Introduction to Research:
Scientific Method, Quantitative &
Guest faculty presentation: Dr. Lazaravic
Changes to schedule
Introduction to Research
The Scientific Method
Theory & Research
Types of Research and Research Approa
Study Guide for Midterm for ED 690
Introduction to Research and Theory
What is Science?
Science, according to Webster's, is systematized or organized knowledge.
That is, knowledge derived from observation, study, or experimentation
Steps in Developing Your
Own Instrument or Measure
1. Define concept carefully and in detail
*Single most important step
1. Define target population carefully
2. Review related or similar measures
1. What is phonological awareness?
Phonological awareness is the understanding of individual sounds and groups of
sounds within words.
2. Why is it an important aspect of literacy development (LYL p. 92)?
Phonological awareness allows children to break do
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Ponciano and Shabazians article in Dimensions of Early Childhood was an interesting
read. While there were many points that I agreed with and appreciated the authors including, I