Project #159312 - Research Analysis

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Due By (Pacific Time) 12/07/2016 0900 AM


Research Analysis


In this Research Analysis, you will accomplish two goals: analyze an article and discuss the implications for classroom teachers.


Please read the article listed below (available in the Kaplan Library). You will prepare a presentation for teachers that will follow the research analysis format outlined below. In the final part of the analysis — the implications section — describe how the research could be used by classroom teachers. Present to the teachers your views about child development based on this research and theories that you read in Unit 1.


Before you begin this Assignment, please read the document titled “Why Research is Important to Educators,” located in Doc Sharing. This document gives you information on the role of research in education. Review the analysis format located in the document. This is the format you will follow for this Assignment.


Read the following research study and complete a Research Analysis Assignment following the outline below.


Anderson, D.H., Nelson, J., Richardson, M., Webb, N., & Young, E.L. (2011). Using dialogue journals to strengthen the student-teacher relationship: A comparative case study. College Student Journal, 45(2), 269–287.


You will use this article for general background to enhance your understanding of students who are at risk and a possible teacher intervention. This article will also be important for the Case Study Assignment in Unit 3.


This Assignment will be created as a PowerPoint® presentation (or use some other type of presentation program). Follow this format when you create your presentation.

I. Research Problem and Questions (1 slide):


  • What are the research questions? Is a hypothesis being tested? If so, what is it?


You must identify the research questions (these are usually in the abstract and at the beginning of the article). The rubric requires that you accurately, and completely, identify all research questions or hypotheses.

II. Literature Review (1 – 2 slides):


The Literature Review or Research Review can also be found at the beginning of the article. This is the area where the author(s) cites articles that were used to justify the research. All research begins with a review of what other researchers have found in the same area of study.


  • List four key points from the study’s literature review that help the reader understand what is already known about the subject and the purpose of this study in light of other studies.
  • You will notice that the research review starts at the beginning of the article (see paragraph 2). The second part of the research review deals with Students at Risk During Middle School Years. The third part has a subheading of Importance of Forming Positive Student-Teacher Relationships. The last section is Using Dialogue Journals to Strengthen Student Teacher Relationships


Cite at least one study the author used for each of the four points you list. You will notice that in each section research is listed that supports the points made by the authors. You will list one point and one citation, for a total of four. The research citations are listed with the date (ex. Wallace, 2012). You will find that citation as a reference listing under “Wallace” on the reference page.


  • Explain what general field of knowledge this study researches.


In this article one word could be “adolescents,” but there are more .You must accurately characterize the field of knowledge studied and list four key points from the literature review with citations of appropriate studies used to make the points.

III. Research Design (1 slide):
Describe the design and all methods of data collection and analysis. This is stated in the article; take a look at the methods section. How do the authors describe their research?


  • Classify the research design (experimental, correlational, descriptive, etc.).
  • Describe the method(s) of data collection.
  • Describe the method(s) of data analysis.


IV. Findings (1 slide):


Briefly describe the outcomes of the research. You should summarize the results in general terms; you do not have to supply large amounts of statistical data from the article.


V. Limitations (1 slide):


  • What are the limitations of this research?
  • Can the outcome(s) be generalized or transferred to groups outside of this study?


VI. Implications for Practice (1 slide):


  • In this area you will apply the research to teaching and learning. You will explain how the research can be used by educators. In what ways can you apply the findings from this study into your professional practice? How did this research study influence your personal viewpoint? How can you use developmental theories to explain the problem presented in the research article and the intervention by the teacher?



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