Introduction to Research

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Research is an integral component of teacher education. In this unit you will be introduced to basic knowledge and skills in research and help you appreciate the importance of research in improving ECDE services.


By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  1. define terms related to research.
  2. explain the importance of research.
  3. identify some areas of research.
  4. describe simple methods of collecting data.
  5. classify simple ways of analyzing data.
  6. discuss basic ways of reporting research information.
  7. explain use of research data in the improvement of ECDE services.
  8. undertake research project in ECDE.