EDU 626 Week 5 Critical Thinking Questions
Critical Thinking Questions. After reading Chapters 15-16 of the text, answer the following reflective questions that require you to think and respond critically. In a one- to two-page paper, address the following questions using specific examples from your professional experience and cite the primary text when possible:
a. What sorts of topics are best approached through action research?
b. Consider each of the six categories of approaches discussed in Chapter 16. Could you design an evaluation study for a program you are familiar with (curriculum or instruction) using each of these approaches? Why or why not?
EDU 626 Week 6 DQ 1 Application of Research
Application of Research. How will you apply your research in education? Who will benefit from your research? What future research will you conduct on this subject? How do you think that your research will impact education within the next decade?
EDU 626 Week 6 DQ 2 Conflicting Perspectives in Educational Research
Conflicting Perspectives in Educational Research. After reading “Bridging the Evidence Gap in Developmental Education” summarized in the week’s required readings, discuss your thoughts on the use of research in developmental education. Do you feel that the research agenda proposed will help to alleviate the conflicting perspectives regarding research in this area of education? What could be added to this research agenda to encourage useful research in this field that will add to the body of knowledge?
EDU 626 Week 6 Final Paper Research Proposal
Research Proposal Instructions
You will be creating a research proposal. This assignment will emulate the format of the example research proposal presented in the course textbook, Introduction to Educational Research. The Final Paper must be organized as follows:
a. Title page (formatted per APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center)
b. Abstract (a brief summary of your paper)
c. Introduction (clearly describe the purpose of your study and research questions/hypotheses)
d. Review of related literature (background)
§ This will be a written summary of the literature that you have found on your topic and how it is related to your research proposal. You may present differing views of the same information or complementary research that supports each finding. Research should be recent (no older than 5-8 years) unless it is a hallmark study in the field or more recent research is not available. You must provide references for your research formatted per APA style guidelines. Your textbook, as well as the Ashford Writing Center, provide guidance for writing a literature review.
e. Methodology (methods)
§ This is your proposal for your research methodology. What will you study, who will you study, how will you conduct your study, etc? Be sure to include all the information you used in your assignment for Week Three.
f. Conclusions and recommendations
§ This section will be a summary of what you expect to find from your research and how these findings might be used to inform your teaching or others in the future. Consider this as a recommendation to your principal, school board, or others that might be influenced by the findings of your study. You may also use this section to include recommendations for future studies, perhaps on a larger scale or with a different sample population.
g. Reference page
§ Formatted per APA style guidelines. Only sources that are cited directly in the text of your paper are to be included here. If you did not cite or include the reference in the paper, do not include it here. You must have a minimum of ten (10) references.
h. Paper should be a minimum of 10-12 pages in length, not including the title page or reference pages. A minimum of ten (10) references must be cited in the text of the paper as well as in the reference section.