Postgraduates’ perceptions regarding their mastery level of educational research skills at the Palestinian faculties of education and ways to develop these skills

Mahmoud Mohammed Omar Assaff and Khalil Abdullah Aburezeq

African Educational Research Journal
Published: July 25 2018
Volume 6, Issue 3
Pages 148-159


Educational research is a significant tool for developing the field of education for students and thus a certain development to society. The aim of the study is to identify the level of mastering educational research skills among postgraduates from their perceptions at faculties of education at Palestinian universities and also to identify the ways for promoting the educational research skills. The researchers used the descriptive analytical approach. The participants of the study contained 109 postgraduates, both MA and Ph.D. postgraduates. The tool of study is a questionnaire that was distributed to the postgraduates to identify their views towards mastering the educational research skills. The results of the study showed that there were high levels of mastering to the educational research skills according to the postgraduates' perceptions. The study also showed that there were no statistically significant differences in the responses of postgraduates due to gender variable and Ph.D. students have more skills than master students. The study recommended that Palestine universities should focus on practical aspects when teaching research method course.

Keywords: Educational research, skills, faculties of education.

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