RL2023-6 Developing Actionable Research Questions and Moving into Study Design
Recorded On: 09/21/2023
Developing Actionable Research Questions and Moving into Study Design
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Leslie Nabors Oláh, University of Pennsylvania
William N. Thomas, American University
This inquiry-based methods course will focus on how researchers can take a problem of practice or topic of interest and transform it into a set of researchable questions. Participants will come to the course with a research question, and we will focus on improving it by interrogating its main concepts and unit(s) of analysis. This course is particularly relevant to practitioner researchers, executive doctoral and master's students, and early-career educational researchers. This will be a creative, collaborative, and constructively critical space of inquiry and support. Taught by two established researchers who are faculty in doctoral programs in education, this seminar will be hands-on and supportively critical. The goal is for every participant to leave with a set of research questions and a plan for next steps in research design. Participants will be asked to submit their draft research questions or topics on a shared document prior to the course. Required material and software include a word-processing program and access to Padlet and Google Docs.