How will you format and disseminate your research?
Do explain the format you will use for the final report (include sections) – who your audience will be – and whether and how you will disseminate this beyond the audience for this class
The first thing I’m going to do with my final report is choose my audience (Fox, 2013). Deciding who my report is for is important because having an audience tells us what substances to include, what to emphasize, and the level and complexity of abstractions needed to convey essential facts and ideas (Merriam, et.al, 268). My audience will be the teachers in this class and my professor.
Dissemination can be best described as the “delivering and receiving of a message,” “the engagement of an individual in a process,” and “the transfer of a process or product, or in other words, “to disseminate,” means what it is we are trying to achieve by doing it, (Harmsworth, et. al , 2000). I’ll explain what Class Dojo is, the purpose of it, it’s structure, tools, etc., as if a teacher who has never heard or used Dojo before is skeptical of starting it.
The format of my study will have five sections. Section 1 will be my introduction. In my introduction I will present Class Dojo, class demographics, etc. , “the gap,” the purpose of my study and my research questions.
My literature review will be in section 2.
In section 3, I’ll present my methodology. I’ll introduce my respondents, classroom environment, etc.
In section 4, I’ll summarize my findings. I’ll restate my questions and discuss the results.
Lastly, in section 5 will be my conclusion.
Update of data collection:
I changed up some things with Class Dojo, as I realized how they were being ineffective with student engagement. I saw what disengages students, and I’ve recorded multiple incidents’ where it happened. The behavior was repetitive when I was using the negative behavior sounds. The student would break down entirely after hearing that he lost a point. It would take him the whole class period to get back on task. I decided that I would not use the negative sound anymore. I have not had any breakdowns so far.
Another thing I’ve changed was my point system. My students were able to earn up to 50 points. They never reach that many points in a week. I decided to change it to 30, but with the same rewards. The most points a student has earned in a week is 25 (give or take).
My data has been repetitive. I’m getting the same results. I stopped collecting data on Monday the 9th because I feel like I’m not getting any new information, that will benefit my study.
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