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In fields such as education, in which practice is heavily influenced by complex interactions among students, environments, and teachers, there is room for experts to disagree about what is known.
Perhaps you have read one author who suggests one approach and another who suggests the opposite approach for the same situation or question. A good example is the evidence on the effectiveness of charter schools. In , the year this book was revised, the effect of charter schools on student achievement was much debated. Some studies suggested that charter schools are more effective than traditional schools, but there was also research that showed little differential impact on achievement.
Both sides of the argument were made by so-called experts and conducted by high-status centers, universities, and organizations. Furthermore, the sheer number of authorities in education can be confusing.
It is best to be able to analyze the suggestions of each authority and to make our own decisions. Logic and Reason Sometimes we can be convinced that something is true because a logical argument is made and defended, and sound reasoning is used to reach a conclusion.
Logic and reason rationalism rely on accurate premises and foundational facts. However, logic and reason are only as good as the facts and premises that are used. There is a well-known saying that applies here to databases and computer programs that analyze data and generate resultsgarbage in, garbage out. Logic and reason are essential in conducting and reporting research, but these operations must be done before and after a careful gathering of facts. In contrast to experience, intuition, tradition, experts authority, and logic and reason, sources of knowledge that are primarily idiosyncratic and influenced heavily by subjective interpretations, research involves a systematic process of gathering, interpreting, and reporting information.
Research is disciplined inquiry, characterized by accepted principles to verify that a knowledge claim is reasonable. Defined in this way, research is not simply going to the library, gathering information on a topic, and doing a research paper. Rather, information is gathered directly from individuals, groups, documents, and other sources. Educational research, then, is systematic, disciplined inquiry applied to gathering, analyzing, and reporting information that addresses educational problems and questions.
Systematic and disciplined means that there are accepted conventions, rules, and procedures for the way studies are conducted and standards for judging quality. Here are some of the characteristics of disciplined inquiry: 1. Skepticism about claimshaving a healthy, productive distrust of findings 2. Control of personal bias so a researchers personal prejudices, beliefs, desires, and attitudes do not result in distorted conclusions 3. Precision to provide detailed, clear definitions, descriptions, understandings, and explanations 4.
Parsimony to provide the least complicated explanations 5. Tentative conclusions that are open to change 6. Verification of findings through replication, when possible Chapter 1 Introduction to Research in Education 7.
Openness to scrutiny by others the public 8. The traditions of social science research are grounded in years of studies in disciplines such as psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and anthropology, all of which conduct research to study society, individuals, and groups.
Social science research is empirical in the sense that data of some form are gathered and analyzed. Another tradition of research is humanities oriented. This kind of research, which could also be called analytical, is based on scholarship in disciplines such as linguistics, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, and religion, as well as some subdisciplines, such as cultural anthropology, and critical arts-based and narrative forms of researchall of which are important in making contributions to knowledge, and all of which contain the essential feature of systematic inquiry.
In this book, the focus is on social science methods of research, what I will refer to as empirical educational research in this chapter to distinguish it from humanitiesoriented research.
Note the word science in social science. Science, and methods of research inherent in science, has provided the foundation for principles of research that are used in social science disciplines, including education. That is, principles of educational research are based on scientific inquiry.
We need to examine this in some detail to provide a foundation for understanding the nature of educational research we will be discussing in the book. The Nature of Scientific Inquiry We expect scientists to use the scientific approach.
Project can be used to generalize concepts more widely, predict future results, or investigate causal relationships. Researcher uses tools, such as questionnaires or computer software, to collect numerical data. The overarching aim of a quantitative research study is to classify features, count them, and construct statistical models in an attempt to explain what is observed. Things to keep in mind when reporting the results of a study using quantitative methods: Explain the data collected and their statistical treatment as well as all relevant results in relation to the research problem you are investigating.
Interpretation of results is not appropriate in this section. Report unanticipated events that occurred during your data collection. Explain how the actual analysis differs from the planned analysis.
Explain your handling of missing data and why any missing data does not undermine the validity of your analysis. Explain the techniques you used to "clean" your data set. Choose a minimally sufficient statistical procedure; provide a rationale for its use and a reference for it.
Specify any computer programs used. Describe the assumptions for each procedure and the steps you took to ensure that they were not violated. When using inferential statistics, provide the descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, and sample sizes for each variable as well as the value of the test statistic, its direction, the degrees of freedom, and the significance level [report the actual p value].
Avoid inferring causality, particularly in nonrandomized designs or without further experimentation. Use tables to provide exact values; use figures to convey global effects. Keep figures small in size; include graphic representations of confidence intervals whenever possible.
Always tell the reader what to look for in tables and figures.
Armonk, NY: M. Sharpe, ; Quantitative Research Methods. Writing CSU. Colorado State University; Singh, Kultar.
Quantitative Social Research Methods. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, Basic Research Design for Quantitative Studies Before designing a quantitative research study, you must decide whether it will be descriptive or experimental because this will dictate how you gather, analyze, and interpret the results.
A descriptive study is governed by the following rules: subjects are generally measured once; the intention is to only establish associations between variables; and, the study may include a sample population of hundreds or thousands of subjects to ensure that a valid estimate of a generalized relationship between variables has been obtained.
An experimental design includes subjects measured before and after a particular treatment, the sample population may be very small and purposefully chosen, and it is intended to establish causality between variables.
Introduction The introduction to a quantitative study is usually written in the present tense and from the third person point of view. It covers the following information: Identifies the research problem -- as with any academic study, you must state clearly and concisely the research problem being investigated. Reviews the literature -- review scholarship on the topic, synthesizing key themes and, if necessary, noting studies that have used similar methods of inquiry and analysis.
Note where key gaps exist and how your study helps to fill these gaps or clarifies existing knowledge. Describes the theoretical framework -- provide an outline of the theory or hypothesis underpinning your study.