Topic Name Description
File MA Thesis/Project Steps PPT

PPT that outlines steps to complete your MA thesis or project.

File MA Thesis/Project Steps

Suggested steps for completing your thesis or project.

File Committee Tips PPT

PPT reviews tips for choosing and interacting with culminating activity committee.

URL CSUSM Graduate Studies Web Page
URL CSUSM Writing Center
URL CSUSM Writing Center Thesis/Project/Dissertation Workshops

Spring 2018: Feb 24, Mar 10, April 21, & May 5 

from 10am to 2pm

https://www.csusm.edu/writingcenter/services/thesis_workshops.html

URL ScholarWorks: CSUSM Published Thesis, Projects & Disserations

Please access previously published thesis, projects and disserations at CSUSM.

File Suggested Project or Thesis Timeline

This timeline is provided as a guide to help you complete your culminating experience productively with minimal stress.

File Sample APA Paper
File Thesis And Project Format Guide
File Thesis & Project Overview Handout
File Thesis Template - MAC Word Document

with APA 6th Edition Formatting & ADA Formatting

File Project Template - MAC Word Document

with APA 6th Edition Formatting and ADA Formatting

File Thesis Template - PC Word Document

with APA 6th Edition Formatting and ADA Formatting

File Project Template - PC Word Document

with APA 6th Edition Formatting and ADA Formatting

File Thesis Chapter Rubrics
Use these rubrics to guide your thesis chapter writing, but confirm expectations with your thesis committee.
File Project Chapter Rubrics
Use these rubrics to guide your project chapter writing, but confirm expectations with your project committee.
File Thesis Chapter 1-5 Outline
File Project Chapter 1-5 Outline
File Thesis and Project Chapter Overview PPT
File How to Merge PDF Files
File Writing Feedback PPT
File Writing Feedback Sheet: Use this sheet to provide feedback for peers' writings.
Use this sheet to provide feedback for peers' writings.
File EDUC 628/650 Suggested Writing Steps

The key to good writing is rewriting. During EDUC 628/650 course you will be required to write a proposal for your culminating activity for the MA program. This will be in the form of Thesis/Project Chapters 1-3. You will write three or four drafts of your chapters for this course, but be prepared to revise multiple times (5-10 possibly) through out the completion of your MA. During the semester you will form writing groups to support your efforts. We will use a feedback process to help you focus on what you have done, what you need to clarify and how you can polish your writing. In addition you will be required to share your writing with another professor – possibly your committee chair or another committee member. If you do not have a committee yet, this course will support you to choose these key people.

URL Thesis and Project Submission Forms
File APA Formating PPT
File APA Citating and Referencing PPT
File Sample Reference Page
File APA Styling Guide pdf
File Intro to Ed Research Chapters

Chapters to the Intro to Ed Research

File Cred + MA PPT

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URL The Chicago School Dissertation Chapter Rubrics

An example of expectations for each chapter

URL Walden University MA Thesis Chapter Rubrics

http://assessment.uncg.edu/academic/rubrics/Thesis%20Rubric%20(Qualitative).pdf

URL APA Heading Level Formatting for Word on Mac

https://youtu.be/0jT_oXvichg

URL APA Manual 6th ed pdf http://coral.wcupa.edu/other/APA6thEdition.pdf


http://coral.wcupa.edu/other/APA6thEdition.pdf

Topic 0: MA in Ed General Option Orientation File MA Orientation PPT

Attached is a ppt ued at the 2015 MA in Education Orientation.

File MA in Education General Option Program of Study Form

If you are not in the General Option, please contact your program coordinator for the correct form.

File Orientation Handout

June 2016 

File MA Thesis/Project Steps

Steps to finish culmination activity.

File MA Writing Prompt

Writing prompt for admission to MA in Ed General Option.

URL How to Apply to Our MA in Ed Program: 2 Applications

https://www.csusm.edu/cehhs/studentservices/admission/howtoapplyma.html

Topic 1: Chapter One - Statement of Problem File Chapter One: Definition of Problem PPT
This ppt introduces the concept of a research problem and outlines the components for chapter one.
File Chapter 1 Introduction PPT
Watch this ppt to help you understand what a research question is and the components of chapter 1.
File Chapter 1 Example: Extracurricular Activities Impact on Science Achievement
This is an example of Chapter One.
File Chapter 1 Example: Two Teachers in a Classroom

This is an example of Chapter One.

File Chapter 1 Example: Using Technology Based Science Guide
This is an example of Chapter One.
File Chapter 1 Template
File Cresswell, J.W. & Plano Clark, V.L. (n.d.). Principles of Qualitative Research: Designing A Qualitative Study PPT.
File Gavin, D. (2011). Writing Good Research Questions, Retrieved from http://masscommtheory.com/2011/05/05/writing-good-qualitative-research-questions/
File Ellis, T.J. & Levy, Y. (2008). Framework of Problem-Based Research: A Guide for Novice Researchers on the Development of a Research-Worthy Problem. Informing Science Journal, 11, p. 17-33.
File Creswell, _J.W. (2007). Designing a Qualitative Study Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among 5 approaches (2nd_ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
URL Gammon, Christina. (nd). Quantitative vs Quantitative Research PPT. Retrieved from http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/graduateSchool/documents/thesis--dissertation-services/Quantitative%20vs.%20Qualitative.pdf

http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/graduateSchool/documents/thesis--dissertation-services/Quantitative%20vs.%20Qualitative.pdf

Topic 2: Chapter Two File Chapter Two: Literature Review PPT
Read this ppt to help you understand the structure of the literature review.
File Chapter 1 & 2 Example: Two Teachers in a Classroom
This is an example of chapter 1 & 2. Please note that not all the citations are provided for the quotes. You will see that some page numbers and dates are missing. Make sure you do not make the same mistake.
File Chapter 2 Example: Using Technology Based Guide
This is an example of Chapter 2. It is not perfect. See if you can find the errors.
File Chapter 2 Template
URL Guest Lecturer, Toni Olivas (Education Librarian)

Dr. Toni Olivas briefly introduces herself and the resources available to you in the CSUSM Kellogg Library.

URL Library Database Search Strategies

This short video will guide you through developing a basic search strategy to use in all of our CSUSM Library databases.

URL ERIC Database Search

This video will show you the basics of how to do an ERIC search.  For more detailed help searching ERIC or any of our other CSUSM databases, please contact Dr. Toni Olivas at (760) 750-4333.

URL CSUSM Library Databases

This is a list of the CSUSM Library databases for Education.  If you are accessing these databases from off-campus, you will have to sign in with your Username and password.

URL Library Research Guide for Education

This is a webpage that Education Librarian Toni Olivas put together for the School of Education.  If you would like more detailed research help, please contact her at (760) 750-4333.

File List of Education Journals and Websites
This is a list of useful journal in the field of education. This list is not all encompassing, but use it as a starting point.
File Interpretting & Summarizing Research: Introduction to Educational Research Textbook Chapter 5 PPT
This ppt was adapted by Anne René Elsbree . Use it as a resource to understand the Intro to Ed Research textbook.
URL Literatue Review Tips from University of Toronto
Univ of Toronto Lit Review Support
File Locating Published Research: Introduction to Educational Research Textbook Chapter 4 PPT
This ppt was adapted by Anne René Elsbree for use in EDUC 650. Use it as a resource to understand the Intro to Ed Research text book.
File Chapter Two: Literature Review PPT
File Sample Literature Review Theme: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
File Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Literature Review Theme
Topic 3: Chapter Three File Chapter Three Methodology Steps for Thesis & Project PPT
File Chapter Three Methodology Example for Digital Storytelling Unit
File Antonina Moreno Homework Research Thesis 2017
URL Chapter 3 Methodology for Homework Research

Sign in to CSUSM library page and then connect to the link to access a copy of 

Antonina Morena's research on homework. 

File Research Design Overview
File Introduction to the IRB Process
This ppt will be used in class. Feel free to read it before or after class to clarify course expectations.
File Gathering Data: Introduction to Educational Research Textbook Chapter 6 PPT
This ppt was adapted by Anne René Elsbree. Use it as a resource to understand the Intro to Ed Research textbook.
File Franken, J.R. & Wallen, N.E. (2009). Statistics in Perspectives, How to Design & Evaluate Research in Education, NY: McGraw Hill, pp. 241-258.
Read this chapter to help you use statistics in your research:
Franken, J.R. & Wallen, N.E. (2009). Statistics in Perspectives, How to Design & Evaluate Research in Education, NY: McGraw Hill, pp. 241-25
File SESSION 8 PPT: Ethnography & Survey Research
This ppt will be used in class. Feel free to read it before or after class to clarify course expectations.
File Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. (1999). Articulating Indigenous Research Agenda in Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. Zed Books. pp. 123-141. PDF document
File Beach, J.L. Chapter 3: Grounded Theory (An Analysis Example), Retrieved from http://www.google.com/search?q=Cresswell+data+analysis&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#q=Creswell+data+analysis&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=s
http://www.google.com/search?q=Cresswell+data+analysis&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#q=Creswell+data+analysis&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=sE9&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvnsb&ei=VY-YTq3TIceksQLRuMDWBA&start=10&sa=N&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=c3626591ea9f6d0f&biw=1179&bih=706
URL Action Research Methodology Chapter 1: What is Action Research?, Guiding School Improvement with Action Research by Richard Sagor

Learn how to use action research in your classroom with these simple steps.

URL Case Study As a Research by Susan K. Soy (1997)

Case Study Overview

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~ssoy/usesusers/l391d1b.htm

With a good reference section for Case Study Methodology

URL Case Study Methodology by Rolf Johansson (2003)

Case Study Methodology

http://www.psyking.net/HTMLobj-3839/Case_Study_Methodology-_Rolf_Johansson_ver_2.pdf

URL AutoEthnography: An Overview by Carolyn Ellis, Tony E. Adams & Arthur P. Bochner (2011)

Autoethnography: An Overview by Carolyn Ellis, Tony E. Adams & Arthur P. Bochner (2011)

http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3095

URL Fischler, Abraham. S. (nd). Writing Chapter 3 PPT. Nova Southeastern University.

http://education.nova.edu/Resources/uploads/app/35/files/arc_doc/writing_chpt3_qualitative_research_methods.pdf

URL Gilflores, Javier. & Alonso, Christina. Granado. (1995). Using Focus Groups in Educational Research Exploring Teachers' Perspectives on Educational Change, Evaluation Review 19(1).

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0193841X9501900104

URL Pazzaglia, A. M., Stafford, E. T., & Rodriguez, S. M. (2016). Survey methods for educators: Selecting samples and administering surveys. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED567752.pdf

URL Portraiture Research: When you are a subject of the research

http://www.saralawrencelightfoot.com/portraiture1.html