# Reviewing Research Methods And Basic Statistics, Entering Data, And Analysis

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Reviewing Research Methods & Basic Statistics, Entering Data, and Analysis Research interests are primarily in the area of marketing and k-12 education; however, with everything that is happening this moment I have not had an opportunity to focus on a specific area nor the topic. However, if I had to pick an area, it would perhaps be in education as it concerns the development of new technology and k-12 students’ ability to read. Perhaps four variables that would be assessed: a.) new technology developed to monitor and evaluate students reading ability (e.g., Fast Forward, Star Reader). b.) The alignment and cost to implement these new and developing technologies. C.) the level of achievement, e.g., grade, or level achieved by students…show more content…
Below, visualize the following components as they build a contour shape of the hourglass. BEGIN WITH BROAD QUESTIONS NARROW DOWN, FOCUS IN OPERATIONALIZE ANALYZE THE DATA REACH CONCLUSIONS GENERALIZE BACK TO QUESTIONS Figure 1The Hourglass Notion of Research The well-formulated hypothesis will provide the vision of where the research may be directed, as well as the problem, theory, or perhaps just a need to understand something. Moreover, the hypothesis aids in identifying e.g. objective, abstract concepts, and relationships. Furthermore, the research question may additionally be referenced as being either deductive or inductive. Although both deductive and inductive are associative in its use of a hypothesis, the focus is different for both. Below are examples of a null and an alternative hypothesis. Null hypothesis What is the difference in the growth of reading ability when students use technology as opposed to reading books? Alternative hypothesis What component or components that increased the effect of the reading ability? However, the researcher in this complex situation may find it conducive to use correlation. Correlation permits the researcher to identify between relative variables within the project of concern. Conducting an observation, the researcher is able to gather data of greater confidence. The investigator will be better able to collect and use