An action research project collects pretest, interim, and posttest data to determine if soft music played during study time increased math scores.
Classroom A heard soft music over a 6 week time frame and Classroom B did not. In the next 6 week time frame, Classroom B heard soft music over a 6 week time frame and Classroom A did not.
How might these data be used to document success toward these two outcomes: (a) Twenty percent of students will increase their time on task when music is heard during study time and (b) students, on average, will increase their math test scores by 5 points when music is heard during study time.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 9:58 am ad1c9bdddf
To approach solving this assignment's questions, first consider the information you have been provided with:
An action research project collects pretest, interim, and posttest data to determine if soft music played during study time increased math scores. Classroom A heard soft music over a 6 week time frame and Classroom B did not. In the next 6 week time frame, Classroom B heard soft music over a 6 week time frame and Classroom A did not.
What this information provides to you is that there is an action research project. This means, generally, that there is no authority overseeing this project. Usually, this sort of project is a single researcher (the teacher of the classes) who is conducting a research project, which may or may not be published, to solve some question or problem in their own class. Usually, subjects (their students) have not formally granted their permission to be participants in this "study." It is an informal project. That, however, does not mean that it is not a 'real' study.
This particular study is concerned with alterations of the learning environment: ascertaining whether altering the learning environment in one specific way (playing soft music) at one specific time (study time) had a positive, negative or null effect on student achievement, ...
Do students who hear soft music during study time in math class spend more time on-task and post greater scores than students who do not hear music? Defining an action research project - what it is, and how this particular proposed study proves its relevance. Web-based resource for further study regarding statistical significance.
Critical Analysis of Three Case Studies
AOL AND TIME WARNER: FRAGILE PROMISES
. Why did the media refer to the merger as the deal of the century?
. Why was Time Warner eager to merge with AOL?
. What challenges did AOL and Time Warner face as a merged company?
. How is the company doing financially? How much turnover has occurred among high-level executives? If any parts of the business have been sold off, what has the acquiring company said about future prospects?
THE AX FAILS ON SUNBEAM'S CHAINSAW AI.
. Why were Dunlap's goals unrealistic for Sunbeam?
. Was Dunlap's slice-and-dice plan a long-term or short-term strategy. PLEASE EXPLAIN.
. Why did Dunlap's turnaround strategy backfire?
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FROM DYSFUNCTIONAL TO CROSS-FUNCTIONAL.
. During Teerlink's tenure as Harley's Chief Financial Officer, was the organization structure flat or tall? Centralized or decentralized? EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER
. As Chief Executive Officer, how did Teerlink change the organizational structure?
. Why does Harley-Davidson include outside suppliers on its cross-functional teams?