Dissertation Information for Anne Looney Shelly
- Anne Looney Shelly
- [No Discipline Recorded]
- Syracuse University (USA) (1984)
MPACT Status: Incomplete - Not_Inspected
Title: INDUCING SECONDARY TEACHERS' CONCEPTIONS OF READING: A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS USING LOGIC PROGRAMMING
Abstract: "This study addresses three issues: (1) the use of qualitative methodology, specifically the use of analytic induction from a symbolic interaction perspective, to induce content-area teachers' conceptions of reading, (2) the development of computer programs written in a symbolic-computation programming system applicable to qualitative research methodology, and (3) the identification of methodological concerns which require careful consideration in the context of computer-assisted data analysis which complements the qualitative research perspective.
One part of this study explores the relationships between secondary teachers' reading conceptions and reading activities they present to students. Teacher data were collected through observations and interviews, which were analyzed as case studies with the help of QUALOG, a set of main-frame computer programs developed to facilitate the mechanical tasks of qualitative data analysis. The goal of this project was to induce two secondary teachers' conceptions of reading from observational data on their instructional practices, and from interview data on their underlying rationales for those practices and on their interpretations of the reading process.
A second part of this study describes the collaborative development of a unique set of main-frame computer programs. Conventional work-processing programs and LOGLISP, a system which integrated logic programming with LISP, form the basis for QUALOG, a collection of flexible and sophisticated programs, which facilitates the mechanical tasks of qualitative data analysis. These programs aid the researcher's conceptual work in data analysis in four areas: (1) formatting the data as text files; (2) creating, organizing, and storing files of coding category information; (3) testing assertions relevant to hypotheses by scanning codes and/or text for confirming and disconfirming evidence; and (4) creating, organizing, and storing files for the researcher's memoranda.
The third part of this study examines the importance of recognizing the distinction between the conceptual and mechanical tasks of qualitative data analysis. The implications of maintaining this distinction become particularly important as programming systems such as LOGLISP are used to develop the potential of computer use in qualitative research."
MPACT Scores for Anne Looney Shelly
A = 0
C = 2
A+C = 2
T = 0
G = 0
W = 0
TD = 0
TA = 0
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