Education 505. Day 5. Agenda –Day 5. 8:30-9:00 Poster session set up time Share a golden line, query, ah-ha moment –base group discussion discuss on chapter 8 Chapter 8 Your definition, your definition, your definition of research
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Thematic Analysis Discourse Analysis Content Analysis
(continuous) (occurs after data is collected)
Try to Thematize (and/or your choice)
Poster Session (arrive 10-15 minutes early) -1:00 P.M. to 2:30 (2X45 min blocks)
Merriam likens the process of planning to undertake research to getting ready for a trip, in that both involve many factors which must be considered if the desired outcomes are to be realized.
Source: Merrian, S.B. (1988). Case study research in education: A qualitative approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
The Research/Researcher Precis and poster board presentation has allowed you to “get a feel” for what educational research can be like, and you probably now realize that it can and often is an arduous process.
Among the many steps you will encounter in research, the following are noteworthy:
1)deciding on a topic (how do you go about narrowing the scope and focus of what you want to examine);
2)framing your research question(s);
3)deciding on a paradigm (arguably this will be in place before you even select a topic);
4) designing your research study (this includes how you will collect and analyze your data); and
5) putting pen to paper in terms of writing up your findings
In thinking about these five factors, keep in mind that they can’t, nor should they be treated in isolation. In fact, the entire process is
each element is
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