M3 Research Design Critique Report

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M3 Research Design Critique Report Correlational research and causal-comparative research are two widely used research designs of a variety of types. An example of correlational research would be if the district benchmark scores would predict the success of the STAAR test. An example of causal-comparative research would be how does Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affect students’ STAAR results. Causal-comparative research is used to compare groups and observe the differences based on a variable. This research will basically be observing a cause and effect relationship. Correlational research determines whether or not a relationship exists between variables. Although they are approaching research differently, they are…show more content…
The transition time, instruction time, and subject matter was noted. The TCAP, Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program were the dependent variables focusing primarily on achievement of basic skills in reading, spelling, math, study skills, science, and social studies. Results and Conclusions Transition time was significantly more efficient in the self-contained classes compared to the departmentalized school (average transition time was 3.27 minutes for the self-contained groups compared to 4.55 minutes for the departmental groups). (McGrath, C.J., & Rust, J.O. (2002, March). Self-contained classes averaged 46 minutes of instructional time where departmentalized classes averaged 48 minutes. As you can tell, there was not a huge difference in instructional time. The transition time did not play a huge effect on instructional time. However, as far as the instructional time goes, the self-contained class had more time for extra learning opportunities such as computer, creative writing and time for art which the departmentalized time did not. All in all, this article does not conclude that one structure is better than the other. The pros and cons of each classroom structure seem to be equal in number. Second Article Summary Purpose of Study The purpose of this study is to analyze “platooning” (departmentalization) and how it has increased in popularity and success and its’

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