Ch 25: CEOE Reading Specialist: Research in Education

About This Chapter

Our prep course is for those about to take the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) Reading Specialist exam. This chapter will increase your skills regarding research in education.

CEOE Reading Specialist: Research in Education - Chapter Summary

The State of Oklahoma will soon be testing your competency and understanding of research in education as part of the CEOE Reading Specialist exam. Use the lessons in this chapter to get up to speed on research methods, ethics and statistics. In this chapter, our subject matter experts will present to you such topics as:

  • Research design types
  • Definition of case study design including advantages and disadvantages
  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Definition of cross-sectional research and examples
  • Ethnography and cultural phenomena
  • Assessing the validity and reliability of a research study
  • Interpreting correlations in research results
  • Methods of action research in education and examples

Lessons are short videos, averaging 5-10 minutes in length, in which our expert instructors will cover a topic having to do with research in education. We provide a written transcript in case you want to follow along with the speaker. At the end of the video you can take a quick quiz. If you miss any right answers, we have a unique tool that you use to go straight to the portion of the lesson that has the right answer, so you can go over just that point again.

11 Lessons in Chapter 25: CEOE Reading Specialist: Research in Education
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Types of Research Design

1. Types of Research Design

There are questions to be answered in all areas of psychology. How are these questions answered by professionals in the field? This lesson covers several different options researchers can use to approach such questions.

True Experimental Design

2. True Experimental Design

Experiments are the classic way to conduct research in almost any field of study. But do you know how true experiments really work? This lesson explains the details of experimental design, such as different types of samples, control groups and independent vs. dependent variables.

Case Study Design: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

3. Case Study Design: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

Often, research involves looking at large numbers of people. But sometimes, researchers want to look at just a few people in-depth. In this lesson, we'll examine case studies and their strengths and limitations.

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

4. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

In this lesson, we identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Cross-Sectional Research: Definition & Examples

5. Cross-Sectional Research: Definition & Examples

Cross-sectional research is used to examine one variable in different groups that are similar in all other characteristics. Learn more about cross-sectional research in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

What Is Ethnography? - Studying Cultural Phenomena

6. What Is Ethnography? - Studying Cultural Phenomena

Researchers use various methods to answer questions. Some questions cannot be answered through quantitative measures; they are best addressed through qualitative research methods, such as ethnography. This lesson will discuss the defining qualities, methods, and uses of ethnography.

Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study

7. Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study

Many psychologists and teachers complete research studies. How can you tell if a study was done well? This lesson will cover many criteria for a good quality study, including types of reliability and validity.

How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results

8. How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results

Perhaps the most common statistic you'll see from psychology is a correlation. Do you know how to correctly interpret correlations when you see them? This lesson covers everything you need to know.

Inferential Statistics for Psychology Studies

9. Inferential Statistics for Psychology Studies

Psychology is a science, which means that in order to understand people's thoughts and behaviors, a basic understanding of statistics is necessary. Most psychology studies use inferential statistics. This lesson covers basic types of inferential statistics, as well as how to decide whether a hypothesis was supported by the results.

Research Ethics in Educational Psychology

10. Research Ethics in Educational Psychology

Many people have a vague fear of psychological studies. Will the researchers lie to me? Will I get electric shocks? This lesson covers the ethical considerations of all modern psychological studies, including the rights of the participant such as informed consent and accurate debriefing.

Action Research in Education: Methods & Examples

11. Action Research in Education: Methods & Examples

Action research is often used in the field of education. The following lesson provides two examples of action research in the field of education, methods of conducting action research and a quiz to assess your understanding of the topic.

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