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06/01 - Introduction to Research in Education by Mind Map: 06/01 - Introduction to
Research in Education
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06/01 - Introduction to Research in Education

Research Types

Polling

Open-ended

Choices, Scales, Likert Scale, eg. 1 -5

Mixture, Semantic Differential, Weather, Cold, Hot

Telephone Surveys

Focus Groups

NAPLAN

Medical/ Scientific Research

Anthropological

In Education

Desktop, Literature reviews

Experimental research, Used in science, Before vs after research

Quantitative, NAPLAN

Qualitative, Case studies

Action Research

What is Research

Headwork

Thinking

Fieldwork

Doing the research

Textwork

Writing it up

Why do we need Research?

Teachers

Their view: Experience counts, theory doesn't

Used to make informed decisions to improve practice

Schools

Used to make informed decisions to improve outcomes

Parents

Action Research

Process for improving your teaching and students learning

8 Features

1. Identifying 1 or more specific problems

2. Investigate the Problem, Exactly what is the problem?, What are the students doing/not doing?, Include literature review

3. Review the Literature

4. Choose an Intervention/ Approach, Will 'x' be an effective response to my problem?

5. Determining Implementation and Monitoring Procedures

6. Implementation

7. Evaluation

8. What Next??

Action Research Model

Is a cycle, Usually more than 1 loop

Has several stages, Each within the loops

RESOURCE

General Notes

Anything that requires you to survey students requires ethics approval

Research should be on your own teaching practice to avoid offending the school