Why is research in the field of education important?
Research contributes to the knowledge and development of the field and provides opportunities for practitioners and researchers alike to improve their practice, guide policy, and develop new knowledge about teaching and learning.
Improving your research skills
Read all about how to research. You can find books and articles on improving your research skills online or in your local library.
Find highly published, reputable researchers in the field. Read what they have written, find connections to your own areas of interest, and take note of how they conducted their research.
Find a mentor, teacher, or critical friend to collaborate and discuss your areas of interest and research ideas. Talking with someone about your ideas helps to narrow your topic, develop a strong question, and identify a plan of attack.