Firstly, it will try to understand if the Eric Jensen brain-based program is effective at what it is designed to do, and secondly, it will seek to identify if the brain-based teaching/learning significantly improves the reading of standardized test scores. The data the is associated with this research will be collected using three different methods which include a survey, focus group discussions as well as an interview of the teachers. A questionnaire will be constructed to serve the purpose of collecting data in the classroom and will be filled by the students in the class. On the other hand, the focus group will target various teachers who use the Eric Jensen brain-based program as well as those who do not. Finally, the interview will be designed to collect data from teachers concerning whether the brain-based teaching/learning significantly improves the reading of standardized test scores.
Since the questionnaire will be measuring the opinions of the teachers on whether the Eric Jensen brain-based program is effective at what it is designed to do, it will be constructed as an attitude scale that will contain a minimum of ten items. A pilot test will be conducted to establish if the people who are targeted for the survey have adequate knowledge and an understanding of that will enable them to provide significant opinions to the study (Morra & Rist, 2009). The questionnaire will include choices that will allow the respondents who have no options to express their perspective as well as a number of questions to gather information at the beginning that will screen out the ones who have limited or no knowledge of the prevailing subject.
The questionnaires that will be used will employ open questions that will allow the respondents to provide answers that best describe the opinion they have on specific issues beings studied. The questionnaire will avoid giving the respondents the option of ticking their choices based on a provides scale as in ...Show more