ERIC Number: ED313378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-20
An Integrative Model for Teaching Research Design.
Packard, Richard D.; Dereshiwsky, Mary I.
This paper presents a model which illustrates the cyclical and interactive nature of the basic elements of the research design process. Rather than presenting each research design component in isolation, the model emphasizes their interrelationships. A brief discussion is presented on each of the following components of the model: (1) the "words" of research design--concepts, constructs, variables, and operational definitions; (2) observations and data collection--issues related to subject selection and measurement; (3) instrumentation--issues related to reliability and validity assessment, and (4) data analysis--issues related to scales of measurement. The summary discusses the integrative and holistic nature of the research process. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the AERO fall conference (Mesa, AZ, October 20, 1989).