Civic Review· VOL 17. Special Issue, 2021, 445–455., DOI: 10.24307/psz.2021.0030
It is necessary to prepare future teachers to be able to access, interpret and use research results, and publish of their research work. The acquisition of research methodological material and knowledge are therefore essential for teacher candidates. In Hungary, there have been only few studies on research skills and knowledge, and we have little testing experience in this area. The development of research skills of students typically starts late and stops in secondary school, all of which can have an impact on higher education and teacher training. Our research goal was to examine the research methodological knowledge of primary school teacher candidates and kindergarten teacher candidates using an online test that examines the most important knowledge elements of the research methodology with its various tasks. We examined whether there is a difference in the levels of research knowledge test performance between primary school teacher and kindergarten teacher candidates.
Keywords: research knowledge, tertiary education, online test