The Value of E-Books Research Proposal by Nicky

The Value of E-Books
A research proposal on whether the additional value that e-books offer over their printed counterparts warrant funding to provide them in the upper elementary school setting.
# 148480 | 4,905 words | 15 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2011 in Education (Elementary School) , Computer and Technology (General)

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The paper begins by discussing the significance of this study and then provides a comprehensive literature review on instructional materials used in schools and colleges today. The paper outlines the methodology being used to carry out this study and offers justifications for choosing this methodology. The paper discusses the research philosophy, approach and strategy and addresses the data quality issues involved.

Conceptual Framework
Literature Review
The Methodology
Research Philosophy
Research Approach
Research Strategy
Time Horizons and Research Type
Data Collection Methods
Qualitative Approach
Qualitative Method
Sample Description
Data Quality Issues
Analysing the Data

From the Paper:

"This study is important because an examination of the use of tech-tools in education is quite significant. More specifically, many problems appear in the application of technology in educational activities especially within classrooms while the response of governments is too slow and limited (Godwin-Jones, 2007). On the other hand, it seems that the participants in the educational arena especially teachers do not have the required competency and willingness to use technology for the improvement of students' performance. Perhaps teachers are under the assumption that the intervention of technology within the classroom will do little to improve student participation in educational activities, which as the literature points out, is a wrong assumption to make. For these reasons, this study is important to teachers and students (Godwin-Jones, 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alyea, C. (2007, March 6). Examining the Potential of Electronic Books within Children's Libraries and Classrooms. In School of Library and Information Studies - University of Alberta. Retrieved April 14, 2009, from
  • Barlow, C.L. and Wetherill, K.S. (2005). Technology + Imagination = Results: Inspired Technology Initiatives Driven by One University Project Are Changing the Way Teachers Instruct and Assess, but Most Importantly, the Way Today's Students Learn. T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education), 33.
  • Bellaver, R. (2007, July 3). Students favor e-books over paper books in yet another BSU study: Lesson for K-12 and publishers?. In TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home. Retrieved April 13, 2009, from
  • Boone, R. and Higgins, K. (2003) Reading, Writing, and Publishing Digital Text. Remedial and Special Education, 24.
  • Bouma, G. D. (2002). The research process. 4th Ed. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

The Value of E-Books (2011, October 26) Retrieved January 20, 2021, from

MLA Format

"The Value of E-Books" 26 October 2011. Web. 20 January. 2021. <>