TYPES OF RESEARCH STUDIES <ul><li>Descriptive studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example...
CORRELATIONAL STUDIES <ul><li>Tells you an association between variables </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical description of how ...
CORRELATIONS: EXAMPLES <ul><li>Positive Correlation </li></ul><ul><li>Height and weight </li></ul><ul><li>Heat and crime <...
CORRELATIONS: EXAMPLES <ul><li>Negative Correlation </li></ul><ul><li>Bad breath and frequency of kissing </li></ul><ul><l...
CORRELATION CAUTION! <ul><li>Correlation  ≠  Causation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weighing more doesn’t cause you to be tall. <...
EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES <ul><li>Tells you cause and effect </li></ul><ul><li>Control group: all things stay same </li></ul><u...
ACTION RESEARCH <ul><li>Teacher as researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Research applied in classroom setting. </li></ul><ul><ul><...
PRACTICE HANDOUT
NEXT WEEK <ul><li>Readings: Modules 39-42 </li></ul><ul><li>Post on Blackboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-3 paragraph descrip...
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  • Case study – examines one child’s behavior and characteristics over time. Example of dissertation research: Virtual High Schools and students experience at EHS. Ethnography: examines everyday rules of behavior, beliefs, social structures, and cultural patterns. Go in and study school for 4 years. GO with students from 9 th grade through 12 grade. Intense. Father’s job—anthropologist.
  • Week1 Research Methods

    1. 1. TYPES OF RESEARCH STUDIES <ul><li>Descriptive studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio / Video Recordings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnographies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Correlational </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental </li></ul><ul><li>Action Research </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative </li></ul>
    2. 2. CORRELATIONAL STUDIES <ul><li>Tells you an association between variables </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical description of how closely two variables/factors relate. </li></ul><ul><li>Range +1.0 to – 1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>0 = No correlation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+1 = positive correlation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-1=negative correlation </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. CORRELATIONS: EXAMPLES <ul><li>Positive Correlation </li></ul><ul><li>Height and weight </li></ul><ul><li>Heat and crime </li></ul><ul><li>% of qualified teachers and student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Others?... </li></ul>
    4. 4. CORRELATIONS: EXAMPLES <ul><li>Negative Correlation </li></ul><ul><li>Bad breath and frequency of kissing </li></ul><ul><li>Living off campus and graduation rates </li></ul><ul><li>Others?.. </li></ul>
    5. 5. CORRELATION CAUTION! <ul><li>Correlation ≠ Causation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weighing more doesn’t cause you to be tall. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot summers doesn’t cause crime. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Correlation = Association </li></ul>
    6. 6. EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES <ul><li>Tells you cause and effect </li></ul><ul><li>Control group: all things stay same </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment group: change one aspect of situation to see if change creates effect. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The effect of positive reinforcement on attitude toward school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparative effectiveness of online instruction versus face-to-face instruction on student achievement </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. ACTION RESEARCH <ul><li>Teacher as researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Research applied in classroom setting. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intervention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When does Kenyon have greatest difficulty concentrating in class? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which writing prompts encourage best descriptive writing in my class? </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. PRACTICE HANDOUT
    9. 9. NEXT WEEK <ul><li>Readings: Modules 39-42 </li></ul><ul><li>Post on Blackboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-3 paragraph description of personal learning theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading and Reflection Entry </li></ul></ul>

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