Professional decelopment and adult learning theory.
Professional decelopment and adult learning theory Education To prepare for this Assignment: ¢Read the research studies in the module resources. Use these questions below to guide your analysis of these studies: ¢What was the overall mixed methods strategy or design? ¢Why was this type of strategy or design selected for this study? ¢What was the problem statement? ¢What was the purpose of the study? ¢Which research questions were addressed with quantitative methods and which with qualitative methods (if stated)? ¢What were the sample and sampling technique used for both the quantitative and the qualitative methods? ¢What data collection and analytic techniques were employed? What quantitative data collection techniques were used? ¢What qualitative data collection techniques were used? ¢Did the way in which the data were collected correspond with the mixed method strategy used (for example, were the data in fact collected sequentially or concurrently)? How do you know this? How were quantitative data analyzed? ¢How were qualitative data analyzed? ¢How were the quantitative and qualitative data analyses used to explain the findings? ¢What ethical issues might exist with this study? Why? Assignment: Using the knowledge gained from reading the module resources, develop a draft mixed methods research study on a professional development activity you would conduct in your school system. Make certain to use the same school system to guide your work throughout this course. Include adult learning theory in your plan. Note: This draft will be revised in Module 7 to be included in the final professional development plan. The draft evaluation plan should address: Context ¢the system or school where professional location of the study took place ¢the professional development content and objectives you will be assessing ¢the target population of the study Focus on how mixed methods research of qualitative (discussion) and quantitative research (survey) is developed through the participants’ experience regarding œmedia use in teaching. For both the Discussion and the Assignment, consider the research strategies utilized to plan and lead professional development activities.