What is the educational research method

Institute for Pedagogy9 CP Module partsSemester events winter semester 2019/2020Examination performance lecture Seminar (educational school and teaching research)
  • 11/10/112 - Collecting data with digital media and consequences for educational practice (focus: individual learning) (educational school and teaching research)
    Monday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, weekly (from October 14, 2019)

    When learning with digital media, the learning activities of the learner are usually not visible to the teaching person within the digital media. If learning difficulties arise, the learner's subjective perception of their own learning process is very important for the educational diagnosis of the teaching person. Usually the teachers record this self-perception in a dialogue with the learners: "Is everything clear? Are you having difficulties?" etc. Strong learners are able to accurately perceive their learning difficulties. Weak learners, on the other hand, do not have a very precise self-diagnosis. In the case of weak learners, diagnosis is more difficult when using digital media. In order to support the diagnosis, the digital medium can collect data on the course of learning activities during learning in order to gain additional objective information for the pedagogical diagnosis. The seminar introduces the state of research on this topic with a focus on individual learning. In the seminar, the participants have the opportunity to investigate a question on a selected aspect of pedagogical practice in a learning group as part of experiments with a digital medium. At the end of the lecture period, the results will be presented in the seminar.

  • 11/10/113 - Difference-sensitive perspective on literature for children and young people - Methods of critical analysis of children and textbooks (educational school and teaching research)
    Appointments on Friday. 10/18/19 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Friday. 10/25/19 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday. 11/08/19 14:00 - 16:00, Saturday. 11/16/19 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Friday. 12/13/19 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday. 01/11/20 09:00 - 14:00
    Children's and youth literature has always been of great importance for educational activity. In addition to the entertainment and language education aspects, it should be an intergenerational bridge and introduce the younger generation to the understanding of social values ​​and norms. Literature tries to depict reality in order to enable children to connect to their experiences. This is why children's and young people's literature is a popular medium for school lessons, and it has a permanent place in German lessons in particular. However, literature is also understood as an ideological instrument through which power - especially on younger children - can be exercised. The worldview conveyed in literature is thus a fragment of public discourse in which socially relevant positions are negotiated. As part of the seminar, we want to take a critical look at current children's and youth literature from a discrimination-sensitive perspective. With the help of deconstructive methods, the participants learn to examine books, stories and pictures according to certain difference categories. You will develop sensitivity for social inequality and power relations and develop strategies for educational action under the conditions of the given.

  • 11/10/114 - Design, test, evaluate questionnaires (educational school and teaching research)
    Tuesday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., weekly (from October 15, 2019)

    The questionnaire represents a central quantitative survey instrument in empirical educational research. In the seminar, possible questions and research interests are discussed, for which the use of questionnaires as a survey instrument makes sense. The advantages and disadvantages of this method, especially with regard to less standardized, qualitatively oriented interviews, are also discussed. Subsequently, own survey projects are developed and carried out. The willingness to familiarize oneself with the SPSS statistics program is expected.

  • 11/10/115 - Content analysis of school archive documents (educational school and teaching research)
    Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., biweekly (from October 16, 2019)

    Content analyzes are part of the basic repertoire of empirical educational research. Depending on the question, they can be qualitative or quantitative. School archives offer extensive materials that are ideal for content analysis. Using the example of documents from the school archive of the “Graf-Anton-Günther Schule” grammar school, own content analyzes are developed and carried out in research groups in the seminar. The aim is to combine qualitatively oriented content analysis methods with subsequent quantitative statistical evaluation. The willingness to familiarize yourself with the SPSS statistics program is expected. Note: The course takes place every fortnight in the "Villa GeistReich" (Am Damm 41) in Oldenburg.

  • 11/10/116 - Entry into research practice: plan, carry out and evaluate qualitative and quantitative research projects. (educational school and teaching research)
    Wednesday: 08:00 - 10:00, weekly (from October 16, 2019), location: V03 0-E004
    Dates on Tuesday. 02/25/20 16:00 - 18:00, location: V03 0-E005

    In the seminar your own - qualitative or quantitative - research work is planned, carried out and evaluated. If possible, time-consuming data collection in schools, etc., which requires approval, should be avoided. Instead, we want to examine "data" that are easily accessible and offer opportunities for scientific processing (e.g. discussions in online forums, newspaper reports, children's book or radio play analysis, Twitter messages). The examination is a written research report of a maximum of 15-20 pages. The seminar participants are free to choose the research topic (unless there are ethical or practical reasons against it) and the research method. For the individual work steps in the research process (finding a topic, defining the question, choosing a research method, planning and carrying out surveys, data analysis and writing), general principles are conveyed in the seminar alongside the research work in the groups. The participants are expected to deal independently and in depth with specific aspects of their research work. During the seminar, the research groups should give two short oral presentations: 1. At the beginning of the seminar, the research design (topic, question, theoretical background and research approach) is presented to the group and discussed with the seminar participants. 2. At the end of the seminar, the research results are presented in the seminar.

  • 11/10/117 - Qualitative / quantitative research with (children's) drawings (educational school and teaching research)
    Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., weekly (from October 15, 2019)

    In the seminar own research work (in group work) is carried out based on the analysis of children's drawings. A data set for children's drawings is provided for this purpose (see below). It is also possible to collect data yourself, provided this can be done within the time frame of the seminar. During the seminar knowledge about specific characteristics of children's drawings as well as about possibilities of research with and scientific analysis of children's drawings are conveyed. The students are expected to define their own focus for their research work under supervision and to develop appropriate research questions and analysis strategies. In addition, an independent scientific analysis of the drawings is to be carried out, which is written down in a research report (15-20 pages; examination performance) and also presented orally in the seminar (approx. 15 minutes; active participation). The research approach can be qualitative (intensive analysis of a few drawings) or qualitative-quantitative (categorization and statistical analysis of drawing content). A data set with more than 400 drawings by 8-13 year old children about their political interests (e.g. war, environmental destruction, escape) from 2015 is available for the scientific analysis. Participants should have a basic knowledge of research methods (lecture).

  • 11/10/118 - Quantitative research on the professionalization of (prospective) teachers (educational school and teaching research)
    Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., weekly (from October 17, 2019)

  • 11/10/119 - Practical qualitative research on pupils' ideas about various lesson content (educational school and teaching research)
    Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., weekly (from October 17, 2019), location: V02 1-114, (as agreed)
    Dates on Thursday. 11/7/19 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Thursday. 03/19/20 14:00 - 18:00, location: V03 0-E005, A06 5-531

  • 11/10/120 - Recording of reading strategies in elementary school age (educational school and teaching research)
    Dates on Tuesday. 10/08/19 - Friday. 10/11/19 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Block event from October 8th to 11th, 2019

  • 10.11.121 - Interviews on motives for choosing a career among teacher training students (pedagogical school and teaching research)
    Monday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, weekly (from October 14, 2019)

  • 10.11.122 - Research-based learning: Child poverty and precarious life situations of students: Effects on social and emotional well-being and educational careers (educational school and teaching research)
    Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, weekly (from October 15, 2019)

  • 11/10/123 - Checking and evaluating (educational school and teaching research)
    • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Manfred Rolf Pfiffner, habil.

    Dates on Wednesday. 02/12/20 2:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday. 02/13/20 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Friday. 02/14/20 09:00 - 12:00, Wednesday. 03/18/20 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursday. 03/19/20 09:00 - 12:00
  • 10.11.124 - Coherence and student satisfaction in teacher training? Quantitative research approaches and methods (educational school and teaching research)
    Thursday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, weekly (from October 17, 2019)

  • 10.11.125 - planning, conducting, evaluating interviews (educational school and teaching research)
    Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., weekly (from October 14th, 2019)

  • 10.11.126 - School and teaching research and its research methods (educational school and teaching research)
    Appointments on Friday. 11/01/19 14:00 - 18:00, Saturday. 11/02/19 - Sunday. 11/03/19 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 10.11.127 - Collecting data with digital media and consequences for educational practice (focus: cooperative learning) (educational school and teaching research)
    Monday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., weekly (from October 14, 2019)

    When learning with digital media, the learning activities of the learner are usually not visible to the teaching person within the digital media. If learning difficulties arise, the learner's subjective perception of their own learning process is very important for the educational diagnosis of the teaching person. Usually the teachers record this self-perception in the context of a dialogue with the learners: "Is everything clear? Are you having difficulties?" etc. Strong learners are able to accurately perceive their learning difficulties. Weak learners, on the other hand, do not have a very precise self-diagnosis. In the case of weak learners, diagnosis is more difficult when using digital media. In order to support the diagnosis, the digital medium can collect data on the course of learning activities during the learning process, in order to gain additional objective information for the pedagogical diagnosis. The seminar presents the state of research on this topic with a focus on cooperative learning. In the seminar, the participants have the opportunity to investigate a question on a selected aspect of pedagogical practice in a learning group as part of experiments with a digital medium. At the end of the lecture period, the results will be presented in the seminar.

Seminar (educational-psychological research methods)
  • 11/10/131 - Introduction to SPSS (pedagogical-psychological research methods)
    • Dipl.-Psych. Reiner Emkes

    Thursday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, weekly (from October 17, 2019)

    The seminar imparts basic knowledge of (psychological) data analysis using the SPSS program package. In addition, basic statistical test procedures, which were addressed in the lecture, are dealt with in depth.

  • 10.11.132 - Collection of school-related data (educational-psychological research methods)
    • Dipl.-Psych. Reiner Emkes

    Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., weekly (from October 17, 2019)

    A small empirical question should be answered with the help of school-related data (e.g. questionnaires).

  • 11/10/133 - Studies on the work of teachers in schools (pedagogical-psychological research methods)
    Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., weekly (from October 17, 2019)

    Task: own empirical investigation Sub-tasks: form working group (AG) develop question develop empirical investigation, plan, prepare carry out empirical investigation, collect data evaluate and interpret data present results create research report

  • 11/10/134 - Investigations into the development of arithmetic (pedagogical-psychological research methods)
    Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., weekly (from October 17, 2019)

    Task: own empirical investigation Sub-tasks: form working group (AG) develop question develop empirical investigation, plan, prepare conduct empirical investigation, collect data evaluate and interpret data present results create research report

  • November 10, 135 - Qualitative psychological research in educational sciences (pedagogical-psychological research methods)
    • Dr. Uta Wagener-Praed, Dipl.-Psych.

    Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., weekly (from October 16, 2019)

    It is a seminar in the research module, so the aim is to familiarize oneself with the fundamentals of research or to expand existing knowledge. This is done by way of example and through our own research work. In this seminar you will carry out a small research using the survey method of qualitative guided interviews in groups. The idea is that there is a common general topic and that all groups work on research questions relating to this general topic. We will talk about possible contents and topics in the seminar. Your own interests, ideas, priorities are welcome and will be taken into account as far as possible!

  • 11/10/136 - Qualitative interviews in psychology (educational-psychological research methods)
    • Dr. Uta Wagener-Praed, Dipl.-Psych.

    Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., weekly (from October 16, 2019)

    It is a seminar in the research module, so the aim is to familiarize oneself with the fundamentals of research or to expand existing knowledge. This is done by way of example and through our own research work. In this seminar you will carry out a small research using the survey method of qualitative guided interviews in groups. The idea is that there is a common general topic and that all groups work on research questions relating to this general topic. We will talk about possible contents and topics in the seminar. Your own interests, ideas, priorities are welcome and will be taken into account as far as possible!

  • 11/10/137 - Qualitative research perspectives (educational-psychological research methods)
    • Dr. Uta Wagener-Praed, Dipl.-Psych.

    Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., weekly (from October 15, 2019)

    It is a seminar in the research module, so the aim is to familiarize oneself with the fundamentals of research or to expand existing knowledge. This is done by way of example and through our own research work. In this seminar you will carry out a small research using the survey method of qualitative guided interviews in groups.The idea is that there is a common general topic and that all groups work on research questions relating to this general topic. We will talk about possible contents and topics in the seminar. Your own interests, ideas, priorities are welcome and will be taken into account as far as possible!

  • 11/10/138 - Quantitative research in the primary school context (pedagogical-psychological research methods)
    Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., weekly (from October 16, 2019)

  • 11/10/139 - Quantitative primary school research on teacher-student interaction (pedagogical-psychological research methods)
    Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., weekly (from October 16, 2019)

  • 10.11.140 - Qualitative research in the primary school context (pedagogical-psychological research methods)
    Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., weekly (from October 17, 2019)

  • 11/10/141 - Quantitative methods in educational and social research: Studies on the concept of education - Group 1 (educational-psychological research methods)
    • Prof. Dr. Holger Höge, Dipl.-Psych.

    Monday: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., weekly (from October 21, 2019)
    Appointments on Saturday. 02/01/2020 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • 11/10/142 - Quantitative methods in educational and social research: Studies on the concept of education - Group 2 (educational-psychological research methods)
    • Prof. Dr. Holger Höge, Dipl.-Psych.

    Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., weekly (from October 21, 2019)
    Appointments on Saturday. 02/01/20 10:00 - 12:00

  • 11/10/143 - Qualitative analysis of internet-based data (educational-psychological research methods)
    • Dr. Uta Wagener-Praed, Dipl.-Psych.

    Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., weekly (from October 17, 2019)

    It is a seminar in the research module, so the aim is to familiarize oneself with the fundamentals of research or to expand existing knowledge. This is done by way of example and through our own research work. In this seminar, you will work with data from the Internet, forum discussions, blog posts and the like and select and process them under various questions. We will talk about possible contents and topics in the seminar. Your own interests, ideas, priorities are welcome and will be taken into account as far as possible!

  • 11/10/144 - Chats, forums and blogs as data for qualitative analyzes (educational-psychological research methods)
    • Dr. Uta Wagener-Praed, Dipl.-Psych.

    Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., weekly (from October 17, 2019)

    It is a seminar in the research module, so the aim is to familiarize oneself with the fundamentals of research or to expand existing knowledge. This is done by way of example and through our own research work. In this seminar, you will work with data from the Internet, forum discussions, blog posts and the like and select and process them under various questions. We will talk about possible contents and topics in the seminar. Your own interests, ideas, priorities are welcome and will be taken into account as far as possible!

  • November 10, 145 - Quantitative methods in educational and social research: Introduction to questionnaire construction (educational-psychological research methods)
    • Prof. Dr. Holger Höge, Dipl.-Psych.

    Monday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., weekly (from October 21, 2019), location: V03 0-D001, A04 2-201 (computer room), W32 1-112
    Appointments on Saturday. 02/01/20 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., location: A04 1-116

seminar Notes on the module
Participation requirements
Hints
Exam times
Examination module

1 term paper (15-20 pages)
or
1 scientific poster (presentation: 15 - 20 min.)

e-portfolio (possibly as group work in blog format)

Competency goals

Objectives of the module
Getting to know important psychological and educational research methods that enable you to understand and critically analyze empirical studies on school and teaching research and school performance studies and to be able to conceive, carry out and evaluate your own smaller studies (also in the context of the preparation of the thesis).

Competencies

Area of ​​competence: research

The graduates ...

  • understand the goals and methods of empirical teaching and learning research and educational research.
  • receive, evaluate and interpret the results of school and lesson-related research as well as national and international school performance studies.
  • recognize the relevance of empirical research results for their own professional practice and school development.
  • plan small studies on learning and teaching-related research cooperatively, implement them and evaluate them.
  • understand the goals and procedures of school evaluation research
  • have basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods