Corrections and alterations – Even though Dr. Hoffman’s corrections were very thorough, a few issues jump at me today that did not when I first wrote these pieces.
- In the prospectus, I included one only research question and that is not enough for a doctoral dissertation.
- I used the term instruments and that is not the standard terminology, it should be instead, Data Sources.
- Even though I had finished my data collection, it was not enough and I didn’t know it. With my busy schedule, I had not written on my teacher’s journal sufficiently. This specific fact caused me serious drawbacks later on.
In Chapter 2, my literature review topics started out very different than what it is today. At first, I was just looking at different aspects of experimenting with collaboration and that explains my literary research choices: Computer –Supported Collaborative Learning, Learning through Teams, Social Interaction, Collaborative Learning, Cooperative Learning, Group Learning, Student to Student Interaction, Peer Learning. The chapter also describes the related studies on Learning Communities, Active Learning, Motivation.