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1 Research Methodology and the Scientific Method Subtitle

2 Class layout Discuss the scientific method Learned about types of research designs Designed experiments By the end of this lesson, we will have:

3 Pre-Activity The Scientific Method In pairs, use the following words to describe and diagram the scientific method Hypothesis Experiment Research Question Conclusion Data Results

4 Components of a Scientific Investigation Hypothesis Experiment Conclusions Data Research Question Scientific Methods DrawCollectInterpretDefineConductAnalyzeFormDesign

5 Conventions of Writing Write like a scientist WordVerb PassiveNoun HypothesisFormFormulateWas formedFormation ExperimentDesign/ConductWas/ were designed/conducted Design ConclusionDrawWas/Were drawn DataCollect/ Analyze/ Interpret Were…..Collection Analysis Interpretation Research QuestionDefineProposeWas………. Example sentences: Data were analyzed using……. After the formation of the hypothesis……. The experimental design included……

6 RESEARCH DESIGN

7 The 3 Major Continua in Research Design Quantitative Qualitative Confirmatory Exploratory Applied Theoretical

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9 Variables Variable TypeDefinition IndependentDoes not change DependentChanges due Constants (Controlled)Factors to be Controlled ExtraneousVariables that may confound results

10 Constants and Controls Conditions to remain constant AgeTemperature Angles of incidence SampleTimeGender


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