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Survey, Quasi-Experimental, and Experimental Design

A brief description of At-Risk Children, develop a survey design followed by two research questions: one that could be answered with a quasi-experimental design, and one that could be addressed with a true experimental design. Explain the implications for using survey, quasi-experimental or. true experimental designs including, but not limited to, the various threats to validity posed by each. Please include references and format in APA style.

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It has been noticed that some students are able to work unassisted after a brief period of instruction and will seek assistance from the teacher only on the occasions when they have reached the limit of their abilities. On the other hand, some students (particularly those from at-risk populations) ask for help repeatedly, seek constant reassurance that their work is progressing successfully or simply loose focus and lack self-efficacy. If asked, the instructor might point to a student in the first group and think, "There's a self-confident, self-directed student." Of a student in the latter group, he or she might comment, "He sure does lack self-confidence" (Baumeister, et al., 2003, pp 145). If pressed, the instructor would be at a loss to define what determined a self-confident, self-directed student, or what constituted the difference between that student and the one who was not. Nevertheless, if you asked other teachers about those same students, you may get a consensus on the ones who were or were not self-confident and self- directed. Probably more than few of the other teachers would be unable to clearly define the differences.

The student who is said to be self-directive is one who enjoys a sense of freedom when he is permitted to have a reasonable share in the determination of his school behavior and in setting the general policies that shall govern his academic pursuits. Self-confidence is important in all situations of life. Whether an adult, child or a student, anyone can end up with heavy tasks to complete and self-confidence is necessary to perform these tasks successfully (Baumeister, et al., 2003). For example, students in high school with so many subjects, they face a lot of stress, despite their young age. Events in class discussions, homework quarter-end, and presentations the list seems endless. Having confidence and high self-esteem helps students cope with ...

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The expert examines survey, quasi-experimental and experimental designs.