Week 3 (Jan. 6th). The Scientific Approach in Education Process of Research Types of Research Hot Topic Debate. Agenda for Today. Stages in doing research (45) Three stories-lead-in. As a group work out a process of research (Handout) Jigsaw
The Scientific Approach in Education
Process of Research
Types of Research
Hot Topic Debate
1. Our understanding/misunderstanding of research
2. What research is (a one sentence summary)
Research is a process of recognition and definition of a problem/discovering essential questions, gathering data, and analyzing it to answer those questions.
These steps can be applied informally in the solution of such everyday problems: to find the daughter’s shoes, gain access to playground, or to make a piece of equipment work. Or the most efficient route to take from home to work or school, the best kind of computer to purchase.
The more formal application of the scientific method to the solution of problems is what research is all about.
Group 1: Knowing-All
Prepare a debate between quantitative vs qualitative experts
Group 2 Non-experimental research experts
Group 3 Experimental research experts
Group 4 Qualitative experts