In chapter one quantitative research and qualitative research is discussed. Quantitative research is collecting data that is in forms of numbers or is converted into numbers. This type of research would be conducted through tests rating scores, etc. There are four different types of studies that could result in quantitative research. Descriptive studies is when it enables researchers to draw conclusions about the current state of affairs regarding issues, but not about correlation or cause –and- effect relationship.
This describes a situation that gives information about characteristics of students, teachers, and schools (Ellis, 2013, p. 6). Correlational studies is research that explores possible associations among two or more variables. These associations are among two variables that could result in a negative or positive correlation coefficient (Ellis, 2013, p.7). Experimental and quasi- experimental studies, experimental studies involves both the manipulation of one variable to determine its possible effect on another variable.
Then the control of additional variables that might potentially have an impact on the outcome, which allows the conclusion about cause –and- effect relationships. During this experiment the researcher changes one or more aspects of the environment, which is the independent variable and the variable that is affected is the dependent variable. The treatment groups is where the recipients of a planned intervention, the control group is receiving either or no intervention, or a placebo intervention that doesn’t affect the dependent variable (Ellis, 2013, p.7). A quasi- experiment involves the manipulation of one variable to determine its possible effect on another variable, but without total control of. .
t back to something that you know. The something that we already know would be the assimilation and to change our scheme that would be accommodation. During class I had to build a “treehouse”, when I wasn’t given the basics of what it was I was in disequilibrium. So when I started to ask about direction and shapes which would be my assimilation, I was trying to get back to equilibrium and to figure out the object that I needed to build. When I built the figure I would have used accommodation to change and create a new scheme. All throughout school students create new schemes to learn and develop.
We take what we use to know, and when learning something different we need to create new schemes and we keep creating them as we develop and grow. Teachers will need to find where our student’s schemes, which may vary from student to student and have accommodate for that.