he purpose of this chapter is to help you sort through the similarities and differences between discussing your analysis of qualitative and quantitative methodologies singularly (as discussed in the last two chapters) and the discussion of similar data as part of a mixed methods study.
We presuppose you have also read Chapters 11 and 12 and have a decent understanding of how you would approach qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies if you had done them individually.
Works Cited/Bibliography See the Bibliography section. Appendices Education research papers often contain one or more appendices.
An appendix contains material that is appropriate for enlarging the reader's understanding, but that does not fit very well into the main body of the paper.
Mixed methods provide the researcher with more information from participants, allowing for the potential of relatively deep insights with perhaps less work than would be required by two separate studies, one qualitative and one quantitative.
There is no one right style or manner for writing an education paper.
A clear focus, avoiding meaningless digressions, provides the essential unity that characterizes a strong education paper.
Conclusion After spending a great deal of time and energy introducing and arguing the points in the main body of the paper, the conclusion brings everything together and underscores what it all means.
Often only 100 to 300 words, the abstract generally provides a broad overview and is never more than a page.
It describes the essence, the main theme of the paper.