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Kathleen Thomas Allan, Ph.D., discusses research process, mathematical side of collected data analysis

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Kathleen Thomas Allan, Ph.D. has recently released a book titled “Research & The Analysis of Research Hypotheses” (published by Xlibris). This definitive work offers insight into the research process and practice in analyzing data collected during the research.

The design of this book owes much to M. David Merrill, Ph.D., who in the 70’s was a professor at Brigham Young University. He developed a method of designing instructional materials that used the principles of Rule – Example - Practice. The term “rule” covered such items as a mathematical rule, a classification paradigm, a descriptive category, or other information that gives the students a “rule” for understanding the main concept being taught. The term “example” covered the criterion showing how the rule worked. The term “practice” gave the student a way to perform an exercise, that is, in practicing with other variations of the example to gain experience in using the rule. For Merrill’s principles to be effective, the example must match the practice and the governing rule.

“Research & The Analysis of Research Hypotheses” has been designed employing Merrill’s theories. The “rule” is described and defined in the portion of each unit of instruction labeled “Purpose.” The “example” and matching “practice” are described in the portion labeled “Objectives.” The body of the unit describes the rule in more detail giving examples as needed. Finally, there is an “assignment” which requires the student to put the rule into practice.

“Research & The Analysis of Research Hypotheses”
By Kathleen Thomas Allan, Ph.D.
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781493168309
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781493168316
E-Book | 164 pages | ISBN 9781493168323
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kathleen Thomas Allan, Ph.D. was born in India to British parents. She was educated in four different countries, India, England, New Zealand and the United States. She taught elementary school, high school math in New Zealand and math to older students returning to education and the work force in the United States. She is always looking for the simplest method to teach math concepts and making sure the students understand them.

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