Although research methodology courses are cornerstone courses for high quality academic programmes worldwide, the lack of research in the area of ‘research methodology as a subject area’ is alarming.
Although high quality research on research methods is abundant, very little attention has been paid to (a) the inputs of research methods courses (e.g. student interests/characteristics, faculty qualifications), (b) the processes that take place in research methods courses, such as the instructional methods used in teaching research methods, and (c) the outcomes and impact of such courses.
Therefore, this important special issue will be instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, professors and other professionals with access to the latest knowledge related to research methodology education.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Student attitudes toward research
- Perceptions of educational practitioners on the use and relevance of educational research and research methods courses
- Research methodology education in higher education
- Teaching and learning approaches in research methodology courses (e.g. online research methodology courses)
- Research as a means for professional development
- Impact of educational research courses on teaching/school practices
- Mobilising research knowledge
Submission deadline: 1 June, 2013
Reviews due: 15 September, 2013
Revisions due: 30 October, 2013
Final notification: 15 December, 2013