Observational Research (For Children and Young People) OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Class on Observational Research

Published Feb 22, 2009

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Analyze research articles pertaining to the observation of adolescents and teens in this free course from The Open University. 'Introducing Observational Approaches in Research With Children and Young People' explores the different methods used in observational research and how the results are explained in academic writing. This free OpenCourseWare is designed for undergraduate students of childhood education and can be completed in about ten hours.

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Introducing Observational Approaches in Research: Course Description

Observation of youngsters is often used as an effective method of research study. In this free online course, students delve into observation and the different approaches toward this type of research. By analyzing selected academic writings, students discover how an article can be presented to other researchers to explain collected data. Students also learn to decipher between qualitative and quantitative means of observational research. Upon completion of the course, students have a better understanding of observational research studies involving children.

Study materials are available free online. If you are interested in taking this course, visit the observational approaches in research course page.

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