Discourse-Analysis of Discussion Boards Related with Concepts of Research Process and Statistics in Online Graduate-Level Educational Research Method Courses
Mohan D. Pant, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Methodology,
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
My project is on a discourse analysis of students’ discussion boards across all offerings of the educational research method course [EDUC 5395: Designing Classroom Research] offered at The University of Texas at Arlington between 2012 and 2016. The textual data will be extracted from discussion boards of all course offerings of EDUC 5395. The data will be analyzed at the group level and popular themes will be aggregated to shed light on the conceptual knowledge of research and statistics. The data analysis will also focus on finding possible misconceptions of statistical terms. Anonymity will be used throughout the project to protect participant identity.