[SOLVED] Getting to “How”
Need help with my Academic question – Im studying for my class.
This week, we’re moving on to a new group of research designs, that help us to answer very different research questions. To help us frame our conversation, I want to start by hearkening back to the studies you read last week.
Dee and Jacob & Lefgren each offered us some interesting findings about relationships. Dee, as you know, tells us that there appears to be a systematic relationship between being assigned a teacher of one’s own race, and one’s academic achievement. Similarly, Jacob & Lefgren offer some findings that complicate our understanding of whether or not offering teachers additional professional development has real impact on student’s test scores.
In both those cases, however, the authors show us that a relationship exists – but don’t tell us how those relationships work, or why they work the way they do. Your discussion question this week, then, focuses on those questions:
When it comes to asking how, for example, the relationship between a teacher’s race and their student’s achievement works, what would you do to figure it out? What methods do you think would make sense for getting at those tough to answer how and why questions – particularly because they’re often so dependent on context?
Answer below, in 2-3 paragraphs using the Creswell and Patton resources, or another of your own exploration.
https://methods.sagepub.com/methods-map look at this too