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    • Introduction to Educational Research
      Chapter 1
    • Why Study Educational Research?
      It can be interesting and beneficial
      Learn how to find evidence, not proof
      Help understand and critique information acquired via the media
      Learn that not all research is created equal
    • Areas of Educational Research
      America Education Research Association is largest association in the field of education is composed of individuals in all niches of education
    • Examples of Educational Research
      Abstract
      An abstract is a brief summary of what is included in the article
      Give a brief overview of the main ideas within the study that include:
      The purpose of the study
      How the researchers studied the phenomenon
      What the major results were
    • General Kinds of Research
    • Sources of Knowledge
      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
    • John Locke the Empiricist
      https://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com/file/view/john-locke.jpg , 2009
      Sources of Knowledge
      Empiricism is the idea that knowledge comes from experience
    • The Rationalist Rene Descartes
      http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Key/descartes.jpg, 2009
      Sources of Knowledge
      Rationalism is the philosophical idea that reason is the primary source of knowledge
    • Fun Fact: Rene Descartes and Frank Zappa are Twins
      http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Key/descartes.jpg, 2009
      http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff253/douglasbass/FrankZappa.jpg, 2009
    • Sources of Knowledge
    • Dynamics of Science
      Science is progressive because when researchers conduct new research studies, they try to build on and extend current research theories and results
      Science is also dynamic and open to new ideas and hypotheses, which may become new theories
      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.
    • Basic Assumptions in Science
      There is a world that can be studied.
      Some of the world is unique; some of it is regular or patterned or predictable; and much of it is dynamic and complex
      The unique, the regular, and the complex in the world all can be examined and studied by researchers
      Researchers should try to follow certain agree-on norms and practices
      It is impossible to distinguish between more and less plausible claims and between good and poor research
      Science cannot provide answers to all questions
    • Scientific Method
    • Theory
      A theory is an explanation or an explanatory system that discusses how a phenomenon operates and why it operates as it does