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My take on the question of what is research and who are researachers ...

My take on the question of what is research and who are researachers ...

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  • Research, Process, and Researchers EDUC 7004
  • My rough definition ….
    • Disciplined inquiry to add to public knowledge
  • Disciplined
    • Follows a specific methodology so that the public has a reasonable level of confidence that findings are correct
    • We know (within reason) that a conclusion applies to a specific group of people
    • We know that we cause a limited effect upon the human subjects we study
  • Inquiry to add to
    • We do research to find out something that we don’t already know
    • Test and verify information that we think may be true
    • We seek answers to “soup questions”
  • Public knowledge
    • Contribute back to the general and research public what we found
    • Publication (thesis, article, or report)
    • Presentation (conference or public)
    • Create something for the public (course, workshop, initiative, different way to do instruction, policy, or other artifact)
  • (General) Process
    • Rough idea
    • Exploratory literature review
    • Refine the question or topic
    • Full literature review
    • Methodology
    • IRB application
    • Data collection
    • Data analysis
    • Conclusions and recommendations
  • This term
    • Refine the question (chapter 1)
    • Full literature review (chapter 2)
    • Learn about methods in general
      • To help you understand the articles you read for the lit review
      • To help you, as practitioners, determine what new ideas may be suitable for you to adopt
  • Two pictures as analogy
  • Who are researchers??