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Seminar1

  1. 1. GEDU 6170 Focus on Research Literacy Becoming Informed Consumers of Literacy Research
  2. 2. Research as Systematic Inquiry
  3. 3. Relationship of Research Logic to Evaluation Template <ul><li>Context of study (purpose, question, problem area, relevant other research) </li></ul><ul><li>Framework (theory and concepts) </li></ul><ul><li>Design and methodology </li></ul><ul><li>The template summary </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tasks for the Day <ul><li>Forming work groups (Teams) </li></ul><ul><li>Kitting up (Key resources for the semester) </li></ul><ul><li>Working through the template </li></ul><ul><li>Practising with the template in work groups </li></ul><ul><li>Locating a research-based paper to critique (that all members of a group can “relate to”) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Forming Work Groups <ul><li>Maximum of 7 members </li></ul><ul><li>Likely to share some common interest to help with article selection </li></ul><ul><li>Ideally contain at least one “Web 2.0 internet proficient” person (e.g., blogger, skyper, online social networker, knows google docs, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Likely to be able to work together </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kitting Up <ul><li>Using Google Docs for collaborative writing ( http://docs.google.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Using internet to communicate between meetings (e.g., www.skype.com or messenger/chat, blog, Facebook, email) </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for finding a suitable article (e.g., http://scholar.google.com MSVU online article archives) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Accessing MSVU’s online library resources
  8. 8. Username : MSVU ID barcode (14 digits) Password : last four numbers of your phone number
  9. 11. Using Scholar Google as a meta-search engine
  10. 15. Critiquing Grinter & Eldridge <ul><li>Discuss in groups your pre-reading evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Together, work through a closer critique of this article and the research it reports using the research template as a “walkthrough” guide </li></ul>

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