EERSS 2019 Theme and Aims

Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research Designs: From designing to publishing

EERA, Masaryk University Brno and the Czech Educational Research Association, are pleased to announce the 2019 EERA Summer School which will be held at the Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic, from 8 - 12 July 2019.

We invite 70 European doctoral and advanced research students to a five-day Summer School on the topic “Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research Designs: From designing to publishing”. The Summer School will be held at the Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno.

The aim of the ‘European Educational Research Association’ (EERA) is to further high quality educational research for the benefit of education and society. High quality research does not only acknowledge its own context, but also recognizes wider, transnational contexts with their social, cultural and political similarities and differences. To accomplish this, engagement and support for the next generation of European researchers is essential. EERA season schools bring together early career researchers and PhD students from a number of nations to share and discuss their research and experiences with experts within their own field of research, in order to further the professional development of emerging researchers.

Conducting educational research is both an art and a craft and in order to develop your sensibilities and skills you inevitably encounter data of some kind or another. Arguing for one (or more) approach/es to data, justifying the analytical framework and critically discussing relations between data and the other components of your research study are challenging aspects of any research project. Organizers, keynoters and tutors of the 2019 EERA Summer School will create a space where doctoral and advanced students who are at the beginning or in early phases of their research work can learn, discuss and evaluate the ideas proposed by different methodological approaches with respect to different research strategies within a stimulating international scholarly community.

The Summer School offers theoretical and empirical knowledge about educational research strategies and methods, focuses on critical and reflexive accounts of actual research projects carried out by the presenters and involves active participation by participants. The key elements of the research process will be reflected. Participants will acquire advanced skills of quantitative and mixed methods research project planning, data collection, research tools elaboration, and data collection and processing, giving specific attention to writing a research paper.

Morning sessions with stimulating lectures on various educational research topics with experienced professors as well as opportunities to discuss and develop your own research project in collaboration with other research students and experienced tutors. There will be a visit to the beautiful historical town of Olomouc with original Marian plague column, town hall and unique astronomical clock.

The five day course will be a mixture of lectures, workshops and peer group discussions. Students will be advised and supervised by experienced researchers. 3 ECT credits will be appointed.