The Personal Interview

List of Questions Asked During Personal Interview What are some of the major differences you noticed between attending a boarding school and attending a day school? How do you feel attending a boarding school influenced the education you received? Overall, what was your favorite part about attending boarding school? Overall, what was your least favorite […]

Creating a Google Survey

Survey Structure I developed my survey on Google Docs using the standard Likert Scale (strongly agree to strongly disagree) and other variations of the Likert Scale (e.g. never to frequently).  Although it was distributed under the vague title “ED 601 Google Survey,” this survey presented a series of 10 statements that related to various aspects […]

Quantitative Terms

Quantitative versus Qualitative Data The two most common forms of research in the continuum of research methods are quantitative and qualitative.  While there are some similarities between the two, research generally tends to favor one approach over the other when examining issues such as research problems, potential audience, and personal experience (Creswell, 2012, p. 19-20).  […]

Research Questions

The rise of digital technology, social media, and widespread accessibility to the Internet play a huge role in the ways today’s K-12 students are learning outside of the classroom (Hobbs, 2010).  As such, there exists a narrative for revamping the current curricula in formal education to accommodate the inevitable need for digital literacy in a […]

Research Article Reviews

Introduction The concept of “literacy” has been, and continues to be, one of the most complex, mutable, and fascinating topics that media theory has to offer.  Time has seen scholars examine, analyze, debate, and discuss in order to better understand what constitutes literacy. Although, conventionally literacy is linked to print-based media and the ability to […]

Conducting Ethical Research

In 1979, the Belmont Report released by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research outlined three basic principles for ensuring the ethical research of humans: beneficence of treatment, respect for participants, and justice (Watson, 2013).  Since then, research ethics has grown from simply protecting human subjects to implementing […]