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RESEARCH by Mind Map: RESEARCH

1. What is?

1.1. Any systematic inquiry conducted by teachers

1.1.1. Research is in which human beings seek the questions arise constantly throughout the day.

2. Goal

2.1. The primary goal of virtually any research study is to find answers to our questions and explain and understand educational issues, questions and processes.

2.1.1. Some of the most meaningful and beneficial research in education results from studies conducted by practicing educators.

3. Educational Research

3.1. is a process that involves applying the scientific method to educational problems and phenomena

3.1.1. The scientific method is a systematic, step-by-step strategy used to answer questions and resolve problems.

3.2. relies on either deductive or inductive reasoning

3.2.1. Deductive reasoning

3.2.1.1. works from more general, broad ideas and observations to the more specific, in a top-down manner; it is commonly used in quantitative research studies.

3.2.2. Inductive Reasoning

3.2.2.1. works from specific observations toward the development of much broader conclusions or generalizations; it is commonly used with qualitative research studies.

4. Quantitative

4.1. designs can be either experimental or nonexperimental

4.1.1. Experimental

4.1.1.1. allow the researcher to have some degree of control over some variables; they involve the identification of independent and dependent variables, as well as experimental and control groups of participants.

4.1.2. Non experimental

4.1.2.1. allow the researcher to have some degree of control over some variables; they involve the identification of independent and dependent variables, as well as experimental and control groups of participants.

5. Qualitative

5.1. involve a broader, more holistic approach to collecting and analyzing data.

5.1.1. Triangulation, or polyangulation,

5.1.1.1. is a process of relating multiple sources of data to verify their trustworthiness, accuracy, and consistency.

5.1.2. include phenomenological, ethnographic, grounded theory, and case study research.