INDS 600 ASSIGNMENT 1
Research topic: The effect of meditation on educational performance. I need to build on that topic or a form of it.
Meditation has been found to have a positive effect on educational performance in several studies. Research suggests that regular meditation practice can improve attention, focus, and cognitive flexibility, which are all important skills for academic success. Additionally, meditation has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, which can negatively impact educational performance.
A study found that a mindfulness meditation program for college students led to significant improvements in attention, working memory, and cognitive flexibility. Another study found that a school-based mindfulness program for middle school students resulted in improved attention, working memory, and cognitive flexibility, as well as reduced stress and anxiety.
Meditation may also improve overall well-being, which can lead to better academic performance. A study of high school students found that a mindfulness-based stress reduction program led to improved mood, self-esteem, and overall well-being, as well as better academic performance.
It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the effect of meditation on educational performance, and results may vary depending on the specific meditation program, population, and settings.
Meditation has been found to have a positive effect on educational performance by improving attention, focus, cognitive flexibility, reducing stress and anxiety, and promoting overall well-being.
Please write you responses in the attached file.
Discussion Thread: Beginning the Interdisciplinary Research Process
During this class we will be working through the 10 STEPS of the Interdisciplinary Research Process as described in the textbook Interdisciplinary Research Process and Theory by Allen Repko and Rick Szostak.
For this assignment you will need to read Chapters 3 and 4 of the textbook to adequately participate in the discussion assignment and replies.
This discussion will incorporate the first 3 STEPS of the research process.
1: Define the problem or state the research question.
2: Justify using an interdisciplinary approach.
3: Identify relevant disciplines
Part 1: Give your two Areas of Study (AOS) and list the graduate classes that you have taken for each. These will be the Areas of Study that will be used for your interdisciplinary research.
STEP 3: Identify relevant disciplines.
Primary AOS and 12 hours graduate classes: ____________________________________________
Secondary AOS and 9 hours graduate classes: ____________________________________________
Part 2: Now we may be going through STEPS a little bit out of order, but that’s ok. For this class we have to limit the relevant disciplines to your two Areas of Study as listed above. But we can continue with the STEPS 1 and 2.
STEP 1: Define the problem or state the research question.
STEP 2: Justify using an interdisciplinary approach.
As you discuss STEPS 1 and 2, include supporting material from Chapters 3 and 4 in your discussion.
State a research topic that will benefit from research and integration of your two Areas of Study. Is your research problem complex? Discuss the guidelines for research questions found in Chapter 3 and apply them to your topic. Does your topic require insight from your two Areas of Study? What do your two Areas of Study have to offer in finding insight into this problem?
Give details on the scope of the problem and why an interdisciplinary approach is necessary. Discuss why no single discipline or Area of Study has been able to find solutions to the problem. Remember that this is a work in progress. You will likely need to revise your research topic as we continue through the STEPS of the research process.
Post-First: This course utilizes the Post-First feature in all Discussions. This means you will only be able to read and interact with your classmates’ threads after you have submitted your thread in response to the provided prompt.
Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of Module 1: Week 1.