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Ashley Carter
RE: open ended
Fri Sep 5, 2014 21:19

I am also a little unsure about what it means for a research question to evolve and change. I do know from past research courses that sometimes, researchers find out that their initial question is not one that can be researched or understood through research. This means they may need to be a little more broad in their question, or a little more specific. Perhaps this is what the text was referring to when saying that a research question evolves. I like what you said about the research question being a guiding force for the research. Without a consistent and solid question to be answered, how will we know what answers to be looking for? You brought up some valid points about things on which I definitely need a stronger understanding.

  • open ended - Laura Hansen, Thu Sep 4 21:49
    I agree that the open ended component of this kind of inquiry is a little unsettling. I'm somewhat confused with this regarding teacher research. How can a research question evolve and change, when... more
    • Reply Open ended questioning - Rachel Yakey, Sat Sep 6 06:29
      Laura when you wrote, "I absolutely agree that everything we do as teachers is fluid and constantly changing as we seek to determine what works and doesn't work and make changes accordingly." I... more
      • open ended question - Laura Hansen, Sat Sep 6 20:24
        Rachel, I like your open ended question, "How can best use my reading time with my students?" It is certainly an open ended question that leaves room for reflection and change while still have some... more
        • Open ended reply - Rachel Yakey , Sat Sep 6 20:38
          Laura, I am still really curious as well how this will all come together.
    • RE: open ended - Ashley Carter, Fri Sep 5 21:19
    • Re: open ended - Anonymous, Fri Sep 5 19:53
      I appreciate your comment and have similar concerns. We are all natural researchers in our classrooms as we find what works and what does not work but that feels different than this type of research. ... more
      • previous comment - noltja, Fri Sep 5 20:23
        This comment was from me, didn't realize that my computer had signed me out!
    • Re: open ended - kimeljk, Fri Sep 5 11:34
      Laura, I agree with your statement, and I had the same types of questions while I was reading. I understand that as teachers we must have voice and use qualitative type research so that we can evolve ... more
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