LRM62: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN MULTILINGUAL CONTEXTS

Module Code: LRM 62

ECTS Credit Points: 10

Module Type: Compulsory

Semester offered: Third (3ο)

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Language: English

General Description of LRM 62

This course aims to introduce students to research methodologies that are applied in multilingual contexts and refer to school and society, to children as well as to adults. We will explore research methods for both quantitative and qualitative research. Emphasis will be put on qualitative research such as ethnographical observation, field research, action research with a critical perspective, life stories, and case studies concerning multilingual settings of migration and encampment. In this context we will study the research (methods and outcomes) carried out in the context of large scale projects in Greece and other countries that deal with refugee and migrant students in schools and in informal and non-formal educational contexts as well as with local minority groups (i.e. Muslim minority in Thrace, Greece).

As for the target groups of our research these will be migrant students and adults, refugees, local minorities, but also students, adults and communities in the Diaspora.

After studying the relevant bibliography and research reports, students will be given the opportunity to make their own research proposals for a specific target group, name the main objectives, choose the appropriate methodological tool, design the research steps, make a time plan, search for literature. Research in students’ own environments, families, communities, social world, etc will be encouraged.

Learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to:

  • be able to distinguish between different research methods

  • be able to search for literature and research reports

  • be able to critically read research outcomes

  • see themselves as participating researchers in their professional lives

  • be able to design a research proposal

  • be able to carry out their own research

  • be able to link discursive practices and multilingual (and) social contexts with a critical perspective

  • be able to define a problem, encourage new ways to see the problem and try interventions

  • be able to create a space of mutual empowerment between researchers and the target group of refugees and migrants during the research process 

Subjects

  • Research as a Stage of the Integration for Refugees and Migrants

  • Researching Multilingually

  • Critical Discourse Analysis, Critical Action Research

  • Voices of Refugees and Migrants

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this module.

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