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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.

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One Response to “week6-2 Convergent analysis”

  1. Echang Says:

    이 시점에서 내가 눈을 뜨게 된건 리서치에도 경향이 있다는 거야.
    위에서 인용한 경향은 1999년에 발표된 고정이기 하지만… 리서치 초보인 나에겐 획기적인것이었다…

    practioner를 위한 분석 그러니까 단순히 이게 좋냐 아니냐를 따지는 실험이 아닌 도대체 왜 좋은지에 대한 대답을 얻기 위한 연구라는 거지… 그러니까 결과가 중요하기 보다는 어떻게 실험을 하고 어떤 방법들이 동원되었냐는 거지…

    그러다보니 자연 앞으로에 대한 제안이 마구 떠오더라는….
    그러니까 자기 분야에 어떤 특별한 분석 방법이 있는지를 아는 것이 우선 첫째 ..특히 대학마다 교수마다 경향이 있을테니.. 그 경향에 맞춰 리서치를 해 보는 게 아주 중요하다는 거지…

    이게 바로 같은 결과지만.. 다른 방법으로의 접근이라는 거야.. 거기서 리서치의 도창성이 인정되는 듯… 적어도 나에겐 그렇게 보였어…

    이 시점에서 양적 연구와 질적연구에 대해 알아보고 이 두개가 믹스된게 있다는 걸 아는 것은 중요한 일인것같아… 이론은 먼저 있고 아무거나 같은 토픽으로 정색하되 하나는 quatitative research 또 하나는 qualitative research로 찾아서 비교해 보면 확 느낌이 온다…

    이 분석 방법이 결국은 boby를 이루는 요소를 정하게 되더라구..


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