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Week 4

 

This week Team 2 will facilitate a discussion regarding an Education Issue. Make sure you have read the articles they have posted on their Digication INQ 300 websites.

 

You will again have opportunity to get feedback from me and your team regarding your research and your writing of the Introduction.

 

 

Issue 2

 

Team 2FernandiniGarcia

 

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Sources

 

This is where you will list the sources you plan to use in your paper. You need sources which describe education research and either report or analyze experimental research done in the field. Education is a very politicized issue and everyone has an opinion regarding Education issues. However, these articles which are common in just about every media outlet are of little use to you and your team as they are largely anecdotal and have no experimental evidence upon which to base their claims. Common anecdotal statements you will find:

  • American schools are among the worst in the world;
  • American schools are among the best in the world;
  • students in U.S. schools are failing;
  • students in U.S. schools are succeeding;
  • schools in the U.S. are poor compared to other nations;
  • American teachers are poorly prepared for their careers;

are but a few among the host of topics intended to incite and excite. These types of articles are of no merit to the serious researcher (you) and should be avoided. They prove only that this type of writing sells.

 

You are looking for work done by Education researchers who have carefully designed experiments to examine your issue of interest. Look for validity. Look for reliability. These will help you move towards veracity.

 

You may decide not to use a listed source later and that's okay. You are just tracking all the sources you plan to use. For each source include the following:

 

# of source   

complete APA citation for the source: (Here's an online citation creator .)

brief summary of the source:

purpose of source in your paper:

I have provided two source examples below. Please replace my fictitious examples below with your own "Sources", save, publish, and submit to our Digication course before the due date. You should have a minimum of 10 sources. 

 

1. 

Bondell, J. D., & Morrison, S. P. (2018). Parental Involvement and Children's Academic Performance. Children Monthly,4(3), 2nd ser., 24-28.

 

Summary:

The authors use an experiment involving 2000 children in grades 1-5 to support their hypothesis that parent involvement in after-school programs for young children causes significant improvement in reading and math scores on the Iowa State Standards Exam for Elementary Children.

 

Purpose:

I will use this experiment to demonstrate the threats to validity that are created when parents are asked to evaluate their involvement in after-school programs. The study did not verify parental claims to involvement (measured in hours) and merely asked parents to circle the number between one and 40 representing the number of hours of participation. Since school personnel were there it would have been an easy matter to ask the staff workers to verify the number of hours parents were actually engaged.

 

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Blakeman, Susan P. (2016). Kids Who Flunk. Parenting Tomorrow Magazine, 52(2), 88-92.

Summary:

The authors conducted an experiment which followed five-year old students through their academic years until they finished the fifth grade. All student families were involved in the Parents Read program where parents met at a local community center, Mondays and Thursdays, to read to their children for an hour. Parental involvement was documented by local teachers who were also participating in the study as trainers of parents. 

Purpose:

I will use this experiment as an example which seems to show that parental involvement is crucial to development of reading skills in young children. Since parents were not involved in rating their own participation, the study is not open to this particular threat to validity.

 

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