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후기 September 29, 2010

Filed under: 5900 research — Echang @ 2:46 am

아 또  그게 어딘 지 모르겠는데.. 리서치 리뷰중에  그동안 리서치를 거론하면서  신랄하게 비판한 것도  발견했어.. 예를 들어 누구의 논문은 정말 poorly 보여줬다는  자극적인 말로…

나두 안 되는 영어로  쓰면서  누가 나를  그렇게  말할까봐 겁나더라…

하여간  그걸 보면서  미국애도.. (학자인지) 말도 안 되게 쓰는 리서치페이퍼도 있구나 하는 생각에  조금은 안심이 되었다는….

난 참 긍정적이야…

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week 8-9 documentation

Filed under: 5900 research — Echang @ 2:41 am

서울로 이사와  마음이 뜰뜬 상태에서  집중해서 페이퍼 쓰기란 정말 너무 너무 정신이 없었다…하지만 그간의 수확들이 있으니..

일단 정리를 하자… 정리를 하면서 보니.. 그간 읽은 것들이  생각이 안 나더라는….

그래두 일단  굵직굵직하게  heading부터 잡아놓고  쓰기 시작했다.. 그리고  쓰는 와중에 깨달았지만.. 내 연구가  초등 제한이 아니라는거… 그러나  이미  온데다  초등 얘기만 써 놓은 터라…  그걸  고수할 수 밖에 없었다.

초등에  집중하다보니  시뮬레이션이 없어  3D에  시뮬레이션과 실제시험을 결합한 형태의 embedding  phenomenon이라는 개념까지 다 끌어잡아 써 버리게 되었다..  그러니까 애초부터  그 범위가 확실히 인지된 상태였으면  이런  시간 낭비와 맘고생 안 했겠건만… (  초등 중심 연구 찾는라.. 중등 고등 사방에 깔렸는데도  또 몇주를 소비했음)

그래서  내가  초등 중심이기 하지만 중등과 고등을 내가 연구 안 한게 아니므로 그걸 보여주고 싶은 강한 의지로 표를 그리기 시작했어..

그러니까 중간에  자료로  정리한  표에  초등부터 고등까지 전영역에 걸쳐  설명과 작가와 타겟 과목을 명시해서 보기좋게

정리를 해서  끼워넣었지… 보통 교수들은 .. 나도 리서치 결과 얻은 결과인지만  뭐든 한눈에  뵈게 하는게 정말  고마운 논문이거든…. 그래서  말로 쓰기도 했지만 그걸  표로 완전히  정리를 해 주니…  교수님… 나의   방대한 리서치양에  놀라지 않을셨을라나 하는 약간의 착각을 하면서   쓸수있었지….

논점은 계속 초등이었지만..중등과 고등과 비교를 해 가면서….

하여간  이렇게  써 보니…  리서치 리뷰를 왜 하는지 또 어떻게  도움이 되는지 감이 잡히더라는…

그러면서  미국에서 교육받는  학생들이 정말 부러웠다.. 나는 대학원에 그것도 미국 대학원가서야  처음  해 보는 걸… 어려서 부터 탄탄하게  준비했으니….  얼마나 쉬워…..

그냥  부러울뿐이며…  두달간 정말 얼마나  고생을 했는지…( 상대적으로..)  안 되는 영어갖고 리서치 하고 리서치 개론부터 다시 배우고……

그래도   그 결과를  이렇게  처음 하는 사람과 공유할 수 있다는 참   좋네…

나는 숙제할때  남의 것을 한 번 만 봤으면 하는 생각을 많이 했다.. 보기만 하면  대강 어찌 할지 길이 보이니까…

그런데  한번도 그런 기회를 얻지 못했다…  이번 리서치를 통해  꼭  가까운 사람이 아니라도  논문들속에 정답을 찾을 수 있다는 걸  뼈져리게 느꼈었다. 그런 걸 가지고 나는  나는 복도 없지  도와줄 사람 하나 없어.. 하면서   애를 태웠었다…

그 맘이 나를 많이  더 힘들게 했던  것….

모든 건 맘에 달려있어…  끝까지 믿음갖고 찾으면  찾을 수 있어.. 언제 찾는지는 하나도 중요하지 않아… 찾느냐 못 찾느냐가 중요한 거지…

 

week7 논문을 사 볼까 말까

Filed under: 5900 research — Echang @ 2:23 am

리서치를 하다보니 대부분 좀 유용할 것같은 논문은 돈을 내야 볼수있더라.

그냥 요약본 갖고는 판단을 못하겠으니까.. 사고 싶은데.. 거의가 1년치 회원가를 치뤄야 하는거라 섣불리 하기가.. 겁났어.

그래서 대안으로 찾은게 우리나라 국회도서관, 그리고 reference를 십분활용해 역 추척, 아님 인용돼있다는 google에 나타난 또 다른 논문들을 짜깁기 하기 시작했어…

그러다가 아주아주  귀한 논문을 하나 발견했는데… 그게  벌써부터 추적해서 찾던건데.. 안 나오더니.. 이런  과정중에  돈 안 내고 볼수있게 된거야….

물론 그전엔 이것까지 돈을 내야 볼수있는거라고 계속 나오던건데….  하여간  구글이 그래서  좀 쓸만해….

그 논문은 책을  스캔받은거였는데 누가  연구과제로 올려놓은 것같아…

Smetana, L.K., & Bell, R.L. (2008). Using computer simulations to enhance science teaching

and learning. In R.L.Bell, J. Gess-Newsome, & J. Luft (Eds.), Technology in the

secondary science classroom. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.

 

week6-2 Convergent analysis July 19, 2010

Filed under: 5900 research — Echang @ 10:50 pm

Why I couldn’t understand the article regarding convergent analysis?

After long trip fighting with bundle of articles, I finally found out why it was so important for me. Convergent analysis is a strategy for educational research with practictioner- oriented questions. Many researches were conducted for researchers. There are no condition explanations for certain technologies application or concrete actions in using those technologies from teachers’ point of view. Dr. Norris et al explained why convergent analysis was so important for education researches in their article.

Without any basic knowlege about research process, I could not identify how it was different from other researches. Finally, I understood it practically now. That’s related ways what I have thought for conclusion. I mean the answers for the second research question. That’s the direction why I have to look into the investigation environment or condition and compare the situation with teachers’ point of view.

Nowadays, many learning activities are conducted in self-directed learning methods. I am going to review the research conditions in this points, keeping in mind of convergent analysis.

From this point of view, I found some answers for the first research questions. However, I encounter another problems in setting.

It is very hard to find researches for computer simulations in elementary setting. Therefore, I am looking the settings, tracking each subject related studies’ references.

Norris, C., Smolka, J., & Soloway, E. (1999). Convergent analysis: A method for extracting the value from research studies on technology in education.

 

week6 resource analysis July 13, 2010

Filed under: 5900 research — Echang @ 2:58 am

I am working on resource analyzing with tracking strategy and research checkh lists which I found in week 4.

1. article categorizing

  • reviews
  • subjects regarding research
  1. biology
  2. astronomy
  3. physics
  4. chemistry
  5. earth science
  • resolution
  1. interaction
  2. collaboration
  3. 3D MUVE
  4. concept change
  5. prior knowledge

2. reading accurately and critically

  • overview -topic/research problem/resolution,outlines of its argument
  • abstract/ introduction/conclusion

 

My question on research at this moment:

1. Do I need to review overall in the all areas of science education, astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, and etc.or narrow one subject?

2. I can’t  find ESL students in science education. Do you have any ideas? Is it okay to review general science education?

3.Can I extend the previous research result from higher education or should stick on elementary group research only?
   I can infer certain direction from some results of high education because the authors mentioned it in their conclusions.

4. Should I buy articles? I found some related articles from references, but they are not free. With this situation, how can I track the related resources?

 

week5 concept changing, scaling down research

Filed under: 5900 research — Echang @ 2:11 am

I was still uncomfortable because I was not sure about the concept of ongoing research. I could not ask anything because I felt I was not ready for it.

Even though I learned new and important thins about research, still could not help getting rid of the thought that I was wrong on research topic. Before I got any clues, I could not ask anything. Okay, I tried to stick to check a reference which I found first.

I focused on Hew et al’s article which showed a direction for me and I found another article related it. It was really tracking which I learned from the literature research study in the last week. Then I could catch a certain pattern of research papers. Then I wanted to think from the beginning: an inquiry word.

I read the direction provided by the professor again and again. While I studied 3D simulation, I found a helpful article which explained previous studies of computer simulation.

Finally, I restarted the research with “computer simulation” and collected other articles. I think it was clear than before. I started to scaling down my research with computer simulation out of too many resources.

I am working on resource analysis using tracking strategy and note-taking strategy which I learned.  Now I think what I should do for the next step. However, I don’t know how to report my status in organized manner to the professor. I will try to synthesize what I learned and what I have found in the week 6.

This is another chaos status, but clear to go forward.

reference

Trundle, K.C., & Bell, R.L. (2010). The use of computer simulation to promote conceptual change: a quasi-experiental study. Computers & education. 54 (1078-1088) Retrieved from http://dq4wu5nl3d.search.serialssolutions.com/?genre=article&isbn=&issn=03601315&title=Computers+%26+Education&volume=54&issue=4&date=20100501&atitle=The+Use+of+a+Computer+Simulation+to+Promote+Conceptual+Change%3a+A+Quasi-Experimental+Study&aulast=Trundle%2c+Kathy+Cabe&spage=1078&sid=EBSCO:ERIC&pid=

 

week4 literature research procedure

Filed under: 5900 research — Echang @ 1:26 am

I was so overwhelmed and stressful about research. It was not that easy to analyze the other research results, remember from one to another, and connect the new research results with what I already studied.

There are many jargons which I was confused. Research methods were confusing to understand. I got questions about them, but I didn’t know how to fix it and how to ask.

I decided to check my own language version research study books and found some useful books in the bookstore. I bought them and checked them overall. Even though the authors are Korean, I chose two books written by professor who studied in the states. Their examples or quotations came from the international resources and they provided the jargons both Korean and English. It was much better for me. There were some instructions how to manage research.

I learned what literature research is, what its procedure is.

Literature research procedure

 

  •  Identify topic
  •  contextualization
  •  search resources
  • Analyze resources
  •  documentation

 I got some ideas for this course, but still wondering how to analyze current trend and many related articles. For this issue, the book suggested that I should have network for researching to get every possible and diverse resources and make a list of  articles and periodicals. I need some helps for this procedure, but I don’t know how to ask others. Especially, I need to know both Korean and American educational system, but it is very hard to see the system from outside. What can I do for this?

Then I search with what I learned from the book: literature research procedure. Finally I got good resources for it and learned very basic things,but it’s also very important. Guideline of dealing resources is really helpful.

  • What to do if you have too few sources
  • What to do if you have too many sources
  • synthesizing information
  • summarizing and note taking

written by Reed, L.E performing a literature review

The reference ,The Literature search process: protocols for researchers, is very useful to plan and check up the research process. I am so glad to have this resources at this moment.

references

Lee, J.S. (2009). Research methodology. Korea:kyoyookbook.

Nho,S.J., Moon, S. T., & Chang, S.C. (2008) Educational research ,methodology and statistics. Korea:dongmunsa

Anonymous. (2007) The literature search process: protocols for researchers Retrieved from http://www.library.nhs.uk/SpecialistLibrarySearch/download.aspx?resID=101405

Reed, L.E performing a literature review retrieved from http://www.iris.ethz.ch/msrl/education/iris_studies/pdf/literature_review.pdf