Code: 12017
ECTS: 10
Departament: Department of Education and Distance Learning
Field of Study: Education Sciences
    1. Research in education
    2. State of the art
    3. Methodological procedures
    4. Data collection and analysis
Teresa Margarida Loureiro Cardoso
Área Científica: Education Sciences.

Course Description:
In this course unit students are stimulated to experiment and reflect on research types, pahses and tools.
Learning activities are based on continuous assessment, as previously defined, and culminates with the preparation of an original research work.
It is expected that under the five themes proposed students are able to develop and co-build a working basis that enable them to successfully traverse the paths of research they draw.

Students are expected to be able to:
• identify research issues in education;
• analyze, critically, articles about research studies;
• articulate research types, phases and tools;
• prepare documents, articles and a research work plan;
• demonstrate competences to develop a rigorous research project.

1. Research and education;
2. State of the art;
3. Types of research;
4. Methodological tools and procedures;
5. The research project.

ÁVILA DE LIMA, J. & PACHECO, J. A. (2006). Fazer Investigação. Porto: Porto Editora. Colecção Panorama, nº 6.
BOGDAN, R. & BIKLEN, S. (1994, tradução da edição de 1991). Investigação Qualitativa em educação. Uma introdução à teoria e aos métodos. Porto: Porto Editora. Colecção Ciências da Educação, nº12.
CARDOSO, T. et al. (2010). Revisão da Literatura e Sistematização do Conhecimento. Porto: Porto Editora. Colecção Nova CIDInE, nº 3.
FERNANDES, A. (2002). Métodos e Regras para a Elaboração de Trabalhos Académicos e Científicos. Porto: Porto Editora. Colecção Educação, nº 4.
OLIVEIRA, L. et al. (2004). Investigação em Educação. Abordagens conceptuais e práticas. Porto: Porto Editora. Colecção CIDInE, nº16.

E-learning (fully online).

Workload (hours): 260
Contact Hours: 30

Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office –