Bilingual Children Custom Essay

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After reading through the article(s) a few times, now it is time to get to work.
1. Begin by dissecting the methodology section. How does the author introduce this? Highlight any word phrases that you like or find helpful.
2. Next, identify the author’s description of data analysis. How might you follow this for your own study? What do you like or dislike? Are there data analysis tools mentioned that you might want to investigate? Note: survey descriptions often have quantitative analyses methods that we haven’t discussed like ANOVA, t-test, chi-squared, etc. Don’t worry if you come across these terms and feel lost. It isn’t necessary for you to use some of the statistical equations for your analysis.
3. Lastly, examine the way the results are reported. How does the author organize this section? How are the themes/conclusions introduced?

Use these questions as a guide to understanding your article(s). Post your article and your responses to these questions in the Discussion Board according to the due date in the course schedule. Use your name and type of data collection as the title of your post.

Title: Explicit and Implicit Dimensions of Adult-Child Interactions in a Quality Childcare Center
Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
• • How does the author introduce this? Highlight any word or phrases that you like or find helpful.
This study used qualitative research methods including interviews, participant’s observations, videotaping and the teacher’ reflections on interactions with children. Highlighted word/phrases that I found like or found helpful include:
Adult-child interactions.
Patterns that emerged from videotaped observations.
Teacher’s reflections.
Triangulation.
Identifying themes.
Independently reviewed and analyzed.
Patterns were compared.
Verbal/Non patterns.
Child-referencing.
I liked these words and phrases because I could picture myself using these in my study. Also these are topics we discussed in class. Having the discussion in class made me more aware of “themes” and patterns” and how they are important when analyzing data.

• • Identify the author’s description of data analysis. How might you follow this for your own study? What do you like or dislike? Are there data analysis tools mentioned that you might want to investigate?

When I read the data analysis it reminded me of the class discussion/activity we did back on January 14. In addition, it also reminded me of what Colleen and D. Lively did when they examined data from students. In this study, researchers independently reviewed and analyzed each of the 13 video tapes. This was done independently to assure that emerging themes represented reliable and trustworthy interpretations of their individually recorded observations. Then the patterns and themes were compared. These were triangulated with themes that emerged from interviews and the teacher’s reflections on videotaped observations. Multiple sources of data brought credibility.

What I liked about this data analysis method is that I can relate to what the researchers did since this is similar to the class exercise we did in class. In class we read conversations that took place between students and looked for themes then compared our thoughts with our partners. This type of data analysis makes really good sense to me since this is something I actually did. In addition, I like the fact that this study looks at teacher reflections, interviews along with the video tapes. Triangulation brings credibility.

While conducting my study I really may want to consider examining verbal and nonverbal patterns during shared reading with my children. Examining verbal and nonverbal patterns is something that the researchers looked at in the current study. When conducting my study, I may also want to find themes that emerge from the videos and reflections in order to bring credibility.
• Examine the way the results are reported. How does the author organize this section? How are the themes/conclusions introduced?
The results were easy to find and read. The verbal patterns theme was in one section with the heading Verbal Patterns in italicized print. The nonverbal theme was in another section with italicized print.

The triangulated analysis section was separate heading with Explicit Influences and Implicit Influences as subheadings. It was nice to see the triangulation section tie in with the introduction section. This provides an ideal flow to the article.

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