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Research Methodology Sylabus

Research Methodology Sylabus

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This file is the syllabus I use in my Research Methodology class in the English Teaching Study Program of the Faculty of Education and Teachers Training, Indonesian Christian University, Jakarta
This file is the syllabus I use in my Research Methodology class in the English Teaching Study Program of the Faculty of Education and Teachers Training, Indonesian Christian University, Jakarta

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Parlin Pardede (2011) 
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English Teaching Study ProgramFaculty of Education and Teachers TrainingIndonesian Christian University
Course Syllabus
Subject :
Research Methodology
 Code : 124511Credits : 2Number of Meeting : 12Pre-Requisite : -Brief Description : This course is designed to introduce the students to the research process with emphasis on educationalresearch. Among the topics discussed are: the nature, process, and types of research; identification of theresearch problem, hypotheses testing and sampling; measurement, instrument, data collection and dataanalysis; research methods such as Ethnography, Phenomenology, Case Study, Textual Analysis, andApplied Research; data collection procedures and problems and data analysis.Lecturer : Parlindungan Pardede 
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Course Requirements:
Not less than 80% attendance is required in this course. Participation is 25% of the overall grade for thiscourse. This includes being in classes on time with all the necessary materials, participating in class discussion, andcompleting all in-class and out-of-class assignments (including the ones conducted in the class blog).2. Individual response to questions or cases related to recently discussed topic should be posted tohttp://parlindunganpardede.wordpress.com/category/research/  not later than three days after the class presenting the topic.3.
Reading Assignments.
Please make sure you read all the assigned works regularly for it will enable you to master the classmaterials and finish the assignments.4.
: Evaluation is based on three items: (a) weekly responses posted to the blog (20%); (b) Mid-Term Assignment(30%), i.e. a critique of a quantitative/or a qualitative research article; and (c) Final-Semester Assignment (50%),writing aresearch proposal.The critique of the research article is focused on the theoretical, methodological and conceptual issues specific to thestudy. You will be responsible for choosing you article for critique. You are advised to show me the article you have selectedbefore doing the critique. The following guidelines should be followed: (a) Article should be an empirical study (i.e. withquantitative data presented in tables, graphs and statistically analyzed using t-test, chi-square, ANOVA, percentages, etc) ina peer-reviewed language teaching journal (not in a magazine, the newspaper, book, or internet papers or articles which arenot peer-reviewed; (b) articles should be related to your field of specialization, i.e. English language teaching; (c) the critiqueshould be about 6-10 pages (double spacing) and use the format outlined in the
;and (d) a copy ofthe article is attached as an appendix to the critique.The proposal to be submitted as the final semester assignment should explicitly show your ability to write acomprehensive research proposal which describes your intended topic of study, the methods of data collection, thetheoretical framework and review of related literature. It should be in about 16-20 pages and follow the format outlined in the
Grading Scale: 
100-80 A; 79.9-75 A-; 74.9-70.0 B+; 69.9-65 B; 64.9-60 B-; 59.9-55 C; 50-54.9 C-; 45-49.9 D; below 45 E.
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Grading and Revisions: 
When I return a paper to you, it will either have a grade or I will have written “revise for a grade.” If I have written “rev
for a grade,” it will be recorded as a D until it is revised. Papers that receive a C+ or lower can be revised, as well. To
revise a paper, make sure you make a more complete revision.b. For the individual responses and discussions
carried out in the blog, any time I comment “please elaborate your argument/answer” you are expected to post a more complete answer.
1-2 UnderstandingResearchThe Research ProcessTypes of ResearchResearch ProposalsResearch EthicsVanderStoep, S.W.& Johnston, D. D.(2008).pp. 1-20Every student postshis/her responses to thequestions about
The Who, How, andWhy of ResearchWho: Selecting a SampleHow: Selecting a Research StrategyWhy: Doing Research that Makes aDifferenceVanderStoep, S.W.& Johnston, D. D.(2008).pp. 25-44Every student postshis/her responses to thequestions about
Quantitative Research:Measurement andData CollectionMeasurement: Turning Abstractionsinto VariablesCharacteristics of Good MeasuresCollecting DataVanderStoep, S.W.& Johnston, D. D.(2008).pp. 47-72Every student postshis/her responses to thequestions about
Quantitative Research:Descriptive andCorrelational DesignsBasic ConceptsCausation and PredictionData GatheringData AnalysisVanderStoep, S.W.& Johnston, D. D.(2008).pp. 75-102Every student postshis/her responses to thequestions about

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