Learning from Research: Getting More from Your Data

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3.4
AIMS AND PURPOSE OF
THE STUDY

Cher Ping's introductory paragraph to his Design and Method chapter reads as follows:

This research study attempts to investigate the effective-
ness of CBL on students' performance compared with the
traditional method of remedial lessons. The question being
raised is whether or not the students using CBL as part of
the CBL support package benefit in terms of achievement
of learning outcomes (achieving higher level objectives in
Bloom's taxonomy, providing scaffolding for thinking,
promoting problem-solving skills and promoting learner
autonomy), higher satisfaction and motivation level, more
collaboration and better communication, as compared with
their counterparts who do not.

This is a tall order and not to be undertaken by the faint-hearted, but no one could accuse Cher Ping of faint-heartedness. He knew he would have to be very thorough about the way he planned his research and he decided that he would need three different approaches to data collecting, as follows:

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