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P r a c t i c a l R e s e a r c h 2 P a g e 1 | 174 Practical Research 2 Common Subject Description: This course develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills through quantitative research. Content 1. Nature of Inquiry and Research The learner: describes characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, and kinds of quantitative research illustrates the importance of quantitative research across fields differentiates kinds of variables and their uses 2. Identifying the Inquiry and Stating the Problem The learner: designs a research useful in daily life writes a research title describes background of research states research questions indicates scope and delimitation of study cites benefits and beneficiaries of study presents written statement of the problem 3. Finding answers through data collection The learner: collects data using appropriate instruments presents and interprets data in tabular and graphical forms
P r a c t i c a l R e s e a r c h 2 P a g e 2 | 174 4. Learning from Others and Reviewing the Literature selects relevant literature cites related literature using standard style (APA, MLA or Chicago Manual of Style) synthesizes information from relevant literature writes coherent review of literature follows ethical standards in writing related literature illustrates and explain conceptual framework defines terms used in study lists research hypotheses (if appropriate) presents written review of related literature and conceptual framework 5. Understanding Data and Ways To Systematically Collect Data The learner: chooses appropriate quantitative research design 2. describes sampling procedure and the sample 3. constructs an instrument and establishes its validity and reliability 4. describes intervention (if applicable) plans data collection procedure plans data analysis using statistics and hypothesis testing (if appropriate) presents written research methodology 6. Finding Answers through Data Collection collects data using appropriate instruments presents and interprets data in tabular and graphical forms 7. Analyzing the Meaning of the Data and Drawing Conclusions infers and explain patterns and themes from data relates the findings with pertinent literature 8. Reporting and Sharing the Findings The learner: draws conclusions from patterns and themes formulates recommendations based on conclusions lists references presents a written research report finalizes and present best design writes short description and present best design GLOSSARY Ethics- research ethics relate to the standards that should be upheld to guard articipants from harm or risk. Ethical considerations should
P r a c t i c a l R e s e a r c h 2 P a g e 3 | 174 Unit 1 How to Define Your Project Why have I decided to do some research?

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