EDUCATION: WHY RESEARCH IS CONDUCTED IN EDUCATION

INTRODUCTION
Educators need to be consumers (and
producers) of research. Creswell (2002) notes the following reasons, describing
the various purposes of educational research.
THE BASIC TYPES OF RESEARCH
Below are
the basic types of research in education.
1.     
Quantitative
Research (QUANT)
: descriptive and inferential
statistics. This type of research
design is best for “What?” questions.
2.     
Qualitative
Research
 (QUAL): descriptive and
thematic analysis. This type of
research design is best for “How?” and “Why?” questions.
3.     
Mixed
Methods (MIXED):
integrated, synthesis, and
multi-method approaches. This type of
research design is good for any questions you can think of, particularly those
that can’t be answer easily with numbers alone. Consider the “best” way to
evaluate student achievement.
WHY
RESEARCH IS CONDUCTED IN EDUCATION
1.
Improve Practice
Research can suggest ways of
improving practice that have been verified with many applications and by many
different types of people, which is difficult for practitioners.
2. Add to
Knowledge
Research can add to what we know
about how people learn and what we can do help facilitate the learning process.
3.
Address Gaps in Knowledge
Research can address areas in
which little is know, like perhaps the effects of online versus traditional
classroom learning.
4. Expand
Knowledge
Research can allow us to extend
what we know in ways we never conceived.
5.
Replicate Knowledge
Research can act as a test to
verify previous findings.
6. Add
Voices of Individuals to Knowledge

Research can add an important
perspective for different learning types. Much of the educational research
prior to the Eighties is based on able, white, middle-to-upper class males.
This is certainly not reflective of our increasingly heterogeneous students,
and research helps revise theory and practice to reflect different student
needs.
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