Introduction to Educational Research <br />Chapter 1<br />
Why Study Educational Research?<br />It can be interesting and beneficial<br />Learn how to find evidence, not proof<br />...
Areas of Educational Research <br />America Education Research Association is largest association in the field of educatio...
Examples of Educational Research<br />Abstract<br />An abstract is a brief summary of what is included in the article<br /...
General Kinds of Research<br />
Sources of Knowledge<br />Epistemology is the study of knowledge, including its nature, how it is gained or generated, how...
John Locke the Empiricist<br />https://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com/file/view/john-locke.jpg , 2009<br />Sou...
The Rationalist Rene Descartes <br />http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Key/descartes.jpg, 2009<br />Sources o...
Fun Fact: Rene Descartes and Frank Zappa are Twins   <br />http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Key/descartes.jp...
Sources of Knowledge<br />
Dynamics of Science<br />Science is progressive because when researchers conduct new research studies, they try to build o...
Basic Assumptions in Science<br />There is a world that can be studied.  <br />Some of the world is unique; some of it is ...
Scientific Method<br />
Theory<br />A theory is an explanation or an explanatory system that discusses how a phenomenon operates and why it operat...
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  1. 1. Introduction to Educational Research <br />Chapter 1<br />
  2. 2. Why Study Educational Research?<br />It can be interesting and beneficial<br />Learn how to find evidence, not proof<br /> Help understand and critique information acquired via the media<br />Learn that not all research is created equal <br />
  3. 3. Areas of Educational Research <br />America Education Research Association is largest association in the field of education is composed of individuals in all niches of education<br />
  4. 4. Examples of Educational Research<br />Abstract<br />An abstract is a brief summary of what is included in the article<br />Give a brief overview of the main ideas within the study that include:<br />The purpose of the study<br />How the researchers studied the phenomenon<br />What the major results were<br />
  5. 5. General Kinds of Research<br />
  6. 6. Sources of Knowledge<br />Epistemology is the study of knowledge, including its nature, how it is gained or generated, how it is warranted, and the standards that are used to judge its adequacy <br />
  7. 7. John Locke the Empiricist<br />https://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com/file/view/john-locke.jpg , 2009<br />Sources of Knowledge<br />Empiricism is the idea that knowledge comes from experience<br />
  8. 8. The Rationalist Rene Descartes <br />http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Key/descartes.jpg, 2009<br />Sources of Knowledge<br />Rationalism is the philosophical idea that reason is the primary source of knowledge<br />
  9. 9. Fun Fact: Rene Descartes and Frank Zappa are Twins <br />http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Key/descartes.jpg, 2009<br />http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff253/douglasbass/FrankZappa.jpg, 2009<br />
  10. 10. Sources of Knowledge<br />
  11. 11. Dynamics of Science<br />Science is progressive because when researchers conduct new research studies, they try to build on and extend current research theories and results<br />Science is also dynamic and open to new ideas and hypotheses, which may become new theories <br />Science is a never-ending process that includes rational thinking, the reliance on empirical observation, constant peer evaluation and critique, and active creativity and attempts at discovery. <br />
  12. 12. Basic Assumptions in Science<br />There is a world that can be studied. <br />Some of the world is unique; some of it is regular or patterned or predictable; and much of it is dynamic and complex<br />The unique, the regular, and the complex in the world all can be examined and studied by researchers<br />Researchers should try to follow certain agree-on norms and practices<br />It is impossible to distinguish between more and less plausible claims and between good and poor research <br />Science cannot provide answers to all questions <br />
  13. 13. Scientific Method<br />
  14. 14. Theory<br />A theory is an explanation or an explanatory system that discusses how a phenomenon operates and why it operates as it does <br />

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