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Research overview for class


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Research overview for class

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