Research Basics



Definition of Research YouTube Video

The research paradigm – methodology, epistemology and ontology – explained in simple language

Ontology: What is reality?

David James: How to get clear about method, methodology, epistemology and ontology, once and for all

Quantitative Sampling: YouTube

Sampling: Key Terms, etc

Types of Data: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval/Ratio – Statistics Help

Independent, Dependent and Confounding Variables in Quantitative Research

5 Big Words: Research Knowledge Base







Telling a Complete Story with Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research – Dr. John W. Creswel

Qualitative VS Quantitative Researc


Qualitative Sampling



Statistics Can Be Misleading

What is a case study?

Collective Impact

Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle (Deming Cycle)

What is action research?

Implementation Research

Experimental Analyses of Implementation Strategies

About Improvement Science

Design Thinking for Educators Website

Guiding School Improvement with Action Research Ch1 and Ch2


Learning_to_Improve_Introduction (1)

90 day cycle (school improvement)

Variable: Statistics

Statistics: Levels of Measurement

Levels Of Measurement: YouTube

Levels of Measurement: YouTubeVideo

What is Data? Wikepedia

What is a data base table? Wikepedia

What is a data matrix?

What is a data set?

What is a sample in statistics?

What is a function (mathematics) in statistics?

What is an algorithm in statistics?

What is a statistic or sample statistic?

Thinking Statistically

Frequency Tables & Plots: Khan Academy


Bar Graphs with creation tool

Line Graphs: Math is Fun

Scatter Plots: Khan Academy

More on scatter plots

Online Stat Book: Central Tendency

Calculating Standard Deviation

Data Analysis Toolkit

How to Describe Data Patterns in Statistics

overview of the features of a normal distribution

Relative Frequency

more relative frequency


standard deviation formulas

Introduction to Z Scores ~ Mini Lecture Basic Intro Statistics Tutoria


Stats: Percentile, z-score, and Area Under Normal Curve

Z scores & percentiles

Good definitions of terms: descriptive/inferential statistics





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