Day 6 Summer EPET 2012

Sampling was a big topic during today's class. We were instructed to be mindful, when critiquing research, that all samples are necessary but not sufficient for establishing generalizability. We should notice how the researchers talk about the limits of their sampling and critique these attempts to minimize error and bias. Additionally, when researchers claim they conducted an experiment they have misspoken. We should be looking for terms such as quazi-experimental design or non-equivalent group design. I’ll be looking those up tonight! has been recommended for learning about these research designs. 


Today's "Parade of Scholars" introduced us to Dr. Cindy Okolo. I appreciated the wonderful advice she shared, especially about the nature of academic reading and writing:

  1. Suggested read: Anne-Marie Slaughter Atlantic Magazine
  2. The reading and writing work comes in fits and starts
  3. Try to make a little progress each day 
  4. Try to read and write for fun
  5. Use digital tools to keep an archive of reading and writing to provide a record of thinking and writing
  6. Strive to make constant connections between reading, writing, and living



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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Liz Christensen (Monday, 25 June 2012 22:34)

    I am so glad you suggested I read your blog. I love the advice you posted; it was something I needed to read today. Making a little progress each day and connecting reading, writing and living are just plain good advice.

  • #2

    Valerie Byrnes (Monday, 25 June 2012 23:04)

    Loved how you revised your statement of research interests. Thanks for inviting me to share your journey through your blog.

  • #3

    marci (Tuesday, 26 June 2012 00:29)

    I love what I've learned from you. I admire what you are.doing. I pray my children and grandchildren are fortunate enough to be touched by your beliefs. I thank the lord every day I had the opportunity to work by your side.

  • #4

    Crystal Nekuda (Tuesday, 26 June 2012 10:14)

    Great suggestions, thank you!
    I have two questions:
    1. Do you still write in your journal or is it all digital?
    2. How do you make connections to reading, writing, and living?