Ch 8: Praxis Early Childhood Education: The Research Process

About This Chapter

Review the process and important considerations for research projects as you study for the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam. The engaging lessons will review different types of sources and how to evaluate them.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: The Research Process - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors have designed this informative chapter to help you enhance your understanding of research practices related to early childhood education. Use the engaging video lessons to prepare for the research-based questions on your upcoming Praxis Early Childhood Education test. When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the conventions of research and academic inquiry
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary research
  • Evaluate the credibility, accuracy, and value of sources for research projects
  • Demonstrate the use of reference materials in writing
  • Model appropriate quoting and paraphrasing techniques

After your guided study through this chapter, your confidence in explaining and demonstrating effective research methods will have grown. You will be ready to successfully answer questions on this topic on the Early Childhood Education Praxis test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: Praxis Early Childhood Education: The Research Process
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Conventions of Research & Academic Inquiry

1. Conventions of Research & Academic Inquiry

Research writing is a common academic writing assignment. In this lesson, we will define what a research paper is, the patterns it may use, and how to plan and research a topic.

Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance

2. Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance

Research is a vital part of any good speech. This lesson will help you distinguish between primary and secondary resources when citing your research. At the end, test your knowledge of primary and secondary resources with practice problems.

Evaluating Print & Electronic Sources for Research Projects

3. Evaluating Print & Electronic Sources for Research Projects

Print sources and web sources are both used in research. This lesson will discuss how print and electronic sources compare and what you can to do determine the validity of your sources.

Reliable Research: How to Determine If a Source is Credible & Accurate

4. Reliable Research: How to Determine If a Source is Credible & Accurate

Learn how to do research that is credible and accurate by evaluating your sources for how relevant the information is, how verifiable the information is, and how unbiased your source is after listening to this lesson on how to do reliable research!

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

5. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.

Avoiding Plagiarism: How to Quote and Paraphrase in Your Writing

6. Avoiding Plagiarism: How to Quote and Paraphrase in Your Writing

Learn how to avoid plagiarism by giving clear credit to your sources by directly quoting or paraphrasing them and properly citing them in the following video!

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