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Chapter 1 . Introduction to the Process of Research. Key Ideas. Reasons research is important Problems with research today Research defined The Research Process Ethical Considerations in Research Skills needed for research. What is Research?. The researcher asks a question

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    1. Chapter 1 Introduction to the Process of Research Power Point Slides by Ronald J. Shope in collaboration with John W. Creswell

    2. Key Ideas • Reasons research is important • Problems with research today • Research defined • The Research Process • Ethical Considerations in Research • Skills needed for research Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    3. What is Research? • The researcher asks a question • The researcher collects data • The researcher indicates how the data answered the question Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    4. Importance of Research • Reason 1: Research Adds Knowledge About Educational Issues • Addresses gaps in knowledge • Expands knowledge • Adds voices of individuals to knowledge Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    5. Importance of Research • Reason 2: Research Helps Improve Practice • Educators gain new ideas • Educators gain new insight into methods • Educators gain new insight into students Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    6. Lines of Research What lines of Research help You? Research Lines What does the Research Say? What do you Want to do? Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    7. Importance of Research • Reason 3: Research Informs Policy Debates • Research helps people weigh different perspectives on issues • Research helps people make informed decisions regarding policy Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    8. Importance of Research • Reason 4: Research Builds Student Research Skills • Organizational skills • Analytical skills • Writing skills • Presentation skills Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    9. Problems With Research Today • Contradictory or vague findings • Questionable data • Unclear statement about the intent of the study • Lack of full disclosure of the data collection procedure • Inarticulate rendering of the research problem Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    10. The Research Spiral Identify the Research Problem Review the Literature Evaluate Data and Write Report Analyze and Interpret Data Specify a Research Purpose Collect Data Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    11. Specify a problem Justify a problem Suggest a need to study it for audiences Research Spiral: Identify the Research Problem Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    12. Locate the Resources Books Journals Electronic Resources Select Resources Determine the relevant resources for the topic Organize the resources by developing a “Literature Map” Summarize the resources in a Literature Review Research Spiral: Reviewing the Literature Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    13. Identify the purpose statement Narrow the purpose statement to research Quantitative: Research Questions and or hypothesis Qualitative: Central Phenomenon and sub-questions Research Spiral: Specify a Purpose for the Research Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    14. Determine the data collection method Select the individuals to study Design data collection instruments and outline procedures Obtain permissions Gather information Research Spiral: Collecting Data Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    15. Breaking down the data Representing the data Explaining the data Research Spiral: Analyzing and Interpreting Data Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    16. Determine the audience for the report Structure the report Write the report sensitively and accurately Research Spiral: Reporting and Evaluating Research Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    17. Respect the rights of the participants Honor the requests and restrictions of the research site Report the research fully and honestly Ethical Considerations in Research Educational Research 2e: Creswell

    18. Curiosity to solve puzzles Lengthen your attention span Using the library and computer resources Writing and editing Skills Needed for Research Educational Research 2e: Creswell