Learning Objectives

1-1 Define the meaning of practitioner-scholar.

1-2 State a working definition of educational research.

1-3 Describe the problems of practice discussed throughout the textbook and their relationship to research.

1-4 Summarize the purposes of educational research.

1-5 Discuss the differences between the dominant research paradigms.

1-6 Describe the meaning and role of ontology and epistemology in the research process.

1-7 Identify and state the differences between research methodology and research method.

1-8 Paraphrase basic definitions of qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and action research.