Introduction to methods for pedagogic research in languages, linguistics and area studies (Stage 1)

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Date: 4 March, 2010
Location: Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ
Event type: Workshop

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This workshop is suitable for those who are new to pedagogic research. No prior knowledge of social science or educational research methods is assumed. To ensure the workshop is interactive, places are limited to 16 participants.

Learning outcomes

  • Introduce the context of research into teaching and learning in higher education
  • Introduce quantitative and qualitative research methods for researching teaching and learning
  • Enable participants to recognise the strengths and limitations of different research methods
  • Recognise various ethical issues in conducting research into teaching and learning


  • There is a charge of £50 for employees and postgraduate students of publicly funded UK higher educational institutions and other institutions with a subscription to the Higher Education Academy to attend this event.
  • There is a charge of £70 for employees and postgraduate students of private institutions/organisations and non-UK institutions to attend this event.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to retain the fee of £30 if you do not notify us at least two weeks beforehand that you are unable to attend.
  • Full details of our charging policy are available.
  • Lunch will be provided.

Provisional programme for 4 March 2010
Time Session
10.30 - 11.00 Registration and coffee
11.00 - 11.45 Research in context
11.45 - 12.30 Questionnaire design and analysis
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30 In-depth interviewing and focus groups
14.30 - 15.15 Observation
15.15 - 16.00 Ethics in pedagogic research
16.00 - 16.15 Discussion
16.15 Close