RPTS 336 - (1) Role AND Purpose of Research (student version)

RPTS 336 - (1) Role AND Purpose of Research (student version)

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The role and purpose of research Woosnam August 31, 2011
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Discussion In your opinions… What is research? What is evaluation?( ? ? ..how successful it work.) Why do we do research or evaluation?(help solve problem) Are research and evaluation important?
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How do we make decisions or understand what is real? Ordinary( ? ? ) human inquiry( ? ? ) . Common sense knowledge. Natural tendency( ? ? ) for people to understand cause and effect. Sometimes correct! _tradition_ . Our culture and taken for granted understandings. _Authority_ . Political and religious leaders, powerful friends and/or family members, and educators.
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How do we make decisions or understand what is real? u _Research_ . We all do it! u Systematic process of collecting , analyzing , and interpreting(explain) information (data) in order to understand some phenomena .( ? ? )
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Important elements of this definition: Information is neither intuitive( ? ? ) nor
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course RPTS 336 taught by Professor Woo during the Spring '11 term at West Texas A&M University.

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RPTS 336 - (1) Role AND Purpose of Research (student version)

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