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One might ask why practitioners are increasingly involved in action research. The answer is quite simple. 2 Action Research Example Ms. Lovett, a first-year teacher, is teaching a ninth-grade biology unit on parts of the human respiratory system. On the first quiz, which covered the initial part of the unit, 50% of her students failed the quiz. She reviews her quiz and finds it to be fair. Her next step is to reflect on the strategies she used to cover the content. She realizes that her primary instructional strategy was lecture, multimedia, and student note taking.

Ultimately, qualitative researchers attempt to make claims about the truth of a set of hypotheses, although they may confirm these hypotheses primarily for a given setting or context. The hypothetic-deductive method is most closely associated with quantitative research, which summarizes data using numbers. 2) are created before the research begins. Hypotheses or theories are then tested and when supported add evidence supporting the theory. Over time, supportive findings with different groups in different settings increase the generalizability of the theory or the hypothesis.

Quantitative research is characterized by a desire to answer research questions by producing numerical data that represent various constructs and variables. A construct is a hypothetical concept that is typically developed from a theoretical framework. Although constructs are names for things that cannot be seen (for example, intelligence, motivation, self-esteem), they are assumed to be real characteristics that influence educational outcomes. When constructs are measured in educational research, they are known as variables.

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