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Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis & Application : By mutindi ndunda, Ph.D EDFS 635
Personal Introductions Name Program Where you teach The importance of this course to you Your expectations Syllabus
Introduction to Educational Research Objectives (see page 3). After reading chapter 1, you should able to: 1. List and briefly describe the major steps involved in conducting a research study. 2.Given a published article, identify and state: (a) the problem, (b) the procedures, (c) the method of analysis, and (d) the major conclusion.
Introduction-Objectives 3. Briefly define and state the major characteristics of the following six types of research: historical, qualitative, descriptive, correlational, casual-comparative, and experimental. 4.For each of these six types of research, briefly describe these possible research studies. Example: Experimental--A study to determine the effect of peer tutoring on the computational skill of third graders.
Multiple Choice Questions 1.Basic research centers on: (a) developing statistics (b) developing theory (c) application of theory (d) classroom interaction
2. Which of the following types of research would require the most ethical considerations ? 1. Descriptive research 2. Correlational research 3. Historical research 4. Experimental research
3. Basically, the scientific method involves: 1. recognition of the problem. 2. formulation of the hypothesis. 3. collecting and analyzing data. 4. all of the above.
4. Research used by industry to research products is called: 1. action research. 2. research and development. 3. product initiation research. 4. basic research.
5.Which research approach primarily involves the analysis of contextual data? 1. Qualitative 2. Quantitative 3. Numerical 4. Statistical
6. Qualitative research is often referred to in education as: 1. meaningful research. 2. ethnographic research. 3. fast research. 4. numerical research.
7. A study that seeks to compare the effect of the whole language reading approach on high and low readingachievers is called: 1. historical. 2. correlational. 3. experimental. 4. causal-comparative.
8. Studies that seek to determine if a relationship exists between two variables are called : 1. descriptive. 2. quantitative. 3. causal-comparative. 4. correlational.
9. A study of women in higher education is called: 1. historical. 2. correlational. 3. qualitative. 4. descriptive.
10. The major difference between educational research and other research is: 1. the use of statistics. 2. that more people are studied. 3. the nature of the phenomena studied. 4. the theory used.
11. Qualitative research tends to: 1.use statistical analysis. 2.be based on the null hypothesis. 3.have an hypothesis emerge as study progresses. 4.none of the above
12. A qualitative approach that attempts to answer in detail the characteristics of a particular entity, phenomenon, or person is: 1. ethnography. 2. grounded theory. 3. phenomenology. 4. a case study.
13. Survey research is usually referred to as : 1. experimental research. 2. descriptive research. 3. causal-comparative research. 4. qualitative research.
14. Most educational research is: 1. applied. 2. theory based. 3. qualitative. 4. statistical.
15. The treatment or “causal” factor is referred to as the : 1. dependent variable. 2. ethnographic effect. 3. independent variable. 4. relationship coefficient.