Hello, I'm doing research on "father's involvement and children's education". In my research request form I mentioned "Fathers' involvement will be identified by the data outcomes of father-child interactions and children's academic success will be identified by the data outcomes of children's academic achievement including their school attendance, average grades, suspensions, subject failures, etc." But my teacher said I need clarify "definitions of what determines the level of parental involvement and what determines the level of child achievement."
I do not understand because I still think that I clarified them two. Can you tell me what is wrong and how to go about? I attached the questionnaire.
I need help on how to state an objective way to say if the child is achieving academically. I need definitions of what determines the level of parental involvement and what determines the level of child achievement. Thank you.
In research of this type, it is very important to be as specific as possible when defining your variables. Ideally, someone who has never heard of your research should be able to read your report and understand what you have done well enough to repeat your research in an attempt to confirm or refute your findings. The term 'Data outcomes' is too vague. What behaviours of fathers do you consider important in explaining academic achievement in their children? How frequent do such behaviours have to be to represent low, average and high interaction levels between fathers and school-aged children?
According to your survey, you have identified items 4-23 as paternal behaviour that should have some connection to a child's achievement in school. But you cannot compare each question individually to achievement - aside from anything else, the reliability and validity would be improved by having ...