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Annotated Bibliography: The sites show how to write an annotated bibliography with examples.

Links: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/AnnotatedBibliography.html

http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/specific-types-of-writing/annotated-bibliography

 

A Principal’s Reflection: This education blog shares the experience of a principal on educational leadership, reform and technology integration.

Link: http://esheninger.blogspot.sg

 

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD): ASCD is a global community that provides innovative solutions in professional development; capacity building and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach and lead.

Link: http://www.ascd.org/Default.aspx

 

APA citation style: A guide to using the APA 6th edition referencing system for in-text citations and reference lists.

Link: http://guides.is.uwa.edu.au/apa?hs=a

 

Coding of Qualitative Data: This online course demonstrates the data coding techniques when analysing qualitative data.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/PhD/QualCORE2.html

 

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: This education blog shares how to engage with this generation’s students by talking about technology, news and lesson plans.

Link: http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.sg

 

Descriptive Statistics: The site shows how to compute measures of central tendencies such as mean, median and mode; as well as how to compute measures that show variability of data. It also explains the rationale for using the mean, median and mode and how to illustrate the display of data using graphical methods.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module2aMin.html

 

Edublogs: This is an education blogging site which manages student and teacher blogs.

Link: http://edublogs.org

 

Educational Research: This site discuss the characteristics of research and describes the steps involved in doing research.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module1a.html

 

Educational Research Methodology: This online course provides a foundation on the principles and practices of educational research and its application in the design of a study. This site will show how to justify the use of a particular type of research methodology in answering specific research questions; critically evaluate research articles and write a review of literature; analyse data and present a comprehensive report.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/HomeRES.html

 

Education World Community: This is a professional network for educators to collaborate and to share good resources.

Link: http://community.educationworld.com

 

Edudemic: This is an education technology site that features tools, tips and resources.

http://www.edudemic.com

 

Experimental Method: This site differentiates between true and quasi experiements; explain the need to ensure internal validity of experiments and to discuss the importance of external validity of experiments.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module4a.html

 

Factor Analysis: This site shows how to apply different types of statistical techniques used in Factor Analysis and how to interpret SPSS outputs using Factor Analysis.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module13FACTOR1.html

 

Flipped Learning: This education blog demonstrates what it is liked in a flipped classroom.

Link: http://jonbergmann.com

 

Focus Group Discussion for Research: These guides provide details for conducting a high quality focus group. Also included are step-by-step instructions for making sense of all the information collected as well as samples.

Links: http://assessment.aas.duke.edu/documents/How_to_Conduct_a_Focus_Group.pdf.

http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/~glennb/mm/FocusGroups.htm


Free Technology for Teachers: This education blog shares information about free resources that educators can use in their classrooms.

Link: http://www.freetech4teachers.com


General Research Issues: These guides focus on general issues related to qualitative and quantitative research, such as reliability and generalizability.

Link: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?categoryid=17&title=4


Google Scholar: This site provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

Link: http://scholar.google.com


Hypothesis Testing: This site explains the difference between the null and alternative hypothesis and their use in research; differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 error and explain when the two-tailed and one-tailed test is used.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module3Hy1.html


Interview for Research: A more in depth look at how to interview people, this was originally only available to University of Leicester students but is now open to the public. Illustrated with audio and video clips.

Link: http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/howtointerview/index.html

 

Instrumentation: This site differentiates between instrument and instrumentation and explains the guidelines for questionnaire design. It also demonstrates how to design and develop an attitude scale.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module7a.html

 

Linear Correlation: This site identifies the implications of various possible values of the correlation coefficient and computes a simple linear correlation using SPSS.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module9Corr1.html

 

Linear Regression: This site explains how regression is used in prediction using the lease square concept and how to interpret the linear regression SPSS output.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module10Regres1.html

 

Literature Review: The sites show the steps in writing a review of literature

Links: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module3c.html

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html

http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/specific-types-of-writing/literature-review

 

MindShift: This education blog explores the future of learning in all its dimensions, covering cultural and technology trends, innovations in education, groundbreaking research, education policy, and more.

Link: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/

 

Multiple Regression: This site shows how multiple regression is used in making predictions and how to compute and justify the use of multiple regression. It also shows how to interpret the SPSS output for multiple regression.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module11MultipRegress1.html

 

Normal Distribution: This site shows how to assess normality using graphical techniques such as histogram, box plots and normality plots. It also shows how to assess normality using statistical techniques.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module4Norm1.html

 

Online Learning Platform for Education Research: Learning Domain (LD) is a repository of web resources and online courses in education and training.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com

 

Qualitative Research Methods in Education: The sites examine the different genres of qualitative research, such as ethnography, case study, action and the generic method. Focus is on how to conduct research using observations, in-depth interviews and analysis of documents and artifacts. The issue of validity and reliability, the issue of ethics and coding of qualitative data are discussed.

Links: http://www.learningdomain.com/PhD/QualtativeINTROD.html

http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?categoryid=18&title=4

 

Qualitative versus Quantitative Research: This site shows a simple comparison of the features between the two types of research.

Link: http://wilderdom.com/research/QualitativeVersusQuantitativeResearch.html

 

Qualitative Data Analysis:

i) This chapter introduced the techniques of qualitative data analysis, including the use of mixed methods.

Link: http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/43454_10.pdf

ii) This guide outlines a basic approach for analyzing and interpreting narrative data — often referred to as content analysis.

Link: http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/g3658-12.pdf

iii) This online course describes the stages involved in qualitative data analysis and how to code and develop categories in qualitative data analysis

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/PhD/QualCORE2.html

 

Qualitative Data Collection Methods: This online course describes the major types of data gathering techniques, discuss sampling issues, evaluate validity issues and identify the skills required of the qualitative researcher.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/PhD/QualCORE1.html

 

Quantitative Research Methods: The guide address quantitative methodologies, such as experimental research and survey research.

Link: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?categoryid=19&title=4

 

Research Problem: This site demonstrates how to identify and state the research problem and explain the role of hypotheses in research.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module2a.html

 

SingTeach Research Journal: SingTeach is a bimonthly e-magazine for teachers, dedicated to improving teaching and enhancing learning. With easy access to tried-and-tested practices that work in your classroom, SingTeach puts research within your reach. Each article is crafted with teachers in mind. They put research within your reach in practical ways.

Link: http://singteach.nie.edu.sg


Speed of Creativity: This education blog shares about technology and creativity including TED talks along with relevant news on how technology is helping to shape the minds of the next generation.

Link: http://www.speedofcreativity.org


Statistics in Educational Research: This is an online course for applying statistics when analysing educational data. The steps and procedures for using SPSS in analysing educational data are presented. Emphasis is on how to interpret the different outputs of the statistical tools used.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/HOME2.html

 

Stephen’s Web: This digital research laboratory for innovation demonstrates new direction for the use of online media in education.

Link: http://www.downes.ca

 

Stevehaberlin’s Blog: This education blog shares experiences and powerful ideas on gifted education.

Link: http://community.educationworld.com/content/list-blog?uid=8060

 

Survey research Methodology: This site explains the process of selecting a sample using different techniques and lists the steps in conducting survey research. It also discusses the different types of survey data collection methods and elaborate on the ethics involved in conducting surveys.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module6A.html

 

T-Test: This site demonstrates using the t-Test for independent means and dependent means and also identifies the assumptions for using the t-test.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module5a.html

 

Technology with Intention: This education blog specializes in technology integration in the classroom.

Link: http://www.techwithintent.com

 

The Innovative Educator: This education blog shares innovative and creative teaching ideas.

Link: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.sg

 

Thematic Analysis: The sites detail a technique for conducting thematic analysis of qualitative material and present a step-by-step guide of the analytic process with the aid of an empirical example.

Links: http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~ssj/Thematic%20networks%20an%20analytic%20tool%20for.pdf

https://dspace.ndlr.ie/jspui/handle/10633/5467

 

The Principal of Change: This education blog covers school improvement, with inspiration and innovation at the helm and focuses on students’ needs.

Link: http://georgecouros.ca/blog/

 

The Thinking Stick: This education blog shares about how to prepare students of the changing patterns in learning and brace the competition through infusing technology with an addition of social networking, in order to learn better and faster in a more engaging way.

Link: http://www.thethinkingstick.com

 

Writing The Research Report: This site explains the elements of a research proposal and the steps to write a research proposal according to the proposed format.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module8A.html

 

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Annotated Bibliography: The sites show how to write an annotated bibliography with examples.

Links: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/AnnotatedBibliography.html

http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/specific-types-of-writing/annotated-bibliography

 

A Principal’s Reflection: This education blog shares the experience of a principal on educational leadership, reform and technology integration.

Link: http://esheninger.blogspot.sg

 

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD): ASCD is a global community that provides innovative solutions in professional development; capacity building and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach and lead.

Link: http://www.ascd.org/Default.aspx

 

APA citation style: A guide to using the APA 6th edition referencing system for in-text citations and reference lists.

Link: http://guides.is.uwa.edu.au/apa?hs=a

 

Coding of Qualitative Data: This online course demonstrates the data coding techniques when analysing qualitative data.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/PhD/QualCORE2.html

 

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: This education blog shares how to engage with this generation’s students by talking about technology, news and lesson plans.

Link: http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.sg

 

Descriptive Statistics: The site shows how to compute measures of central tendencies such as mean, median and mode; as well as how to compute measures that show variability of data. It also explains the rationale for using the mean, median and mode and how to illustrate the display of data using graphical methods.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module2aMin.html

 

Edublogs: This is an education blogging site which manages student and teacher blogs.

Link: http://edublogs.org

 

Educational Research: This site discuss the characteristics of research and describes the steps involved in doing research.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module1a.html

 

Educational Research Methodology: This online course provides a foundation on the principles and practices of educational research and its application in the design of a study. This site will show how to justify the use of a particular type of research methodology in answering specific research questions; critically evaluate research articles and write a review of literature; analyse data and present a comprehensive report.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/HomeRES.html

 

Education World Community: This is a professional network for educators to collaborate and to share good resources.

Link: http://community.educationworld.com

 

Edudemic: This is an education technology site that features tools, tips and resources.

http://www.edudemic.com

 

Experimental Method: This site differentiates between true and quasi experiements; explain the need to ensure internal validity of experiments and to discuss the importance of external validity of experiments.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module4a.html

 

Factor Analysis: This site shows how to apply different types of statistical techniques used in Factor Analysis and how to interpret SPSS outputs using Factor Analysis.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module13FACTOR1.html

 

Flipped Learning: This education blog demonstrates what it is liked in a flipped classroom.

Link: http://jonbergmann.com

 

Focus Group Discussion for Research: These guides provide details for conducting a high quality focus group. Also included are step-by-step instructions for making sense of all the information collected as well as samples.

Links: http://assessment.aas.duke.edu/documents/How_to_Conduct_a_Focus_Group.pdf.

http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/~glennb/mm/FocusGroups.htm


Free Technology for Teachers: This education blog shares information about free resources that educators can use in their classrooms.

Link: http://www.freetech4teachers.com


General Research Issues: These guides focus on general issues related to qualitative and quantitative research, such as reliability and generalizability.

Link: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?categoryid=17&title=4


Google Scholar: This site provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

Link: http://scholar.google.com


Hypothesis Testing: This site explains the difference between the null and alternative hypothesis and their use in research; differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 error and explain when the two-tailed and one-tailed test is used.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module3Hy1.html


Interview for Research: A more in depth look at how to interview people, this was originally only available to University of Leicester students but is now open to the public. Illustrated with audio and video clips.

Link: http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/howtointerview/index.html

 

Instrumentation: This site differentiates between instrument and instrumentation and explains the guidelines for questionnaire design. It also demonstrates how to design and develop an attitude scale.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module7a.html

 

Linear Correlation: This site identifies the implications of various possible values of the correlation coefficient and computes a simple linear correlation using SPSS.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module9Corr1.html

 

Linear Regression: This site explains how regression is used in prediction using the lease square concept and how to interpret the linear regression SPSS output.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module10Regres1.html

 

Literature Review: The sites show the steps in writing a review of literature

Links: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module3c.html

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html

http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/specific-types-of-writing/literature-review

 

MindShift: This education blog explores the future of learning in all its dimensions, covering cultural and technology trends, innovations in education, groundbreaking research, education policy, and more.

Link: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/

 

Multiple Regression: This site shows how multiple regression is used in making predictions and how to compute and justify the use of multiple regression. It also shows how to interpret the SPSS output for multiple regression.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module11MultipRegress1.html

 

Normal Distribution: This site shows how to assess normality using graphical techniques such as histogram, box plots and normality plots. It also shows how to assess normality using statistical techniques.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module4Norm1.html

 

Online Learning Platform for Education Research: Learning Domain (LD) is a repository of web resources and online courses in education and training.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com

 

Qualitative Research Methods in Education: The sites examine the different genres of qualitative research, such as ethnography, case study, action and the generic method. Focus is on how to conduct research using observations, in-depth interviews and analysis of documents and artifacts. The issue of validity and reliability, the issue of ethics and coding of qualitative data are discussed.

Links: http://www.learningdomain.com/PhD/QualtativeINTROD.html

http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?categoryid=18&title=4

 

Qualitative versus Quantitative Research: This site shows a simple comparison of the features between the two types of research.

Link: http://wilderdom.com/research/QualitativeVersusQuantitativeResearch.html

 

Qualitative Data Analysis:

i) This chapter introduced the techniques of qualitative data analysis, including the use of mixed methods.

Link: http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/43454_10.pdf

ii) This guide outlines a basic approach for analyzing and interpreting narrative data — often referred to as content analysis.

Link: http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/g3658-12.pdf

iii) This online course describes the stages involved in qualitative data analysis and how to code and develop categories in qualitative data analysis

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/PhD/QualCORE2.html

 

Qualitative Data Collection Methods: This online course describes the major types of data gathering techniques, discuss sampling issues, evaluate validity issues and identify the skills required of the qualitative researcher.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/PhD/QualCORE1.html

 

Quantitative Research Methods: The guide address quantitative methodologies, such as experimental research and survey research.

Link: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?categoryid=19&title=4

 

Research Problem: This site demonstrates how to identify and state the research problem and explain the role of hypotheses in research.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module2a.html

 

SingTeach Research Journal: SingTeach is a bimonthly e-magazine for teachers, dedicated to improving teaching and enhancing learning. With easy access to tried-and-tested practices that work in your classroom, SingTeach puts research within your reach. Each article is crafted with teachers in mind. They put research within your reach in practical ways.

Link: http://singteach.nie.edu.sg


Speed of Creativity: This education blog shares about technology and creativity including TED talks along with relevant news on how technology is helping to shape the minds of the next generation.

Link: http://www.speedofcreativity.org


Statistics in Educational Research: This is an online course for applying statistics when analysing educational data. The steps and procedures for using SPSS in analysing educational data are presented. Emphasis is on how to interpret the different outputs of the statistical tools used.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/HOME2.html

 

Stephen’s Web: This digital research laboratory for innovation demonstrates new direction for the use of online media in education.

Link: http://www.downes.ca

 

Stevehaberlin’s Blog: This education blog shares experiences and powerful ideas on gifted education.

Link: http://community.educationworld.com/content/list-blog?uid=8060

 

Survey research Methodology: This site explains the process of selecting a sample using different techniques and lists the steps in conducting survey research. It also discusses the different types of survey data collection methods and elaborate on the ethics involved in conducting surveys.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module6A.html

 

T-Test: This site demonstrates using the t-Test for independent means and dependent means and also identifies the assumptions for using the t-test.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/MULTIVARIATE/Module5a.html

 

Technology with Intention: This education blog specializes in technology integration in the classroom.

Link: http://www.techwithintent.com

 

The Innovative Educator: This education blog shares innovative and creative teaching ideas.

Link: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.sg

 

Thematic Analysis: The sites detail a technique for conducting thematic analysis of qualitative material and present a step-by-step guide of the analytic process with the aid of an empirical example.

Links: http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~ssj/Thematic%20networks%20an%20analytic%20tool%20for.pdf

https://dspace.ndlr.ie/jspui/handle/10633/5467

 

The Principal of Change: This education blog covers school improvement, with inspiration and innovation at the helm and focuses on students’ needs.

Link: http://georgecouros.ca/blog/

 

The Thinking Stick: This education blog shares about how to prepare students of the changing patterns in learning and brace the competition through infusing technology with an addition of social networking, in order to learn better and faster in a more engaging way.

Link: http://www.thethinkingstick.com

 

Writing The Research Report: This site explains the elements of a research proposal and the steps to write a research proposal according to the proposed format.

Link: http://www.learningdomain.com/RESEarch/Module8A.html