Educational Research for Social Change

 

Roberto Vargas

rvargas1@swarthmore.edu

Today

1. Where to resources

2. How to find resources

2. What to do with the resources that you find

3 tools

1. TRIPOD

2. PROQUEST

2. Oxford Bibliographies

  1. Action Research/ Teacher Research
  2. Participant Action Research (PAR, YPAR)
  3. Design Based Research
  4. Discourse Analysis (classroom, critical, etc.)
  5. Critical Ethnography
  6. Funds of Knowledge
  7. Case Study

EXAMPLE

Your turn. Take 5 minutes to:

  • Action Research/ Teacher Research
  • Participant Action Research (PAR, YPAR)
  • Design Based Research
  • Discourse Analysis (classroom, critical, etc.)
  • Critical Ethnography
  • Funds of Knowledge
  • Case Study

1. Pick a method (not Action Research!)

2. Do a generic search in proquest

3. Scan the results for alternative names

4. Go to Oxford Bibliographies

5. Go back and forth until you have created a search string

Now what?

Synthesize the research!

Lit review

The scholarly conversation

Research Paper

What the Lit Review is NOT!

Annotated Bibliography
Only a Summary
A book review

+Integrated analysis of scholarly writing

What the Lit Review is NOT

+Can be arranged thematically, chronologically or by questions

- A summary + an analysis

+Makes judgements on the literature:

- Identifies inconsistencies, gaps and contradictions in the literature

+Is guided by your perspective

i.e. If you write a lit review chronologically, you might be emphasizing how your topic has changed over time

- Highlights key findings

What the Lit Review is NOT

+Demonstrates why the topic is significant to education

+Discovers relationships between ideas/research

+Provides clues for future research

- Ensures that researches do not duplicate work that has already been done

-Areas to focus

+Demonstrates you are familiar with the topic

Synthesis Matrix

Theme 1

Theme 2

Theme 3

Article 7

Article 8

Article 5

Article 6

Article 3

Article 4

Article 1

Article 2

Article 1

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 3

Article 4

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 7

Article 7

Article 8

JAMBOARD

Roberto Vargas

rvargas1@swarthmore.edu

 

 

 

http://guides.library.vcu.edu/lit-review

http://libguides.uwf.edu/c.php?g=215199&p=1420475

https://laverne.libguides.com/c.php?g=34942&p=222060

Big thanks to the following libguides:

ED- QRM - Lit Review + Research

By Swarthmore Reference

ED- QRM - Lit Review + Research

Presentation created for ED152 Honors seminar - created by RV

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