Design a qualitative research proposal
Design a qualitative research proposal
This task requires you to develop a proposal for a qualitative research project that you might conduct in education. You do not need to conduct the project for this task, but it is a good idea to write this task with EDST5888 in mind.
To do the proposal you will have to read beyond the papers supplied in the set readings for this course. You can (and are expected) to re-use readings you have used in other courses in MEd or MEd Lead, but please remember that you cannot recycle your own writing as submitted for other assignments in this degree at UNSW or any other degree/course you have taken, either here or elsewhere (this is called ‘self plagiarism’,
Include in your research proposal the following components:
• Project title
• Abstract – a brief summary of the project (approximately 250 words). You should include the research question/s, the rationale for the study, the research method, and planned data analysis.
• Aims and background – this is where you situate the project within the wider debate, and you explain what your project aims to do that has not yet been done adequately in the literature.
• Brief literature review – summarise literature that is directly relevant to your proposed project to make it clear what is/is not known in this field, and therefore what your project contributes. (You may wish to conflate this section with Aims and background – this is OK.)
• Research Approach and Methods – this section should include information about your proposed project and how you plan to conduct it, and you should justify why this qualitative method is appropriate for this problem. In order to write this, you will need to outline your epistemological stance and your rationale for using your chosen research design. Then, within this, you will outline and again justify the procedure you will use to gather and analyse data. (You make wish to demonstrate, briefly, in this section that you are aware of alternative methods, and to explain why they are less appropriate to this project than your chosen method/s.)
• Ethical considerations and researcher positionality – in this section, you should consider the extent to which there are ethical issues in your research, such as gathering data among/from human participants. There may not be ethical issues, for example if your study is a meta-analysis of published research (and it’s OK to conflate this section with the methods section if this is the case!) but you need to show that you are aware of any ethical issues in your proposed project. When you discuss positionality, you need to consider how your identity intersects with the research, and whether this raises any ethical or research design issues (for example, if you are a teacher and you intend to interview students at your school, your positionality might raise questions around the extent to which your participants will be honest in what they tell you – might they be trying to impress you, and/or tell you what they think the ‘right’ answer is!?)
• Data collection and analysis – in this section, you will explain and show examples of how you intend to collect and analyse the data you will use in your study. For example, if you plan to interview students, you will include here some examples of the questions you will ask and explain the rationale – what are you hoping to learn with these questions in particular, and what issues are there with these questions? If you prefer, you can attach full interview schedules as an appendix (this way they do not count towards your word limit), but if doing so, you still need to use this section to explain, justify, and discuss these issues, with reference to the appendix. You should also show in this section how you plan to analyse the data. So, for example, if you plan to code for content analysis, you might include a sample of what exactly you propose to do.
• Theoretical Framework – this section is optional. You would normally include this section in e.g. a PhD proposal. However, as we touch on theoretical frameworks only briefly in this course, it is unrealistic to expect students to have a thorough grasp of this area at this stage. However, if you do have an idea for a theoretical framework for your project (or if you are using e.g. Grounded Theory, where theorizing is inductive), include, describe and justify your theoretical framework in this section.
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References – these don’t count towards your word count but are a necessary part of the proposal. In your list of references, you should list all the texts you refer to in your paper. Don’t list other any texts that you may have read for, but have not cited, in the proposal.
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of Saudi teachers in using Assessment for learning (AfL) to support students learning.
Develop a professional learning framework for Saudi teachers to support them in their AfL implementation
Effective assessment practices. KSA assessment practices (leaning to work with summative assessment, copying the model of summative assessment, and the observation that teachers. There is a need for formative assessment form.