Wednesday August 1, AM Workshops

W27: Qualitative Educational Research: Design and Implementation

Cianan B Russell, Georgia Institute of Technology

This workshop is designed to help chemical educators begin to formulate and conduct their own chemical/science education research studies using qualitative research methods. The workshop leaders will deliver presentations on the main features of this research tradition: identifying problems, preparing guiding questions, choosing appropriate theoretical framework(s), developing interview protocols and other instruments, and collecting and analyzing data. The participants will be asked to work on activities in small groups after each topic is covered in order to become familiarized with the practice. These activities will also serve as an opportunity to receive feedback from the workshop facilitators. Although the organizers will provide necessary examples for the activities, participants are encouraged to bring research topics of interest so that we may help them design their studies. Workshop fees include the book, Theoretical Frameworks in Chemistry/Science Education, for each participant; 6-hour session.

Intended Audience:  UG

$65 fee; limit of 24 participants

Wednesday, August 1, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 005 FRG


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