Importance Of Qualitative Methodology In Education

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To implement the qualitative methodology in the investigation of the current topic, a sample population of five teachers will be selected randomly from F.H. elementary school in Fairfax County, Virginia Public School System. F.H. Elementary school is 41% white, 26% Hispanic, 24% Asian, and 4% black. As of June of 2015, F.H Elementary school was comprised of 514 students in the general education body, 140 students in elementary advanced academics-levels II & III, and 116 students in special education services. Furthermore, there are 54 specialist and instructors, 20 assistants and attendants, 2 counselors, and 2 administrators. Teachers chosen from F.H. Elementary will be represented fairly in relation to gender and levels of teaching. For …show more content…
Additionally, the researcher delivered the developed survey questionnaires to the participating teachers and analyzed the findings obtained. The researcher is an educator with a Masters in Essential Education from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and is undertaking a Master’s program at Eastern Mennonite University in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum. The researcher spent four years as a field training supervisor at King Saud University until becoming a Lecturer in Early childhood Education at King Saud University.
This research is meant to increase knowledge on the methods needed to teach higher order thinking skills in primary school settings. For instance, the researcher will access the primary school’s selected teachers to give them the questionnaires and clarify any issues that may influence their response to the questions. While distributing the questionnaires, the researcher will explain the need for the participants to provide detailed responses for a better understanding of the study topic.
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Parents were expected to read the agreement and sign, and the signed letters were requested to be returned within one week. The Permission Letter to Conduct Action Research in Schools (appendix 3) was mailed to the principal of the participating school. The letter expressed the purpose of my research and requested that he assign five teachers to permit the completion of the action research study. From February 1, 2016 to February 19, 2016 the observation portion of the study commenced, and this time was utilized for the distribution of survey questionnaires. Furthermore, February 15, 2016 to March 11, 2016 was the period allotted for participants to complete the questionnaires before collection. March 14, 2016 to April 8, 2016 consisted of data analysis and data compilation, and April 11, 2016 to April 22, 2016 began the report writing, drafting, and editing stage. Lastly, April 22, 2016 to May 9, 2016 consisted of editing and review until

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