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Qualitative Research Methods

Would be – Week 11

Thinking about my timeline and challenges (storms and Covid) – I’ve definitely worked in at least one month where I won’t expect to do anything complex, because that’s the month that a hurricane would be more likely to strike. I am considering now whether I can rent a place while we have extensive repairs done on our house, most likely in July. I don’t expect to make “the perfect dissertation”. I’d rather not rush it…

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Qualitative Research Methods

Improving Methods (10th Week)

I worked on another draft of the methods in response to some feedback. One thing I appreciate is that the final two RQs may not be usable in the current form – I did a pass at rewording the fifth one to hopefully better explain what I was seeking to explore. I imagine that streaming media takes the place of social interaction for some of these students who are potentially separated from family members or…

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Qualitative Research Methods

Reflection (9th Week) on Lit Review

I would say, in reflecting on how I feel on where my literature review is, I feel really good about it as a scoping review, but frustrated that losing so much time over the freeze crisis cut into where I expected to be with writing it. To try and catch up, basically everything I’ve been doing for the last two months has revolved around two classes and my research assistant work. I also feel really…

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Qualitative Research Methods

Reflection #6

Reflecting on how the winter crisis was for us, and considering plans to get past emergencies or deal with timeline changes … During the blizzard, we lost power for five days. My house was built in the 1980s so, with the constant use of the fireplace at night, we were able to keep it above 50 degrees indoors. Almost no one I know had a real “rolling blackout” here in Houston – we had maybe…

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Qualitative Research Methods

Reflection #4

I shared my methods with two other students in a breakout room meeting. Although I am feeling confident about my ability to run a basic quantitative study with an experimental and control group setup, I want to do a mixed methods study, and have done less formal qualitative research. During the breakout room discussion, we talked about qualitative research and I confirmed some of our ideas against Ravitch and Carl. I would really like to…

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Qualitative Research Methods

Reflection 3

I believe that it is reasonable to complete this dissertation within a calendar year, but it’s pretty clear that I will need to either scope it carefully for a level of consistency – especially if I look at more than one type of health science program – or wade through a lot more material for the final product (even though it might be interesting, laudatory, useful). I like the idea of a grounded theory that…

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Qualitative Research Methods

Reflection on where Chapter 1 and 2 stand

I am planning to continue with the third topic, and hopefully will continue with the other projects long term, while focusing on something that can be more immediately helpful in the midst of the pandemic. I don’t have 140 articles, however, that are specific to the pandemic of 2019-2021 – though I already have quite a bit collected on related topics, because of a previous study I am trying to finish about lecture capture videos…

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Qualitative Research Methods

Reflection on dissertation topic

I described three potential topics for the dissertation: I am pretty confident in terms of literature review for the first two, both of which have to do with development, of a connectivist MOOC and a historical video game, respectively. The first, I began developing in Dr. Hayes’ Advanced Production Design class over a semester, using the DSDM metholodology to create it; the latter, I created a narrative for in Dr. An’s Video Game class, and…

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Qualitative Research Methods

In the discussion forum, we will discuss the readings about the theory, use, and research on e-learning using multimedia. How have they been studied? How should they be studied in the future? Where are the gaps to explore? Formative theories about the way multimedia impacts learning include cognitive load theory and the picture superiority effect; these theories have received much attention, including thousands of citing publications for Allan Paivio’s book Imagery and Verbal Processes (1971).…

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Multimedia Systems

Reflection on proposals, literature review and possible portfolio work

I would like to present virtually at Ed-Media, and am also looking at INTED2020 as a virtual presentation. I am looking at a few other conferences regionally that are more zoned for medical and health science education, as well as TXDLA 2020. On the other hand, even though it fits well with my longstanding interest in modality, media and open educational resources for development … I am not sure how the literature review I am…

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