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  • 1. [The Process of Conducting Research] Chapter 1 [EDPR 7521: Introduction to Educational Research] Dr. Kakali Bhattacharya
  • 2.
    • Contribute to knowledge
    • Address gaps in knowledge
    • Replicate knowledge
    • Broaden perspectives
    • Inform practice
    • Ask different questions
    • Ask questions differently
    • YOU DON’T HAVE TO SOLVE THE WORLD’S PROBLEM
    Why do research?
  • 3. Problems in Research in Education
    • Hard to have declarative sentence
      • Everything is a measure of probability
    • Impossible to conduct randomized trial
      • Ethics
      • Availability
      • Sample size
    • Multiple forms of research are undervalued
      • Qualitative research which tells the story about what is going on behind the numbers
  • 4. Steps in Conducting Research
    • Hourglass model
    • Qualitative
      • Research purpose and questions
      • Literature review
      • Research Design
      • Data collection
      • Data Analysis
      • Thematic or alternate representation
    • Quantitative
      • Research purpose and questions
      • Literature review
      • Make prediction
      • Gather data
      • Analyze data
      • Was prediction supported?
  • 5. Purpose by Methodology Quantitative to predict Qualitative to understand to interrogate to deconstruct
  • 6. Ethics of Research
    • Participants’ rights
    • Permission and respect of research sites
    • Reporting with honesty and integrity
    • Reciprocity
    • DO NOT HARM EVER!
  • 7.
    • Investigator – you are a detective
    • Discipline yourself for longer attention span
    • Become an expert at using library resources
    • Learn how to write (evidence-based writing) and improve your craft continuously
    Required Skills for Research
  • 8. Questions & Comments