Process of Conducting Research

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Process of Conducting Research

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

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