Topic 5 : Methods of Enquiry
• Focus Groups
• In-depth interviews
• Use of primary and secondary sources
• Participant and non-participant observation
Quantitative and Qualitative Research
The selection of which research approach is appropriate in a given study should be based upon the...
situation to find out as much information as possible. Student research is often case study based. An example of a case study is a student who is studying peer pressure but only investigates their own school. Case studies are also used a lot by professional sociologists and a famous example of this is...
Is Ethnography a Suitable method for Research on Residential Satisfaction and Community Participation.
Ethnography within its wider field of research is described as the study of people’s behaviour in terms of social contexts, with emphasis on interaction in everyday situations (Lindsay, 1997)...
Faculty of Education
Master of Education (Research)
Error correction is perhaps the most widely used method for responding to
student writing. W hile various studies have investigated the effectiveness of
providing error correction, there has been relatively...
Collecting primary data through observation
This is where the researcher attempts to participate fully in the lives and activities of subjects and thus becomes a member of their group, organisation or community. This enables the researchers to share their experiences...
of abstract thinking and unable to use language to explain, describe, enquire and compare. Restricted & Elaborated code; Bernstein. MC have an advantage as the elaborated code is used by teachers, text books and exams. Also MC pupils are already fluent speakers (socialisation) so they ‘feel at home’...
All methods involve observation, but participant observation is characterized by the extent to which its advocates insist on observation and interpretation of a situation, informed by an understanding of the situation from the point of view of the participants rather than the observer...
Chapter 6: Off-the-Job Training Methods
• This chapter focuses on instructional training methods
• Instructional Methods- the techniques used to stimulate learning, usually taken place in classroom or formal setting for a purpose of learning, usually combined into a program...
of possible exam
questions are given in study unit 9 of the study guide. Look up the answers yourself in the study
By now you should be studying in earnest and be well on your way to preparing for the
When preparing for the examination you should ensure that your study programme...
COGNITIVE SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY (BANDURA)
* Children learn through observing and imitating
* They SELECT specific behaviours to imitate
* 4 cognitive processes: attendretain (in memory)
reproduce (should be capable of repeating)motivated
be done so easily makes it fair. A question of authenticity can be raised with worksheets because answers can be very easily duplicated within the classroom, however, it is up to the teacher to recognise that this is happening and stop it.
In my experience of using worksheets I have found that it is...
children that lie behind practices like . . . .
- Having ratings on movies or television programs (eg: G, AA, PG, R)
- Having age-segregated classrooms
- Reading to your newborn
- Hiring a babysitter for your 7 year old.
- We all have assumptions about how children develop and what they view...
alphabets, words, numbers, or symbols) that refer to, or represent, conditions, ideas, or objects on the participants about whom the researcher is studying. Although data is limitless and present everywhere in the universe, a research has to determine the kind of data that will be necessary to answer...
More Than 2000 Solved MCQs of STA630 Research Method
Short Questions Answers
1- Hypothesis refers to
A. The outcome of an experiment
B. A conclusion drawn from an experiment
C. A form of bias in which the subject tries to outguess the experimenter
D. A tentative...
during an interview, which allows for probing by the client but also discussion as to the advantages and disadvantages associated with the research design that is proposed.
ObservationObservation is a primary method of collecting data by human, mechanical, electrical or electronic means. The researcher...
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT (20%)
Question 1: The Research Methods for Studying Child Development
Generally research means, the systematic investigation into and study of materials. In other words to say that starting places in order to start facts and reach new conclusions. However doing research on child...
reliable conclusion to be drawn up than with a non-experimental method. When the independent variable is the only variable that changes then it must be responsible for any change in the dependent variable.
Milgram 1963 -Obedience.
High control meaning results are less likely to be confounding
inquiry whose objective is to provide information to solve managerial problems (Cooper and Schindler, 2003).
Research and Scientific Method
The scientific method encourages a rigorous, impersonal mode of procedure dictated by the demands of logic and objective procedure. It is based on the following...
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