A Model of Empirical Research
|•||Generalizing from the Model|
Chapter 1 points out that many decisions are based on expected causal relationships. For example, a decision is made to establish goals for teachers expecting these goals will influence their behaviors and subsequently influence Students' academic achievement.
Chapter 2 develops a model that explicates such causal relationships and shows how empirical research contributes to causal understanding. Master the model in this chapter, and you will see research questions just as practicing researchers see them. The model will also help you