Learning Styles And Research Methods Connection (Pdf)

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Learning Styles And Research Methods Connection (Pdf)

  1. 1. How Your Learning Style Can Affect Your Preferred Method of Research GatheringPresented by: Nichole HertelEDRS 8380 Research Methods in EducationDr. Lilla Ruban, instructor
  2. 2.  To understand that your inherent learning style will shape what research collection method(s) you will be drawn to when gathering data for inclusion in collegiate research papers.
  3. 3.  Something Funny This Way Comes Group Activities – 10 minutes Class Discussion – 3 minutes Learning Styles – 12 minutes So, What’s the Connection? – 5 minutes
  4. 4. ProfessorTime vs.GradStudentTime
  5. 5.  Group #1 - Out of the Box  Creative Name Tag Group #2 - Meet your Classmates  Who’s-in-the-Group-Form Group #3 - Personal Interview  Getting to Know You Group #4 - Think Way Outside the Box  No Talking
  6. 6.  Questions to think about…  What did I like about this activity? Why?  What did I not like about this activity? Why?  What did I learn?  Overall, how do I think this connects to learning styles?
  7. 7.  Types of Learning Styles Assessments:  Self-directed personal assessment  Informal and formal  Administered/regulated assessment
  8. 8.  Learning Style Self-Assessment
  9. 9. Learning Styles Self Assessment Column A – Tactile Learners (aka Kinesthetic Learners) Column B – Auditory Learners Column C – Visual Learners
  10. 10.  Questions to consider?  What learning style are you?  Why is it important to know how you learn best?  What group activity from before would the tactile learners gravitate toward? Why?  What group activity from before would the auditory learners gravitate toward? Why?  What group activity from before would the visual learners gravitate toward? Why?
  11. 11.  Ways of Knowing  Ways to Obtain Information  Sensory experience  Agreement with others  Expert opinion  Logic  The scientific method
  12. 12.  Types of Research  Commonly Used Research Methodologies:  Experimental research  Correlational research  Casual-comparative research  Survey research  Ethnographic research  Historical research  Action research  Case Study
  13. 13.  What methods are you drawn to? How does that connect with your learning style?
  14. 14.  Fraenkel, J. R., & Wallen, N. E. (2009). How to design and evaluate research in education (7th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
  15. 15. Email: nikihertel@sbcglobal.net

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