EnEd 5560
Current Research and Issues
Spring, 2017
Unit #2

The schedule for our next class will be as follows:

All: Read: How to read a Scientific Article

A. Complete research designs following Cambell & Stanley.
You should be familiar with Pre-Experimental design; Quasi-Experimental design including Time series, Non-equivalent control group, Separate Sample Pre-test Post-test designs; and in Experimental designs, Pre-test Post-test Control group design. Pay close attention to threats to validity.

B. The second phase of the class will be your opportunity to share your readings with classmates. As in EnEd 5165, we will use the Jig-saw method here.
Questions you should be prepared to answer regarding your article:
1. What is the Problem Statement (or Research Question)?
2. What is the design of the study?
3. What was the conclusion?
4. Does the conclusion make sense in relation to the design? What are the validity threats to the conclusion?
5. What is the significance of the article? (Keep in mind that significance can be from the subject being study, the methods, and/or the conclusion or findings.)

Your reading assignments are as follows: Note: Write a critique on only one article. Choose the article that most pertains to your interestst.

Group Members Readings Assignment
A: Julie A.; Jenna Z. *Use of Secondary Data Sets (Singleton) (pp 10 - 22) 
*Phenomenological Study (Meyer & Munson)
* Girls in the Woods (Whittington) (22-38)
B: Ian A.; Lucas K. *Wilderness perception.& psychological benefits:.. (Kaplan) (pp 71-80)
*Content Analysis..(Burros-Bammel) (pp191-196)
*Participant Observation in the recreation setting (Glancy)
C: Rosy B.: Emily W. *Self efficacy, cross racial friendships, & classroom climate (Lynch) (p119)
*Fear in outdoor education: The influence of gender and program (Young & Ewert)( p120)
*A survey of Env. Knowledge... (Perkes) (197-206)
D: Matt L. *Attribute preferences for wildland recreation settings (Schreyer & Beaulieu, p 81);
The efficacy of adventure programming...(Witman,p. 94)
*Importance-performance evaluation (Hollenhorst, p39.);
* Wilderness use & self actualization (Young & Crandall, p57.)

In additon, ALL should read:

1. "Research in outdoor education..." Ewert (1987). Bradford Papers.

2. "What is the question?" Leek & Peng (2015). www.sciencemag.org

3. "Validity of psychological assessment" Messick (1995). American Psychologist 50(9),741-749

C. We will conclude with a discussion on the significance of this research on our field and what the implications are/have been for outdoor education.