JV education assignments 2

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Part 1

Research Assignment Overview

For this class, you will choose a research topic and design a 3-5 question survey to study that topic. This project is designed to give you an idea of how to conduct educational research, how to interpret those results, and how those results can be used to affect teaching methods, curriculum, school policy, and educational law.

The core of your research project will be your research instrument, e.g. your survey. Surveys must collect data anonymously (i.e. they don’t ask for names or other information that can be used to identify someone) and be easily accessible such as through a web link.

The following survey tools are listed in your book. You may also choose to use your own tool such as GoogleDocs to create a survey and collect data. Explore the tools below and see which one you like the best. All will require you to create an account but have free access for trial accounts and individual/limited use.

Part 2

Assignment 1: The Scavenger Hunt

Due Week 3 and worth 100 points

Let’s put your investigative skills to work! In this assignment, visit the Strayer online library located in research.strayer.com or the Resource Center tab in Blackboard and find four (4) peer-reviewed quantitative articles related to your topic. Read each article.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  • Summarize each article [approximately one to two (1-2) paragraphs per article] and identify the:
  • Purpose of the research.
  • Problem statement.
  • Gaps in literature that studied the problem.
  • Research question and/or hypotheses.
  • Theory or conceptual framework.
  • Findings of the research.
  • Describe one to two (1-2) aspects of each article that are relevant to the research topic you have chosen.
  • Provide a preliminary reference page in APA format of the articles you summarized.
  • Include at least four (4) peer-reviewed quantitative or qualitative articles related to your topic.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Conduct a literature review for a given research topic.

Part 3

For this assignment, you will create the second part of your research paper. The literature review should consist of a total of seven to ten (7-10) articles related to your research topic. These articles may include any articles you have previously found throughout this course. You should use the headings below for the sections of your paper.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  • Identify two to three (2-3) common themes in the literature.
  • Contrast the findings and results of the literature.
  • Identify gaps in the literature.
  • Summarize the literature as it relates to your topic.
  • Include seven to ten (7-10) peer-reviewed quantitative or qualitative articles related to your topic.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Conduct a literature review for a given research topic.

Part 4

If you have ever asked a question, wondered why something is as it is, or tried to understand an event, you have engaged in research. For this assignment, you will create the first part of your research paper. You should use the headings below for the sections of your paper.

You will craft the framework of your research using the articles you collected and summarized from Assignment 1 and / or other articles you found that relate to your research topic. Assignments 2, 3, and 4 will all build on each other to create one comprehensive research paper. Each time you submit an assignment, your instructor will provide feedback that you can use moving forward with the other parts of the research paper.

Write a seven to ten (7-10) page paper in which you:

  • Introduction Section – Describe the:
  • Introduction to your topic.
  • Purpose of your research.
  • Problem statement.
  • Literature Review – Summarize the literature you collected related to your topic. (This will mainly be from Assignment 2.)
  • Research Question – Identify the:
  • Gap(s) in the literature.
  • Research question or hypotheses of your topic.
  • Proposed theory for your research.
  • Include at least six (6) peer-reviewed articles related to your topic.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Determine the best research methodology for a given educational research topic.
  • Conduct a literature review for a given research topic.
  • Describe ethical considerations in the research process.
  • Write an educational research proposal.
  • Interpret educational research results.

Part 5

What do reporters, crime scene investigators, and sports broadcasters have in common? All of these occupations are focused on reporting the results from data or information. The final part of your research paper is about the data procedures, reporting, and interpretation of the results of your research topic.

For this assignment, you will create the last part of your research paper. Build on your paper from Assignments 2 and 3, and integrate feedback from your instructor. You should use the headings below for the sections of your paper.

Write a twelve to fifteen (12-15) page paper (this includes the work you already completed in Assignments 2 and 3) in which you:

These items you should have already completed in Assignments 2 and 3:

  • Describe the:
    • Introduction to your topic.
    • Purpose of your research.
    • Problem statement.
  • Summarize the literature you collected related to your topic.
    • Identify the:
    • Gap(s) in the literature.
    • Research question or hypotheses of your topic.
    • Proposed theory for your research.
  • Identify two to three (2-3) common themes in the literature.
  • Contrast the findings and results of the literature.
  • Include seven to ten (7-10) peer-reviewed quantitative or qualitative articles related to your topic.

These items are new for Assignment 4:

  • Describe the participants in the study.
  • Methodology
    • Describe the research instrument participants completed in the study.
    • Explain the procedures that you conducted.
  • Perform the data analysis.
  • Interpret Results
    • Summarize your findings.
    • Interpret the results of the data analysis.
    • Describe the limitations of your research.
  • Write a conclusion where you pose additional research questions that can be studied from your research.

Remember to address the feedback from your instructor for Assignments 2 and 3.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Determine the best research methodology for a given educational research topic.
  • Conduct a literature review for a given research topic.
  • Describe ethical considerations in the research process.
  • Write an educational research proposal.
  • Interpret educational research results.

Assignment 1. Sample Student paper.docx

RESEARCH TOPIC AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS.pdf

The Scavenger Hunt [Autosaved].pptx

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