Topic outline

  • Welcome to Research & Innovation Course


    Dear Students

    Welcome to the Research and Innovation Course I, Ms. Lamia Rukhsara will be your co-pilot in this online journey of learning.

    I care about your success in these courses. I'm glad you are here.

    Ms. Lamia Rukhsara
    Lecturer(Sr.scale), Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    Daffodil International University

    Lamia Rukhsara

    Daffodil International University

    Lecturer(Sr.scale)Office: Room: 705, KT


    Phone: +8801819652162

    Course Rationals

    Research and Innovation (RI) is the best way to establish a new understanding in any domain of knowledge. In the current era of dynamicity, new finding carries vital importance irrespective of the knowledge domain. Research is the key to create new ideas, technologies, methodologies that eventually resulted in innovation. The course focuses to formulate the pathway to walk in the area of research and innovation. The course starts the journey with the understanding basics of research, furthermore the process of conducting research to eventually innovate some useful ideas.

    Course Objectives

    Describe the fundamental aspects of formulating research questions.
    Explain the procedure of conducting a literature review to understand the importance of the research question.
    Design methodologies to answer the research question posed using appropriate tools and implementation.
    Explain analytical aspects of answering research question to formulate knowledge
    Describe the basics of innovation, the relationship with research and the way to have a fruitful innovation from detailed research.
    Maintain ethical aspects in formulating, designing and implementing research.

    Course Outcomes

    To be able to apply analytical skills to map out the conceptual design for a real-life problem and formulate research questions to answer the real-life problems and innovate the solution.
    To be able to conduct detailed study to have a fruitful innovative model for solving any research problem.
    To be able to evaluate the logical problem to translate into a specific research problem and design model to have an innovative solution for the same.
    To be able to build the knowledge outcome from findings using a framework of literature review and analytical model.
    To be able to select appropriate approaches for the innovating solution of research problems through an exhaustive methodology.


    Research Methods in Education
    by Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion and Keith Morrison, Sixth Edition
    Introduction to Research Methods in Education
    by Keith F Punch and Alis Oancea, Second Edition
    Introduction to Research in Education
    by Donald Ary, Lucy Cheser Jacobs and Chris Sorensen, Eighth Edition
    A New Approach to Research Ethics
    by Henriikka Mustajoki and Arto Mustajoki
    The student’s guide to research ethics
    by Paul Oliver

    Assessment Plan

    Final Exam
    Mid-term Exam
    3 Class Tests
  • Course Details

    Week 1


  • Week 3: Evaluating Existing Knowledge

    Topics of Discussion

    • The existing knowledge around the research question
    • Evaluation of the existing knowledge
    • Literature review

    Expected Learning Outcome

    • Writing a concrete literature review around formulated questions
    • Correlating the existing knowledge with research questions
    • Identifying the research gaps to be bridged
    Learning Material 

      Searching Papers for Literature Review

    • Week 4: Quantitative Research Analysis

      Topics of Discussion

      • Introduction on quantitative research design 
      • Types of variables in quantitative research design
      • Measuring techniques

      Expected Learning Outcome

      • Understanding the diversity of variables in the quantitative approach
      • Able to apply different tests to justify the hypothesis
      • Understanding different measuring techniques of quantitative approach

      Learning Materials

    • Week 5: Qualitative Research

      Topics of Discussion

      • Introduction to qualitative research 
      • Diversity in research with qualitative research 

      Expected Learning Outcome

      • Understanding the diversity of the qualitative approach
      • Able to implement qualitative research approach 

      Presentation 1 Guidelines

      • Student Can give a group Presentation
      • Each group should not be having more than 4 Students in any case 
      • Each Student in the Group Needs to Present at least 4 to 8 Papers of Respective Domain 
      • The Presentation needs to be in English 
      • The Camera should be Switched on While Presenting own Portion 
      • Single Presentation will be more Appreciated
      • The Groupings and Research Topic should be Shared by 15th June 2021 in a consolidated Google Sheet
      Learning Material

    • Week 6: Designing Methodology

      Topics of Discussion

      • Sampling, Methods, Framework
      • Conceptualize research problems into implementation
      • Linking data with proposed concepts

      Expected Learning Outcome

      • Able to conceptualize the framework/s needed for the research
      • Combining both quantitative and qualitative approaches
      • Understanding the implementation procedures 

      Learning Material

    • Week 8: Research Ethics

      Topics of Discussion

      • Ethical procedures & principles in research 
      • Challenges of ethical research in education 
      • Ethics of student research

      Expected Learning Outcome

      • Able to identify unethical practices of educational research 
      • Understanding the role of students in maintaining research ethics 

    • Week 9: Introduction to Innovation

      Topics of Discussion

      • Introduction to innovation
      • Diversity & frameworks of innovation

      Expected Learning Outcome

      • Understanding innovation & its importance
      • Able to identify different configurations of innovation

      Discussion Slides

    • Week 10: Strategies for data collection

      Topics of Discussion

      • Strategy design: questionnaire, interview and observation
      • Ethical aspects of these strategies
      • Diverse types of approaches in these strategies

      Expected Learning Outcome

      • Understanding different strategies for data collection in research
      • Able to design multiple strategies to collect useful data

    • Week 11: Styles of Educational Research

      Topics of Discussion

      • Surveys, longitudinal, cross-sectional and trend studies
      • Designing and planning of these types

      Expected Learning Outcome

      • Understanding diverse types of approaches in educational research
      • Able to conduct and design research in different approach

    • Week 13: Overview

      Topics of Discussion

      • Linking or conceptualizing research into innovation
      • Importance of proper presentation in papers
      • Innovation models in research

      Expected Learning Outcome

      • Understanding the importance of converting research into an innovative model 
      • Able to represent the idea properly in the communication