Saturday, July 18, 2009

Refining my Problem Statement - Week 3 App

Alright so I think I finally have my problem statement set. After a lot of "re-writes" my problem statement is: I plan to determine if the use of technology by teachers and students in a middle school math classroom will increase student GPA. Some questions I would like to explore are as follows:

1. Are students more inclined to participate in a lesson when technology is used? (Quantitative)

2. Does the use of technology help students retain the information longer? (Quantitative)

3. Does one type of technology keep students more interested in a lesson than another (such as Power Point versus an interactive website or a blog)? (Quantitative)

4. Will computer access at home make a difference in the completion of homework and studying for tests? (Quantitative)

I believe these questions are quantitative because they are pretty much experimental types of research and from what it sounds like, those that responded to my discussion post, agree (McMillan, J. H., & Schumacher, S., 2008).

If anyone disagrees, please let me know what you think.



McMillan, J. H., & Schumacher, S. (2008). Research in education: Evidence-based inquiry (Laureate custom edition). Boston: Pearson.

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