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Course name:
Methodology of Pedagogical Investigation in Chemistry Teaching

Academic year:


Attendance prerequisites:

No prerequisites.



Study level:

doctoral academic studies

Study programmes:

Chemistry: 1. year, winter semester, elective (E71H1) course

Chemistry: 1. year, winter semester, elective (E72H1) course

Chemistry: 2. year, winter semester, elective (E74H1) course

Chemistry: 2. year, winter semester, elective (E73H1) course


Dragica D. TriviŠ, Ph.D.
associate professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd


Number of hours:

Weekly: four hours of lectures (4+0+0)

Study purpose:

Training for investigation of pedagogical aspects of chemistry teaching.

Study outcome:

  • Abilities for conducting pedagogical investigation.
  • Abilities for conducting statistical procedures in the data processing.
  • Abilities for interpretation of data, drawing conclusions and presenting research results.

Coursework methods:


Extracurricular activities:


  1. Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion, and Keith Morrison: Research methods in education, 6th edition, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 2007. ISBN 978-0-415-36878-0
  2. Vladimir Mužić: Metodologija pedagoškog istraživanja (više ponovljenih izdanja), Sarajevo, Beograd 1973, 1986.

Additional materials:

Course activities and method of grade assignment


10 points (4 hours weekly)


  • Understanding of nature of science and scientific knowledge.
  • Characteristics of investigations of pedagogical phenomenon.
  • Classification of pedagogical investigation.
  • The selection of research problems (scientific and pedagogical relevance).
  • Defining goals and tasks of research.
  • Research hypotheses.
  • The selection of research methods.
  • The sample on which research is conducted (selection and validity).
  • Instruments of research (design, validity, reliability, methods of data collection, processing of data).
  • Statistical methods in pedagogic research (type, reliability, error).
  • The interpretation of the obtained data.
  • Drawing conclusions based on data from the research.
  • Ways of communication of research results (writing reports and communication of key findings).
  • Ethical questions related to scientific research.
  • Criteria for evaluating research projects.

Semester papers:

20 points

Oral exam:

40 points


30 points (1 hour weekly)

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