ERIC Number: ED326506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
So You Want To Do Research! A Guide for Teachers on How To Formulate Research Questions.
Lewis, Ian; Munn, Pamela
This booklet was written to help teachers plan their own research. It concentrates on how to translate an issue of general concern to a teacher or group of teachers into a worthwhile and feasible piece of research. The booklet is divided into four sections: section 1 deals with the purpose of doing research. It stresses that research questions can be developed if it is clearly understood why the research is needed. Section 2 contains an example of the different kinds of purposes and, therefore, the different kinds of research questions a researcher might have. The topic of primary-secondary transition is used as the example. Section 3 suggests a straightforward procedure which teachers can use to develop their own research questions out of the professional concern they would like to research. The concluding section offers a form which teachers can use to formulate their own research questions. This section includes an example of how the form might be filled in for the primary-secondary transition research discussed in section 2. Three figures explain the procedures in outline form. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.