Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Chapter 1: The Nature and Tools of Research

No description
by

Sa'Sha Jones

on 9 September 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Chapter 1: The Nature and Tools of Research

Chapter 1: The Nature and Tools of Research
Tools of
Research
The Human Mind
What Is Research
Philosophical Assumptions
Positivism
The belief that with appropriate measurement tools, scientists can objectively uncover absolute, undeniable truths about cause-and-effect relationships within the physical world and human experience (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010. p.7)
Research is the systematic process of collecting analyzing, and interpreting information in order to increase our understanding of a phenomenon about which we are interested or concerned (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010. p.2)
Research
Cycle
What is the problem/question?
What is my goal?
What are the subproblems within the problem?
Let's make hypotheses and assumptions.
What is the plan?
Let's look at the facts.
What does this all mean?
Postpositivism
The belief that true objectivity in seeking absolute truths can be an elusive goal (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010. p.7)
Constructivism
The idea that the "realities" researchers identify are nothing more than human creations that can be helpful in finding subjective meanings withing the data collected (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010. p. 8)
Library
Computer Technology
Measurement
Statistics
Language
The Human Mind
Critical Thinking
Deductive Logic
Inductive
Reasoning
Scientific Method
Theory
Building
Collaboration with
Other Minds
Now it is your turn!
Given a random topic, decide as a group what could be a problem in that topic area. Then come up with a plan for how you could conduct your research.
Full transcript