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ERIC Number: EJ1184250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0973-2217
Using a Mixed Methods Study to Improve K-12 Alternative Education Instructional Design
McBath, Gabrielle L.
Journal on School Educational Technology, v13 n4 p1-9 Mar-May 2018
The purpose of this Mixed Methods study is to conduct a full quantitative and qualitative research methods on a hypothetical K-12 Alternative Education program, wherein ten students have had poor grades and are at-risk of withdrawing. Within a six-part action plan on the quantitative side, students were tested twice, before and after a two-paired sample t-test in their 9th grade year. On the qualitative side, students were evaluated on their Electronic Portfolios (e-Portfolios). Results were triangulated by Concurrent Design. Despite the results of the quantitative research, the collaborative efforts of the students' e-Portfolios showed that students worked-well collaboratively and the Action Research Framework encompassed well both the t-test and the e-Portfolios. Future research is still needed on the same group of students in other subject areas of the course work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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