Title: 'Research from Scratch – A Recipe to Develop the Framework for Problem-Based Research for Novices'
Track: 9 - Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement
Keyword(s): research methodology, improvement, data, change
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the different types of research data (achievement, demographic, perception and process)
  2. Formulate a research question or testable hypothesis
  3. Develop a plan for data collection and analysis


A well-articulated, research-worthy problem statement or question is the main ingredient for any viable research. This presentation will help novice researchers develop a recipe to answer their supposition by using a statement or query as the starting point to develop a research project. We will discuss the fundamental ingredients in a research plan: identifying the different types of research data, designing a problem statement or question, choosing appropriate methodology and methods, collecting and analyzing data, and summarizing conclusions. The theoretical foundation will be placed into practice by examining the structure of a current research project being implemented in the state of Washington tracking children between ages 3 and 5 who are not participating in specialized educational programs to determine if they are experiencing regression in communication development. We will complete the presentation by proposing a template for crafting an effective research project proposal.
Presentation: Tuesday_Jones_300_KerianneChristie_1671.pdf


Handouts: Handout is not Available
CART: Topical Session 7- 1671.rtf
Kerianne Christie - Primary Presenter,POC
Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
     Credentials: M.Ed., NBCT
      Kerianne Christie is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s degree in Education. She has been providing early childhood education services in and around Washington State for the past 12 years through the Washington School for the Deaf Outreach Team. She has been involved with the development and promotion of many statewide initiatives and projects that specifically impact the birth-to-three population and has presented at a variety of local and national conferences regarding early intervention services.

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment,Teaching and speaking,Consulting from WA State Center for Childhood Deafness & Hearing Loss.  

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Kris Ching - Co-Presenter
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness & Hearing Loss
     Credentials: M.A. Deaf Education
      Kris Ching is the Outreach Director, birth-5, for Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness & Hearing Loss (CDHL). Her focus is on developing collaborative relationships in underserved areas, providing training/information to early intervention coordinators and providers, and finding funding to help expand statewide services for children and families. She is involved with the D/HH Early Childhood State Agencies Taskforce, serves on the WA Hands & Voices board, and is currently enrolled in Gallaudet University’s D/HH Infants, Toddlers, and Families: Collaboration & Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program.

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment,Management position,Teaching and speaking,Consulting from WA State Center for Childhood Deafness & Hearing Loss.  

Nonfinancial - Has a Professional (Board member) relationship for Board membership.