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Interventions in educational research, 7,5 credits

In the “Interventions in educational research” course, participants will develop their understanding of how studies in, for example, classroom environments, may be organised to enable research that addresses causal relationships. The course is centred around principles for how subjects are allocated to groups or conditions, how intervention studies may be designed, and how the results from different experimental and quasi-experimental designs can be analysed. Furthermore, under experienced supervision, course participants will get the opportunity to evaluate intervention studies, analyse data from intervention studies, and develop their own intervention study.

Among the topics the course addresses are:

• In what way participants can be allocated to groups or conditions
• The advantages and disadvantages of different types of experimental designs
• What types of research designs are needed to support inferences about cause-and-effect


Entry requirements

Knowledge equivalent to the learning goal in QRMs courses Basic statistics for educational research (QRM1800) and Introduction to quantitative methods in educational research (QRM1810).

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Application period
Fall 2024: 2024-04-01 - 2024-06-02