This short course, which will be conducted in Sinhala, Tamil and English, will enable research students to develop an inquiry-based research-oriented frame of mind. The specific objectives of the course are:

    • To update their knowledge on research designs, types of research, methods of data collection and strategies used for analysis of data
    • To provide hands-on experience with regard to key areas of research methodology
    • To apply research skills to improve effectiveness of their day-to-day activities in educational institutions.

Twelve (12) activity-based workshops will be used as the strategy for conducting this course. Workshops will be conducted only during weekends. This course will be offered in the Sinhala, Tamil and English medium. However, the minimum student number will be 25 for each media.

The contents of the Short Course

      1. Research Designs and their Implications for a Research
      2. Identifications of Research Problems and Formulating Objectives, Questions, Hypothesis
      3. Process of Educational Research
      4. Action Research
      5. How to Conduct a Literature Review
      6. How to Write a Research proposal
      7. Developing Research Instruments for a Research
      8. Analysis of Qualitative Data
      9. Analysis of Quantitative Data
      10. SPSS Package
      11. Data Triangulation, Presentation and Interpretation
      12. Writing a Research Report

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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Secondary and Tertiary, Faculty of Education
Programme Duration :
Minimum 03 months
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Personnel engaged in the field of education,with a first degree.
Applications are called for the above programme and the course will commence immediately.About 25 students will be enrolled for one cycle
Issuing of Applications :
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Closing Date for Applications :
Send applications before 23rd June 2018. You can upload the application from OUSL website(About 25 students will be enrolled for one cycle)
Programme commencing date :
Classes will be started on 23rd June

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Course fee: Rs. 20,000.00
Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education,
Faculty of Education.

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