Abstract—The objective of this article is to study results of
using the electronic mind map for the teaching and learning in
educational research methodology course of Master’s degree
students in the Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng
University, Thailand by using quantitative and qualitative
study. Study samples include one class of master degree
students. Research tools are comprised of an attitude
assessment – pre-study and post-study – form, a questionnaire,
and an interview form. Analysis of quantitative data was
performed by using fundamental statistics, the t – test
(dependent) and the t – test (independent) while qualitative data
was analyzed by using the content analysis technique.
Results of quantitative study showed that the Free Mind program is the software mostly used by students to create mind map. After the electronic mind map was used, it was found that the students’ post-study attitudes towards the research study subject are higher than their pre-study attitudes, at 0.05 level of statistical significance. In addition, the students considered that application of mind map is useful at the highest level. Meanwhile, results of qualitative study indicated that students had perceived usefulness of applying mind map into the research learning session. However, the teachers’ own teaching and knowledge transfer techniques are still considered as an important part that improves students’ knowledge and creates students’ positive attitudes towards research.
Index Terms—Electronic mind map, research methodology course, quantitative and qualitative study.
T. Tungprapa is with the Department of Evaluation and Research, Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: T. Tungprapa, "Effect of Using the Electronic Mind Map in the Educational Research Methodology Course for Master-Degree Students in the Faculty of Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 803-807, 2015.