A Research Methodology is basically a systematic plan for conducting research. Sociologists draw on a variety of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, including experiments, survey research, participant observation, and secondary data.
According to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Research Methodology is a crucial paper in Psychology Higher Level (HL). This paper aims to inculcate an in-depth knowledge of Ethical issues, Reliability and Validity in Qualitative and Quantitative Research, opening a see-through towards two core components of the program – Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge (TOK).
On 23 rd of February 2018, our IBDP Psychology students were asked to present a session on Interview Method of Research Methodology on the Flipped classroom.
A flipped classroom helps enhance student learning and achievement by reversing the traditional model of a classroom, focusing class time on student understanding rather than on lecture. Problems and assignments that once might have been treated as homework are now tackled in the classroom, while teachers offering personalized guidance. Oakridgers took part in the session and explained that they haved learned about the Research methodology during their Flipped classroom.
An advanced organizer with research links and journals were shared among the students a week earlier along with a detailed list of instructions so they can understand what they are expected to prepare and present in the Flipped Classroom Session.
The topic was based on Content Analysis and the Approach to Learning (ATL) skills addressed was in Research and Communication. The students were made to sit in Group pods and one by one they came up and presented their analysis o the topic proposed.
It was amazing to see how these students showcased the presentation with sheer confidence and understanding on Steps in Content Analysis, Uses, and Advantages and Disadvantages. Lastly, the session was concluded with issues related to the Reliability and Validity of Content Analysis.