - food, draught power, medical advances, clothing, sport as well as pleasure, protection and comfort - often their quality of life is questionable. Appreciating how animal's experience the world they live in and the different behavioural needs of the various species we interact with, enables us to gain a better understanding of their welfare requirements, so that long term improvements to animal lives can be made. There are now more than 60 billion land animals raised for meat each year around the world, and with increasing human populations and a rise in meat consumption in many parts of the world, these figures are set to double by 2050. This course is delivered collaboratively by academics from the University of Edinburgh and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). Verified Certificates: Link Coursework to Your Identity Course Syllabus Recommended Background

Solid Science: Research Methods About the Course Can we still put our trust in the social and behavioural sciences? Cases of social scientists exposed as frauds keep turning up and many disciplines are under fire for their failure to replicate key results. No wonder the integrity of our field is being questioned; sloppy science is starting to seem the norm rather than the exception! As social scientist Daniel Kahneman suggests, it is time for the social sciences to clean house. This first course, Solid Science: Research Methods (in the Social and Behavioral Sciences), will cover the fundamental principles of science, some history and philosophy of science, research designs, measurement, sampling and ethics. Please note that this course will focus on quantitative methods, qualitative methods will be treated in a separate course. Course Syllabus Week 1: Origins of the scientific method Week 8: Exam weekpaper on week 5 & 6 due (graded), final exam (graded) and course evaluation Recommended Background Suggested Readings

Opening Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue: A Virtual Workshop on Methodology (2nd edition 2013) | Mr Frog Opening CrOss-DisCiplinary DialOgue: a Virtual WOrkshOp On MethODOlOgy F󰁲󰁯󰁧University of HelsinkiIn collaboration withP󰁡󰁵󰁬󰁩󰁩󰁮󰁡 L󰁡󰁴󰁶󰁡󰁬󰁡 University of Helsinki Interests and priorities in a range of intersecting research disciplines have been changing rapidly. Methods and methodologies have become an increasing concern, yet discussions on these issues have been developing to some degree independently of one another in different fields and in the research traditions of different countries. Opening dialogue across disciplines and national scholar-ships surrounding the theme of methods and methodologies was a goal of the publication project of which Approaching Methodology is the outcome. is method capitalized on new technologies for opening goal-oriented inter- is virtual workshop method was and is currently also employed in the coordination of two other essay collections. Fibula, Fabula, Fact: Defining and Contextualizing the Viking Age in Finland Genre – Text – Interpretation