Relationship Between Teacher 's Assessment And Demographic Information, And Student Referrals Essay

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CHAPTER 3: Research Methodology
Introduction
The purpose of this non-experimental quantitative study will be to examine the relationship between teacher’s assessment of their school’s implementation of EBS, teacher’s demographic information, and student referrals. This chapter will discuss the proposed research methods of this study. First, the research design and rationale of the study will be discussed, followed by a restatement of the research questions. Next, data collection and analysis will be discussed.
Research Design and Rationale The present study will utilize a non-experimental quantitative predictive design. The non-experimental design is appropriate, as random assignment, control groups, and manipulation of an independent variable will not be employed (Cramer, D., 1998). A quantitative design was chosen over a qualitative design, as this study seeks to make inferences based on quantifiable results rather than assess individuals’ experiences (Craighead & Nemeroff, 2001). Because the aim of this study is to use several variables to predict student behavior, the predictive design is most appropriate (Craighead & Nemeroff, 2001). This study will use a multiple linear regression to evaluate the relationship between teacher’s assessment of their school’s EBS implementation, teacher demographics, and student behavior in an urban middle school. The predictor variables for this analysis will be teacher’s assessment of their school’s EBS implementation, as well as the
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