4_Research_Design - Child Development Research Part II...

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Child Development R e s e a r c h Part II Agenda Qualitative vs Quantitative Research design Action research John & Huiyoung: EPSY research Action Research
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Research: Day 1 Day 2 Types of research Details of research Methods Design Purpose of research Action Research Functions Application Research concepts Research practice Theory John & Huiyoung
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Research: Design/data Quantitative Objective Numbers Statistics/Assessment Deductive/analyses Conclusion/apply Qualitative Subjective Experience Interviews/ Case Study Observations/Inductive Compare to literature Does home environment effect attention in class? Experimental (Quant.) design: Before and after attention rating Test scores as proxy for attention Quant assess home environment Code interview data Qualitative design: Case study? Ethnography? Interviews – with who? Teacher reports Neighborhood observations
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Research: Design Quantitative Objective Numbers Statistics/Assessment Deductive/analyses Conclusion/apply Qualitative Subjective Experience Interviews/ Case Study Observations/Inductive Compare to literature Do students enjoy learning in class? What research design would you use to answer this question and HOW would you do it?
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Designing research Experimental vs Correlational Example: Positive reinforcement and future behavior Cause vs related/affiliated/connected Controlled vs natural setting Validity Homophobia vs heterosexism Accurate measurement & Reliability Consistency Interview + survey
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Evaluating research Scrutiny/scientific rigor Solid rationale Defined hypotheses Appropriate analyses Culturally sensitive methods Significant results Quantitative – statistic values, analyses, inferences Qualitative – previous literature, participant meaning
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