Week four EDU 671 Fundamentals of Educational Research

 

Week 4 – Discussion 1

 





Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the
Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 

 

Data Analysis Practice

 


Mills (2014) shares in Chapter 6, “the interpretation of qualitative data is the researcher’s attempt to find meaning, to answer the ‘So what?’ in terms of the implications of the study’s findings” (p. 133).  He adds that data analysis and interpretation is “. . . a process of digesting the contents of your qualitative data and finding related threads in it” (133).

Analyze the middle school scenario,
Flipped Math Class.  Explain your process for coding and categorizing the qualitative data.  What patterns and/or themes did you discover?  Answer the “So What” for your team of teacher-researchers based on your findings. What steps does your team need to take to address these issues before implementing the innovation of a flipped classroom?

Pages 138-139 in Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher provide an example of coding from a transcript.

Guided Response: Consider the analysis and interpretation of at least two of your classmates.  Did you find similar themes or patterns?  Examine their interpretation of the data.  Did they discover something you didn’t?  Is there something you think is lacking in their interpretation?  Provide specific feedback by asking a probing question and/or providing your interpretation of their analysis and next steps. *It is expected you follow-up by the last day of the week to provide a secondary response to any comments or questions your instructor may have provided. This is part of the grading criteria as a demonstration of critical thinking.

 

Week 4 – Discussion 2

 





Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the
Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 

 

Your Intended Intervention/Innovation

 


Consider first, the written assignment for this week.  Following the same outline, but with less detail at this point, share your intervention plan with the class including:

 

  1. Your research question(s)
    • What do you want to answer in the study?
  2. A brief overview of your intervention and how students will benefit 
    • This reinforces your identified problem.
  3. How you propose to implement it 
    • How much time will it take and in what sequence?
  4. The ethical considerations you will address
    • “None” is not an option. There are always ethical considerations, some smaller/larger than others.
  5. How you plan on collecting data 
    • Both quantitative and qualitative?

Guided Response:  Read and respond to at least two classmates and provide specific, constructive feedback that may help guide them in their process and present their formal assignment with clarity, accuracy, and depth.  What questions are you left with as you read their plan?  What suggestions can you make to perhaps, give a different perspective?  *It is expected you follow-up by the last day of the week to provide a secondary response to any comments or questions your instructor may have provided. This is part of the grading criteria as a demonstration of critical thinking

 

Week four EDU 671 Fundamentals of Educational Research

 

Week 4 – Discussion 1

 

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 

 

Data Analysis Practice

 


Mills (2014) shares in Chapter 6, “the interpretation of qualitative data is the researcher’s attempt to find meaning, to answer the ‘So what?’ in terms of the implications of the study’s findings” (p. 133).  He adds that data analysis and interpretation is “. . . a process of digesting the contents of your qualitative data and finding related threads in it” (133).

Analyze the middle school scenario, Flipped Math Class.  Explain your process for coding and categorizing the qualitative data.  What patterns and/or themes did you discover?  Answer the “So What” for your team of teacher-researchers based on your findings. What steps does your team need to take to address these issues before implementing the innovation of a flipped classroom?

Pages 138-139 in Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher provide an example of coding from a transcript.

Guided Response: Consider the analysis and interpretation of at least two of your classmates.  Did you find similar themes or patterns?  Examine their interpretation of the data.  Did they discover something you didn’t?  Is there something you think is lacking in their interpretation?  Provide specific feedback by asking a probing question and/or providing your interpretation of their analysis and next steps. *It is expected you follow-up by the last day of the week to provide a secondary response to any comments or questions your instructor may have provided. This is part of the grading criteria as a demonstration of critical thinking.

 

Week 4 – Discussion 2

 

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 

 

Your Intended Intervention/Innovation

 


Consider first, the written assignment for this week.  Following the same outline, but with less detail at this point, share your intervention plan with the class including:

 

  1. Your research question(s)
    • What do you want to answer in the study?
  2. A brief overview of your intervention and how students will benefit 
    • This reinforces your identified problem.
  3. How you propose to implement it 
    • How much time will it take and in what sequence?
  4. The ethical considerations you will address
    • “None” is not an option. There are always ethical considerations, some smaller/larger than others.
  5. How you plan on collecting data 
    • Both quantitative and qualitative?

Guided Response:  Read and respond to at least two classmates and provide specific, constructive feedback that may help guide them in their process and present their formal assignment with clarity, accuracy, and depth.  What questions are you left with as you read their plan?  What suggestions can you make to perhaps, give a different perspective?  *It is expected you follow-up by the last day of the week to provide a secondary response to any comments or questions your instructor may have provided. This is part of the grading criteria as a demonstration of critical thinking