Methods of Qualitative Research in Education
|Guidelines for Group Presentation|
For this assignment, you will work as part of a group (of 3-5 classmates) to facilitate our collective exploration of one of the five book-length qualitative studies assigned in this course. Your group will examine that study and prepare an in-class presentation on it. Your group's presentation should encourage careful examination of the study and provoke in-depth discussion of its methodological and ethical implications. You will have flexibility in deciding how to make your presentation, but you should focus on the critical issues regarding qualitative research raised by your assigned study. In effect, your group will take responsibility for conducting our class on your assigned study.
The basic requirements for this assignment are relatively few and open-ended. Your group is expected to
You should expect to take 60-75 minutes for your presentation. How you use that time is up to you and your group members.
The primary goal of this assignment is to convey to your classmates what your group believes are the key issues and questions associated with your assigned study and to engage your classmates actively in thinking carefully about those issues and questions. As a starting point, you and your group should discuss your study in depth and evaluate it according to the basic questions for evaluating a study listed in the guidelines for the Critical Review Assignment:
How you address these questions and engage your classmates in thinking about them is up to you. Here are some general guidelines to help you plan your presentation:
The group presentations will be made on the following dates:
A sign-up sheet for the presentations will be distributed in class on September 14th.
Once you sign up for this assignment, it will be up to you and your group members to arrange to complete your preparations for your presentations. When and how often you meet is your decision. (I will try to provide some class time for groups to meet.) If you have any problems arranging to complete your work or meet outside of class, let me know as soon as possible.
Let me know at least one week in advance of your presentation if you wish to use any audio-visual equipment or if you need materials copied for your presentation.
This assignment is worth twenty-five points. Points will be assigned to the group as a whole. (In other words, each group member will earn the same point score for this assignment.)
Twenty-five points will be earned for a presentation that