Incentive-based Home Reading Challenges

Regions: South Slave Region

Tags: social sciences, education, literacy

Principal Investigator: Hanson, Dorie A (1)
Licence Number: 15156
Organization: University of Alberta
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Issued: Sep 28, 2012
Project Team: Dorie Hanson (Researcher, University of Alberta), Leonora Macy (Instructor, University of Alberta)

Objective(s): The purpose of this qualitative research assignment is to explore how school-wide, incentive-based home reading challenges benefit three students at Princess Alexandra School in Hay River, NWT.
This assignment will focus on the following central question:
How do three students in the middle school experience incentive-based home reading challenges?

Project Description: The purpose of this qualitative research assignment is to explore how school-wide, incentive-based home reading challenges benefit three students at Princess Alexandra School in Hay River, NWT.

This assignment will focus on the following central question:
How do three students in the middle school experience incentive-based home reading challenges?

Participants will be asked to complete a pre-interview activity that consists of four questions based on images from previous reading challenges. This qualitative research will use semi-structured questions and responses will be audio-recorded for data collection, coding, analysis and interpretation. Basic qualitative methods will be used for this assignment.

As this is a small research assignment applicable to a school application, local involvement will most likely consist of presentation to school and South Slave Divisional Education Council (SSDEC) district staff.

The participants will receive a copy of the transcript from their interview and a final copy of the report will be provided to any interested participant. The report will be used for in-services in Hay River schools and shared with the SSDEC board office and literacy coaches. Literacy Coaches will disseminate the information to their own school if appropriate for their context. The report is available for educational application.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from September 28, 2012 to December 5, 2012.