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Since there is a gap in the literature, the quantitative database and qualitative

database will be converged in the interpretation of the results through a narrative. The

results will be compared and contrasted. According to Creswell and Plano-Clark (2006),

  • Researchers use this model when they want to compare results or to validate, confirm, or

corroborate quantitative results with qualitative findings. The purpose of this model is to

end up with valid and well-substantiated conclusions about a single phenomenon.‖ (p. 64-

65). This study will allow for a better understanding of the uses and impact of Web 2.0

technologies.

Purpose of the Study

The purpose of this triangulation mixed methods study is to understand student

use and measure the impact of Web 2.0 technologies for Spanish college students at a

Midwestern community college.

Research Questions and Instrumentation

Mixed Methods Questions.

  • 3.

    How do Web 2.0 technologies affect language achievement of community college students?

  • 4.

    To what extent do the quantitative and qualitative data converge? How and why? Quantitative Questions.

  • 2.

    What effect do Web 2.0 technologies have on student achievement?

  • 2.

    What effect do Web 2.0 technologies have on building classroom community?

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