Course: Educational Research (837)
Semester: Spring, 2022
Assignment no 2
Q1 Write a detailed note on the major considerations of problem identification.
partially-submerged iceberg with wording You need to make sure you are identifying the true underlying problem causing the public health issue, and this is not always obvious
What is Problem Identification?
Problem Identification consists of:
Clearly identifying the root cause of a problem
Developing a detailed problem statement that includes the problem’s effect on a population’s health
Why is Problem Identification Important?
You need to make sure you are identifying the true, underlying problem causing the public health issue—and this is not always obvious.
Many stakeholders are involved in the policy process. Stakeholders are people or groups closely affected by or concerned with the problem and are interested in policy solutions for it. Talking to stakeholders about the problem will help you with:
Identifying the true, underlying problem
Framing the problem accurately
Problems are unique to their contexts, so you will probably have to talk with several different stakeholders to get the full picture.
Q2 Differentiate between limitations and delimitations by giving example.
During the process of writing your thesis or dissertation, you might suddenly realize that your research has inherent flaws. Don’t worry! Virtually all projects contain restrictions to your research. However, being able to recognize and accurately describe these problems is the difference between a true researcher and a grade-school kid with a science-fair project. Concerns with truthful responding, access to participants, and survey instruments are just a few of examples of restrictions on your research. In the following sections, the differences among delimitations, limitations, and assumptions of a dissertation will be clarified.
03 Explain the main sources of data in educational research.
Sources of Data
The sources of data can be classified into two types: statistical and non-statistical. Statistical sources refer to data that is gathered for some official purposes, incorporate censuses, and officially administered surveys. Non-statistical sources refer to the collection of data for other administrative purposes or for the private sector.
What are the different sources of data?
The following are the two sources of data:
When data is collected from reports and records of the organisation itself, they are known as the internal sources.
For example, a company publishes its annual report’ on profit and loss, total sales, loans, wages, etc.
When data is collected from sources outside the organisation, they are known as the external sources. For example, if a tour and travel company obtains information on Karnataka tourism from Karnataka Transport Corporation, it would be known as an external source of data.
Types of Data
A) Primary data
Primary data means first-hand information collected by an investigator.
It is collected for the first time.
It is original and more reliable.
For example, the population census conducted by the government of India after every ten years is primary data.
Q4 Write a detailed note on rating scale
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A rating scale is one of the most commonly used questionnaire types for online as well as offline surveys. It consists of close-ended questions along with a set of categories as options for respondents. A rating scale helps gain information on the qualitative and quantitative attributes.
The most common example of rating scales is the Likert scale and 1-10 rating scale. For instance, when you visit an online shopping site and it asks you to rate your shopping experience. Such type of question and choice of option is called rating scale.
The rating scale is a popular choice for conducting market research. It can serve the purpose of gathering more relative information about a product or certain aspects of the product. The scale is commonly used to gain feedback or to evaluate. A rating scale can be used to gain insight on the performance of a product, employee satisfaction or skill, customer service performance, etc.