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Quantitative Research Design and Methods
- Assess quantitative research designs and methods.
- Identify the elements of an effective planning matrix.
- Determine the role of problem formulation in quantitative research.
- Examine issues of validity and reliability in quantitative research.
Ethical Issues Related to Educational Research
- Outline guidelines for conducting research using human subjects.
- Assess ethical considerations when publishing reports of a research study.
- Analyze the impact of technology on the ethical issue of confidentiality in educational research.
- Discuss the ethical use of data in educational decision-making.
Introduction to Action Research Objective
- Identify the purpose and limitations of action research as it affects decision making and educational practices.
- Identify appropriate topics for an action research project (ARP).
- Describe the components of an ARP as overviewed in the Action Research Project: Student Handbook.
- Compare rationales for conducting qualitative and quantitative research.
Action Research Design
- Identify the elements of an effective problem statement.
- Analyze the role of a hypothesis in action research.
- Discuss the importance of the alignment of goals, expected outcomes, and analysis of results.
- Determine varied sources relevant to the research problem, and review purposes and procedures for organizing a literature review.
Qualitative Research Designs and Methods
- Assess qualitative research designs and methods.
- Determine the role of problem formulation in qualitative research.
- Compare and contrast methods of collecting different types of data in both quantitative and qualitative research.
- Recognize issues of validity and reliability in data analysis.
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
- Analyze the purpose of descriptive statistics.
- Construct appropriate tables, charts, and graphs to support research.
- Apply appropriate data analysis and statistical techniques to action research.
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