Akofena (Jun 2024)

The Importance of Research and Research Methodology Instruction from the Algerian EFL Master Students' Perspective

  • Nadia ZERROUKI & Nora ACHILI

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 05, no. 012


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Abstract: This paper falls under the Action research methodology and reflects on the importance of research and research methodology education from the perspective of Algerian EFL students. The paper's addressed issue stems from the difficulties Master 1 and Master 2 students at the English Department of M’hamed Bougara University of Boumerdes face in applying the course content and building solid methodological skills. The overarching objective of the study is to explore students’ perceptions of the importance of research, the difficulties faced when conducting research, and their perception of efficient research methodology sessions. A semi-structured questionnaire addresses these points to promote learning and improve research methodology teaching in this particular case. The study indicates that students encounter challenges in the practical aspects of research, emphasizing the importance of teaching essential methodological skills such as formulating research questions and analyzing data. It also underscores the need for courses that prioritize these practical elements to equip students with the required skills for successful engagement in research projects. Keywords: Algerian EFL students; Research methodology teaching; Research methods; Research challenges; Students' perceptions.