Research Supervision Seminar - 1st semester


a) Demonstrate the ability to research and read relevant literature.
b) Demonstrate the ability of relating and articulating concepts and readings with one’s educational experience.
c) Demonstrate critical analysis skills.
d) Display learning and openness to change through a process of reflective thinking.
e) Contribute ethically to the creation of a responsible working atmosphere within one’s group.
f) Master the global organisation of the text displaying coherence.
g) Write in appropriate scholarly style, respecting quotation and bibliographic referencing norms.
h) Write with objectivity, concision and fluency, correctly applying gramar and spelling rules.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

João Nogueira


Weekly - 1

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





Almeida, L. S., & Freire, T. (2007). Metodologia da investigação em psicologia e educação (4.ª ed.). Braga: Psiquilíbrios.
Colwell, R., & Richarson, C. (Eds.). (2002). The new handbook of research on music teaching and learning. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Fortin, M-F. (2000). 0 processo de investigação - da concepção à realização. Loures: Lusociência.
Frada, J. (1991). Guia prático: para elaboração e apresentação de trabalhos científicos (2a ed). Lisboa: Cosmos.
Pereira, A., & Poupa, C. (2008). Como escrever uma tese, monografia ou livro científico usando o Word (4.ª Ed.). Lisboa: Sílabo.
Tuckman, B. (2000). Manual de investigação em educação: como conceber e realizar o processo de
investigação em educação. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Teaching method

Presentation and discussion of research questions and issues in music teaching. Analysis of action research
projects and study cases; critical and reflective analysis of the individual research project and of music
teaching and learning practice. Individual and small group tutoring sessions to support the organisation and
writing of the report’s chapter.

Evaluation method

Continuous assessment based on practical tasks, tutorials and self-guided
learning. Writing a theoretically sustained chapter of the final report analysing critically teaching and learning
processes in articulation with theoretical assumptions and research/teaching practice outcomes.
A minimum of 70% of sessions’ attendance is required.

Subject matter

Science and knowledge. Research in Education. Ethical aspects of research. Problem Definition and Purpose.
The literature review. Bibliographical sources and the APA style. Variables and Hypotheses. Descriptive
methodologies, correlational and experimental. Sampling and Participants. Methods of data collection
(observation, questionnaires and interviews). Validity and reliability. Data analysis: Content analysis;
Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. Automated data processing. Drafting of proposal and research reports.