I Can Make a Scientific Research: A Course about Scientific Research Methods, in Which Learning Management System (LMS) Is Used

Bülent Özden

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in the perception of teacher candidates towards scientific research process and their self-efficacy in this process, during Scientific Research Methods course that has been conducted using "Learning Management System" based on out-of-class learning activities. Being designed as a mixed-model, the research was carried out by using embedded method. Action research model constitutes the qualitative part of the research, whereas descriptive model forms the quantitative part. Sample of the study consisted of 16 teacher candidates, 8 males and 8 females, who were taking Scientific Research Methods course. "Scientific Research Self-Efficacy Scale" was used to find out scientific research self-efficacy perception of teacher candidates. An interview form, consisting of six open-ended questions, developed by the researcher was used to collect qualitative data. As a result of the study, it was found that teacher candidates' perception towards science and scientific methodology changed. At the same time, it was revealed that after the program self-efficacy perception of teacher candidates, who were describing themselves as inadequate before the program, improved changed and teacher candidates felt that they had scientific research ability.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v4i5.1512

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