I've attend two doctoral class training within 2 weeks....Just two...
Last 17th Jan, I've attend on Evaluations in Phd Research conducted by Dr Maria Kutar; IRIS. The aim of the slot are:
a) to examine the concept of evaluation
b) to explore the nature of evidence
c) to provide an opportunity for researcher to examine how will the researcher evaluate the research byself
Evaluation here refer to reflection on the PhD process....
-determine the extent to which the researcher have achieved the original aims
-critically assess the validity of the researcher's result
-consider what you wolud do differently
-sometimes reflective practice will be hide in some research methods,
in the Phd process is still require the explicit reflection.....
Then today,4th February, I've got chance to attend doctoral training conducted by Dr Peter Scofield;MaMS....He delivered the points of Introduction to Quantitative Research Method articulately and precisely although it's quite though session....
The highlights form the session:
> Learning outcomes -he introduce the new term to me ~~~~~~'hypothetico-deductive'
> Types of research ~~~
# core function; pure and applied
# information needs;
quantitative,qualitative and mixed method
> Inductive and Deductive Process-graphically figure......
> Tenets of Quantitative Methodology-15 informative points
> Increase in the use of surveys > Other issues with surneys > Surveys in context
> Questionnaire construction
> Response sets in survey design (he more emphasize this section...)
> Other quatitative methods
> Overlaps between Quantitative and Qualitative data collection
> Validity and Realibility
> The key issues/Conclusion.....