TCH 539 Week 2 DQ 1 & 2

TCH 539 Week 2 DQ 1 & 2

TCH 539 Week 2 DQ 1 & 2

Week 2 DQ 1

What is the difference between experimental and quasi-experimental design? Provide a real-world example in your profession for each.

Week 2 DQ 2

How do you determine when your research focus is sufficiently narrowed? What are some clues that would cause you to further narrow your research topic?


Week 3 DQ 1

What processes or procedures would you use to determine if data is valid and reliable for your research project?

Week 3 DQ 2

What are at least two ethical concerns you might face in collecting data in educational research? How might you ensure you do not cross these ethical boundaries in collecting the data?

TCH 539 Week 3 Data Collection Summary

Once a research focus is selected, the vision and target have been clarified, and research questions have been developed, a researcher begins to plan data collection based upon the research questions. Data collection takes on different formats, such as observation, surveys, samples, documents, multimedia materials, assessments, and interviews. This is the fourth step of the action research process. Data provides the researcher with the ability to investigate authentic behaviors, responses, and work samples in an attempt to respond to the research questions.

Write a 500-750 word essay to include the following:

  • Explain the data collection process and the research considerations for your action research study.
  • Describe the data collection plan and the rationale for your selected data collection method.

Support your data collection plan with 3-5 scholarly resources.

In addition, use a graphic organizer to display the data collected that aligns to the research questions created in Topic 2.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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