M1: Analysis of Example Project
This is a Masters of Special Education Masters Project – Planning course.
Please look at the uploaded word document for further assignment instructions/requirements to complete this assignment.
M1: Analysis of Example Project
In this activity, you will complete an analysis of an example project. This analysis will help you gain a better understanding of the considerations and resources you will need to successfully complete your own project.
Complete the following steps:
1. Read/Review the uploaded example project.
2. Use the Word document of analysis questions below.
3. Type all of your answers into the Word document template below to complete this assignment.
You will be asked to identify several components of your example project. You may wish to review the introduction to the project development process to review the different parts of a project. Please review the terms below in order to have a clear understanding of what you’re being asked to find.
Types of Scholarly Sources:
– Quantitative Study: This is a research article from a scholarly journal. It uses quantitative methodology to answer the research question. Quantitative studies explore topics through quantifiable methods that can be statistically evaluated and replicated.
– Qualitative Study: This is a research article from a scholarly journal. It uses qualitative methodology to answer the research question. Qualitative studies explore topics in thick and rich descriptions.
– Mixed Method Study: This is a research article from a scholarly journal. It uses both qualitative and quantitative methodology to answer the research question.
– Review of Literature: This is a research article from a scholarly journal. This type of research collects, analyzes, and presents results from the existing research surrounding a topic. Literature reviews can contain qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed method studies.
– Descriptive Article: This is a scholarly or non-scholarly article. It is descriptive in nature and does not fit in any of the other categories listed above. This type of article should be used sparingly and with special attention given to the source of the information.
The master’s project is a “capstone” program experience requiring the student to apply a scholarly approach to addressing a problem of practice related to high-incidence disabilities, educational programs serving students with high-incidence disabilities and their families, or special education processes. Once completed, the project is reviewed and approved by a panel of three faculty members, leading to a recommendation of completion of the master’s degree in the School of Education at the University of Kansas.
This one-credit section of SPED 898: Master’s Project focuses on planning one’s master’s project research, which leads to a following two-credit section of SPED 898: master’s project implementation and final presentation for completion of degree. In this course, the student will identify a problem of practice, complete a literature review exploring informed responses to the identified problem, and develop an action plan based on the literature to address the identified problem of practice.
This module will provide an overview of the master’s project. You will learn about the types of projects students have done to complete their master’s degree, see examples, and begin to think about what you might want to do for your final master’s project.