How Do You Plan an Education Research Study?
Dr Rebecca Vivian and her international K-12 Computer Science (CS) education colleagues were accepted to present a special workshop session about conducting K-12 quantitative computing education research at the 2020 SIGCSE (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Conference in the US in March. The session aimed to up-skill interested researchers and educators new to research.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the conference was cancelled, however, Rebecca had prepared a remote video presentation for one of the sections on "How to Plan an Education Research Project" that we'd love to share with interested readers. This video segment is part of a larger presentation for the conference that was to include sections on implementing a study, validating and reporting.
If you're interested in learning about how to start designing and planning an education study, you can watch the video below. This is a great place to start if you're thinking about designing a study for your classroom or if you're thinking about undertaking a postgraduate research project.
For more information about conducting studies, research and practices, we urge you to visit the excellent and growing CS education research platform - CS Ed Research.org.
Paper: McGill, M., Decker, A., Torbey, R., & Vivian, R. (2020). An introduction to conducting quantitative k-12 computing education research. In Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE (pp. 801-802). online: ACM.