This book's unique child-centered perspective provides an easy-to-follow model for teaching research methodology to children to participate actively in their own education.
Chapter 2: Learning from Other People's Research
Learning from Other People's Research
Teaching Content for Session 2
Timing: 90 minutes + 30 minutes follow-up task.
Before the start of this session, have a short discussion about the research paper pupils read for the follow-up task.
Different Types of Research
There are many different types of research and they are categorised in varying ways by different writers. Whole books have been devoted to this issue, but for our purposes I shall attempt to simplify the principal debates and summarise the main categories of research.
Broadly speaking research can be divided into two categories: positivist and naturalistic. Positivist research is often described as having a scientific [Page 18]method and is concerned with objectivity and controllability, with the ability to predict and measure and with cause ...