Grant Writing

Course outline

Day 1: Monday, 6 November 2017

Session

Topic (Outline)

Intended learning outcomes

Facilitator/(s)

9.00am – 12.00pm

(I) Conceptualising and designing meaningful inquiry into teaching and learning studies

  • Understanding conceptual frameworks and their roles in research

  • Process of conducting inquiry-based research

  • Structure of proposal

  • Develop problem statement

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify an area that participants are interested to work on

  2. Provide an overview of the process of conducting research

  3. Describe and identify conceptual frameworks.

  4. Explain the role of conceptual framework in research and formulating problem statement

  5. Write a ‘statement of the problem’ section for a research study.

  6. Identify the topic, research problem, justification of the problem, the deficiencies in knowledge about the problem, and impact from studying the problem.

[Note: Participants to bring their own draft problem statement.]

Dr Mark Gan

1.00pm – 5.00pm

(II) Developing and framing a research question, and reviewing of literature

  • Develop research question based on problem statement

  • Identify key variables within the research questions

  • Linking research question with the literature

  1. Identify key terms to use in the search for literature.

  2. Critically evaluate and select literature for the review.

  3. Write a review section for the research study.

  4. Generate research questions that are testable propositions deduced and directly derived from theory.

Mr Alan Soong &
Ms Jeanette Choy

 

Day 2: Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Session

Topic (Outline)

Intended learning outcomes

Facilitator/(s)

9.00am – 12.00pm

(I) Panel discussion on education grants (MOE TRF and LIF-T)

(II) Peer feedback on problem statement and research question

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify key requirements for various education grants (in particular, MOE TRF and LIF-T)

  2. Refine problem statement and research questions based on criteria provided.

A/P Kelvin Foong

 

Dr Mark Gan

(III) Conceptualising appropriate research design and choosing methods of inquiry
(Part 1)

  • Knowing what are qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods

  • Deciding on appropriate research methods

  1. Differentiate between different research methods (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods)

  2. Evaluate the appropriateness of the different research methods when applied to different contexts

  3. Identify the appropriate research methods in response to their research questions

 

Mr Alan Soong

1.00pm – 5.00pm

(III) Conceptualising appropriate research design and choosing methods of inquiry
(Part 2)

  • Knowing what are qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods

  • Deciding on appropriate research methods

  1. Differentiate between different research methods (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods)

  2. Evaluate the appropriateness of the different research methods when applied to different contexts

  3. Identify the appropriate research methods in response to their research questions

 

Ms Jeanette Choy

(IV) Constructing measures, collecting data and choosing appropriate analysis

  • Measuring achievement and other individual differences

  • Choosing an appropriate method of analysis

  • Sampling and data collection

  1. Apply basic principles of achievement measurement in research

  2. Choose appropriate methods for data collection and analysis

 

Dr Mark Gan