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  2. ASHFORD EDU 626 Entire Course EDU 626 Week 1 DQ 1 Brainstorm • Week 1 • Brainstorm. Brainstorm potential educational research topics that are of interest to you. What is a topic that will motivate you to want to explore it further? Try to focus in as much as possible. For example, if you are interested in education for gifted children, you may want to focus on the advantages/disadvantages of homogeneous grouping of gifted students. Why is it an exciting topic for you? • Week 1 • Brainstorm. Brainstorm potential educational research topics that are of interest to you. What is a topic that will motivate you to want to explore it further? Try to focus in as much as possible. For example, if you are interested in education for gifted children, you may want to focus on the advantages/disadvantages of homogeneous grouping of gifted students. Why is it an exciting topic for you? EDU 626 Course Extraordinary Success tutorialrank.com

  3. EDU 626 Week 1 DQ 2Research Questions and Hypotheses EDU 626 Week 1 Research Topic • Research Questions and Hypotheses. What are the similarities and differences between research questions and hypotheses? How should a researcher determine the use of a question or hypothesis? Create a research question that aligns to your chosen topic and then create a corresponding hypothesis. Make sure to identify and explain the similarities and differences in your own question and hypothesis. • EDU 626 Week 1 Research Topic • Business - General Business • Research Topic. • Once your research topic has been approved by your instructor, write a three- to five-page paper (excluding title and reference pages) and discuss what aspect(s) of your chosen topic interests you most. Write three research questions or hypotheses that correspond to the topic. You may use the questions/hypotheses you developed in this week’s second discussion if they pertain to the approved topic. EDU 626 Course Extraordinary Success tutorialrank.com

  4. EDU 626 Week 2 Annotated Bibliography EDU 626 Week 2 Critical Thinking Questions • EDU 626 Week 2 Annotated Bibliography • Business - General Business • Annotated Bibliography. Summarize and complete an annotated bibliography of at least ten (10) scholarly sources that pertain to your research topic. This annotated bibliography should be a minimum of five pages in length, excluding title and reference pages. Create a reference page for your Final Paper listing the 10 or more scholarly sources in your annotated bibliography using correct APA format. For information regarding annotated bibliographies • EDU 626 Week 2 Critical Thinking Questions • Business - General Business • Critical Thinking Questions. • After reading Chapters 4-5 of the text, answer the following questions that require you to think and respond critically. In a two- to five-page paper, address the following questions using specific examples from your professional experience and cite the primary text when possible: EDU 626 Course Extraordinary Success tutorialrank.com

  5. EDU 626 Week 2 DQ 1Pros and Cons of Literature Sources EDU 626 Week 2 DQ 2Managing Literature Sources • Week 2 • Pros and Cons of Literature Sources. Describe the pros and cons of different sources of literature including the library, online libraries, academic journals, and World Wide Web resources. Also, discuss the differences between primary and secondary sources and why it is important to focus on primary sources in your literature review. For your topic, list two primary sources and two secondary sources that you are considering using. Provide links or reference information for both. • Managing Literature Sources. Explore online resources such as WebNotes and Zotero. What services do they offer? What are the benefits of each? What are the pitfalls? In addition, create an account using the RefWorks tool located on the Ashford Library website. Become familiar with all of the features RefWorksprovides. Describe three of the features that you found useful and how you would use each. Explain how RefWorks can assist you in reaching your educational goals. EDU 626 Course Extraordinary Success tutorialrank.com

  6. EDU 626 Week 3 DQ 1Validity and Reliability EDU 626 Week 3 DQ 2 Selecting Statistics • Week 3 • Validity and Reliability. Using ProQuest (located in the Ashford online library) locate a research study that pertains to your topic or use a research study from your annotated bibliography and summarize the data collection. Is the data valid and reliable? • Selecting Statistics. Describe the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics, including the purpose of each, and what each is intended to measure. Which one would you use in your study? Why? What specific indices or inferences would you use, and why? What problems do you think you may encounter? EDU 626 Course Extraordinary Success tutorialrank.com

  7. EDU 626 Week 3 Procedures or Methods EDU 626 Week 4 Critical Thinking Questions • EDU 626 Week 3 Procedures or Methods • Business - General Business • Procedures or Methods. • In a three- to five-page paper (excluding title and reference pages), create an outline of the procedures or methods of your research design proposal. Include a step-by-step description of research design, the participants, instruments, and what will be done to collect and analyze the data. Include in your discussion how you will determine the validity and reliability of data collection tools. • EDU 626 Week 4 Critical Thinking Questions • Business - General Business • Critical Thinking Questions. After reading Chapters 10-14 of the text, answer the following reflective questions that will require you to think and respond critically. In a two- to five-page paper, address the following questions using specific examples from your professional experience and cite the text when possible: EDU 626 Course Extraordinary Success tutorialrank.com

  8. EDU 626 Week 4 DQ 1 Quantitative and Qualitative Research EDU 626 Week 5 Critical Thinking Questions • Week 4 • Quantitative and Qualitative Research. What are the distinctive characteristics that differentiate qualitative research from quantitative research? Describe how your research proposal will obtain and incorporate qualitative and/or quantitative data. What are the inherent weaknesses of the two types of research? How do you determine which to use? Give an example of a research question that could be addressed quantitatively and one that could be addressed qualitatively. • EDU 626 Week 5 Critical Thinking Questions • Business - General Business • Critical Thinking Questions. After reading Chapters 15-16 of the text, answer the following reflective questions that require you to think and respond critically. In a one- to two-page paper, address the following questions using specific examples from your professional experience and cite the primary text when possible: • a. What sorts of topics are best approached through action research? EDU 626 Course Extraordinary Success tutorialrank.com

  9. EDU 626 Week 5 DQ 1 Action Research EDU 626 Week 5 DQ 2Evaluation Research • Week 5 • Action Research. What are the differences between action research and other forms of research? Think of a problem that could be addressed using action research methods. Describe this problem and how action research could be used. • Evaluation Research. Find an example of evaluation research from your literature review or an additional search. Summarize the findings and recommendation based on this research EDU 626 Course Extraordinary Success tutorialrank.com

  10. EDU 626 Week 6 DQ 1 Application of Research EDU 626 Week 6 DQ 2Conflicting Perspectives in Educational Research Application of Research. How will you apply your research in education? Who will benefit from your research? What future research will you conduct on this subject? How do you think that your research will impact education within the next decade? • Conflicting Perspectives in Educational Research. After reading “Bridging the Evidence Gap in Developmental Education” summarized in the week’s required readings, discuss your thoughts on the use of research in developmental education. Do you feel that the research agenda proposed will help to alleviate the conflicting perspectives regarding research in this area of education? What could be added to this research agenda to encourage useful research in this field that will add to the body of knowledge? EDU 626 Course Extraordinary Success tutorialrank.com

  11. EDU 626 Week 6 Final Paper • EDU 626 Week 6 Final Paper • Business - General Business • Research Proposal Instructions • You will be creating a research proposal. This assignment will emulate the format of the example research proposal presented in the course textbook, Introduction to Educational Research. The Final Paper must be organized as follows: • a. Title page (formatted per APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center) • b. Abstract (a brief summary of your paper) EDU 626 Course Extraordinary Success tutorialrank.com

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