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Interpreting Educational Research Using Statistical Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A live demonstration of how a typical set of educational data can be examined using quantitative statistical software was conducted. The topic of tutorial support was chosen. Setting up a hypothetical research scenario, the researcher created 300 cases from random data generation adjusted to correct obvious error. Each case represented a student…

Evans, Elizabeth A.

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Statistics, ethics, and research: An agenda for education and reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay argues that the research community needs to pay more attention to the appropriate use of statistical methods in discussions of research ethics, and proposes some strategies for enhancing discussions of the ethical uses of statistics within investigational, educational, and organizational settings. The essay supports its position by 1) explaining why statistics plays such a key role in research

David B. Resnik

2000-01-01

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DOING RESEARCH IN STATISTICS EDUCATION: MORE THAN JUST DATA  

Microsoft Academic Search

As teachers of statistics we know the fundamental components of statistical enquiry, be it classical or exploratory. When we turn the focus on ourselves as statistics educators, we run the risk of forgetting some of the fundamental principles of good research - principles that are broader than carrying out statistical significance tests. In this talk I want to present some

Jane M Watson

2002-01-01

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Educational Research and Statistics: Examples of Questions and Answers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some questions that might be asked of students with respect to educational research and related statistical analysis are presented with answers. The questions focus on: (1) the definition of operational variables; (2) null and research hypotheses; (3) the use of analysis of variance (ANOVA); (4) when ANOVA is appropriate; (5) whether statistical

Inoue, Yukiko

5

BEING CRITICAL ABOUT APPROACHES TO RESEARCH IN STATISTICS EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teachers undertaking educational research for the first time usually begin their explorations by evaluating some aspect of their practice. By contrast, experienced researchers will start from an argued research question supported by a defined theoretical framework. In this paper, we use a critical discourse approach to explore various interpretive research paradigms that are commonly used to investigate aspects of statistics

Anna Reid; Peter Petocz

2006-01-01

6

Research methods and statistical techniques employed by doctoral dissertations in education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aimed to provide an understanding of the current state of research methods and statistical analysis in doctoral dissertations that were conducted in the field of education. The study also examined the relationships between the research methods and statistical analysis techniques students used in their dissertation and the type of doctoral degree they obtained. One hundred and ten doctoral

Salim Mubarak Alanazy

2011-01-01

7

Statistical and Scientometric Analysis of International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Certain statistic and scientometric features of articles published in the journal "International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education" (IRGEE) are examined in this paper for the period 1992-2009 by applying nonparametric statistics and Shannon's entropy (diversity) formula. The main findings of this analysis are: (a) after 2004,…

Papadimitriou, Fivos; Kidman, Gillian

2012-01-01

8

An Analysis of Research Methods and Statistical Techniques Used by Doctoral Dissertation at the Education Sciences in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To assess research methods and analysis of statistical techniques employed by educational researchers, this study surveyed unpublished doctoral dissertation from 2003 to 2007. Frequently used research methods consisted of experimental research; a survey; a correlational study; and a case study. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, factor…

Karadag, Engin

2010-01-01

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Observations of the Statistical Procedures Used in the "Journal of Research in Music Education," 1987-1991.  

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This paper studies statistical procedures used in the "Journal of Research in Music Education" (JRME) over a 5-year period (1987 through 1991). The results are compared with those of L. D. Goodwin and W. L. Goodwin (1985) concerning the "American Educational Research Journal" for the same period. In all, 78 quantitative and 31 non-quantitative…

Daniel, Thomas

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Discussion on IPM 46: International co-operation in research on statistics education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays our world is too competitive and collaboration is not emphasised enough. Cooperation is natural and beneficial, however, for those involved in the different aspects of statistics education and this has being recognised by the IASE in organising this Invited Paper Meeting and in choosing Theme for the forthcoming International Conference on Statistics Education, ICOTS-7, to be held in Brazil

Carmen Batanero

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Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 2008-09. Research Report 01-09  

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The University of North Carolina presents the forty-first annual "Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina." This abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in the State in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among…

Dow, Daphne

2009-01-01

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Royal Statistical Society Center for Statistical Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the Royal Statistical Society, this website's purpose it to promote the improvement of statistical education, training and understanding. You will find activities, resources and current news to help in teaching statistics. The site breaks down its resources in this manner: for school, higher education, for all levels, problem solving and MSOR@RSSCSE. The page is quite broad in scope. For this reason, it is a great resource for those interested in almost any aspect of statistics education.

2009-05-04

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Emerson Elliott--Proud to Be a Federal Bureaucrat: Some Perceptive Perceptions about Leadership, Government Work, and the Vital Relationship between Education Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an interview with Emerson J. Elliott, Commissioner of Education Statistics, on the subject of leadership, government service, and the relationship between research and statistics. Some principles of leadership that are distinctive to the federal bureaucracy are addressed. (GR)

Sroufe, Gerald E.

1995-01-01

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How Reproducible Research Leads to Non-Rote Learning within Socially Constructivist Statistics Education  

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This paper discusses the implementation of a new e-learning environment that supports non-rote learning of exploratory and inductive statistics within the pedagogical paradigm of social constructivism. The e-learning system is based on a new computational framework that allows us to create an electronic research environment where students are…

Wessa, Patrick

2009-01-01

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STATISTICAL COGNITION: TOWARDS EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN STATISTICS AND STATISTICS EDUCATION4  

Microsoft Academic Search

Practitioners and teachers should be able to justify their chosen techniques by taking into account research results: This is evidence-based practice (EBP). We argue that, specifically, statistical practice and statistics education should be guided by evidence, and we propose statistical cognition (SC) as an integration of theory, research, and application to support EBP. SC is an interdisciplinary research field, and

RUTH BEYTH-MAROM; FIONA FIDLER; GEOFF CUMMING

2008-01-01

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Digest of Education Statistics 2000  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In late January, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released this new publication. Published January 26th 2001, the Digest of Education Statistics, 2000 "provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school." Data in the digest cover "the number of schools and colleges; teachers; enrollments; graduates; educational attainment; finances; federal funds for education; employment and income of graduates; libraries; technology; and international comparisons." (The Digest of Education Statistics, 1999 was featured in the April 4th, 2000 Scout Report for the Social Sciences.) The publication is in .pdf format and may be downloaded in its entirety or in selected chapters.

2001-01-01

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Costing Educational Wastage: A Pilot Simulation Study. Current Surveys and Research in Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pilot simulation study examines the important methodological problems involved in costing educational wastage, focusing specifically on the cost implications of educational wastage in primary education. Purpose of the study is to provide a clearer picture of the underlying rationale and interrelated consequences of reducing educational

Berstecher, D.

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These nine articles discuss research and statistics on libraries and librarianship, including libraries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; acquisition expenditures in public, academic, special, and government libraries; price indexes; state rankings of public library data; library buildings; expenditures in school library media centers; and…

Lynch, Mary Jo; St. Lifer, Evan; Halstead, Kent; Fox, Bette-Lee; Miller, Marilyn L.; Shontz, Marilyn L.

2001-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents: "Research on Libraries/Librarianship in 1998"; "Assessment of the Role of School/Public Libraries in Support of Education Reform"; "Number of Libraries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico"; Highlights of NCES Surveys"; "Library Acquisition Expenditures, 1997-1998: United States Public, Academic, Special and Government Libraries";…

Lynch, Mary Jo; Dunn, Christina; Halstead, Kent; Fox, Bette-Lee; Jones, Emily J.

1999-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides nine articles: research on libraries and librarianship, 1997; changing faces of library education (ALA-accredited graduate program title changes); number of libraries in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico; highlights of NCES surveys; library acquisition expenditures; price indexes for public and academic libraries; state rankings of selected…

Lynch, Mary Jo; Brier, David J.; Lebbin, Vickery K.; Halstead, Kent; Fox, Bette-Lee; Kremen, Maya L.; Miller, Marilyn L.; Shontz, Marilyn L.

1998-01-01

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Course may include: Research in Education  

E-print Network

Course may include: Research in Education Statistics in Education Theories of Educational Admin Comparative and International Education Organizational Behaviour in Educational Institutions Educational Policy Analysis Sociological Aspects of Education Approaches to Literacy Development Information

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AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO STATISTICAL CONCEPTS, THEORY AND DESIGNS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS: A COMBINATION OF STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES  

Microsoft Academic Search

or the teaching of statistics to keep pace with the field itself. However, the results so far have been unsatisfactory. These negative results, combined with Pedagogy students' initial limited ab ility in statistical processing, point out the need for new techniques that can be used to teach r esearch methods in education. BACKGROUND In the 1950s statistics gradually became recognized

Joseph Mafokozi

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Digest of Education Statistics, 1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statistical information on all levels of public and private education in the United States are presented in 6 chapters, 14 figures, and 196 tables. The first chapter covers all educational levels. Chapters 2 and 3 review elementary and secondary education and college and university education, respectively, while the remaining three chapters look…

National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

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American Institute of Physics - Statistical Research Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Statistical Research Center at the American Institute of Physics contains data on education and employment in physics, astronomy, and associated fields. The center provides reports on trends in education of interest to students and teachers, as well as employment data in various sectors for each level of education.

2010-09-27

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Spring 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Education Statistics Quarterly" gives a comprehensive overview of work done across all parts of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Each issue contains short publications, summaries, and descriptions that cover all NCES publications, data products and funding opportunities developed over a 3-month period. Each issue also…

Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001

2001-01-01

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Digest of Education Statistics, 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, consisting of 7 chapters, 35 figures, and 380 tables, provides statistical data on most aspects of United States education, both public and private, from kindergarten through graduate school. The chapters cover the following topics; (1) all levels of education; (2) elementary and secondary education; (3) postsecondary, college,…

Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.

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A Methodological Review of Statistical Methods for Handling Multilevel Non-Nested Longitudinal Data in Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As applications of multilevel modelling in educational research increase, researchers realize that multilevel data collected in many educational settings are often not purely nested. The most common multilevel non-nested data structure is one that involves student mobility in longitudinal studies. This article provides a methodological review of…

Sun, Shuyan; Pan, Wei

2014-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly: Fall 2000  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center for Education Statistics's (NCES) quarterly publication offers a useful overview of all NCES products released each quarter (see our original review in the April 23, 1999 Scout Report). Organized by selected topic, short publications (under fifteen pages) are offered in their entirety, while summaries are provided for longer publications. Short descriptions of other NCES products and notices of training and funding opportunities are also included. Featured topics from the most recent issue include projections of education statistics, methodology, and elementary and secondary education.

2000-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly: Winter 2000  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center for Education Statistics's (NCES) quarterly publication offers a useful overview of all NCES products released each quarter (see our original review in the April 23, 1999 Scout Report). Organized by selected topic, short publications (under fifteen pages) are offered in their entirety, while summaries are provided for longer publications. Short descriptions of other NCES products and notices of training and funding opportunities are also included. Featured topics from the most recent issue include projections of education statistics, methodology, and elementary and secondary education.

2000-01-01

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Twenty Years of Research Methods Employed in "American Educational Research Journal,""Educational Researcher," and "Review of Educational Research."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research methods used in articles published in the "American Educational Research Journal" (AERJ), "Educational Researcher" (ER), and the "Review of Educational Research" (RER) were studied for the years 1978 to 1997. Articles were read to identify and categorize the research methods and statistical techniques used in each. A breakdown is provided…

Elmore, Patricia B.; Woehlke, Paula L.

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Perspectives on statistics education: observations from statistical consulting in an academic nursing environment.  

PubMed

Statistics knowledge is essential for understanding the nursing and health care literature, as well as for applying rigorous science in nursing research. Statistical consultants providing services to faculty and students in an academic nursing program have the opportunity to identify gaps and challenges in statistics education for nursing students. This information may be useful to curriculum committees and statistics educators. This article aims to provide perspective on statistics education stemming from the experiences of three experienced statistics educators who regularly collaborate and consult with nurse investigators. The authors share their knowledge and express their views about data management, data screening and manipulation, statistical software, types of scientific investigation, and advanced statistical topics not covered in the usual coursework. The suggestions provided promote a call for data to study these topics. Relevant data about statistics education can assist educators in developing comprehensive statistics coursework for nursing students. PMID:24641080

Hayat, Matthew J; Schmiege, Sarah J; Cook, Paul F

2014-04-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Winter 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of work done across all parts of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Each issue contains short publications, summaries, and descriptions that cover all NCES publications and data products released in a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message from the NCES on a timely…

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2002-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Summer 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of work done across all parts of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Each issue contains short publications, summaries, and descriptions that cover all NCES publications, data products, and funding opportunities developed over a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message…

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2002-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Fall 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of work done across all parts of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Each issue contains short publications, summaries, and descriptions that cover all NCES publications and data products released in a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message from the NCES on a timely…

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2003-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Spring 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of work done across all parts of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Each issue contains short publications, summaries, and descriptions that cover all NCES publications, data products, and funding opportunities developed over a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message…

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2002-01-01

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Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics Pocket Guide, Issued 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handy, pocket-sized booklet summarises information from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research's (NCVER's) current statistical publications. It presents statistics about: Australia's public vocational education and training (VET) system (which includes activity undertaken at technical and further education [TAFE] institutes,…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011

2011-01-01

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Review of Statistical Research Methods Training and Research  

E-print Network

Review of Statistical Research Methods Training and Research Support (including the Statistical Consulting Unit) Report August 2014 #12;Review of Statistical Research Methods Training and Research Support edge in research methods and research training. Research in many disciplines increasingly requires

Chen, Ying

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The Coming of Age of Statistical Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This paper outlines developments in statistical education in the period preceding the formation of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) 1991, and takes a tentative look at the future. The first section reviews the history of the ISI's Statistical Education Committee from its setting up in 1948 to the birth of the IASE in 1991. The second section

David Vere-Jones

1995-01-01

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Research Topics in Statistical Database Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report identifies research topics in statistical database management. These topics are grouped into four major areas: characteristics of statistical databases, functionality\\/usage, metadata, and logical models.

Dorothy E. Denning; Wesley Nicholson; Gordon Sande; Arie Shoshani

1983-01-01

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Translational Educational Research  

PubMed Central

Medical education research contributes to translational science (TS) when its outcomes not only impact educational settings, but also downstream results, including better patient-care practices and improved patient outcomes. Simulation-based medical education (SBME) has demonstrated its role in achieving such distal results. Effective TS also encompasses implementation science, the science of health-care delivery. Educational, clinical, quality, and safety goals can only be achieved by thematic, sustained, and cumulative research programs, not isolated studies. Components of an SBME TS research program include motivated learners, curriculum grounded in evidence-based learning theory, educational resources, evaluation of downstream results, a productive research team, rigorous research methods, research resources, and health-care system acceptance and implementation. National research priorities are served from translational educational research. National funding priorities should endorse the contribution and value of translational education research. PMID:23138127

Issenberg, S. Barry; Cohen, Elaine R.; Barsuk, Jeffrey H.; Wayne, Diane B.

2012-01-01

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Comparative Education Statistics: Part 1. Population Statistics for Educational Planning and the Provision of Education. Report 0-290.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research project was to compile and analyze data concerning the composition and geographic distribution of South Africa's population for the purpose of future educational planning to meet the needs of four population groups. This document contains statistics and conclusions on: (1) the role of population shifts and…

Bezuidenhout, J. J.

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MISUSAGE OF STATISTICS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH  

Microsoft Academic Search

The inappropriate use of statistical method and technique cause time and cost losts and it can be misleading to other scientific researhes. So in this study the main statistical error sources in medical research are discussed and aimed to be informative for researchers. The most common statistical error sources are determined examining the previous medical researches and taking errors into

Ilker Ercan; Berna Yazici; Yaning Yang; Guven Özkaya; Sengul Cangur; Bulent Ediz; Ismet Kan

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Statistical Methods Used in Gifted Education Journals, 2006-2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the statistical methods used in quantitative and mixed methods articles between 2006 and 2010 in five gifted education research journals. Results indicate that the most commonly used statistical methods are means (85.9% of articles), standard deviations (77.8%), Pearson's "r" (47.8%), X[superscript 2] (32.2%), ANOVA (30.7%),…

Warne, Russell T.; Lazo, Maria; Ramos, Tammy; Ritter, Nicola

2012-01-01

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Education for Research in Psychology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Comments on the report of the Estes Park Seminar on Education for Research in Psychology (Amer. Psychologist, 1959, 14, 167-179). The seminar apparently advocates the doctrine of the golden mean: theory, breadth of scholarship, statistics, etc. are not bad, are indeed necessary; but there is a serious danger that they may be carried to excess. This is no doubt true;

Norman H. Anderson

1959-01-01

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Research Methods in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Methods in Education" introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating questions about the educational world. This lively, innovative text helps students connect technique and substance, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions. It weaves…

Check, Joseph; Schutt, Russell K.

2011-01-01

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Projections of Education Statistics to 2010  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) released this new report this week, part of an ongoing series begun in 1964. The 179-page report revises projections made in last year's "Projections of Education Statistics to 2009" (see the August 20, 1999 Scout Report), and includes national data covering the last fourteen years and projections to the year 2010 for enrollments, teachers, graduates, and expenditures; and state-level projections for enrollment graduates to the year 2010.

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Educational Achievement and Black-White Inequality. Report submitted to the National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Explores the relationship between black-white differences in educational achievement and black-white differences in a variety of educational and economic outcomes. Using data from the late 1970s through the early 1990s, the study finds that, for children and young adults with similar mathematics and reading test scores, the subsequent educational and economic performance of blacks relative to whites was substantially greater

Jonathan Jacobson; Cara Olsen; Jennifer King Rice; Stephen Sweetland; John Ralph

2001-01-01

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Lessons from Inferentialism for Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This theoretical paper relates recent interest in informal statistical inference (ISI) to the semantic theory termed inferentialism, a significant development in contemporary philosophy, which places inference at the heart of human knowing. This theory assists epistemological reflection on challenges in statistics education encountered when…

Bakker, Arthur; Derry, Jan

2011-01-01

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Edinburgh Research Explorer Statistical Constraints  

E-print Network

and S. Armagan Tarim3 Abstract. We introduce statistical constraints, a declarative mod- elling tool associated filtering algorithms. Finally, we illustrate applications to standard problems encountered embedding two well-known statistical tests: the t-test and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. We discuss

Millar, Andrew J.

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Digest of Adult Education Statistics--1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information on literacy programs for adults in the United States was compiled from the annual statistical performance reports states submit to the U.S. Department of Education at the end of each program year (PY). Nearly 27 percent of adults had not completed a high school diploma or equivalent. In PY 1991, the nation's adult education (AE)…

Elliott, Barbara G.

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Trends in Education Statistics--Sept. 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data in this article were compiled from a number of sources by the U. S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Categories covered include: elementary enrollment, pre-primary enrollment, parent and family involvement, international comparisons of fourth and eighth graders' performance in mathematics and science,…

Principal, 2005

2005-01-01

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AGENDA FOR RESEARCH IN STATISTICAL DISCLOSURE LIMITATION  

EPA Science Inventory

Methods for statistical disclosure limitation have appeared in the published literature for over twenty years and in many cases have been incorporated into the practices of national statistical organizations. his paper presents the authors' views on establishing a research agenda...

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Education Statistics Quarterly: Winter 2000 Issue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center for Education Statistics's (NCES) quarterly publication offers a useful overview of all NCES products released each quarter (see our original review in the April 23, 1999 Scout Report). Organized by selected topic, short publications (under fifteen pages) are offered in their entirety, while summaries are provided for longer publications. Short descriptions of other NCES products and notices of training and funding opportunities are also included. Featured topics from the most recent issue include projections of education statistics, methodology, and elementary and secondary education.

2000-01-01

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Comparing Educational Leadership Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational leadership practice is embedded and shaped in its own context. However, contemporary policy makers are keen to use research findings from multiple educational systems to produce overall, generic models of best leadership practice. Therefore, research needs to encompass analyses of the political, societal, cultural, and institutional…

Moos, Lejf

2013-01-01

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Conducting Educational Design Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational design research blends scientific investigation with systematic development and implementation of solutions to educational problems. Empirical investigation is conducted in real learning settings--not laboratories--to craft usable and effective solutions. At the same time, the research is carefully structured to produce theoretical…

McKenney, Susan; Reeves, Thomas

2012-01-01

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Basic statistical concepts in nutrition research.  

PubMed

Statistical principles are used in nutrition research to plan and conduct research studies and to answer research questions. This article describes general statistical concepts and provides some guidelines to assist in the interpretation of research literature. Prospective and retrospective study designs used in nutrition research are presented as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each of the study designs. Descriptive statistics used to summarize data and graphical tools used to display the shape of the distribution of a set of data guide nutrition support professionals to select appropriate statistical tests. Fundamental topics of statistics, including power analysis and sample size, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance and regression, are also reviewed. The article emphasizes the importance of effective collaboration with statisticians at an early stage of the research study to avoid potential pitfalls associated with improper utilization of statistical methods. PMID:23449772

Saracino, Giovanna; Jennings, Linda W; Hasse, Jeanette M

2013-04-01

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Education and Labour Market Transitions in Young Adulthood. Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics. Research Paper. Catalogue no. 81-595-M No. 075  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Young adulthood is filled with major life events and pursuing higher education is one of the most common transitions. It is also the time when many young adults enter the labour market, move out of their parents' household and begin family formation. These significant events affect each other and impact the rest of their lives. Given the…

Shaienks, Danielle; Gluszynski, Tomasz

2009-01-01

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Intermediate/Advanced Research Design and Statistics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this module is To provide Institutional Researchers (IRs) with an understanding of the principles of advanced research design and the intermediate/advanced statistical procedures consistent with such designs

Ploutz-Snyder, Robert

2009-01-01

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Educational Research in Europe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document presents eight conference papers which discuss the impact and functions of European national research institutions. The main aim of the conference was to provide an opportunity for directors of research institutions to exchange ideas and information with peers in other countries. Educational research is discussed from three points of…

Carelli, M. Dino, Ed.; Sachsenmeier, Peter, Ed.

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Power Analysis Software for Educational Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the importance of statistical power analysis in quantitative research and the repeated emphasis on it by American Educational Research Association/American Psychological Association journals, the authors examined the reporting practice of power analysis by the quantitative studies published in 12 education/psychology journals between 2005…

Peng, Chao-Ying Joanne; Long, Haiying; Abaci, Serdar

2012-01-01

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Power Analysis Software for Educational Researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the importance of statistical power analysis in quantitative research and the repeated emphasis on it by American Educational Research Association\\/American Psychological Association journals, the authors examined the reporting practice of power analysis by the quantitative studies published in 12 education\\/psychology journals between 2005 and 2010. It was surprising to uncover that less than 2% of the studies conducted prospective

Chao-Ying Joanne Peng; Haiying Long; Serdar Abaci

2012-01-01

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Education research Subject knowledge  

E-print Network

Education research Subject knowledge and pedagogy in science teacher training October 2011 #12;Subject knowledge and pedagogy in science teacher training John Holman, Senior Fellow for Education subject knowledge (as opposed to general teaching skills), and whether there are significant variations

Rambaut, Andrew

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Fall Spring Summer Statistics and Research Design II Statistics and Research Design III Developmental Psychology  

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Developmental Psychology Introductory Seminar in School Psychology Cognitive Intellectual Assessment Psychology Cognitive Psychology of Reading Dissertation Credit Psychology or Education Course Psychology or Education or Education Course Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior Developmental Psychopathology Research Group

Segraves, Kari A.

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Educational quality and the crisis of educational research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper was designed not as a research product but as a speech to comparative education colleagues. It argues that there is a crisis of educational quality in many parts of the world, and that there is a parallel crisis in the quality of educational research and statistics. Compared to other major public responsibilities in health, agriculture, population and family planning, educational statistics are poor and often getting worse. Our international and national statistical institutions are impoverished, and we as a profession have been part of the problem. We have been so busy arguing over differing research paradigms that we have not paid sufficient attention to our common professional responsibilities and common professional goals. The paper suggests that we, as professionals interested in comparative education issues, begin to act together more on these common and important issues.

Heyneman, Stephen

1993-11-01

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Higher Education Financial Statistics, 1981-82.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statistical data on Pennsylvania higher education finance for 1981-1982 are presented. Tables provide the following information: current-funds revenues by institutional control, 1972-1973 through 1981-1982; percent of current-funds revenues by source, 1972-1973 through 1981-1982; current-funds expenditures by institutional control, 1972-1973…

Hottinger, Gerald W.

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Education Statistics Quarterly. Volume 5, Issue 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of work done across all parts of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Each issue contains short publications, summaries, and descriptions that cover all NCES publications, data product, and funding opportunities developed over a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message…

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2003-01-01

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Statistical Significance vs. Practical Significance: An Exploration through Health Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to examine the differences between statistical and practical significance, including strengths and criticisms of both methods, as well as provide information surrounding the application of various effect sizes and confidence intervals within health education research. Provided are recommendations, explanations and…

Rosen, Brittany L.; DeMaria, Andrea L.

2012-01-01

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Doing Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed as a hands-on guide for students engaged in educational research, this book provides an introduction to key qualitative and quantitative methods necessary for those commencing research for the first time. The reader is shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. The book includes: (1) A variety of examples and…

Opie, Clive

2004-01-01

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Flipping the statistics classroom in nursing education.  

PubMed

Flipped classrooms are so named because they substitute the traditional lecture that commonly encompasses the entire class period with active learning techniques, such as small-group work. The lectures are delivered instead by using an alternative mode--video recordings--that are made available for viewing online outside the class period. Due to this inverted approach, students are engaged with the course material during the class period, rather than participating only passively. This flipped approach is gaining popularity in many areas of education due to its enhancement of student learning and represents an opportunity for utilization by instructors of statistics courses in nursing education. This article presents the author's recent experiences with flipping a statistics course for nursing students in a PhD program, including practical considerations and student outcomes and reaction. This transformative experience deepened the level of student learning in a way that may not have occurred using a traditional format. PMID:24654591

Schwartz, Todd A

2014-04-01

70

Qualitative Research: An Essential Part of Statistical Cognition Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Our research in statistical cognition uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. A mixed method approach makes our research more comprehensive, and provides us with new directions, unexpected insights, and alternative explanations for previously established concepts. In this paper, we review four statistical cognition studies that used mixed…

Kalinowski, Pav; Lai, Jerry; Fidler, Fiona; Cumming, Geoff

2010-01-01

71

isaster Research & Education  

E-print Network

C enter forD isaster Research & Education Master of Science in Emergency Management As A PATH program and the undergraduate Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management Minor are offered through the CDRE. ABOUT THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT The Master of Science in Emergency Management

Hardy, Christopher R.

72

Education research Primary Science  

E-print Network

Education research Primary Science Survey Report December 2011 #12;Primary Science Survey Report, Wellcome Trust 1 Background In May 2009 Key Stage 2 science SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) were abolished fiasco might occur, where the results were delayed and their quality questioned. The loss of science SATs

Rambaut, Andrew

73

Legal Research for Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is in the form of a bibliographic essay, and addresses the needs of educators seeking access to legal research materials. The first item discussed is court decisions and examples are given which demonstrate the importance of legal precedent. An explanation is given of the complicated systems for reporting court decisions and how the…

Lowe, David; Watters, Annette Jones

74

Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI)  

NSF Publications Database

... Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources Division of Research, Evaluation and ... --- Computer and Information Science and Engineering 47.076 --- Education and Human Resources 47.041 ...

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Education and Culture. Routledge Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quinn presents a radical new perspective on the interrelationships between education and culture. Rather than viewing education in isolation from major cultural debates, she demonstrates how culture shapes education and education shapes culture. Cultural perspectives and rich empirical data from a wide range of research with learners in…

Quinn, Jocey

2011-01-01

76

Statistical Issues and Methods inStatistical Issues and Methods in Infertility ResearchInfertility Research  

E-print Network

Statistical Issues and Methods inStatistical Issues and Methods in Infertility ResearchInfertility. Schieve, E. Schisterman #12;Main statistical issues: overview · General structure in infertility data · Correlated data methods · Further methodology development #12;Structure in infertility data Hierarchical

Stephens, Matthew

77

Processing Educational Data: From Traditional Statistical Techniques to an Appropriate  

E-print Network

Processing Educational Data: From Traditional Statistical Techniques to an Appropriate Combination effectiveness of different teaching techniques. Most of these papers use traditional statistical ap- proach to process the experimental results. The traditional statistical approach is well suited to numerical data

Ward, Karen

78

Questions for music education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addressing the question-set ‘What questions do music education researchers need to address?’, an illustrative list of juxtaposed descriptive and normative questions is sketched as follows: What are and should be the dimensions of music education? What are and should be the institutional agencies of music education? What are and should be the specifically educational dimensions of music education? What

Estelle R. Jorgensen

2008-01-01

79

Nursing Research and Graduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If research is to be truly integrated throughout the entire spectrum of nursing education, then graduate education must use the resources and potentials of nurse researchers more productively and more constructively. (Author)

Cleland, Virginia

1975-01-01

80

IMPROVING THE TEACHING OF STATISTICS IN BUSINESS EDUCATION: LESSONS AND REFLECTIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Undergraduate business students in the United States and U.S. - modeled educational institutions, often take a course in research methodology or a research seminar during their final year which requires basic statistics courses as prerequisites. This paper speaks about improving the teaching of statistics in business schools to serve the final year research methodology course. It identifies the need for

Bodapati V. R. Gandhi

2006-01-01

81

Research Schools: Grounding Research in Educational Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education lacks a strong infrastructure for connecting research with educational practice and policy. The need for this linkage grows as findings in cognitive science and biology become ever more relevant to education. Teachers often lack the background knowledge needed to interpret scientific results, whereas scientists often lack an…

Hinton, Christina; Fischer, Kurt W.

2008-01-01

82

Nevada's Children: Selected Educational and Social Statistics. Nevada and National.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This statistical report describes the successes and shortcomings of education in Nevada and compares some statistics concerning education in Nevada to national norms. The report, which provides a comprehensive array of information helpful to policy makers and citizens, is divided into three sections. The first section presents statistics about…

Horner, Mary P., Comp.

83

Research on Globalization and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on globalization and education involves the study of intertwined worldwide discourses, processes, and institutions affecting local educational practices and policies. The four major theoretical perspectives concerning globalization and education are world culture, world systems, postcolonial, and culturalist. The major global educational

Spring, Joel

2008-01-01

84

Experiential Education. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Experiential education is essentially an educational philosophy first developed in the late 19th century and has since been articulated in a variety of fields including cooperative education, internships, outdoor education, organizational development and training, and service-learning. The essence of Experiential Education was captured by the…

Muir, Mike

2003-01-01

85

A Mathematics Education Researcher's Travels  

E-print Network

A Mathematics Education Researcher's Travels: Perspectives on Mathematics Education Research from Academia, Government, and Professional Societies Karen D. King, PhD Association of Women in Mathematics for the Intersections of Mathematics and Mathematics Education Perspectives from my past that echo today Current

Belding, Juliana

86

"Accessions": Researching, Designing Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief viewpoint piece depicts educational (dis)engagements apparent in researching and (re)designing higher education in and through "Accessions". "Accessions", a collaborative research-design project, probed at how cultures, climates and conditions of higher education may be reproducing or reshaping social inequalities and divisions. Here,…

Taylor, Yvette

2011-01-01

87

Cross Cultural Perspectives in Educational Research. Conducting Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research student population of higher educational institutions continues to expand to include people from an ever-widening range of cultural and educational backgrounds. However, many research methods courses are still directed at the traditional student population. This book examines aspects of postgraduate research from a cross-cultural…

Robinson-Pant, Anna

2005-01-01

88

EERA and Its European Conferences on Educational Research: A Patchwork of Research on European Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of Europeanisation is closely linked to the process of an emerging European Educational Research Area and an education research identity. The European Conferences on Educational Research (ECER), European Educational Research Association (EERA) and its networks are involved in new directions and strands of educational research in…

Keiner, Edwin; Hofbauer, Susann

2014-01-01

89

Feminist Research in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay provides an overview of feminist methodology and its potential to enhance the study of higher education. Foregrounding the multiple purposes and research relationships developed through feminist research, the essay urges higher education scholars to engage feminist theories, epistemologies, and methods to inform policy, research, and…

Ropers-Huilman, Rebecca; Winters, Kelly T.

2011-01-01

90

National Rural Education Research Agenda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To develop a list of research priorities for rural education, members of the Rural Education Association's (REA) Research Committee and Executive Board were asked to rank order nine thematic research categories. The ranking process resulted in the following list (starting with the highest priority): (1) rural school effectiveness; (2) staff…

Barker, Bruce O.; Stephens, E. Robert

91

Expanding National Vocational Education and Training Statistical Collections: Private Provider Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research reported was intended to identify the barriers and facilitators to the participation of private education and training providers in the supply of data to the national vocational education and training (VET) statistical collection. In addition, the research process developed a number of strategies to assist private registered training…

Smith, Andrew C.; Potter, Rosemary; Smith, Peter J.

2010-01-01

92

Statistical power analysis in wildlife research  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Statistical power analysis can be used to increase the efficiency of research efforts and to clarify research results. Power analysis is most valuable in the design or planning phases of research efforts. Such prospective (a priori) power analyses can be used to guide research design and to estimate the number of samples necessary to achieve a high probability of detecting biologically significant effects. Retrospective (a posteriori) power analysis has been advocated as a method to increase information about hypothesis tests that were not rejected. However, estimating power for tests of null hypotheses that were not rejected with the effect size observed in the study is incorrect; these power estimates will always be a??0.50 when bias adjusted and have no relation to true power. Therefore, retrospective power estimates based on the observed effect size for hypothesis tests that were not rejected are misleading; retrospective power estimates are only meaningful when based on effect sizes other than the observed effect size, such as those effect sizes hypothesized to be biologically significant. Retrospective power analysis can be used effectively to estimate the number of samples or effect size that would have been necessary for a completed study to have rejected a specific null hypothesis. Simply presenting confidence intervals can provide additional information about null hypotheses that were not rejected, including information about the size of the true effect and whether or not there is adequate evidence to 'accept' a null hypothesis as true. We suggest that (1) statistical power analyses be routinely incorporated into research planning efforts to increase their efficiency, (2) confidence intervals be used in lieu of retrospective power analyses for null hypotheses that were not rejected to assess the likely size of the true effect, (3) minimum biologically significant effect sizes be used for all power analyses, and (4) if retrospective power estimates are to be reported, then the I?-level, effect sizes, and sample sizes used in calculations must also be reported.

Steidl, R.J.; Hayes, J.P.

1997-01-01

93

Research Education Office of the Vice President for Research  

E-print Network

Research Education Office of the Vice President for Research Research Administration Training Series Fall, 2010 Research Education offers several continuing education and training opportunities for all research personnel at the University of Utah. The curriculum includes traditional classes

Capecchi, Mario R.

94

Summary Public School Indicators for the Provinces and Territories, 2000/2001 to 2006/2007. Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics. Research Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides trends on public school enrolments, educators and expenditures. It uses figures provided by provincial and territorial departments of education on public elementary and secondary schools. Tables and definitions are appended. A cumulative index is included. (Contains 80 charts, 35 tables and 5 endnotes.)

Brockington, Riley

2009-01-01

95

Multiwavelength and Statistical Research in Space Astrophysics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The accomplishments in the following three research areas are summarized: multiwavelength study of active galactic nuclei; magnetic activity of young stellar objects; and statistical methodology for astronomical data analysis. The research is largely based on observations of the ROSAT and ASCA X-ray observatories, complemented by ground-based optical and radio studies. Major findings include: discovery of inverse Compton X-ray emission from radio galaxy lobes; creation of the largest and least biased available sample of BL Lac objects; characterization of X-ray and nonthermal radio emission from T Tauri stars; obtaining an improved census of young stars in a star forming region and modeling the star formation history and kinematics; discovery of X-ray emission from protostars; development of linear regression methods and codes for interpreting astronomical data; and organization of the first cross-disciplinary conferences for astronomers and statisticians.

Feigelson, Eric D.

1997-01-01

96

The Higher Education Research Archipelago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ever since he stumbled into doing higher education research as a young academic in the 1980s, the author has been trying to understand it as a "field" of study. His career, as a former business lecturer, then an academic developer and now an associate professor for higher education working in an Education Faculty has given him opportunities to see…

Macfarlane, Bruce

2012-01-01

97

Questions for Music Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In addressing the question-set "What questions do music education researchers need to address?", an illustrative list of juxtaposed descriptive and normative questions is sketched as follows: What are and should be the dimensions of music education? What are and should be the institutional agencies of music education? What are and should be the…

Jorgensen, Estelle R.

2008-01-01

98

Is Educational Research Any Use?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We begin by examining the widespread scepticism about the value of empirical educational research that is found within sections of the philosophy of education community. We argue that this scepticism, in its strongest form, is incoherent as it suggests that there are no educational facts susceptible of discovery. On the other hand, if there are…

Gingell, John; Winch, Christopher

2006-01-01

99

Research Mentorship in Counselor Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this national survey was to determine whether pretenured counselor educators receive research mentorship, and if so, what instructional and relational factors occur within that relationship. Pretenured counselor educators in counselor education programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related…

Briggs, Cynthia A.; Pehrsson, Dale-Elizabeth

2008-01-01

100

Effect Size Matters: Empirical Investigations to Help Researchers Make Informed Decisions on Commonly Used Statistical Techniques  

E-print Network

The present journal article formatted dissertation assessed the characteristics of effect sizes of commonly used statistical techniques. In the first study, the author examined the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) and select American...

Skidmore, Susana Troncoso

2011-02-22

101

Digest of Education Statistics, 2007. NCES 2008-022  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The "Digest" includes a selection of data from both government and private sources, and draws especially on the results of surveys and…

Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.; Hoffman, Charlene M.

2008-01-01

102

Projections of Education Statistics to 2010. Pocket Projections.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each year, the National Center for Education Statistics publishes this pocket summary of the annual "Projections of Education Statistics." The complete report contains information on projected enrollment and graduates, teachers, and public elementary and secondary school expenditures. This summary contains figures for 1987-1988, estimates for…

Hussar, William J.

103

ALISE Library and Information Science Education Statistical Report, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is the twentieth annual statistical report on library and information science (LIS) education published by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). Its purpose is to compile, analyze, interpret, and report statistical (and other descriptive) information about library/information science programs offered by…

Daniel, Evelyn H., Ed.; Saye, Jerry D., Ed.

104

NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS Wayne State University  

E-print Network

NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS Wayne State University Detroit, MI The Integrated://nces.ed.gov/ipeds. #12;IPEDS DATA FEEDBACK REPORT October 17, 2007 Dear Institutional Executive: The National Center for Education Statistics is pleased to provide you with your institution's annual IPEDS Data Feedback Report

Cinabro, David

105

NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS Ramapo College of New Jersey  

E-print Network

NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ The Integrated://nces.ed.gov/ipeds. #12;IPEDS DATA FEEDBACK REPORT October 16, 2008 Dear Institutional Executive: The National Center for Education Statistics is pleased to provide you with your institution's annual IPEDS Data Feedback Report

Rainforth, Emma C.

106

Digest of Education Statistics, 2008. NCES 2009-020  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The "Digest" includes a selection of data from both government and private sources, and draws especially on the results of surveys and…

Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.; Hoffman, Charlene M.

2009-01-01

107

Digest of Education Statistics 2006. NCES 2007-017  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The "Digest" includes a selection of data from both government and private sources, and draws especially on the results of surveys and…

Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.

2007-01-01

108

Disseminating Educational Research with IT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers and researchers need to use the research produced in education to improve their practice. However, the current modes of dissemination through journals and papers are often written for the expert community. The Telematics Centre at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), School of Education provides creative solutions for the effective…

Davis, Niki

109

Don't Let Yourself Get Snookered by Education Statistics!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is curious that so many people are accepting of statistics despite Disraeli's famous aphorism concerning "three kinds of lies." This acceptance certainly seems to hold for education statistics, especially when they imply something negative about American public schools. Sometimes people accept statistics because they are not in a position to…

Bracey, Gerald W.

2006-01-01

110

Processing Educational Data: From Traditional Statistical Techniques to an Appropriate  

E-print Network

Processing Educational Data: From Traditional Statistical Techniques to an Appropriate Combination effectiveness of different teaching techniques. Most of these papers use traditional statistical ap­ proach to process the experimental results. The traditional statistical approach is well suited to numerical data

Ward, Karen

111

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics Pocket Guide, Issued 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pocket guide presents statistics about: (1) the public vocational education and training (VET) system, which includes activity undertaken at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, other government providers, community education providers and publicly funded delivery by private providers; (2) apprentices and trainees, who are…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012

2012-01-01

112

Airborne Research Experience for Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Airborne Research Experience for Educators (AREE) Program, conducted by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Office of Education in partnership with the AERO Institute, NASA Teaching From Space Program, and California State University Fullerton, is a complete end-to-end residential research experience in airborne remote sensing and atmospheric science. The 2009 program engaged ten secondary educators who specialize in science, technology, engineering or mathematics in a 6-week Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) offered through NSERC. Educators participated in collection of in-flight remote sensor data during flights aboard the NASA DC-8 as well as in-situ research on atmospheric chemistry (bovine emissions of methane); algal blooms (remote sensing to determine location and degree of blooms for further in-situ analysis); and crop classification (exploration of how drought conditions in Central California have impacted almond and cotton crops). AREE represents a unique model of the STEM teacher-as-researcher professional development experience because it asks educators to participate in a research experience and then translate their experiences into classroom practice through the design, implementation, and evaluation of instructional materials that emphasize the scientific research process, inquiry-based investigations, and manipulation of real data. Each AREE Master Educator drafted a Curriculum Brief, Teachers Guide, and accompanying resources for a topic in their teaching assignment Currently, most professional development programs offer either a research experience OR a curriculum development experience. The dual nature of the AREE model engaged educators in both experiences. Educators’ content and pedagogical knowledge of STEM was increased through the review of pertinent research articles during the first week, attendance at lectures and workshops during the second week, and participation in the airborne and in-situ research studies, data collection, and subsequent data analysis. Their pedagogical skills in teaching STEM content were enhanced through the collaborative development of curriculum units, critique of curriculum plans by education faculty experts, and exploration of NASA educational resources. AREE also engaged educators in the NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future's Virtual Design Center (http://vdc.cet.edu/overview.htm), which provides curriculum designers with research-based guidelines to help them design inquiry-based learning activities. The AREE Master Teachers are currently in process of a pilot implementation of their developed curricula, with results due at the end of October 2009. This session will report on program evaluation data and identify best practices for replication of the model. Three perspectives will be provided, including views from the NASA Flight Operations Director, AREE Project Manager, and University Science Education Faculty Mentor. Three AREE Master Educators will present examples of their curriculum materials.

Costa, V. B.; Albertson, R.; Smith, S.; Stockman, S. A.

2009-12-01

113

Journal of Statistical Research Special Issue on Biostatistics  

E-print Network

Journal of Statistical Research Special Issue on Biostatistics Guest Editor: Abdus S. Wahed, PhD Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Journal of Statistical Research (JSR) is the official of the rapid growth in the discipline "Biostatistics". Journal of Statistical Research has decided to publish

Rodriguez, Carlos

114

Education in a Research University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of 30 essays on the character, administration, and management of research universities research university emphasizes the perspective of statistics and operations research: The essays are: "A Robust Faculty Planning Model" (Frederick Biedenweg); "Looking Back at Computer Models Employed in the Stanford University Administration"…

Arrow, Kenneth J. Ed.; And Others

115

California Educational Research Association  

E-print Network

, California Department of Education "Transitioning to the Future: Common Core State Standards, New Assessments's efforts with implementing California's Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the future of CCSS related

Rose, Michael R.

116

Interactions among Knowledge, Beliefs, and Goals in Framing a Qualitative Study in Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the recent past, qualitative research methods have become more prevalent in the field of statistics education. This paper offers thoughts on the process of framing a qualitative study by means of an illustrative example. The decisions that influenced the framing of a study of pre-service teachers' understanding of the concept of statistical

Groth, Randall E.

2010-01-01

117

Brain Research and Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides background information and research findings on right and left brain hemisphere research. The cerebral hemisphere, research on split-brain subjects, research with normal subjects, and sex differences are addressed. Indicates that each hemisphere functions differently (left--verbal and analytical; right--spatial and perceptual) but both…

Gerhard, Muriel M.

1985-01-01

118

The Use of Statistics in the "American Journal of Health Education" from 1994 through 2003: A Content Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study identifies the extent that knowledge of selected study designs and elementary statistical techniques may assist readers in understanding the statistical component of articles in the "American Journal of Health Education." The frequency of and trend in use of selected statistical research designs and statistical methods is reported,…

Merrill, Ray M.; Stoddard, Julianne; Shields, Eric C.

2004-01-01

119

Educational Research: A Look Back  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September, 1958, The Canadian Education Association (CEA) hosted a panel discussion on the current status and emerging requirements of educational research in Canada. The panelists' comments are firmly rooted in the context of the 1950s. Half a century later, Penny Milton, CEO of CEA, takes a look at their comments and suggestions. This article…

Education Canada, 2010

2010-01-01

120

Higher Education and Research Policy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The lecture outlines the links between research and higher education. To do so, it looks at existing situations of different countries in each area, points out differences, and encourages collaboration across frontiers.

P. Swinnerton-Dyer

1991-01-01

121

Some Thoughts about Research in Cooperative Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the status of cooperative education research; presents an analytical discussion on issues related to the evolution of cooperative education research (dissemination, graduate programs, co-op practitioners); and offers suggestions for enhancing research in cooperative education. (JOW)

Bartkus, Kenneth R.; Stull, William A.

1997-01-01

122

Introducing Statistical Research to Undergraduate Mathematical Statistics Students Using the Guitar Hero Video Game Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we describe a semester-long project, based on the popular video game series Guitar Hero, designed to introduce upper-level undergraduate statistics students to statistical research. Some of the goals of this project are to help students develop statistical thinking that allows them to approach and answer open-ended research

Ramler, Ivan P.; Chapman, Jessica L.

2011-01-01

123

Research in Computer Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter focuses on research in computer science education. The importance of including this topic in the MTCS course\\u000a stems from the fact that computer science education research can enrich the prospective computer science teachers’ perspective\\u000a with respect to the discipline of computer science, the computer science teacher’s role, and students’ difficulties, misconceptions,\\u000a and cognitive abilities. Consequently, this knowledge may

Orit Hazzan; Tami Lapidot; Noa Ragonis

124

Legal and Ethical Issues in the Use of Video in Education Research. Working Paper Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), through the Education Statistics Services Institute, supported the research in this report to help frame future discussions about the use of video research techniques in educational settings. This paper addresses the context of technological, legal, and ethical change facing researchers who use…

Arafeh, Sousan; McLaughlin, Mary

125

Systems Research in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a compilation of eight papers which present the advantages of, and the need for, the systems approach in all areas of education. The first paper, an explication of the SIGGS theory model, explains set theory, information theory, and graph theory, and demonstrates their integration. Project PRIME, concerned with the mainstreaming…

Ryan, T. Antoinette, Ed.

126

Activist Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the field of education, critical theorists, critical pedagogues, and critical race theorists call for academics to engage in activist academic work to promote the social transformation of the material conditions created by racism and other forms of oppression. This article is a response to this call for academics, particularly those in the…

DeMeulenaere, Eric J.; Cann, Colette N.

2013-01-01

127

Researching Postgraduate Educational Research in South Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is about the national project to gather together information about postgraduate education research (PPER) in South Africa conducted over a ten-year period, namely 1995-2004, being the first decade in the democratic era for South Africa. The ideas informing the PPER Project are provided and the complex process of developing the PPER…

Karlsson, J.; Balfour, R.; Moletsane, R.; Pillay, G.

2009-01-01

128

http://smm.sagepub.com/ Statistical Methods in Medical Research  

E-print Network

Med Res Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani Generalized additive models for medical research Published Hastie and Robert Tibshirani* Department of Statistics and Division of Biostatistics, Stanford University. Address for correspondence: Robert Tibshirani, Department of Statistics, Sequoia Hall, Stanford University

Hastie, Trevor

129

Statistical Power for Random Assignment Evaluations of Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines issues related to the statistical power of impact estimates for experimental evaluations of education programs. The focus is on "group-based" experimental designs, because many studies of education programs involve random assignment at the group level (for example, at the school or classroom level) rather than at the student…

Schochet, Peter Z.

2005-01-01

130

Quaternary Research Association Educational Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Quaternary Research Association (QRA) is an organization comprising archaeologists, botanists, civil engineers, geographers, geologists, soil scientists, zoologists and others interested in research into the problems of the Quaternary. This site describes their activities and organization. This direct link to the educational teaching resources provides access to glacier and glaciation resources.

131

Syntheses of Educational Productivity Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph includes chapters on: (1) The Need for Educational Productivity Research; (2) Syntheses of Research on Factors Influencing Learning; (3) Contextual and Transactional Influences on Science Outcomes; (4) Identifying the Salient Facets of a Model of Student Learning: A Synthesis of Meta-Analysis; and (5) Use of National Survey Data in…

Fraser, Barry J.; And Others

1987-01-01

132

The Nature of Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper is in two parts. The first part of the paper is a critique of current methodology in educational research: scientific, critical and interpretive. The ontological and epistemological assumptions of those methodologies are described from the standpoint of John Searle's analytic philosophy. In the second part two research papers with…

Gillett, Simon G.

2011-01-01

133

Research Degrees as Professional Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is an increasing trend within higher education and, more specifically, in higher degrees by research, to treat a professional skills set as a desirable graduate outcome. The increasing value that is being placed on a professional skills set in large part reflects growing interest around the world in the role of research degrees in labour…

Barnacle, Robyn; Dall'Alba, Gloria

2011-01-01

134

Motivational psychology and educational research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study of motivational psychology has been hampered in the field of education because of the concentration upon learning. Furthermore, much of the research assumes a mechanistic concept of man that is not conducive to progress in this area. A number of research problems are recommended that overcome the motivation?learning limitation and also assume a more cognitive view of man.

Bernard Weiner

1974-01-01

135

Social Class and Educational Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social class has always been one of the most prominent variables in educational research, yet the various ways of classifying it have never ceased to be controversial. The author reviews the major classifications, assesses their validity, surveys the use made of them in research literature, suggests how they should be interpreted, and assesses to what degree findings couched in these

T. S. Robertson

1974-01-01

136

Educating about biomedical research ethics.  

PubMed

This article examines the global and worsening problem of research misconduct as it relates to bio-medico-legal education. While research misconduct has serious legal implications, few adequate legal remedies exist to deal with it. With respect to teaching, research ethics education should be mandatory for biomedical students and physicians. Although teaching alone will not prevent misconduct, it promotes integrity, accountability, and responsibility in research. Policies and law enforcement should send a clear message that researchers should adhere to the highest standards of ethics in research. It is vital that researchers and physicians understand basic aspects of law and the legal system in order to develop understanding of the medico-legal issues not just in the legal context, but with a sound grounding in ethics, social and theoretical contexts so that they can practice good medicine. Routine and holistic research ethics education across the curriculum for medical students and resident physicians, and continuing medical education for practicing doctors, are probably the best ways to accomplish this goal. PMID:24752379

Stankovic, Bratislav; Stankovic, Mirjana

2014-11-01

137

Theme Issue: Developing Research in Technology Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sets the stage for a theme issue on developing research in technology education. Discusses past reviews of research focusing on the purposes of technology education, the nature of technology, and assessment in technology education. (Contains 38 references.) (DDR)

Jones, Alister

2001-01-01

138

Research Methods and Data Analysis Procedures Used by Educational Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To assess the status and the trends of subject matters investigated and research methods/designs and data analysis procedures employed by educational researchers, this study surveyed articles published by the "American Educational Research Journal (AERJ)," "Journal of Experimental Education (JEE)" and "Journal of Educational Research (JER)" from…

Hsu, Tse-chi

2005-01-01

139

Research methods and data analysis procedures used by educational researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

To assess the status and the trends of subject matters investigated and research methods\\/designs and data analysis procedures employed by educational researchers, this study surveyed articles published by the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ), Journal of Experimental Education (JEE) and Journal of Educational Research (JER) from 1971 to 1998. Results of the study show that almost three quarters of subject

2005-01-01

140

Primer of statistics in dental research: part I.  

PubMed

Statistics play essential roles in evidence-based dentistry (EBD) practice and research. It ranges widely from formulating scientific questions, designing studies, collecting and analyzing data to interpreting, reporting, and presenting study findings. Mastering statistical concepts appears to be an unreachable goal among many dental researchers in part due to statistical authorities' limitations of explaining statistical principles to health researchers without elaborating complex mathematical concepts. This series of 2 articles aim to introduce dental researchers to 9 essential topics in statistics to conduct EBD with intuitive examples. The part I of the series includes the first 5 topics (1) statistical graph, (2) how to deal with outliers, (3) p-value and confidence interval, (4) testing equivalence, and (5) multiplicity adjustment. Part II will follow to cover the remaining topics including (6) selecting the proper statistical tests, (7) repeated measures analysis, (8) epidemiological consideration for causal association, and (9) analysis of agreement. PMID:24461958

Shintani, Ayumi

2014-01-01

141

Introduction to Educational Research. Third Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed to provide knowledge about educational research and to help graduate students in education organize and conduct their own research. No prior familiarity with the principles, procedures, or terminology of educational research is required. Chapters are: (1) "Educational Research: Its Nature and Rules of Operation"; (2) "Types…

Charles, C. M.

142

Reporting and Interpreting Effect Size in Quantitative Agricultural Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Journal of Agricultural Education (JAE) requires authors to follow the guidelines stated in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association [APA] (2009) in preparing research manuscripts, and to utilize accepted research and statistical methods in conducting quantitative research studies. The APA recommends the reporting of…

Kotrlik, Joe W.; Williams, Heather A.; Jabor, M. Khata

2011-01-01

143

Ordinal scale and statistics in medical research  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of the 1982 editions of 12 medical journals showed that in at least 70% of 175 papers employing ordinal measurement scales, statistical methods were used, which do, in fact, assume a more refined measurement scale. Non-parametric methods suited for analysis of ordinal data are listed.

M Forrest; B Andersen

1986-01-01

144

Statistical Issues in Applied Entrepreneurship Research: Data, Methods and Challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter discusses aspects of the statistical measurement of entrepreneurship, and the use of statistical methods in explaining the role of entrepreneurship in modern economies. The discussion is conducted with reference to topical issues in current entrepreneurship research. The chapter is divided into five sections, the first two sections each containing three components, relating to data measurement, the statistical methods

Simon C Parker

145

Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research Citation Statistics  

E-print Network

Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research Citation Statistics A report from Mathematics (ICIAM) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Corrected version, 6/12/08 Robert Citation Statistics IMUICIAMIMS 2 Executive Summary This is a report about the use and misuse

Liblit, Ben

146

Statistical Applications in Two Leading Educational Administration Journals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to review research published by "Journal of Educational Administration (JEA)" and the "Educational Administration Quarterly (EAQ)" over the past ten years to examine the type of research reported and to determine if confidence intervals and effect sizes were being reported as recommended by the American…

Byrd, Jimmy; Eddy, Colleen

2009-01-01

147

A Roadmap for Educational Research in Pharmacy  

PubMed Central

Educational research must play a critical role in informing practice and policy within pharmacy education. Understanding the educational environment and its impact on students, faculty members, and other stakeholders is imperative for improving outcomes and preparing pharmacy students to meet the needs of 21st century health care. To aid in the design and implementation of meaningful educational research within colleges and schools of pharmacy, this roadmap addresses philosophy and educational language; guidelines for the conduct of educational research; research design, including 4 approaches to defining, collecting, and analyzing educational data; measurement issues; ethical considerations; resources and tools; and the value of educational research in guiding curricular transformation. PMID:24371342

Dean, Meredith J.; Mumper, Russell J.; Blouin, Robert A.; Roth, Mary T.

2013-01-01

148

Online Statistics Labs in MSW Research Methods Courses: Reducing Reluctance toward Statistics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents results from an evaluation of an online statistics lab as part of a foundations research methods course for master's-level social work students. The article discusses factors that contribute to an environment in social work that fosters attitudes of reluctance toward learning and teaching statistics in research methods…

Elliott, William; Choi, Eunhee; Friedline, Terri

2013-01-01

149

Scientific Culture and Educational Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires federal grantees to use their funds on evidence-based strategies. The law includes definitions of research quality, which are also featured prominently in the administration’s strategic plan and in draft language for the re-authorization of the U.S. Office of Educational Research and Improvement. These initiatives pose a rare opportunity and formidable challenge

Michael J. Feuer; Lisa Towne; Richard J. Shavelson

2002-01-01

150

Graduate Student Research Positions Sustainability Education Research Institute  

E-print Network

, and community-based organizations at a national and international scale. PROJECT: SEPN is a large-scale research project on sustainability education policy Graduate Student Research Positions Sustainability Education Research

Peak, Derek

151

Can the Federal Government Improve Education Research?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Will recent federal policy changes succeed in improving the quality of education policy research? One explanation for the limited supply to date of high-quality evaluation evidence in education is limited demand, owing perhaps, in part, to market failure for both education outcomes and education research. In the market for education outcomes, the…

Jacob, Brian; Ludwig, Jens

2005-01-01

152

Everglades Research and Education Center  

E-print Network

- gy, pesticide impacts on honey bees, African honey bees, and native pollinator ecology to save the honey bee: honey bee research at the University of Florida Dr. Ellis is an Associate Professor the AFBEE program (African Bee Extension and Education Pro- gram), the UF Bee College, and the UF Master Bee

Jawitz, James W.

153

Questionnaire Research in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of this paper is to discuss the survey as a research method based on three questionnaire surveys developed and administered in educational settings: (1) a survey exploring the status aspiration and gender awareness of undergraduate women completed by 62 respondents; (2) a survey of computer-assisted instruction completed by 111…

Inoue, Yukiko

154

Scientific Communication in Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focused on the production, dissemination, and assimilation of material published in the major journals on educational research--four "core" journals and three "tangential." Two questionnaires were used: one sent to the authors of all articles published in 1968 and 1969, and the second to the persons whom these authors cited as working…

Nelson, Carnot E.

155

Physics Education Research funding census  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It is important for a research community, such as Physics Education Research (PER), to understand how much funding it receives and where this funding comes from. During spring 2011, US-based members of the PER community were asked to respond to a web survey to identify funding that supports their research. Results indicate that the total funding base for PER from 2006-2010 (inclusive) is at least 262 grants worth a total of $72.5M. Most (75%) of the funding for PER comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and most of the NSF funding is through the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources. Very little PER work is funded through the Education and Interdisciplinary Research (EIR) Program that is housed within the NSF Division of Physics, nor is there significant funding from the US Department of Education. Although funding supports work at all levels of physics instruction, by far the largest amount of funding goes to support work at the introductory undergraduate level.

Henderson, Charles R.; Barthelemy, Ramăłn S.; Finkelstein, Noah D.; Mestre, Jose P.

2012-04-25

156

Fine Arts Education. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What are the benefits of a Fine Arts education? With the advent of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000, extreme pressure has been put on schools to concentrate the majority of their efforts and resources on reading, math and science skills. Yet, NCLB also states that every child should be well-versed in the arts. Some research has shown that when…

Walker, Karen

2006-01-01

157

Educational Challenges and Research Opportunities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that teaching and research should not be antithetical in the undergraduate science classroom. Describes an approach to teaching human nutrition as a distance education class via interactive television (ITV). Reports on a survey that explored similarities and differences in demographics, learning, and/or behavioral change between ITV and…

Gans, Dian Althea

1997-01-01

158

A mobile web for enhancing statistics and mathematics education  

E-print Network

A freely available educational application (a mobile website) is presented. This provides access to educational material and drilling on selected topics within mathematics and statistics with an emphasis on tablets and mobile phones. The application adapts to the student's performance, selecting from easy to difficult questions, or older material etc. These adaptations are based on statistical models and analyses of data from testing precursors of the system within several courses, from calculus and introductory statistics through multiple linear regression. The application can be used in both on-line and off-line modes. The behavior of the application is determined by parameters, the effects of which can be estimated statistically. Results presented include analyses of how the internal algorithms relate to passing a course and general incremental improvement in knowledge during a semester.

Lentin, Jamie; Stern, David; Mokua, Victoria; Stefansson, Gunnar

2014-01-01

159

Focus: Bridging the Chemistry-Statistics Gap: Chemometrics Research Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents highlights of a conference that provided an open forum for experts in statistics and in chemistry to exchange views on how research in statistical modeling and analysis can affect research in chemistry. A list of activities to reach new "customers" (including teaching chemometrics in high school) is included. (JN)

Analytical Chemistry, 1985

1985-01-01

160

http://smm.sagepub.com/ Statistical Methods in Medical Research  

E-print Network

http://smm.sagepub.com/ Statistical Methods in Medical Research http: http://www.sagepublications.com can be found at:Statistical Methods in Medical Research://smm.sagepub.com/subscriptionsSubscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.navReprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journals

Krishnamoorthy, Kalimuthu

161

2007 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This text brings together peer-reviewed papers from the 2007 Physics Education Research Conference, whose theme was Cognitive Science and Physics Education Research. The conference brought together researchers studying a wide variety of topics in physics education including transfer of knowledge, learning in physics courses at all levels, teacher education, and cross-disciplinary learning.

2009-10-25

162

2006 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2006 Physics Education Research Conference brought together researchers studying a wide variety of topics in physics education including transfer of knowledge, learning in upper level physics courses, pre-service education, and cross-disciplinary learning. The theme of this conference was "Discipline-Based Education Research in Other STEM Disciplines."

2009-10-25

163

Postsecondary Education--Participation and Dropping out: Differences across University, College and Other Types of Postsecondary Institutions. Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics. Research Paper. Catalogue no. 81-595-M No. 070  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to capture and profile postsecondary education dropouts from three different types of postsecondary education--university, college and other types of institutions. It compares them with graduates from these three types of institutions. The analysis for this report is based on data from the Youth in Transition Survey…

Shaienks, Danielle; Gluszynski, Tomasz; Bayard, Justin

2008-01-01

164

Statistics of statisticians: Critical mass of statistics and operational research groups in the UK  

E-print Network

Using a recently developed model, inspired by mean field theory in statistical physics, and data from the UK's Research Assessment Exercise, we analyse the relationship between the quality of statistics and operational research groups and the quantity researchers in them. Similar to other academic disciplines, we provide evidence for a linear dependency of quality on quantity up to an upper critical mass, which is interpreted as the average maximum number of colleagues with whom a researcher can communicate meaningfully within a research group. The model also predicts a lower critical mass, which research groups should strive to achieve to avoid extinction. For statistics and operational research, the lower critical mass is estimated to be 9 $\\pm$ 3. The upper critical mass, beyond which research quality does not significantly depend on group size, is about twice this value.

Kenna, Ralph

2011-01-01

165

Research Bulletin of the National Institute for Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin contains English translations of two original research papers dealing with education in Japan. Summaries in English of research activities of the Japanese National Institute for Educational Research (NIER) are also included. The first research paper is a "Survey of Opinions Concerning the Reform of Compulsory Education." After World…

National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).

166

Applied Research Understanding National Rape Statistics  

E-print Network

“By maintaining an awareness of how and which respondents are selected, how rape is defined by the study, which questions are used to assess rape, how data is analyzed, and what information is being presented, the reader is well-equipped to maneuver through the various available information and walk away with a clearer understanding of the impact and burden of rape victimization in America.” Applied Research papers synthesize and interpret current research on violence against women, offering a review of the literature and implications for policy and practice.

Dean Kilpatrick; Jenna Mccauley; Contributions From Grace Mattern

167

The Collection and Dissemination of Library Statistics by the National Center for Education Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is noted that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and libraries have a mutual mission: the collection and dissemination of information in formats that are useful to the information needs of the public. This report discusses the NCES' mission statement in these terms and describes its broad-based data gathering program, which…

Jackson, Shirley A.

168

DIVISION of EPIDEMIOLOGY, STATISTICS and PREVENTION RESEARCH  

E-print Network

Reproduction and Development 8 Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE Study) 10 Dietary Intake in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes #12;4 Message from Germaine M. Buck Louis, Ph.D., M, and individuals affected by chronic diseases. Examples of key research findings published in 2012

Rau, Don C.

169

Education and Employment Patterns of Bioscientists. A Statistical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains a compilation of manpower statistics describing the education and employment of bioscientists. The tables also include data from other major disciplines to allow for comparisons with other scientists and nonscientists. Bioscientists include those with degrees in anatomy, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, microbiology,…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.

170

Statistical Summary of Missouri Higher Education: 1991-92.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents statistics on higher education in Missouri for 1991-92, and information on the achievement of Missouri students in 1991. The achievement information includes college grade point averages and test scores of fall 1990 freshmen. A section on student preparation offers data on American College Testing (ACT) scores of students…

Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.

171

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics 1998: Financial Data.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents some of the highlights of financial information summarized from the national collections of vocational education and training (VET) data in Australia for 1998. The report includes detailed statistics for Australia, its eight states and territories, and the Australian National Training Authority. The financial information…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).

172

Selected Educational and Social Statistics, Nevada and National. Form C.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Selected statistics on health and education in Nevada are presented, mainly for the 1988 and 1989 school years. Some facts are provided about students, teachers, and classrooms in Nevada. The total enrollment in Nevada schools in 1989 was 176,464, which represents an increase by 5% from 168,353 in 1988. Enrollment in Nevada grew at the fastest…

Crowe, Kevin

173

NONRESPONSE BIAS ANALYSES AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In surveys with low response rates, nonresponse bias can be a major concern. While it is not always possible to measure the actual bias due to nonresponse, there are different approaches that help identify potential sources of nonresponse bias. In the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), surveys with a response rate lower than 70 percent must conduct a nonresponse

Jonaki Bose

2001-01-01

174

Technical Methods Report: Statistical Power for Regression Discontinuity Designs in Education Evaluations. NCEE 2008-4026  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines theoretical and empirical issues related to the statistical power of impact estimates under clustered regression discontinuity (RD) designs. The theory is grounded in the causal inference and HLM modeling literature, and the empirical work focuses on commonly-used designs in education research to test intervention effects on…

Schochet, Peter Z.

2008-01-01

175

Translating the Statistical Representation of the Effects of Education Interventions into More Readily Interpretable Forms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is directed to researchers who conduct and report education intervention studies. Its purpose is to stimulate and guide them to go a step beyond reporting the statistics that emerge from their analysis of the differences between experimental groups on the respective outcome variables. With what is often very minimal additional effort,…

Lipsey, Mark W.; Puzio, Kelly; Yun, Cathy; Hebert, Michael A.; Steinka-Fry, Kasia; Cole, Mikel W.; Roberts, Megan; Anthony, Karen S.; Busick, Matthew D.

2012-01-01

176

Questionnaire Surveys: Four Survey Instruments in Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents four questionnaire surveys administered in educational research. Each of the questionnaires is followed by a brief research report with an abstract and summary statistics. The first survey, "Guam Undergraduate Women Questionnaire," explores the status aspiration and gender awareness of undergraduate women in Guam. Responses of…

Inoue, Yukiko

177

Ignorance, Environmental Education Research and Design Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the relatively new discipline of design education we have the opportunity to frame the way that design education is formulated. The relative lack of theorists in the field of design education studies leaves unquestioned the relevance of conventional practices of design education that are premised on only tangentially relevant Art, Science and…

Barron, Deirdre; Jackson, Simon; Anderson, Lyndon

2005-01-01

178

Statistical Methodologies to Integrate Experimental and Computational Research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Development of advanced algorithms for simulating engine flow paths requires the integration of fundamental experiments with the validation of enhanced mathematical models. In this paper, we provide an overview of statistical methods to strategically and efficiently conduct experiments and computational model refinement. Moreover, the integration of experimental and computational research efforts is emphasized. With a statistical engineering perspective, scientific and engineering expertise is combined with statistical sciences to gain deeper insights into experimental phenomenon and code development performance; supporting the overall research objectives. The particular statistical methods discussed are design of experiments, response surface methodology, and uncertainty analysis and planning. Their application is illustrated with a coaxial free jet experiment and a turbulence model refinement investigation. Our goal is to provide an overview, focusing on concepts rather than practice, to demonstrate the benefits of using statistical methods in research and development, thereby encouraging their broader and more systematic application.

Parker, P. A.; Johnson, R. T.; Montgomery, D. C.

2008-01-01

179

Embodied Experience in Educational Practice and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The intention of this article is to make an educational analysis of Merleau-Ponty's theory of experience in order to see what it implicates for educational practice as well as educational research. In this way, we can attain an understanding what embodied experience might mean both in schools and other educational settings and in researching

Bengtsson, Jan

2013-01-01

180

Is Educational Intervention Research on the Decline?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors examined intervention studies that appeared in four educational psychology journals (Cognition & Instruction, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Experimental Education) and the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) in 1983 and from 1995 to 2004. The majority of…

Hsieh, Peggy (Pei-Hsuan); Acee, Taylor; Chung, Wen-Hung; Hsieh, Ya-Ping; Kim, Hyunjin; Thomas, Greg D.; You, Ji-in; Levin, Joel R.; Robinson, Daniel H.

2005-01-01

181

Network Services for Library Education and Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Network services for library education and research should include access to: documentation and personnel in combination for research and education and instructional laboratories, instructional packages and testing, and curriculum information for educatio...

J. A. Tessier

1970-01-01

182

The Nature of Science Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a study by the Evidence-based Practice in Science Education (EPSE) Research Network that explores practitioners' views on the nature, use, and potential of science education research. (DDR)

Ratcliffe, Mary; Bartholomew, Hannah; Hames, Vicky; Hind, Andy; Leach, John; Millar, Robin; Osborne, Jonathan

2002-01-01

183

A Minimax Principle for Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If the findings of educational research are to be more intuitively appealing, readily understood, and widely accepted, educational researchers should give better attention to the reduction of needless methodological complexity and to the improvement of conceptual clarity. (Editor)

Fincher, Cameron

1974-01-01

184

Python for Unified Research in Econometrics and Statistics Roseline Bilina  

E-print Network

Python for Unified Research in Econometrics and Statistics Roseline Bilina Steve Lawford Cornell-alone applications in econometrics and statistics, and as a tool for gluing different applications together. (It methods and programming), C87 (Econometric software), C88 (Other computer software). Keywords: Object

Boyer, Edmond

185

Moving through, Moving on: Persistence in Postsecondary Education in Atlantic Canada, Evidence from the PSIS. Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics. Research Paper. Catalogue no. 81-595-M no. 072  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides new and unique empirical evidence on postsecondary education pathways in Atlantic Canada based on the data from the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS). This study covers postsecondary students in public institutions at all levels of study--college, bachelor's, master's, Ph.D. and first professional degrees--with…

Finnie, Ross; Qiu, Theresa

2009-01-01

186

Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics  

NSF Publications Database

Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics S&T Workforce, Funding, Impacts, Outputs ... of Science Technology (S/T) personnel such as Science, Engineering and Technology (SE&T) personnel ...

187

Partnerships for International Research and Education  

NSF Publications Database

... advance specific research and education objectives and to make possible a research effort that ... Requirements Proposal Review Information NSF Proposal Review Process Review Protocol and Associated ...

188

Questioning the Federal Role in Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the Reagan administration's proposed budget cuts for education, educational research, and social science research. Holds that examples used to bolster the administration's criticisms of social and behavioral research come from the late 1960s/early 1970s, and ignore federally funded work currently focusing on educational practice, policy,…

Florio, David H.

1981-01-01

189

Discipline and Methodology in Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education research is a multidisciplinary field, engaging researchers from across the academy who make use of a wide range of methodological approaches. This article examines the relation between discipline and methodology in higher education research, analysing a database of 567 articles published in 15 leading higher education journals…

Tight, Malcolm

2013-01-01

190

Transnational Lives in European Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transnational collaboration by educational researchers in Europe has grown fast since the mid-1990s and the means to support it have become more easily accessible. A study of the growth of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) since its foundation in the mid-1990s shows how transnational research in European education began, and how…

Lawn, Martin

2014-01-01

191

Research facility access & science education  

SciTech Connect

As Congress voted to terminate the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory in October of 1993, the Department of Energy was encouraged to maximize the benefits to the nation of approximately $2 billion which had already been expended to date on its evolution. Having been recruited to Texas from other intellectually challenging enclaves around the world, many regional scientists, especially physicists, of course, also began to look for viable ways to preserve some of the potentially short-lived gains made by Texas higher education in anticipation of {open_quotes}the SSC era.{close_quotes} In fact, by November, 1993, approximately 150 physicists and engineers from thirteen Texas universities and the SSC itself, had gathered on the SMU campus to discuss possible re-uses of the SSC assets. Participants at that meeting drew up a petition addressed to the state and federal governments requesting the creation of a joint Texas Facility for Science Education and Research. The idea was to create a facility, open to universities and industry alike, which would preserve the research and development infrastructure and continue the educational mission of the SSC.

Rosen, S.P. [Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States); Teplitz, V.L. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States). Physics Dept.

1994-10-01

192

Diplomas or Dropout Statistics: Alternatives for At-Risk Students. A Symposium Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Austin, Texas, January 25-27, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four essays and associated introductory text constituting the proceedings of a symposium on dropout research issues are presented. The introduction by Glynn Ligon makes a call for considering what is known about dropouts, what is needed to be known about dropouts, and how these findings can be communicated to educators, the public, and lawmakers.…

Ligon, Glynn; And Others

193

Transforming Catholic Education through Research: The American Educational Research Association Catholic Education Special Interest Group  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Catholic schools in the United States and abroad face numerous financial, cultural, and structural challenges due to contemporary education policies and economic trends. Within this climate, research about Catholic education is often conducted and leveraged in efforts to serve schools' most immediate needs. To be certain, research aimed at…

Martin, Shane

2014-01-01

194

When Education Research Matters. Education Outlook, No. 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The tangled relationship between education research and policy has received little serious scrutiny, even as paeans to "scientifically based research" and "evidence-based practice" have become a staple of education policymaking in recent years. For all the attention devoted to the five-year-old Institute of Education Sciences, to No Child Left…

Hess, Frederick M.

2008-01-01

195

Research in Engineering Education: An Overview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a literature review of research in engineering education. The major national studies of the twentieth centry are reviewed. The focus of current research is examined. Present research into four areas (students, faculty, curriculum and instruction, and systems) is classified. The importance of engineering educators utilizing research is…

LeBold, William K.

1980-01-01

196

MICHIGAN SUGARBEET Research & Education Advisory Council  

E-print Network

for the Michigan/Ontario sugarbeet researchers and assemble and distribute research/agronomy information research/agronomy information. Cooperative educational efforts will be conducted with the goal of improving and assemble and distribute research/agronomy information. Cooperative educational efforts will be conducted

197

Technical Methods Report: Statistical Power for Regression Discontinuity Designs in Education Evaluations. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines theoretical and empirical issues related to the statistical power of impact estimates under clustered regression discontinuity (RD) designs. The theory is grounded in the causal inference and HLM modeling literature, and the empirical work focuses on commonly used designs in education research to test intervention effects on student test scores. The main conclusion is that three to

Peter Z. Schochet

2008-01-01

198

Distance Education in Iowa: A Research Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Iowa Communications Network (ICN), a statewide full-motion interactive fiber-optic network for distance education, is nearing completion. Few innovations have had the potential impact of the ICN. This paper describes distance education in Iowa, the ICN, the Iowa Distance Education Alliance, the distance-education research plan underway in…

Simonson, Michael R.; Smaldino, Sharon

199

Deciphering Attempts To Decipher Postmodern Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Deciphers calls for clarity surrounding postmodern theory in education, examining Constas' 1998 article, "Deciphering Postmodern Educational Research." Highlights three problems with Constas' attempts to decipher postmodernism: attempts to enlighten postmodernism, lack of attention to the body of work on postmodernism and educational research, and…

Pillow, Wanda S.

2000-01-01

200

Researching Early Childhood Education: European Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At a time when crucial questions concerning the nature of early childhood and early childhood education are being increasingly examined worldwide, an exploration of the issues, priorities, and methodologies of research in early childhood education may provide valuable material for debate. This book focuses on research in early childhood education

David, Tricia, Ed.

201

Higher Education Research Institutes in Chinese Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Initially emerged in 1978, higher education research institutes (HERIs) in Mainland China have experienced rapid expansion and have become a major force in higher education reform in the last three decades. The development of these research institutes is closely related to the substantive growth of the higher education system itself as well as…

Wang, Qi; Liu, Nian Cai

2014-01-01

202

An Introduction to Physics Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article aims to introduce the reader to the field of Physics Education Research (PER). Topics include the difference between Physics Education Research and Physics Education/curriculum development, a brief history of PER in the US, and some of the research traditions within PER (current types of PER, types of questions asked, research methods used, etc.). By necessity, many important aspects of the field have been omitted in an effort to produce a short, readable overview.

Beichner, Robert J.

2009-04-11

203

An evaluation of statistical software for research and instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

A variety of microcomputer statistics packages were evaluated. The packages were compared on a number of dimensions, including\\u000a error handling, documentation, statistical capability, and accuracy. Results indicated that there are some very good packages\\u000a available both for instruction and for analyzing research data. In general, the microcomputer packages were easier to learn\\u000a and to use than were mainframe packages. Furthermore,

Darrell L. Butler; Douglas B. Eamon

1985-01-01

204

Impact of Video Tutorials in an Online Educational Statistics Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research describes the evaluation of video tutorials used in a graduate level online statistics course. The evaluation focused on attitudes toward the tutorials and differences in academic performance between online sections that used the tutorials and those that did not. Attitude results were based on 78 students who completed an online survey and indicated positive perceptions of the tutorials.

Thomas A. DeVaney

2009-01-01

205

"!#$%&'$(0)132"45)(06)7 Mathematics -Math Education -Statistics  

E-print Network

· Research Council on Mathematics ­ Linda Simonsen - Conference Planning Committee · Student Affairs Athletic Borkowski - The American Statistician ­ John Borkowski - Journal of Probability and Statistical Science · College of Graduate Studies Review Task Force ­ Ken Bowers · College of Letters and Science ­ Russ Walker

Maxwell, Bruce D.

206

Undergraduate Science Education: A Review of Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a bibliographical review of research on undergraduate science education that involves a broad evaluation of the literature that defines the field. Discusses definitions of science education. Contains 306 references. (DDR)

Laws, Peter M.

1996-01-01

207

Scientific Research in Education: A Socratic Dialogue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Socrates and Admetus discuss the value of scientific research in education. They conclude that although RCTs have their place, they are not a panacea for education, and that the push for them by NCLB is not warranted.

Boody, Robert M.

2011-01-01

208

Using Cluster Analysis for Data Mining in Educational Technology Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cluster analysis is a group of statistical methods that has great potential for analyzing the vast amounts of web server-log data to understand student learning from hyperlinked information resources. In this methodological paper we provide an introduction to cluster analysis for educational technology researchers and illustrate its use through…

Antonenko, Pavlo D.; Toy, Serkan; Niederhauser, Dale S.

2012-01-01

209

Postsecondary Education Opportunity. The Mortenson Research Seminar on Public Policy Analysis of Opportunity for Postsecondary Education, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a collection of 12 issues of a monthly report on public policy and programs affecting postsecondary educational opportunity. Each issue contains two or three research articles analyzing postsecondary educational trends. Titles of articles include: "Students with Educational Disabilities"; "Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment…

Mortenson, Thomas G., Ed.

1996-01-01

210

Research Considerations in Ethical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author purports the need to treat moral education as a serious academic subject and suggests ways educators can manage it in an intellectually defensible way. Ethical education must avoid indoctrination, yet it should not be a mere training in philosophical ethics. The domain of moral education should include four partially interdependent…

Hogan, Robert

211

Getting Started with Quantitative Methods in Physics Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this article we provide a brief overview of three groups of quantitative research methods commonly used in physics education research (PER): descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and measurement instrument development and validation. These quantitative research methods are used respectively in three major types of PER, namely survey research, experimental/quasi-experimental studies, and measurement and evaluation studies. In order to highlight the importance of the close alignment between research questions and selected quantitative research methods, we review these quantitative techniques within each research type from three perspectives: data collection, data analysis, and result interpretation. We discuss the purpose, key aspects and potential issues of each quantitative technique, and where possible, specific PER studies are included as examples to illustrate how these methods fulfill specific research goals.

Ding, Lin; Liu, Xiufeng

2013-01-25

212

Science Achievement and Occupational Career/Technical Education Coursetaking in High School: The Class of 2005. Statistics in Brief. NCES 2010-021  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The definition of CTE (career/technical education) used by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) includes, at the high school level, family and consumer sciences education, general labor market preparation, and occupational education (Bradby and Hoachlander 1999; Bradby and Hudson 2007). Most researchers focus on occupational…

Levesque, Karen; Wun, Jolene; Green, Caitlin

2010-01-01

213

Highlights of Reading Research in the Labs and Centers of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) promotes excellence and equity in education by conducting research and demonstration projects, collecting statistics, disseminating information, and providing technical assistance to those working to improve education. OERI supports two major research and…

Brynildssen, Shawna

214

Practitioner Researchers in Vocational Education and Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper reports on a study examining the issues facing vocational education and training (VET) practitioners who aspire to undertake formal research and move towards publishing their research. Research participants were drawn from attendees at a publishing workshop that was mounted at the 2008 conference of the Australian Vocational Education

Holden, Rick; Smith, Erica

2009-01-01

215

THE IMPENDING RESEARCH EXPLOSION AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE RAPID EXPANSION OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH HAS BEEN ACCOMPANIED BY THE FEELING THAT A CONNECTIVE LINK MUST BE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE AREAS OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE. THE INCREASED AVAILABILITY OF RESEARCH FUNDS NECESSITATES REFORMULATION AND CONCEPTUALIZATION OF SUITABLE MECHANISMS AND AGENCIES CAPABLE OF BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN…

GUBA, EGON G.

216

Mapping Music Education Research in the UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past 25 years there has been an increasing and worldwide research interest in music education, embracing a range of disciplines and perspectives. As well as particular research foci on the nature of curricula, musical behaviour and development, new research literatures have been developed that link music education with ethnomusicology,…

Welch, Graham; Hallam, Susan; Lamont, Alexandra; Swanwick, Keith; Green, Lucy; Hennessy, Sarah; Cox, Gordon; O'Neill, Susan; Farrell, Gerry

2004-01-01

217

Scientific Communication in Educational Research. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A series of studies concerned with the dissemination and assimilation of material contained in journal articles in educational research were conducted. These studies dealt with authors of the articles and other educational researchers conducting research in the same subject matter areas as the articles. The dissemination process was found to be…

Nelson, Carnot E.

218

Research Projects Scheme in Distance Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guidebook is intended to help researchers apply for funds for research projects in distance education through the Distance Education Council of Indira Gandhi National Open University (India). The stated intent of this guidebook is to encourage system-based research; to promote in-depth studies to evaluation programs, their impact, and their…

Rausaria, R. R., Ed.; Bhushan, Bharat, Ed.; Lele, N. A., Ed.

219

Educational Research and the 'Bermuda Triangle.'  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In answer to the suggestion that policymakers, researchers, and teachers unanimously agree that research is hardly taken into account by its potential users, the author provides an overview of educational research in Western Europe. Projects involve disciplines, history of education, and curriculum. (KC)

Halls, W. D.

1983-01-01

220

Proteus Rising: Re-Imagining Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The idea that educational research should be "scientific", and ideally based on randomised control trials, is in danger of becoming hegemonic. In the face of this it seems important to ask what other kinds of educational research can be respectable in their own different terms. We might also note that the demand for research to be "scientific" is…

Smith, Richard

2008-01-01

221

Trends in Career and Technical Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this literature review was to identify current trends and issues in research focusing on career and technical education (CTE). The primary sources of literature for this review included all research articles published in three refereed scholarly journals--"Career and Technical Education Research," "Journal of Career and Technical…

Rojewski, Jay W.; Asunda, Paul; Kim, Soo Jung

2008-01-01

222

ADVOCACY EDUCATION RESEARCH STEPHANIE ABBUHL, MD  

E-print Network

medicine · To promote education and research in women's health BRIEF HISTORY OF ORGANIZATION In 1994, FOCUS the quantity, quality, and visibility of research pertaining to women's health. In 1997, with generous support of advancing the careers of women in academic medicine and promoting education and research in women's health

Bushman, Frederic

223

Issues in Education Research: Problems and Possibilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume provides an overview of the tensions, dilemmas, issues, and possibilities that characterize educational research. The contributions of more than 20 researchers examine the state of educational research, its future directions, and some of the major trends that have affected the field. The contributions are: (1) "An Auspicious Moment for…

Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe, Ed.; Shulman, Lee S., Ed.

224

Advances in Education Research. Volume 2, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Advances in Education Research" reprints previously published journal articles reporting on research supported in whole or in part by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). The articles are selected from peer-reviewed/referred journals; the journals used are described briefy at the end of the volume. The articles in this…

Advances in Education Research, 1997

1997-01-01

225

Case Studies and Computing: Broadening the scope of statistical education  

E-print Network

of using the statistical software and the statistical concept becomes secondary. Most statistical software statistical software (R). By building such GUIs on a flexible and sophisticated interactive programming

Nolan, Deborah

226

Fusion plasma research and education in Japan  

SciTech Connect

Japanese fusion plasma research and education is reviewed by focusing on the activities promoted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports (MOE). University fusion research is pursued by the academic interest and student education. A hierarchical structure of budget and manpower arrangement is observed. The small research groups of universities play the role of recruiting young students into the fusion and plasma society. After graduating the master course, most students are engaged by industries.

Inoue, N. [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

1995-12-31

227

Statistical process control for hospitals: methodology, user education, and challenges.  

PubMed

The health care industry is slowly embracing the use of statistical process control (SPC) to monitor and study causes of variation in health care processes. While the statistics and principles underlying the use of SPC are relatively straightforward, there is a need to be cognizant of the perils that await the user who is not well versed in the key concepts of SPC. This article introduces the theory behind SPC methodology, describes successful tactics for educating users, and discusses the challenges associated with encouraging adoption of SPC among health care professionals. To illustrate these benefits and challenges, this article references the National Hospital Quality Measures, presents critical elements of SPC curricula, and draws examples from hospitals that have successfully embedded SPC into their overall approach to performance assessment and improvement. PMID:17627215

Matthes, Nikolas; Ogunbo, Samuel; Pennington, Gaither; Wood, Nell; Hart, Marilyn K; Hart, Robert F

2007-01-01

228

Education and Education Research: Moribund Fields or Dynamic Interacting Systems?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The complex field of education is often depicted as a static field governed by technocratic approaches to activities that characterise the field. Education change is equally viewed in such limited and positivistic ways and linear means-end processes (Hoban 2002). In such orientations to the field, educational research therefore, is about finding…

Reddy, C.

2011-01-01

229

Peer-Assisted Learning in Research Methods and Statistics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Feedback from students on a Level 1 Research Methods and Statistics module, studied as a core part of a BSc Psychology programme, highlighted demand for additional tutorials to help them to understand basic concepts. Students in their final year of study commonly request work experience to enhance their employability. All students on the Level 1…

Stone, Anna; Meade, Claire; Watling, Rosamond

2012-01-01

230

Qualitative Research Methods for Medical Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a primer for qualitative research in medical education. Our aim is to equip readers with a basic understanding of qualitative research and prepare them to judge the goodness of fit between qualitative research and their own research questions. We provide an overview of the reasons for choosing a qualitative research approach and potential benefits of using these

Janice L. Hanson; Dorene F. Balmer; Angelo P. Giardino

2011-01-01

231

Education and Poverty in Affluent Countries. Routledge Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the first time, researchers, policymakers and practitioners across the world will have access to a comprehensive mapping of research evidence and policy strategies about education and poverty in affluent countries. Although there is widespread agreement that poverty and poor educational outcomes are related, there are competing explanations as…

Raffo, Carlo, Ed.; Dyson, Alan, Ed.; Gunter, Helen, Ed.; Hall, Dave, Ed.; Jones, Lisa, Ed.; Kalambouka, Afroditi, Ed.

2011-01-01

232

Mediterranean Journal for Research in Mathematics Education  

E-print Network

mathematics gifted education need a working philosophy of creativity? VIKTOR FREIMAN: Université de Moncton views and approaches to creativity with emphasis on their links with mathematics. Educational and socialMediterranean Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Vol. 6, 1& 2, 23 - 46, 2007 Does

Sriraman, Bharath

233

Utah Character Education Action Research Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet contains a synopsis of eight action research projects undertaken by educators from various Utah public schools presented at a series of workshops. Twenty-seven educators representing 19 schools, 9 school districts, and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) attended the series of 4 full-day workshops held during October, February,…

Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.

234

SURC: Educational Policy Research Center at Syracuse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents an introduction to the aims, methods, and activities of the Educational Policy Research Center at Syracuse which was established in 1968 under Title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The essential purpose of the Center is to contribute to the development of a capability for assessing educational policy…

Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY.

235

Emergent pedagogies in design research education  

E-print Network

Recent demand for applied knowledge within architectural practice has resulted in the proliferation of university based research groups. Given the role advanced degree programs play in educating architectural researchers, ...

Press, Joseph

1997-01-01

236

Research Initiatives in Citizenship Education. Research in Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Citizenship Education Research Network, a group of Canadian researchers, decision makers, and practitioners, is committed to the development of educational policy and practice concerning the relationship between common values and the stability of society; the impact of citizen participation upon social cohesion; and the relationship between…

Hebert, Yvonne; Page, Michel

2000-01-01

237

75 FR 5771 - Institute of Education Sciences; Overview Information; Education Research and Special Education...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Providers. Special Education Policy, Finance, and Systems. Autism Spectrum Disorders. Special Education Research Training... School-Based Interventions for Secondary Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Program Authority:...

2010-02-04

238

Mathematics and statistics research progress report, period ending June 30, 1983  

SciTech Connect

This report is the twenty-sixth in the series of progress reports of Mathematics and Statistics Research of the Computer Sciences organization, Union Carbide Corporation Nuclear Division. Part A records research progress in analysis of large data sets, applied analysis, biometrics research, computational statistics, materials science applications, numerical linear algebra, and risk analysis. Collaboration and consulting with others throughout the Oak Ridge Department of Energy complex are recorded in Part B. Included are sections on biological sciences, energy, engineering, environmental sciences, health and safety, and safeguards. Part C summarizes the various educational activities in which the staff was engaged. Part D lists the presentations of research results, and Part E records the staff's other professional activities during the report period.

Beauchamp, J. J.; Denson, M. V.; Heath, M. T.; Lever, W. E.; Wilson, D. G. [eds.

1983-08-01

239

Education Research and Reform: An International Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of governments in the operation of education research and development systems is under critical scrutiny throughout the developed world. The introductory chapter presents the main themes of a seminar held in 1992 and outlines challenges for further work. The next 10 chapters focus on education research and development issues: (1)…

Tomlinson, Tommy M., Ed.; Tuijnman, Albert C., Ed.

240

Educational Research in Europe. Yearbook 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first Yearbook of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) is based on a selection of texts presented at the EERA annual meeting in 1999, which took place in Lahti, Finland. It is intended to be part of the development of a European conversation about educational research. The chapters of part 1, Teaching and Teachers, are: (1)…

Day, Christopher W., Ed.; van Veen, Dolf, Ed.

241

Research in Technical Education: A Publication Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory contains a comprehensive listing of publications that may be appropriate for publication of academic research in technical education. Both research-based and trade publications related to technical education were used as bases for the guide, along with additional information about special interest publications. Complete synopses of…

Kolcz, Matt

242

Evidence-Based Research in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This educational newsletter highlights a lead article, "Evidence-Based Research in Education." The article explains that evidence-based research emerged in the field of medicine over 50 years ago, resulting in major advances in the treatment and prevention of disease. It adds that clinical guidelines and protocols are based on the results of…

Research Exchange, 2003

2003-01-01

243

Empire: An Analytical Category for Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article Roland Sintos Coloma argues for the relevance of empire as an analytical category in educational research. He points out the silence in mainstream studies of education on the subject of empire, the various interpretive approaches to deploying empire as an analytic, and the importance of indigeneity in research on empire and…

Coloma, Roland Sintos

2013-01-01

244

Ethical Approval for Research in Physiology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this article is to reflect on the contemporary ethical standards that should be applied to the publication of physiology education research. As teachers, we are all education researchers to some degree but our appreciation of when and how regulatory requirements apply to our work is variable. A significant number of articles in…

Kibble, Jonathan D.

2009-01-01

245

Levels of Analysis in Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the levels of analysis adopted in higher education research, using a database of 567 articles published in 15 leading higher education journals internationally during 2010. Level of analysis is a relatively overlooked issue in this field of research, when compared with methodology, theory and/or topic--to which it is, of…

Tight, Malcolm

2012-01-01

246

Educational Research Budget Cuts in the Netherlands.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The national budget for educational research in the Netherlands has been cut by one-third. Consequences of this budget cut, including the dissolution of the Foundation for Educational Research and the destruction of the scientific infrastructure that has been built up since 1965, are discussed. (RM)

Western European Education, 1985

1985-01-01

247

Financial Literacy and Education Research Priorities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-nine scholars from public and private universities, non-profit organizations, and the federal government participated in a National Research Symposium on Financial Literacy and Education in October 2008 in Washington, DC. The purpose was to identify critical research questions that could inform outcomes-based financial education, relevant…

Schuchardt, Jane; Hanna, Sherman D.; Hira, Tahira K.; Lyons, Angela C.; Palmer, Lance; Xiao, Jing Jian

2009-01-01

248

The Netherlands: Educational Research at a Crossroads.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The managing director of The Netherlands' National Foundation for Educational Research (Stichting Voor Onderzoek van het Onderwijs, or SVO) delineates the SVO's role in promoting educational research and describes the conditions affecting the SVO's effectiveness in pursuing its mission. Among the factors considered are financial constraints,…

van Seventer, Chris

249

AMEE 2009 spotlight on educational research.  

PubMed

The AMEE meeting is unique among the medical education conferences in that it is truly international. Educational research presented at the 2009 AMEE Meeting was both diverse and robust. In this article, we will present an overview of educational research from the meeting. We will begin with outlining our methods for the selection and categorization of themes, discuss some highpoints from some of the respective themes, and finally from the conference overall. PMID:20353332

Durning, S J; Elnicki, M E; Gruppen, L; Torre, D; Hemmer, P A

2010-01-01

250

Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1989, the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER) provides and supports research on a wide range of topics affecting higher education planning and policy, including the dynamics of systemic change, productivity, and the effectiveness of higher education organizations. For people interested in such matters, their website presents a cornucopia of research reports, compelling weblogs, and information about upcoming conferences and symposia that they are sponsoring in conjunction with other like-minded institutes. The research reports include titles such as "Higher Education Research Priorities: Perspectives from Selected Foundations" and "Outsourcing of Instruction at Community Colleges". The site is rounded out by the "Resources" area, which features links to partner organizations and related government resources dealing with higher education.

251

Research in Disabilities Education (RDE)  

NSF Publications Database

... Directorate for Education and Human Resources Division of Human Resource Development Letter of ... and define specific areas of accessibility and human learning in need of further attention by ...

252

Research in Disabilities Education (RDE)  

NSF Publications Database

... Division of Human Resource Development Directorate for Education and Human Resources Letter of ... of the nation's diverse human capital. The programs of the Division of Human Resource Development ...

253

Medical education research: is participation fair?  

PubMed

Medical researchers and ethicists emphasise the importance of equity, fairness and justice in general medical research participation. No individual or group should be over-represented or under-represented in research-there should be fair participation. Thus far little thought has been given to fair participation in medical education research. There is no evidence based answer as to whether vulnerable groups are ever exploited in medical education research, or whether other individuals or groups are overlooked. However the heavy reliance on undergraduate learners as subjects for medical education research creates two key threats to the fairness of that research. First, there is a risk that undergraduate learners, as a potentially vulnerable population, may be exploited in research settings. Often the faculty carrying out medical education research will be the same faculty that are responsible for delivering medical education and assessing medical students' competencies. It is possible as a result that medical students might feel pressured to participate in research. Second, there is a risk that other important groups of learners may be inadequately represented. Much medical education research is carried out on undergraduates and relatively little on those who have been doing CPD for many years. Thus much of our research concentrates on only a small proportion of medical learning. The relatively small amount of research carried out on those doing continuing professional development (CPD) is probably because of the difficulties of recruiting and retaining this group of learners in research programmes. Both risks threaten the integrity and usefulness of the resulting research product. Unfair participation in medical education research programmes could have serious repercussions for learners at all levels. PMID:24846349

Walsh, Kieran

2014-11-01

254

Research Interests of School of Education Research and Teaching Staff and Postgraduate Research Students  

E-print Network

Religious Education Pupil participation Poverty and school education. Catherine O'Hare Religious1 Research Interests of School of Education Research and Teaching Staff and Postgraduate Research subject areas Early years Creativity in Children Teacher Education. John Bollan Religion in Classical

Glasgow, University of

255

Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook brings together important mathematics education research that makes a difference in both theory and practice, research that anticipates problems and necessary knowledge before they become impediments to progress, interprets future-oriented problems into researchable issues, presents the implications of research and theory development…

English, Lyn D., Ed.

256

Qualitative Research Practice in Adult Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of 20 papers is aimed at researchers, research students, and research supervisors interested in qualitative research into facilitated adult learning in the workplace, formal education programs, professional development, and community settings. "Introduction" (Willis) provides a summary of the papers. "Qualitative Inquiry: Meaning…

Willis, Peter, Ed.; Neville, Bernie, Ed.

257

Using Qualitative Research Methods in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers investigating issues related to computing in higher education are increasingly using qualitative research methods to conduct their investigations. However, they may have little training or experience in qualitative research. The purpose of this paper is to introduce researchers to the appropriate use of qualitative methods. It begins…

Savenye, Wilhelmina C.; Robinson, Rhonda S.

2005-01-01

258

Developing a Research Agenda in Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Science Summit reinforced a question upon which many of us in science education are focused: How can we, the science education community of researchers, practitioners, and consumers, lead policy? We include a brief review of the No Child Left Behind Act and its implications for teachers, and elaborate about one ongoing and growing effort to answer the concerns about the paucity of research expressed at the Summit. We describe a unique and growing collaboration across professional science education and science organizations and societies that focuses on the development of a research agenda. The term `consilience' refers to the "jumping together of knowledge" that leads to scientific advancements, progressive, creative, fluid scientific research and intellectual capacity to move a research community toward an enlightened research agenda. A coherent research agenda enables us to specify what we know, what we need to know, and how research can be employed for creating and implementing policy. The use of a dynamic organizer (such as Pasteur's Quadrant) for a research matrix of topics provides a possible structure for organizing and cataloging research questions, designs, findings from past studies, needed areas for research, and policy implications. Through this unique collaboration, the science education community can better focus on needs and priorities and ensure that teachers, policy makers, scientists, and researchers in education at local through national levels have an important stake in research priorities and actions.

Simmons, Patricia E.; Brunkhorst, Herb; Lunetta, Vincent; Penick, John; Peterson, Jodi; Pietrucha, Barbara; Staver, John

2005-06-01

259

Using databases in medical education research: AMEE Guide No. 77.  

PubMed

This AMEE Guide offers an introduction to the use of databases in medical education research. It is intended for those who are contemplating conducting research in medical education but are new to the field. The Guide is structured around the process of planning your research so that data collection, management and analysis are appropriate for the research question. Throughout we consider contextual possibilities and constraints to educational research using databases, such as the resources available, and provide concrete examples of medical education research to illustrate many points. The first section of the Guide explains the difference between different types of data and classifying data, and addresses the rationale for research using databases in medical education. We explain the difference between qualitative research and qualitative data, the difference between categorical and quantitative data, and the difference types of data which fall into these categories. The Guide reviews the strengths and weaknesses of qualitative and quantitative research. The next section is structured around how to work with quantitative and qualitative databases and provides guidance on the many practicalities of setting up a database. This includes how to organise your database, including anonymising data and coding, as well as preparing and describing your data so it is ready for analysis. The critical matter of the ethics of using databases in medical educational research, including using routinely collected data versus data collected for research purposes, and issues of confidentiality, is discussed. Core to the Guide is drawing out the similarities and differences in working with different types of data and different types of databases. Future AMEE Guides in the research series will address statistical analysis of data in more detail. PMID:23621147

Cleland, Jennifer; Scott, Neil; Harrild, Kirsten; Moffat, Mandy

2013-05-01

260

Gaming Research for Technology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assesses the use of gaming to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in public education. The intent of the investigation was to identify attitudes about gaming and its use in education, as well as the need to utilize gaming as a platform to serve as an integrator of STEM subject matter. Participants included…

Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy

2009-01-01

261

Reclaiming Philosophy for Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper notes the decline in philosophy of education in educational studies from its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s. The explanation is manifold, but includes the more utilitarian and managerial concerns which find less room for the questioning of assumptions distinctive of philosophical enquiry. The paper then uses the Nuffield Review of 14-19…

Pring, Richard

2007-01-01

262

Projections of Education Statistics to 2020. Thirty-Ninth Edition. NCES 2011-026  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Projections of Education Statistics to 2020" is the 39th report in a series begun in 1964. It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary degree-granting institutions. This report provides revisions of projections shown in "Projections of Education Statistics to 2019". Included are projections of enrollment,…

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2011-01-01

263

Projections of Education Statistics to 2019. Thirty-Eighth Edition. NCES 2011-017  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Projections of Education Statistics to 2019" is the 38th report in a series begun in 1964. It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and degree-granting institutions. This report provides revisions of projections shown in "Projections of Education Statistics to 2018." Included are projections of enrollment, graduates, teachers,…

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2011-01-01

264

Teacher Leaders In Research Based Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the web site home for the Teacher Leaders in Research Based Science Education (TLRBSE) program supported by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. It is designed to retain and renew middle and high school teachers of science by integrating the best practices of Research Based Science Education with the process of mentoring. The program involves teachers in research while also building leadership skills and pedagogical tools.

2006-04-10

265

Research in Science Education: An Interdisciplinary Perspective  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The continuing goal of science education research is the generation of pedagogical knowledge that can be used to improve meaningful understanding of science concepts by students. Using present initiatives in science education as a foundation, the authors provide an overview of developments in cognitive science and instructional psychology and associated exemplary research findings and implications that provide researchers and practitioners with an interdisciplinary framework for improving the quality of school science instruction.

Vitale, Michael R.; Romance, Nancy R.

2006-01-01

266

Education Statistics Quarterly. Volume 5, Issue 3, 2003. NCES 2005-609  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) fulfills a congressional mandate to collect and report "statistics and information showing the condition and progress of education in the United States and other nations in order to promote and accelerate the improvement of American education." The "Quarterly" offers an accessible, convenient…

National Center for Education Statistics, 2004

2004-01-01

267

Digest of Educational Statistics, 1964 Edition. Bulletin, 1964, No. 18. OE-10024-64  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin is the third in a series of annual publications initiated by the Office of Education in October 1962. It is a compilation of significant statistical material pertaining to American education. It contains information on a variety of subjects within the broad filed of educational statistics, including schools and colleges, enrollments,…

Simon, Kenneth A.; Grant, W. Vance

1964-01-01

268

Statistics-based research--a pig in a poke?  

PubMed

Much of medical research involves large-scale randomized controlled trials designed to detect small differences in outcome between the study groups. This approach is believed to produce reliable evidence on which the management of patients is based. But can we be sure that the demonstration of a small, albeit statistically significant, difference is sufficient to infer the presence of a causal relationship between the drug and the outcome? A study is claimed to have internal validity when other explanations for the observed difference - namely, inequalities between the groups, bias in the assessment of the outcome and chance - have been excluded. Despite the various processes that are put into place - including, for example, randomization, allocation concealment, double-blinding and intention-to-treat analysis - it remains doubtful whether the groups are equal in terms of all factors relevant to the outcome and whether bias has been excluded. As for the exclusion of chance, not only may inappropriate statistical tests be used, but also frequentist statistics has been subjected to serious criticisms in recent years that further bring internal validity into question. But the problems do not end with the flaws in internal validity. The philosophical basis of large-scale randomized controlled trials and epidemiological studies is unsound. When examined closely, many obstacles emerge that threaten the inference from a small, statistically significant difference to the presence of a causal relationship between the drug and the outcome. Given the influence of statistics-based research on the practice of medicine, it is of the utmost importance that the flaws in this methodology are brought to the fore. PMID:21834843

Penston, James

2011-10-01

269

Racism and Education: Research Perspectives. Modern Educational Thought Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses, from a British perspective, on the dilemma facing educational systems in culturally diverse societies: too much allowance for diversity can lead to fragmentation and loss of control; too little can lead to alienation, unrest, and loss of control. The book's first part draws on the author's research in educational policy in…

Troyna, Barry

270

Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Since 1969, the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), a private, nonprofit corporation, has worked closely with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to advance space science and technology and to promote education in those areas. USRA's Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS) has been NASA's life sciences research partner for the past 18 years. For the last six years, our Cooperative Agreement NCC9-41 for the 'Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program' has stimulated and assisted life sciences research and education at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) - both at the Center and in collaboration with outside academic institutions. To accomplish our objectives, the DSLS has facilitated extramural research, developed and managed educational programs, recruited and employed visiting and staff scientists, and managed scientific meetings.

Coats, Alfred C.

2001-01-01

271

Research education: findings of a study of teaching-learning research using multiple analytical perspectives.  

PubMed

This multimethod, qualitative study provides results for educators of nursing doctoral students to consider. Combining the expertise of an empirical analytical researcher (who uses statistical methods) and an interpretive phenomenological researcher (who uses hermeneutic methods), a course was designed that would place doctoral students in the midst of multiparadigmatic discussions while learning fundamental research methods. Field notes and iterative analytical discussions led to patterns and themes that highlight the value of this innovative pedagogical application. Using content analysis and interpretive phenomenological approaches, together with one of the students, data were analyzed from field notes recorded in real time over the period the course was offered. This article describes the course and the study analysis, and offers the pedagogical experience as transformative. A link to a sample syllabus is included in the article. The results encourage nurse educators of doctoral nursing students to focus educational practice on multiple methodological perspectives. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(12):673-677.]. PMID:25406843

Vandermause, Roxanne; Barbosa-Leiker, Celestina; Fritz, Roschelle

2014-12-01

272

Statistical Analysis Report: Remedial Education at Higher Education Institutions in Fall 1995  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new study from the National Center for Education Statistics "examines participation in college-level remedial education, characteristics of remedial courses and programs, and policies or laws that affect remedial education." It is "based on a survey of 2-year and 4-year higher education institutions that enroll freshmen." Among the conclusions: "Twenty-nine percent of first-time freshmen enrolled in at least one remedial reading, writing, or mathematics course in fall 1995; and "about half (47 percent) of institutions offering remedial courses indicated that the number of students enrolled in remedial courses at their institution had stayed about the same in the last 5 years, 39 percent said enrollments had increased, and 14 percent said they had decreased." Instructions for downloading the Adobe Acrobat Reader are available at the site.

Statistics., National C.

1996-01-01

273

Statistical Trends in the Journal of the American Medical Association and Implications for Training across the Continuum of Medical Education  

PubMed Central

Background Statistical training across the continuum of medical education may not have advanced at the pace of statistical reporting in the medical literature, yet a comprehensive understanding of statistical concepts most commonly presented in current research is critical to the effective practice of Evidence Based Medicine. The objective of this content analysis was to describe statistical techniques used in a leading medical journal, JAMA, across a 20-year period, with a focus on implications for medical education. Methods and Findings Two issues of JAMA published each month in 1990, 2000, and 2010 were randomly selected; from these, 361 articles were reviewed. Primary focus, study design, and statistical components were abstracted and examined by year of publication. The number of published RCTs and cohort studies differed significantly across years of interest, with an increasing trend of publication. The most commonly reported statistics over the 20-year period of interest included measures of morbidity and mortality, descriptive statistics, and epidemiologic outcomes. However, between 1990 and 2010, there was an increase in reporting of more advanced methods, such as multivariable regression, multilevel modeling, survival analysis, and sensitivity analysis. While this study is limited by a focus on one specific journal, a strength is that the journal examined is widely read by a range of clinical specialties and is considered a leading journal in the medical field, setting standards for published research. Conclusions The increases in frequency and complexity of statistical reporting in the literature over the past two decades may suggest that moving beyond basic statistical concepts to a more comprehensive understanding of statistical methods is an important component of clinicians' ability to effectively read and use the medical research. These findings provide information to consider as medical schools and graduate medical education training programs review and revise their statistical training components. PMID:24204794

Arnold, Lauren D.; Braganza, Melissa; Salih, Rondek; Colditz, Graham A.

2013-01-01

274

Teacher as Researcher: Teacher Action Research in Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Historically, "teacher action research" and "teacher research" have been terms mostly used at the PK-12 level. Yet, embracing it fully and visibly in the teacher education realm is important because it raises awareness of the critical and transformative aspects of teaching and learning. It allows teacher research to be made visible and validated…

Souto-Manning, Mariana

2012-01-01

275

Research in Education: A Guide to Selected Research Reference Sources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contained in this comprehensive resource guide are listings for the various types of information sources providing access to educational research, including: (1) basic guides; (2) encyclopedias, dictionaries, and research reviews; (3) selected research books; (4) guides to doctoral dissertations and masters theses; (5) Dissertation Abstracts…

McMillan, Pat

276

Mixed Methodology Research Design in Educational Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent times many educational researchers have moved away from the traditional purist approach of strictly adopting either a qualitative or quantitative approach to conducting research. Instead they have attempted an eclectic mix of both methods in their research inquiry, combining aspects of both the traditions at various stages of their…

Kumar, Muthu

2007-01-01

277

Mapping Music Education Research in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Music education research in Australia has grown almost exponentially over the past 25 years. Particularly in the area of doctoral research studies, there has been a substantial increase in the number of theses completed from two in 1977 to 72 in 2002. In addition, there have been increases in professional research undertaken by university…

Stevens, Robin S.; McPherson, Gary E.

2004-01-01

278

2004 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2004 Physics Education Research (PER) Conference brought together researchers in how we teach physics and how it is learned. Student understanding of concepts, the efficacy of different pedagogical techniques, and the importance of student attitudes towards physics and knowledge were all discussed. These Proceedings capture an important snapshot of the PER community, containing a broad collection of research papers of work in progress.

2009-10-13

279

The Role of Research in Children's Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents four educational experiments reflecting Jerome Bruner's theories on iconic and enactive representation to emphasize the need for more research on how children learn. Advocates greater institutional cooperation among schools, teachers, and researchers to improve research implementation and reduce problems of school disruption and…

Rogers, P. J.; Aston, F. M.

1990-01-01

280

Research into Student Learning in Distance Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report reviews the work which has been carried out under the label of "research in student learning," in order to examine the significance of the findings for distance education, and to discuss some of the methodological issues raised in carrying out this research. The discussion also provides insights into conducting this type of research in…

Morgan, Alistair

281

Information Technology Research and Education at NSF  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NSF has been a leader in the development of new information technologies, including support for work in education and technology. Often, opportunities for educators are found in larger efforts. This is the case for the Information Technology Research (ITR) program. It has now been extended to education areas, as announced in NSF Publication 00-126. Links to the program announcement in multiple formats are found at http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf00126.

Wink, Donald J.

2000-11-01

282

How Taxpayers Benefit when Students Attain Higher Levels of Education. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

RAND researchers examined how taxpayers benefit from increases in students' educational attainment. Using statistical modeling and national data, they analyzed how increases in educational attainment are associated with tax revenues, funds for social support and insurance programs, and spending on incarceration. The researchers found that, for all…

Li, Jennifer

2009-01-01

283

Longitudinal Data Analysis with Latent Growth Modeling: An Introduction and Illustration for Higher Education Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper introduces latent growth modeling (LGM) as a statistical method for analyzing change over time in latent, or unobserved, variables, with particular emphasis of the application of this method in higher education research. While increasingly popular in other areas of education research and despite a wealth of publicly-available datasets…

Blanchard, Rebecca D.; Konold, Timothy R.

2011-01-01

284

Mapping Music Education Research in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews research on Hong Kong's music education. The review shows that music education in Hong Kong after the change of sovereignty in 1997 differs from that in the People's Republic of China; there is an emphasis on western classical music rather than the traditional Chinese music in the classroom, with a disconnection between what…

Cheung, Jane

2004-01-01

285

Discipline and Theory in Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education research is, by its nature, rather an introspective field of study. It is also highly dispersed within and beyond the academy: inherently, therefore, it is a multidisciplinary field of study. An analysis of 567 articles published in 15 leading higher education journals in 2010 demonstrates both the breadth of interest in higher…

Tight, Malcolm

2014-01-01

286

Mixed-Sector Tertiary Education. Research Overview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research overview provides the key messages arising from two related projects investigating tertiary education institutions that have recently begun to offer tertiary programs outside the sector of their initial establishment and the sector of the majority of their enrolments. These are TAFE institutes offering higher education programs,…

Moodie, Gavin

2012-01-01

287

Research in Vocational Education and Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research into Vocational Education and Training (VET) has undergone major developments in the last 60 years. This is particularly true of the last 30 years. The rising political, social and economic priority of VET has been principally responsible for this development. However, it is also true to say that some of the disciplines of education have…

Winch, Christopher

2012-01-01

288

Consortium for Research on Educational Access,  

E-print Network

, the reduction of inter-generational cycles of poverty, demographic transition, preventive health careConsortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity The Impact of Language,version1-31Jan2010 #12;The Consortium for Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE

Boyer, Edmond

289

Software Development as Music Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses how software development can be used as a method for music education research. It explains how software development can externalize ideas, stimulate action and reflection, and provide evidence to support the educative value of new software-based experiences. Parallels between the interactive software development process and…

Brown, Andrew R.

2007-01-01

290

Cross Cultural Considerations for Education and Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sociopolitical influences on education and research in the United States, China, and the Soviet Union are contrasted. Discussions with American scholars who have knowledge of educational practice in socialist nations are presented. The major philosophical difference stressed by these scholars is the pervasive influence of dialectical materialism…

Timpson, William M.

291

Developing a Research Agenda in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Science Summit reinforced a question upon which many of us in science education are focused: How can we, the science education community of researchers, practitioners, and consumers, lead policy? We include a brief review of the No Child Left Behind Act and its implications for teachers, and elaborate about one ongoing and growing effort to…

Simmons, Patricia E.; Brunkhorst, Herb; Lunetta, Vincent; Penick, John; Peterson, Jodi; Pietrucha, Barbara; Staver, John

2005-01-01

292

Claims of Philosophy, Education and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is a response to Richard Pring's "Reclaiming Philosophy for Educational Research," which appears in this issue. While it provides broad support for the case for the importance of philosophy in the study of education that Pring advances, it seeks to refine and to extend this. It does this through a consideration of three sets of claims.…

Standish, Paul

2007-01-01

293

Questions and research opportunities in online education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This colloquium piece is intended to provoke thoughts and questions about research into the influence of corporatisation and marketisation in the area of online education. The topics related to these issues include the rise of for-profit online education companies, the mergers of traditional with for-profit institutions and the changing demographics of the college student. An assertion is made that there

Jason Caudill

294

http://er.aera.net Educational Researcher  

E-print Network

; preschool; minorities; early childhood; at-risk students; educational policy; longitudinal studies Children Disproportionately Represented in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Published:Educational ResearcherAdditional services and information for http://er.aera.net/alertsEmail Alerts: http

Loudon, Catherine

295

Bringing Research into Educational Practice: Lessons Learned  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bringing research into educational practice is necessary but does not happen automatically. The Transfercenter for Neuroscience and Learning, at the University of Ulm in Germany, is set up to transfer (neuro)scientific knowledge into educational practice. In doing so we have learned why this does not happen automatically, and have tried to make…

Hille, Katrin

2011-01-01

296

Standards in Conducting and Publishing Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arthur Levine's (2007) recent report on the academic preparation of education doctoral students, Educating Researchers, http://www.edschools.org/EducatingResearchers/educating_researchers.pdf is highly critical of both AERA and the scholarly training of education doctoral students. One criticism Levine (2007) offers is his view that educational

Thompson, Bruce

2007-01-01

297

Federal Data Bases for Health Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described are some of the national health related databases which are useful in conducting health education research. Among areas covered by the projects are hypertension, myocardial infarction, neighborhood health centers, alcoholism, and over the counter drugs. (CJ)

Wilson, Ronald; Iverson, Donald

1982-01-01

298

Globalization, Immigration, and Education: The Research Agenda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Situates the topic of immigration within globalization. Reviews research on new waves of immigrants and issues related to their schooling. Shows how some immigrant children thrive but others are economically and educationally disadvantaged by globalization. (Contains 19 references.) (SK)

Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo M.

2001-01-01

299

Mathematics and statistics research department. Progress report, period ending June 30, 1981  

SciTech Connect

This report is the twenty-fourth in the series of progress reports of the Mathematics and Statistics Research Department of the Computer Sciences Division, Union Carbide Corporation - Nuclear Division (UCC-ND). Part A records research progress in biometrics research, materials science applications, model evaluation, moving boundary problems, multivariate analysis, numerical linear algebra, risk analysis, and complementary areas. Collaboration and consulting with others throughout the UCC-ND complex are recorded in Part B. Included are sections on biology and health sciences, chemistry, energy, engineering, environmental sciences, health and safety research, materials sciences, safeguards, surveys, and uranium resource evaluation. Part C summarizes the various educational activities in which the staff was engaged. Part D lists the presentations of research results, and Part E records the staff's other professional activities during the report period.

Lever, W.E.; Kane, V.E.; Scott, D.S.; Shepherd, D.E.

1981-09-01

300

Recent Research in Economics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the summer of 1968, the second conference on new developments in the teaching of economics was conducted at Stanford University. For four weeks forty selected professors revised ideas on many basic economic education issues: methodology, innovative techniques, effective teaching, and ways of improving economics courses. As a result of this…

Lumsden, Keith G., Ed.

301

Improving the dependability of research in personality and social psychology: recommendations for research and educational practice.  

PubMed

In this article, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Task Force on Publication and Research Practices offers a brief statistical primer and recommendations for improving the dependability of research. Recommendations for research practice include (a) describing and addressing the choice of N (sample size) and consequent issues of statistical power, (b) reporting effect sizes and 95% confidence intervals (CIs), (c) avoiding "questionable research practices" that can inflate the probability of Type I error, (d) making available research materials necessary to replicate reported results, (e) adhering to SPSP's data sharing policy, (f) encouraging publication of high-quality replication studies, and (g) maintaining flexibility and openness to alternative standards and methods. Recommendations for educational practice include (a) encouraging a culture of "getting it right," (b) teaching and encouraging transparency of data reporting, (c) improving methodological instruction, and (d) modeling sound science and supporting junior researchers who seek to "get it right." PMID:24214149

Funder, David C; Levine, John M; Mackie, Diane M; Morf, Carolyn C; Sansone, Carol; Vazire, Simine; West, Stephen G

2014-02-01

302

Integration of Research and Education at USGS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Education and research are always in the public service and therefore are inextricably bound at all levels. When present, effective integration of research and education infuses the acquisition of knowledge with the spirit of inquiry and assures that the findings and methods of research are quickly and effectively communicated in a broader context and to a larger audience. It can be shown that the best supported and sustained research programs within government, academia or the corporate sector have developed a projectable identity that allows for ready identification. This identification is especially important in public settings as it works both within the organization and without clarifying what it is about, the importance of the group's activities, and what they are striving to accomplish. Working from the Survey's mandated role of providing long-term monitoring, research and assessments, the Survey's Strategic Plan reflects the high priority given to meeting partner and customer needs in disseminating reliable and impartial scientific information. The way in which USGS research translates knowledge and makes it available to scientific organizations and to the public is critical to the intrinsic societal value of USGS. Consequently, in a conformable way, both research and education have, as their ultimate goal, providing useful knowledge within a relevant context. USGS has a long history of integrating its education and research endeavors. Criteria and examples for assessing quality educational contributions, commensurate with bureau's unique role as the nation's principal natural sciences, and information agency will be presented.

Ridky, R. W.

2003-12-01

303

Brain Research and Childhood Education: Implications for Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although much of the advice and training for educators derived from various interpretations of brain research findings has been useful, much is simplistic and misleading. This book draws on recent research to offer information about brain growth and neurological development and about the relationship between environment and brain development; the…

Bergen, Doris; Coscia, Juliet

304

Connecting Research in Physics Education with Teacher Education - Volume 2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online book is the second volume in a series to make available the results of Physics Education Research worldwide to those involved in physics education. This volume is organized into four parts: Section A, "About Physics," aims to convey a sense of the organization of scientific knowledge, its language and the relation between science and technology. Section B, "About learning," reports new research results about conceptual understanding, the development of skills/values, and the role of international competitions in learning. Section C, "About teaching," deals with the issue of the skills needed in didactical communication, the use of the history of physics as a teaching tool, and the problems of disciplinary knowledge from a pedagogical viewpoint. Section D, "Technologies for learning and teaching," concerns experimental activities proposed in the classroom, the role of distance education, and the use of ICT-based approaches. The work targets teacher educators, the Physics Education Research community, physics educators, physicists, and policy makers with an interest in teacher education.

2010-03-11

305

Naturalistic Methods in Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes data gathering and analytic procedures, and then presents examples regarding how each fits into the naturalistic research model. From the interactionist perspective, called symbolic interactionism, meaning is of central importance. Naturalistic inquiry is a way of doing social science research which provides the methodological…

Hatch, J. Amos

306

Collaborative Research and Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author explores how collaborative teacher research can reposition teachers to be powerful stakeholders and policymakers rather than skilled technicians and implementers. She begins with a brief review of the historical antecedents to collaborative teacher research in order to detail how teachers and their allies have fought…

Christianakis, Mary

2010-01-01

307

USDA: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since its inception in 1988, the USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. This nicely organized website presents a wide array of information and resources for farmers, ranchers, educators, researchers, and consumers interested in sustainable agriculture. Agriculturalists and others will be interested to learn more about SARE grant guidelines, and to peruse reports for approximately 2,500 previously funded projects. SARE posts upcoming events; and maintains an online collection of books, bulletins, and other resources through the Sustainable Agriculture Network. There is also a nice section for Educators that includes publications, video clips, and curriculum guides.

2010-05-12

308

Methods for optimizing statistical analyses in pharmacogenomics research  

PubMed Central

Pharmacogenomics is a rapidly developing sector of human genetics research with arguably the highest potential for immediate benefit. There is a considerable body of evidence demonstrating that variability in drug-treatment response can be explained in part by genetic variation. Subsequently, much research has ensued and is ongoing to identify genetic variants associated with drug-response phenotypes. To reap the full benefits of the data we collect we must give careful consideration to the study population under investigation, the phenotype being examined and the statistical methodology used in data analysis. Here, we discuss principles of study design and optimizing statistical methods for pharmacogenomic studies when the outcome of interest is a continuous measure. We review traditional hypothesis testing procedures, as well as novel approaches that may be capable of accounting for more variance in a quantitative pharmacogenomic trait. We give examples of studies that have employed the analytical methodologies discussed here, as well as resources for acquiring software to run the analyses. PMID:20221410

Turner, Stephen D; Crawford, Dana C; Ritchie, Marylyn D

2010-01-01

309

Technology?enhanced research: educational ICT systems as research instruments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Determining the potential of educational information and communications technology for enhancing teaching and learning is the subject of a great deal of research activity. This paper argues that the technologies employed to enhance learning can also be exploited for the enhancement of research. Recorded learner–system interactions, dynamically captured computer screen activity and visual attention tracking all provide sources of rich

Richard Cox

2007-01-01

310

Chemical Education Research: Improving Chemistry Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chemical education research is the systematic investigation of learning grounded in a theoretical foundation that focuses on understanding and improving learning of chemistry. This article reviews many activities, changes, and accomplishments that have taken place in this area of scholarly activity despite its relatively recent emergence as a research area. The article describes how the two predominant broad perspectives of

J. Dudley Herron; Susan C. Nurrenbern

1999-01-01

311

Welding Education Research (1964-1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A research project, which involved a review of welding education research and surveys of welders in two states and the presidents of chapters of the American Welding Society throughout the United States, was conducted to gather empirical data from which welding curricula may be revised so as to reflect the changes in the welding industry caused by…

Bacon, Charles Frederick

312

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (formerly known as LISA) is described in relation to the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990. A conceptual model is presented outlining the goals of sustainable agriculture and their interactions with the agroecosystem, monitored environment, enterprise controllers, and controlled system inputs. The significance of increased interaction between sustainable agriculture research and

George W. Bird

1992-01-01

313

Consortium for Policy Research in Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in an effort "to improve elementary and secondary education through practical research," the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), brings together researchers and scholars from the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From the main page visitors can learn about the Consortium's research projects (both those still underway and those that are completed), read recent news briefs, browse through online publications, and look at a list of related education links. At the informational section of the site, visitors can learn about the CPRE's mission, history, funding sources, and various subject experts who work under the auspices of the organization. Within the research section of the site, visitors can read brief summaries of current projects, along with reading about completed projects and research opportunities at CPRE. Finally, visitors can browse through selected publications from the past 18 years of research at the CPRE, organized into policy briefs, research reports, and case studies dealing with such diverse topics as charter schools, educational reform, and capacity building. [KMG

314

"Clean solutions; in research and in education."  

E-print Network

"Clean solutions; in research and in education." Hossein Haj-Hariri Professor & Chair haj of applications to flow control in such devices. Specifically, we have developed a theory which describes pressure Engineering University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 434.924.7422 Haj-Hariri Research Group Our group works

Acton, Scott

315

Toward Teacher Education Research That Informs Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates the extent to which researchers are currently engaged in a shared research program that offers systematic evidence of the classroom impact of organized venues (preservice as well as inservice) for teacher professional learning. The article stems from concern about policies rooted in suspicion that teacher education is…

Sleeter, Christine

2014-01-01

316

How Well Does Educational Research Really Travel?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The flow of contemporary educational research has been amply documented; with few exceptions, regnant constructs and methods flow outward from North America, where the concentration of resources is highest. This article begins by turning the question around: Which kinds of research are imported into North America, and why these? It then looks more carefully, and a bit humorously, at attempts

MICHAEL HUBERMAN

1987-01-01

317

Educational Research Methods: A Web Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An introduction to various types of research methods for students in education and psychology is not only informative, but it also allows students to better understand the advantages and disadvantages of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. A valuable exercise in the Web-based course for helping students identify what type of…

Schumacker, Randall E.

318

Educational Research and Development Units: A Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Essays on the present and future states of research and development (R&D) units in colleges and universities are collected. The essays served as discussion papers for an annual meeting of heads of educational R&D units in Australia and New Zealand. "The Political Situation of Teaching-Research Units," by Terry Hore, encourages the formation of…

Cannon, Robert A., Ed.

319

Doing Quantitative Research in Education with SPSS  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book looks at quantitative research methods in education. The book is structured to start with chapters on conceptual issues and designing quantitative research studies before going on to data analysis. While each chapter can be studied separately, a better understanding will be reached by reading the book sequentially. This book is intended…

Muijs, Daniel

2004-01-01

320

Educational Research and Evidence-Based Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Combining classic articles that have been key markers in recent debates with new and influential material, this book addresses the problems involved in educational research and the issues surrounding its contribution to policymaking and practice. The authors examine the diverse approaches within qualitative research and address some of the key…

Hammersley, Martyn, Ed.

2007-01-01

321

Brain Research and Education: An Overview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An overview of some educational implications of brain related research indicates that new insights can be gained from brain research. Four areas of study appear to be promising. First, the study of the evolution of the brain involves theories derived mostly from sociobiology, which is the study of the social behavior of animals, including humans…

Hill, Kenneth L.

322

Research Education Ontologies: Exploring Doctoral Becoming  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is concerned with how research candidate becoming is situated within the contemporary higher education policy context and in investigating alternatives. The idea for the paper arises out of a simple observation: that the Doctorate is a degree in philosophy. What does this observation have to offer for understanding research candidate…

Barnacle, Robyn

2005-01-01

323

REVIEW OF RESEARCH STUDIES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

SECONDARY SCHOOL SCIENCE EDUCATION RESEARCH STUDIES CONDUCTED DURING 1963-65 ARE REVIEWED AND COMPARED WITH THOSE REVIEWED DURING 1961-63. TITLES OF 195 RESEARCH REPORTS WERE OBTAINED FROM PERIODICALS, SERIAL AND NONSERIAL BULLETINS, AND INDEXES. ABSTRACTS OF 125 DOCUMENTS WERE OBTAINED AND REVIEWED BY A COMMITTEE. THE STUDIES WERE CLASSIFIED AS…

TAYLOR, WAYNE; AND OTHERS

324

Geoscience Education Research: The Role of Collaborations with Education Researchers and Cognitive Scientists  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geoscience Education Research aims to improve geoscience teaching and learning by understanding clearly the characteristics of geoscience expertise, the path from novice to expert, and the educational practices that can speed students along this path. In addition to expertise in geoscience and education, this research requires an understanding of learning -the domain of cognitive scientists. Beginning in 2002, a series of workshops and events focused on bringing together geoscientists, education researchers, and cognitive scientists to facilitate productive geoscience education research collaborations. These activities produced reports, papers, books, websites and a blog developing a research agenda for geoscience education research at a variety of scales: articulating the nature of geoscience expertise, and the overall importance of observation and a systems approach; focusing attention on geologic time, spatial skills, field work, and complex systems; and identifying key research questions in areas where new technology is changing methods in geoscience research and education. Cognitive scientists and education researchers played critical roles in developing this agenda. Where geoscientists ask questions that spring from their rich understanding of the discipline, cognitive scientists and education researchers ask questions from their experience with teaching and learning in a wide variety of disciplines and settings. These interactions tend to crystallize the questions of highest importance in addressing challenges of geoscience learning and to identify productive targets for collaborative research. Further, they serve as effective mechanisms for bringing research techniques and results from other fields into geoscience education. Working productively at the intersection of these fields requires teams of cognitive scientists, geoscientists, and education reserachers who share enough knowledge of all three domains to have a common articulation of the research problem, to make collaborative decisions, and to collectively problem solve. The development of this shared understanding is a primary result of the past decade of work. It has been developed through geoscience hosted events like the On the Cutting Edge emerging theme workshops and the Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences project, complementary events in cognitive science and education that include geoscientists like the Gordon Conferences on Visualization in Science & Education or the Spatial Cognition conference series, and the interactions within and among geoscience education research projects like the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center, the GARNET project, and many others. With this common ground in place, effective collaborations that bring together deep knowledge of psychology and brain function, of educational design and testing, and of time tested learning goals, teaching methods, and measures of success can flourish. A strong and accelerating research field has emerged that spans from work on basic cognitive skills important in geoscience, to studies of specific teaching strategies.

Manduca, C. A.; Mogk, D. W.; Kastens, K. A.; Tikoff, B.; Shipley, T. F.; Ormand, C. J.; Mcconnell, D. A.

2011-12-01

325

Content-Based VLE Designs Improve Learning Efficiency in Constructivist Statistics Education  

PubMed Central

Background We introduced a series of computer-supported workshops in our undergraduate statistics courses, in the hope that it would help students to gain a deeper understanding of statistical concepts. This raised questions about the appropriate design of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in which such an approach had to be implemented. Therefore, we investigated two competing software design models for VLEs. In the first system, all learning features were a function of the classical VLE. The second system was designed from the perspective that learning features should be a function of the course's core content (statistical analyses), which required us to develop a specific–purpose Statistical Learning Environment (SLE) based on Reproducible Computing and newly developed Peer Review (PR) technology. Objectives The main research question is whether the second VLE design improved learning efficiency as compared to the standard type of VLE design that is commonly used in education. As a secondary objective we provide empirical evidence about the usefulness of PR as a constructivist learning activity which supports non-rote learning. Finally, this paper illustrates that it is possible to introduce a constructivist learning approach in large student populations, based on adequately designed educational technology, without subsuming educational content to technological convenience. Methods Both VLE systems were tested within a two-year quasi-experiment based on a Reliable Nonequivalent Group Design. This approach allowed us to draw valid conclusions about the treatment effect of the changed VLE design, even though the systems were implemented in successive years. The methodological aspects about the experiment's internal validity are explained extensively. Results The effect of the design change is shown to have substantially increased the efficiency of constructivist, computer-assisted learning activities for all cohorts of the student population under investigation. The findings demonstrate that a content–based design outperforms the traditional VLE–based design. PMID:21998652

Wessa, Patrick; De Rycker, Antoon; Holliday, Ian Edward

2011-01-01

326

Langley Research Center Strategic Plan for Education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Research assignment centered on the preparation of final draft of the NASA Langley Strategic Plan for Education. Primary research activity consisted of data collection, through interviews with LaRC Office of Education and NASA Headquarters staff, university administrators and faculty, and school administrators / teachers; and documentary analysis. Pre-college and university programs were critically reviewed to assure effectiveness, support of NASA and Langley's mission and goals; National Education Goals; and educational reform strategies. In addition to these mandates, pre-college programs were reviewed to address present and future LaRC activities for teacher enhancement and preparation. University programs were reviewed with emphasis on student support and recruitment; faculty development and enhancement; and LaRC's role in promoting the utilization of educational technologies and distance learning. The LaRC Strategic Plan for Education will enable the Office of Education to provide a focused and well planned continuum of education programs for students, teachers and faculty. It will serve to direct and focus present activities and programs while simultaneously offering the flexibility to address new and emerging directions based on changing national, state, and agency trends.

Proctor, Sandra B.

1994-01-01

327

Projections of Education Statistics to 2006. Pocket Projections. Twenty-Fifth Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every year the National Center for Education Statistics publishes this pocket summary of the annual "Projections of Education Statistics." The complete report contains information on projected enrollment at all ages, numbers of high school graduates, degrees conferred, classroom teachers, and public elementary and secondary school expenditures,…

Hussar, William J.

328

An Empirical Research on the Factors Impacting the Development Scale of Chinese Higher Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since the reform and opening up, especially since the 1990s, Chinese higher education has achieved great development. Especially in recent years, various universities ceaselessly expanding enrolment and constructing new campus of higher education. Therefore, the scale of higher education is expanding. But blindly expanding higher education scale will also bring about tremendous risks, so, higher education development scale and its influence factors become a focus of economic research and education. In this paper, we, first, put forward the background and meaning of researching higher education development. Secondly, according to both domestic and overseas research results of higher education, we screened influence factors of higher education development and made use of statistical methods to analyze the data of related indicators. Finally, we carried out the analysis and summary on the above-mentioned calculation result.

Bin, Xu; Liang, Xu

329

Nano, Quantum, and Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics: Educational Sites  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of links provides access to web sites associated with nano, quantum, and statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. The links are arranged by type: basic principles (including classical thermodynamics), nano, quantum, and statistical mechanics, mathematical techniques, applications, and references.

330

Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Lewis Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP) is a collaborative undertaking by the Office of Educational Programs at NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field (formerly NASA Lewis Research Center) and the Ohio Aerospace Institute. This program provides 10-week internships in addition to summer and winter extensions if funding is available and/or is requested by mentor (no less than 1 week no more than 4 weeks) for undergraduate/graduate students and secondary school teachers. Students who meet the travel reimbursement criteria receive up to $500 for travel expenses. Approximately 178 interns are selected to participate in this program each year and begin arriving the fourth week in May. The internships provide students with introductory professional experiences to complement their academic programs. The interns are given assignments on research and development projects under the personal guidance of NASA professional staff members. Each intern is assigned a NASA mentor who facilitates a research assignment. In addition to the research assignment, the summer program includes a strong educational component that enhances the professional stature of the participants. The educational activities include a research symposium and a variety of workshops, and lectures. An important aspect of the program is that it includes students with diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds. The purpose of this report is to document the program accomplishments for 2004.

Heyward, Ann; Gott, Susan (Technical Monitor)

2004-01-01

331

Center for Research and Reform in Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 2004, the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) works "to improve the quality of education for children in grades pre-K to 12 through its research into program effectiveness." CRRE's work focuses on developing and evaluating alternative approaches to teaching and school organization. On the site, visitors can peruse the organization's Twitter feed, and then browse their very useful magazine, "Better." The magazine is published three times a year, and it offers a "unique international perspective on evidence-based education reform." Visitors can read past issues of the magazine here or explore issues on a range of specific themes, including assessment, struggling readers, policy and practice, and science. Moving on, the site also contains the Center's blog, "Evidence-Based Education Reform," and links to the a Best Evidence Encyclopedia.

332

Brain Research: Implications for Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper attempts to examine the research of split-brain, hemispheric specialization, and brain function, as it pertains to handwriting, brain wave patterns, and lateral differences. Studies are reviewed which point to asymmetric differentiated functions and capacities of the two cerebral hemispheres in split-brain patients and in normal…

Crouch-Shinn, Jenella; Shaughnessy, Michael F.

333

Technology in Education: Research Says!!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A large amount of research existed in the field of technology in the classroom; however, almost all was focused on the impact of desktop computers and the infamous "school computer room". However, the activities in a classroom represent a multitude of behaviours and interventions, including personal dynamics, classroom management and size,…

Canuel, Ron

2011-01-01

334

Federal Underinvestment in Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

America is a knowledge-based society. But the knowledge business has a problem. It does not know enough. When General Electric or Microsoft has a problem, it spends several percent of its revenues--perhaps billions of dollars--on research and development. It does so despite enormous demands on the resources that drive its profits. Historically, as…

Kuncl, Ralph W.

2004-01-01

335

Motivational Psychology and Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This conference paper discusses two factors which seem to be responsible for the lack of clear progress in research dealing with motivation and learning in the schools: first, an overemphasis on the presumed influence of motivation on learning, which has resulted in a neglect of the many other processes that are directly influenced by motivational…

Weiner, Bernard

336

Television and education: A review of research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  The existing research on television of interest to educators was analyzed and found to be grouped into four general categories:\\u000a (a) studies of the general social effects of television, (b) content analyses, (c) studies of the educational effects of television,\\u000a and (d) technical studies. Studies in each of these four categories were reviewed and generalizations drawn from them. No\\u000a attempt

James D. Finn

1953-01-01

337

Focusing Agricultural Education Research: Strategies for the Discipline.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accomplishes three objectives: (1) to analyze the dimensions of agricultural education, (2) to summarize critiques of agricultural education research, and (3) to suggest strategies for focusing agricultural education research. (Author)

Williams, David L.

1991-01-01

338

History of Science and Statistical Education: Examples from Fisherian and Pearsonian Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many students share a popular misconception that statistics is a subject-free methodology derived from invariant and timeless mathematical axioms. It is proposed that statistical education should include the aspect of history/philosophy of science. This article will discuss how statistical methods developed by Karl Pearson and R. A. Fisher are…

Yu, Chong Ho

2004-01-01

339

Canada Education Savings Program: Annual Statistical Review 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Canada Education Savings Program has been an initiative of the Government of Canada since 1998. As part of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development, the program administers the Canada Education Savings Grant and the Canada Learning Bond. These two initiatives help Canadian families save for a child's post-secondary education in…

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011

2011-01-01

340

Canada Education Savings Program: Annual Statistical Review--2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Canada Education Savings Program is an initiative of the Government of Canada. As part of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development, the program administers the Canada Education Savings Grant and the Canada Learning Bond. These two initiatives help Canadian families save for a child's post-secondary education in Registered…

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2009

2009-01-01

341

Mentorship: The Education-Research Continuum  

SciTech Connect

Mentoring of science students stems naturally from the intertwined link between science education and science research. In fact, the mentoring relationship between a student and a scientist may be thought of analogically as a type of double helix forming the 'DNA' that defines the blueprint for the next generation of scientists. Although this analogy would not meet the rigorous tests commonly used for exploring the natural laws of the universe, the image depicted does capture how creating and sustaining the future science workforce benefits greatly from the continuum between education and research. The path science students pursue from their education careers to their research careers often involves training under an experienced and trusted advisor, i.e., a mentor. For many undergraduate science students, a summer research internship at a DOE National Laboratory is one of the many steps they will take in their Education-Research Continuum. Scientists who choose to be mentors share a commitment for both science education and science research. This commitment is especially evident within the research staff found throughout the Department of Energy's National Laboratories. Research-based internship opportunities within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) exist at most, if not all, of the Laboratories. Such opportunities for students are helping to create the next generation of highly trained professionals devoted to the task of keeping America at the forefront of scientific innovation. 'The Journal of Undergraduate Research' (JUR) provides undergraduate interns the opportunity to publish their scientific innovation and to share their passion for education and research with fellow students and scientists. The theme of this issue of the JUR (Vol. 8, 2008) is 'Science for All'. Almost 20 years have passed since the American Association for the Advancement of Science published its 1989 report, 'Science for All Americans-Project 2061'. The first recommendation for learning science stated: 'The Nature of Science includes the scientific world view, scientific methods of inquiry, and the nature of the scientific enterprise'. All three elements of the 'Nature of Science' are pivotal aspects of a research internship under the mentorship of an experienced and trusted advisor. In addition to internships for undergraduates, an important ingredient in realizing 'Science for All' is collaboration involving educators and scientists as they engage science students and the public at large to promote science literacy and to develop the next generation of STEM professionals. The DOE National Laboratories, individually and collectively, form an ideal nexus for nurturing these complementary collaborations. My 'Science for All' experiences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) over the last 30 years have spanned pre-college, college, and postdoctoral activities, including mentoring of undergraduate students. Early in my mentoring career, I became aware that undergraduates in particular needed help in answering the question 'what path (or paths) will lead to a challenging and rewarding STEM career'? For many, a successful path included a research internship that would result in expanded skills and training in addition to those received from their academic education. These internship skills were helpful whether the student's next Education-Research Continuum decision was graduate school or STEM employment. My experience at LLNL mirrors that of my colleagues at other DOE National Laboratories--internships with a dedicated mentor provide undergraduates with a unique set of skills that can underpin their future options and serve to improve the number, quality, and successful outcomes of students who enter STEM careers. 'Science for All' can also be found in the goals of 'The America COMPETES Act', which call for renewed efforts to increase investments in scientific research and development, strengthen education, and encourage entrepreneurship. Mentoring is an important ingredient in reaching these goals because the succe

Correll, D

2008-05-29

342

Educational Trajectories of Graduate Students in Physics Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physics education research (PER) is a rapidly growing area of PhD specialization. In this article we examine the trajectories that led respondents into a PER graduate program as well as their expected future trajectories. Data were collected in the form of an online survey sent to graduate students in PER. Our findings show a lack of visibility of…

Van Dusen, Ben; Barthelemy, Ramón S.; Henderson, Charles

2014-01-01

343

Markets and Misogyny: Educational Research on Educational Choice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper has arisen from a concern that much recent policy-related research on markets displays misogynistic tendencies. In both the media and academic accounts it would appear as though the blame for social and educational inequalities can now be laid at the door of women--particularly middle-class mothers. Through examining competing…

Power, Sally

2006-01-01

344

MARKETS AND MISOGYNY: EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ON EDUCATIONAL CHOICE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper has arisen from a concern that much recent policy-related research on markets displays misogynistic tendencies. In both the media and academic accounts it would appear as though the blame for social and educational inequalities can now be laid at the door of women – particularly middle-class mothers. Through examining competing perspectives on how we might understand this attribution

Sally Power

2006-01-01

345

Educational Research Methods 2013 1 Research Methods for the Learning Sciences 05-748  

E-print Network

Educational Research Methods 2013 From Pslc Contents 1 Research Methods for the Learning Sciences (Koedinger) 1.11.11 Experimental Research Methods (Koedinger) 1.11.12 Wrap-up Research Methods and useful links: learnlab.org/research/wiki/index.php/Educational_Research_Methods_2013 (http://learnlab.org/research/wiki/index.php/Educational_Research_Methods

346

Debating Curricular Strategies for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods: What Does the Current Evidence Suggest?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Coursework in statistics and research methods is a core requirement in most undergraduate psychology programs. However, is there an optimal way to structure and sequence methodology courses to facilitate student learning? For example, should statistics be required before research methods, should research methods be required before statistics, or…

Barron, Kenneth E.; Apple, Kevin J.

2014-01-01

347

Science education research interests of elementary teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science education researchers have always sought to improve the quality of our nation's schools. One way of doing this is to make research findings on the teaching of science available to teachers. Perhaps an even more effective way is to plan research studies with teachers' interests in mind. The purpose of this study was to determine the science education research interests of elementary teachers and to examine the data according to certain demographic variables. The sample consisted of 553 elementary teachers in 98 schools from across the nation. The survey instrument contained 28 items, 16 of which were included on a survey instrument prepared by White et al. The data collected using the Likert-type questionnaire were dichotomized as 1 important and O not important and were analyzed using the Cochran Test and the McNemar Test for post hoc comparisons. Results of the study indicate that the top five research interests of teachers in the order of preference are: hands-on experiences, science content of the curriculum, cognitive development and learning styles, problem solving, and teaching strategies. The area of lowest interest was research on sex differences.Results of the survey have several important implications for science education. First, they can be used to help science educators plan research that may be of interest to elementary teachers. Second, they can be used by groups such as NSTA who publish research reviews, and by colleges and universities that prepare elementary teachers, as a guide to not only what is of interest to elementary teachers, but to identify those areas of research for which dissemination has been lacking.

Gabel, Dorothy; Samuel, K. V.; Helgeson, Stanley; McGuire, Saundra; Novak, Joseph; Butzow, John

348

Education Research as a Contested Enterprise: The Deliberations of the SSRC-NAE Joint Committee on Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The SSRC-NAE Joint Committee on Education Research, a multidisciplinary group formed in 2001, initiated an investigation of the complex and sprawling field of American education research organized into three general domains of inquiry: the social organization of education research, an assessment of the quality of education research, and a…

Ranis, Sheri H.; Walters, Pamela Barnhouse

2004-01-01

349

Advanced quantitative measurement methodology in physics education research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ultimate goal of physics education research (PER) is to develop a theoretical framework to understand and improve the learning process. In this journey of discovery, assessment serves as our headlamp and alpenstock. It sometimes detects signals in student mental structures, and sometimes presents the difference between expert understanding and novice understanding. Quantitative assessment is an important area in PER. Developing research-based effective assessment instruments and making meaningful inferences based on these instruments have always been important goals of the PER community. Quantitative studies are often conducted to provide bases for test development and result interpretation. Statistics are frequently used in quantitative studies. The selection of statistical methods and interpretation of the results obtained by these methods shall be connected to the education background. In this connecting process, the issues of educational models are often raised. Many widely used statistical methods do not make assumptions on the mental structure of subjects, nor do they provide explanations tailored to the educational audience. There are also other methods that consider the mental structure and are tailored to provide strong connections between statistics and education. These methods often involve model assumption and parameter estimation, and are complicated mathematically. The dissertation provides a practical view of some advanced quantitative assessment methods. The common feature of these methods is that they all make educational/psychological model assumptions beyond the minimum mathematical model. The purpose of the study is to provide a comparison between these advanced methods and the pure mathematical methods. The comparison is based on the performance of the two types of methods under physics education settings. In particular, the comparison uses both physics content assessments and scientific ability assessments. The dissertation includes three parts. The first part involves the comparison between item response theory (IRT) and classical test theory (CTT). The two theories both provide test item statistics for educational inferences and decisions. The two theories are both applied to Force Concept Inventory data obtained from students enrolled in The Ohio State University. Effort was made to examine the similarity and difference between the two theories, and the possible explanation to the difference. The study suggests that item response theory is more sensitive to the context and conceptual features of the test items than classical test theory. The IRT parameters provide a better measure than CTT parameters for the educational audience to investigate item features. The second part of the dissertation is on the measure of association for binary data. In quantitative assessment, binary data is often encountered because of its simplicity. The current popular measures of association fail under some extremely unbalanced conditions. However, the occurrence of these conditions is not rare in educational data. Two popular association measures, the Pearson's correlation and the tetrachoric correlation are examined. A new method, model based association is introduced, and an educational testing constraint is discussed. The existing popular methods are compared with the model based association measure with and without the constraint. Connections between the value of association and the context and conceptual features of questions are discussed in detail. Results show that all the methods have their advantages and disadvantages. Special attention to the test and data conditions is necessary. The last part of the dissertation is focused on exploratory factor analysis (EFA). The theoretical advantages of EFA are discussed. Typical misunderstanding and misusage of EFA are explored. The EFA is performed on Lawson's Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning (LCTSR), a widely used assessment on scientific reasoning skills. The reasoning ability structures for U.S. and Chinese students at different educational levels are

Wang, Jing

350

Further statistics in dentistry Part 1: Research designs 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

This new series of articles is designed to supplement, rather than replace, the material contained in the earlier series on statistics in dentistry published in the British Dental Journal and subsequently made available in book form. With the increasing availability of calculators, personal computers and computer statistical software packages, the need for details of the 'nuts and bolts' of statistical

J S Bulman; J F Osborn; A Petrie

2002-01-01

351

Evaluating and Reporting Statistical Power in Counseling Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite recommendations from the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" (6th ed.) to include information on statistical power when publishing quantitative results, authors seldom include analysis or discussion of statistical power. The rationale for discussing statistical power is addressed, approaches to using "G*Power" to…

Balkin, Richard S.; Sheperis, Carl J.

2011-01-01

352

Implementing the Astronomy Education Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

My research and teaching are founded on the belief that the understanding and effective learning of astronomical concepts are strongly related to the perception of phenomena and to emotions that nature and sky bring out in us. Students must be guided to find in the sky the same fascination and wish of knowledge that has always led mankind to observe astronomical phenomena and organise space and time. The main points of my method are: 1. inducing students to take an interest in the content to see something meaningful and become engaged in the search for it 2. investigating students’ pre-knowledge making explicit the presence of misconceptions and conceptual gaps and turning them into a problem students want to work on 3. focusing in “concept maps” the essentials of the discipline and the connections between concepts goals and topics 4. spending long time in the outdoors observing measuring constructing instruments before developing models and theoretical explanations 5. improving an inquiring attitude giving preference to questions over answers 6. seeing connections between the scientific disciplines and the humanities 7. making students aware of the path they are following. My work will be supplied with documentary evidence during the presentation.

Fucili, Leonarda

353

Research as an educational tool  

SciTech Connect

Our students have participated in original group research projects focused on the natural environment which culminate in a written manuscript published in-house, and an oral presentation to peers, faculty, and the university community. Our goal has been to develop their critical thinking skills so that they will be more successful in high school and college. We have served ninety-three students (47.1% white, 44.1% black, 5.4% hispanic, 2.2% American Indian, 1.2% asian) from an eight state region in the southeast over the past three years. Thirty-one students have graduated from high school with over 70% enrolled in college and another thirty-four are seniors this year. We are tracking students` progress in college and are developing our own critical thinking test to measure the impact of our program. Although preliminary, the results from the critical thinking test indicated that students are often prone to logical errors; however, higher levels of critical thinking were observed on items which raised issues that conflicted with students` pre-existing beliefs.

Neff, R.; Perlmutter, D.; Klaczynski, P. [Western Carolina Univ., Cullowhee, NC (United States)] [and others

1994-12-31

354

National Science Foundation: Education-Research Overview  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Science Foundation (NSF) works on a number of outreach programs designed to improve the quality of science education. This website provides information and materials on this work by offering visitors classroom resources, reports on recent studies, and other materials. First-time visitors can click on the "Education Discoveries" to learn about how the NSF's research has been applied to molecular genetics, cyber security enhancements, and the migration of red-tailed hawks. Visitors should also click on the "Virtual Science Project" tab to learn more about the Maryland Virtual High School Earthquake Project, which is an attempt to bring the same problem solving and technology rich approaches used in private industry into the classroom. Moving on, the "Educational Classroom Resources" include links to science education websites that have been vetted by NSF staff members.

355

Developing a Research Partnership: Teachers as Researchers and Teacher Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses a combined university-school research project involving three associate teachers from the pre-service teacher education degree at the University of Otago, New Zealand in the examination of their literacy teaching practice. The provision of resources for this collaborative study allowed the teachers to design the project in…

Thornley, Christina; Parker, Rae; Read, Karon; Eason, Vivienne

2004-01-01

356

Mathematics education research embracing arts and sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a young field in its own right (unlike the ancient discipline of mathematics), mathematics education research has been\\u000a eclectic in drawing upon the established knowledge bases and methodologies of other fields. Psychology served as an early\\u000a model for a paradigm that valorized psychometric research, largely based in the theoretical frameworks of cognitive science.\\u000a More recently, with the recognition of

Norma Presmeg

2009-01-01

357

The way forward for educational research?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational research in the UK has for some time been criticised in terms of both its relevance and its quality. Indeed, these issues of relevance and quality have been presented by critics as somehow linked with each other, and with a dearth of large-scale 'quantitative' evidence about teaching and learning. It is, therefore, interesting to consider the recent Hay\\/McBer research

Stephen Gorard

358

Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 108-page report (PDF) published by the American Statistical Association in cooperation with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics the authors outline a framework for teaching statistics and probability. The framework includes four steps and can be applied at three levels of increasing difficulty and skill. The report includes applicable examples at each level and connections to real world mathematics throughout.

Christine Franklin, Et A.; American Statistical Association (ASA)

2005-08-01

359

Reflexiones Sobre Investigacion Educacional (Reflections on Educational Research).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational research can serve to improve education in both developed and developing countries. It can be oriented toward increasing knowledge about the educational reality, generating theories, or confirming immediate educational political decisions. Educational research should be an interdisciplinary undertaking; this variety helps to unify…

Valle, Victor M.

360

2010 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The theme of the 2010 Physics Education Research (PER) Conference was Uncovering the hidden curriculum: Research on scientific, critical, and reflective thinking in the physics classroom. An outsider surveying the physics education research literature might understandably conclude that PER studies and PER-based instructional materials are dominated by concerns about conceptual understanding. However, a close look at research-based curricula reveals that helping students develop the ability to "think like a physicist" is in many cases at least as important as helping them develop an understanding of specific concepts and principles. Physics education researchers are examining a broad spectrum of abilities that can be categorized as scientific thinking (i.e., reasoning skills and argumentation practices that feature significantly in physics); critical thinking (i.e., general logical reasoning as applied to, or necessary for, doing physics); and reflective thinking (i.e., thinking about one's own thinking and learning processes). By focusing on research related to instructional goals that transcend specific subject matter, the 2010 PERC provided the field an opportunity to highlight progress in this area and to identify important avenues for continued work.

2010-09-22

361

Proposed Solutions for Nonrandomness in Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two computer-intensive procedures are presented for dealing with non-random selection in the development of samples for experimental, quasi-experimental, and survey designs associated with educational research. The procedures are randomization tests to clarify treatment effects and bootstrap techniques to estimate the uncertainty of…

Maguire, Thomas O.; Rogers, W. Todd

1989-01-01

362

Making Research and Education Cyberinfrastructure Real  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing an evolving foundation for 21st-century research and education, cyberinfrastructure is both a focus for invention and an accelerator of innovation, linked through a trajectory that begins with design and evolves to broad-based use. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 11 notes.)

Berman, Francine

2008-01-01

363

Evidence Based Research: Implications for Counselor Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the past decade, the practice of evidence based research (EBR) in treatment decisions has been a standard in the medical field, and is quickly becoming a standard of practice in other human service fields. Counselor educators are faced with the necessity to begin to implement EBR into their teaching and scholarship, but have limited knowledge…

Bartley, Amy E.; Biles, Kathy E.; Low, Lori L.; Nakazawa-Hewitt, M.; Windish, Bonnie L.

364

Shifting Paradigms of Research in Medical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Medical educators debate which models of scientific research should be applied to problems in academic medicine. The reigning model was derived from the first scientific revolution of Newtonian physics. The emerging model is grounded in the second scientific revolution of Einstein's quantum physics. (Author/MSE)

Irby, David M.; Edwards, Janine C. Ed.

1990-01-01

365

Research to Practice in Adult Basic Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research can provide insights into problems related to adult basic education (ABE) program success. The potential ABE population is great; for example, the Maryland target group includes nearly 1,097,000. Several studies have revealed that those needing ABE most are least likely to be program participants. Various problems that often overwhelm the…

Whaples, Gene C.

366

Single Subject Research in Bilingual Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Develops a rationale for the application of single subject time-series) research technology to problems in minority and bilingual special education. Outlines characteristics of the simple case study, ABA withdrawal design, multiple baseline design, changing criterion design, and alternating and simultaneous treatment designs. Contains 34…

Sugai, George

1987-01-01

367

Indigenous Educational Research: Can It Be Psychometric?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational research among indigenous peoples has often been flawed. Many studies on achievement motivation, cognitive development, and learning styles have failed to establish that the behaviors and responses being measured were functionally, conceptually, or metrically equivalent to those from which norms for comparison were drawn, and that the…

McInerney, Dennis

368

Interviewing in Educational Research: A Bibliographic Essay.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Different types of interviews serve different purposes; however, they all share a common goal of collecting data in different situations. The data may be factual in generating quantitative input for a research project, attitudinal in gauging public acceptance of a proposed educational policy, or used in gaining a better understanding of a certain…

Chu, Felix T.

369

Rationality, Imagination and Advocacy in Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Creative projects, whether in the arts, literature, or social aspects of education, demand a mixture of the "subconscious" (imaginative) and "intellectual" (rational), not the rejection of one in favor of the other. Rationality and imagination are complementary in speculative research. An advocacy approach may be appropriate in certain cases. (20…

Simpkins, William S.

1990-01-01

370

Engineering Education in Research-Intensive Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The strengths and weaknesses of engineering education in research-intensive institutions are reported and key areas for developmental focus identified. The work is based on a questionnaire and session summaries used during a two-day international conference held at Imperial College London. The findings highlight several common concerns, such as…

Alpay, E.; Jones, M. E.

2012-01-01

371

Online Methods in Geography Educational Research. Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Geographers are fully engaged in the debate surrounding the impact of new information and communication technologies (ICT) and there has been a proliferation of research on the impact of ICT on geographical education. This includes analyses of how ICT may affect geographical learning paradigms (Hill & Solem, 1999; Rich et al., 2000; Solem, 2000)…

Madge, Clare; O'Connor, Henrietta

2004-01-01

372

Mathematics Education Research, Diversity and Inclusion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper comments on Arthur Powell's plenary paper "The Diversity Backlash and the Mathematical Agency of Students of Color". A highlight of some of the main arguments in Arthur's paper is offered, and questions are raised concerning elements of importance in setting a research agenda committed to equity in mathematics education. [For "The…

Valero, Paola

2004-01-01

373

Challenges in Exercise Physiology Research and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Similar to other subdisciplines in kinesiology, exercise physiology (EP) as a field is facing challenges in both research (creation and dissemination of new knowledge) and education (classroom instruction and student mentoring). In the current communication, we will learn from the history, analyze the current status of the field, and provide some…

Ji, Li Li; Diffee, Gary; Schrage, William

2008-01-01

374

Challenges in Exercise Physiology Research and Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Similar to other subdisciplines in kinesiology, exercise physiology (EP) as a field is facing challenges in both research (creation and dissemination of new knowledge) and education (classroom instruction and student mentoring). In the current communication, we will learn from the history, analyze the current status of the field, and provide some perspectives based primarily on our knowledge and experience working

Li Li Ji; Gary Diffee; William Schrage

2008-01-01

375

Science Education Research Using Advanced Recording Technologies  

E-print Network

. Voithofer (2005) presents a useful framework for thinking about how new media influences the process of the equipment and recognition of its influence on research methodology. Innovative methods of educational media such as video provides a sense of immediacy that attempts to mimic the real world, like all other

376

Government policy and research higher degree education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Just over a decade ago, the Australian Government introduced funding mechanisms which aimed at reducing doctoral candidates' attrition rate and completion times, and increasing reported student satisfaction. This study looks for any evidence of the impact on Australian universities' research education programmes as a result of the introduction of these mechanisms.

Margaret Kiley

2011-01-01

377

Interactive Research in Drama in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains papers presented at an "Interactive Research Conference" held in June 1996 at the University of Central England. The conference focused on the pioneering work of Professor Dorothy Heathcote in the field of drama in education. Twenty-three different countries were represented at the conference. The book has three sections.…

Davis, David, Ed.

378

Kindergarten Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is comprised of the two 2000 issues of a biannually-published journal featuring research studies, theoretical essays, and classroom practice articles about the development and education of kindergarten children as well as occasional articles concerning preschool and the early primary grades. The spring 2000 issue contains the…

Robinson, Violet B., Ed.

2000-01-01

379

Innovative Research Strategies for Business Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An internal, ongoing debate that all professional areas of study have is how to understand the impact of shifting economies, demographics, technologies, and globalization. Much business education research focuses on describing current practices. To this end, issues are often addressed by using surveys that are analyzed using descriptive analysis…

O'Connor, Bridget N.

2007-01-01

380

Doctoral Education and Transformative Consumer Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines why and how transformative consumer research (TCR) can become a relevant perspective in doctoral programs. The article draws selectively from studies published in consumer behavior, marketing, and marketing education that theoretically or empirically address this topic. It discusses the meaning and background of TCR together…

Mari, Carlo

2008-01-01

381

Early Education in Italy: Research and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides an overview of Italian ECEC services, their development and educational culture. In Italy, out of home day care for children under 3 became a quantitatively significant phenomenon in the last 30 years. Its development was characterized by the close collaboration between research agencies and ECEC services. A rich variety of…

Musatti, Tullia; Picchio, Mariacristina

2010-01-01

382

Educational Decision-Making Through Operations Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses on and utilizes the methodology and tools of systems analysis and operations research to demonstrate their use in planning for the future and meeting public demands for information on how tax money is being spent by educational administrators. The range of possible and relevant applications is demonstrated by a step-by-step…

Van Dusseldorp, Ralph A.; And Others

383

The AFT Educational Research and Dissemination Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brochure is developed to provide information for local unions within the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) who may be interested in becoming Education Research and Dissemination (ER&D) sites. The following questions are addressed: (1) What Is ER&D? (2) What Can ER&D Accomplish? (3) What Makes ER&D Different? (4) What Do ER&D Participants…

American Federation of Teachers, 2007

2007-01-01

384

Positivistic Educational Administration Research, Theory, and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Logical positivism, or logical empiricism, emphasizes rationality, especially preferring the verification of facts over speculation. This report clearly places traditional research methodology in education in the arena of logical positivism. Since reality is seen as ordered and objective, assumptions are made about people and the gathering of…

Peca, Kathy

385

Brain Research Strategies for Physical Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is a follow-up to an article by the author published in the November/December 2003 issue of JOPERD, that examined the research supporting the idea that movement enhances cognitive learning. In this follow-up article the author shows how physical educators can apply this information, in a variety of ways. The following outlines some of…

Blakemore, Connie L.

2004-01-01

386

Canada Education Savings Program: Annual Statistical Review 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Canada Education Savings Program (CESP) has been an initiative of the Government of Canada since 1998. As part of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, the program administers the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) and the Canada Learning Bond (CLB). These two initiatives help Canadian families save for a child's…

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2012

2012-01-01

387

When Research Matters: How Scholarship Influences Education Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"When Research Matters" considers the complex and crucially important relationship between education research and policy. In examining how and under what conditions research affects education policy, the book focuses on a number of critical issues: the history of the federal role in education policy; the evolving nature of educational policy…

Hess, Frederick M., Ed.

2008-01-01

388

Bridging the Poles: Education Linked with Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An international group of 65 scientists, educators and media specialists gathered at the "Bridging the Poles" workshop in Washington, DC on June 23-25, to define strategies that will inspire the general public and engage the next generation of polar scientists, engineers and leaders. This NSF-sponsored workshop was the first effort to develop an integrated education and outreach program for the International Polar Year of 2007-2009. Through a series of plenary talks and roundtable discussions, workshop participants focused on: engaging diverse communities, opportunities and needs for different levels, possibilities for thematic areas, and programs to feature nationally and internationally over the next 5 years. To maximize the potential of the International Polar Year, we need to coordinate research, education and outreach efforts, at the international as well as national level, with the goal of building an integrated and exciting public presence during 2007-2009. Successful education and outreach programming requires leveraging existing resources, creating new programs, connecting communities, and developing partnerships between agencies, scientists, educators, and the public. We need to consider the rich heritage of indigenous Arctic peoples, build capacity within communities through targeted efforts, and focus on making the poles relevant to diverse communities by using interdisciplinary approaches, e.g. cultural as well as scientific. A series of education and outreach packages for large-scale science endeavors should be rolled out to the public as major media events. The media -- television, radio and print -- as well as educators, zoos and museums are eager to use timely, accessible, and meaningful content. An Interagency Working Group on IPY Education and Outreach, with a staff and a central office, must be created to coordinate and leverage programs. A sophisticated web portal should be developed to serve content and contacts for researchers, educators, the media, and the public at all levels. Multi-level access to high-quality data and content requires improved high bandwidth communications -- this is an issue that emerged repeatedly as critical to timely and dynamic connections between the poles, the media and other communities. Sustained funding for polar education and outreach programs will be essential. To be ready for the IPY we need to start this effort now: it takes years to develop meaningful education and outreach programs.

Pfirman, S.; Bell, R. E.; Turrin, M.; Maru, P.

2004-12-01

389

CISE Combined Research and Curriculum Development and Educational Innovation Program  

NSF Publications Database

... Research and Curriculum Development and Educational Innovation Program (CRCD/EI) Program ... CRCD) Program announcement (01-139) and the Educational Innovation (EI) Program announcement (02-082 ...

390

INDIGENOUS EDUCATION STATEMENT The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (the Department  

E-print Network

INDIGENOUS EDUCATION STATEMENT OVERVIEW The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (the Department of Innovation) requires information from higher education providers achievement in higher education. These responsibilities include assessing and reporting on progress towards

University of Technology, Sydney

391

Unlearning and Relearning from Medical Education Research: Teacher Education Research in the Pursuit of Teacher Professionalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational researchers have increasingly paid attention to how practitioners can access and utilize research knowledge, but the field still has been unable to create a research tradition and corresponding diffusion model that directly and uniformly influences teachers' practice. One reason for this is the contested status of teaching as a…

Purinton, Ted

2012-01-01

392

Using Wiki to Promote Collaborative Learning in Statistics Education  

E-print Network

collaborative writing, discussion and review, glossaries, statistical projects, self-reflective journals, and assessmentand assessment and management of team performance. With the right guidance of a teacher, these collaborativecollaborative space, and initiated new ideas and discussion. 6.7 Assessment

Ben-Zvi, Dani

2007-01-01

393

Call for Papers IMS/ASA Spring Research Conference on Statistics  

E-print Network

Call for Papers IMS/ASA Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology June Conference (SRC) on Statistics in Industry and Technology is sponsored by Institute of Mathematical Statistics, American Statistical Association, and Harvard University. The theme of this conference

Wolfe, Patrick J.

394

The Value and Need for Research on the History of the Educational Research and Measurements Movements.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The theory and practice of education have been profoundly influenced since 1900 by the educational research and the educational testing movements. These movements deserve greatly increased historical research. Many current innovations in education have been tried in the past and found wanting. Study of the pioneer educational researches reveals…

Engelhart, Max D.

395

In Retrospect, 1980-81: Special Education Research. Special Education Research and Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manual presents a composite of final reports of seven special education research and evaluation studies undertaken by the Dallas Independent School District in 1980-81. Each report contains information on program objectives, sampling, design, and outcomes. Topics covered include the development of a special education computerized information…

Dallas Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.

396

Dear Colleague Letter - Research on Learning and Education (ROLE) program Support for Research in Graduate Education  

NSF Publications Database

... to an opportunity within the Research on Learning and Education (ROLE) program http://www.nsf.gov ... disciplines, efforts to enhance curricula and learning, and the development of new approaches within ...

397

Statistical Measures, Hypotheses, and Tests in Applied Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews and discusses the use of statistical concepts in a natural resources and life sciences journal on the basis of a census of the articles published in a recent issue of the "Agronomy Journal" and presents a flow chart and a graph that display the inter-relationships between the most commonly used statistical terms. It also…

Saville, David J.; Rowarth, Jacqueline S.

2008-01-01

398

Handbook of Economic Statistics, 1980; a Research Aid.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Handbook of Economic Statistics, 1980, provides a compendium of statistics for selected non-Communist countries and all Communist countries. Most of the data are in tabular form, covering in general the years 1960, 1965, 1970, and 1973 through 1979. T...

1980-01-01

399

Statistical versus traditional procedures for summarizing research findings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studied whether the conclusions drawn after using traditional or statistical combining procedures differed from one another. 32 graduate students and 9 faculty members were randomly assigned to use 1 of the 2 techniques to draw inferences about an identical set of related studies. It was found that users of the statistical method perceived more support present in the literature and

Harris M. Cooper; Robert Rosenthal

1980-01-01

400

Selected Styles in Web-Based Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Selected Styles in Web-Based Educational Research" is concerned with the most common research styles in Web-based teaching or learning. It is intended for practitioners, educators and students, who wish to learn how to conduct research in online teaching and learning, and helps define style in educational research methodology. To enhance…

Mann, Bruce, Ed.

2006-01-01

401

DIRECTOR OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION  

E-print Network

health care, education and research. Candidates should possess a personal record of distinction in mentalDIRECTOR OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION The Department of Psychiatry for the position of Director of the Mental Health Centre for Research and Education and Tier I Canada Research

Calgary, University of

402

NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, FINAL REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE FOCUSED ON (1) STIMULATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW RESEARCH DIRECTIONS, DESIGNS, AND TECHNIQUES FOR 11 DIFFERENT FIELDS OF EDUCATION, (2) ASSESSING THE UTILIZATION OF RESEARCH SPONSORED BY THE COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM (CRP) AND PARTICIPATION IN CRP, ESPECIALLY BY SMALL INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND…

LIEBERMAN, MYRON

403

Historical Research in Music Education: Definitions and Defenses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Defines historical research in music education by specifically evaluating the history and usage of each of the four words: (1) music; (2) historical; (3) education; and (4) research. Finds that the good of historical research in music education is both intrinsic and extrinsic because it benefits the researchers and their audiences. (CMK)

Heller, George N.

1998-01-01

404

Exploring the Nexus between Research and Doctoral Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Exploring the nexus between doctoral education and research, and developments in how research is organised and funded is of significance as doctoral education is both part of the higher education system for teaching and learning, and part of the research enterprise. Doctoral candidates are both students and effectively early career researchers.…

Pearson, Margot; Evans, Terry; Macauley, Peter

2012-01-01

405

Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Digital data both enable and constrain scientific research. Scientists are enabled by digital data to develop new research methods, utilize new data sources, and investigate new topics, but they also face new data collection, management, and preservation burdens. The current data workforce consists primarily of scientists who receive little formal training in data management and data managers who are typically educated through on-the-job training. The Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC) program is investigating a new model for educating data professionals to contribute to scientific research. DCERC is a collaboration between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The program is organized around a foundations course in data curation and provides field experiences in research and data centers for both master's and doctoral students. This presentation will outline the aims and the structure of the DCERC program and discuss results and lessons learned from the first set of summer internships in 2012. Four masters students participated and worked with both data mentors and science mentors, gaining first hand experiences in the issues, methods, and challenges of scientific data curation. They engaged in a diverse set of topics, including climate model metadata, observational data management workflows, and data cleaning, documentation, and ingest processes within a data archive. The students learned current data management practices and challenges while developing expertise and conducting research. They also made important contributions to NCAR data and science teams by evaluating data management workflows and processes, preparing data sets to be archived, and developing recommendations for particular data management activities. The master's student interns will return in summer of 2013, and two Ph.D. students will conduct data curation-related dissertation fieldwork during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Marlino, M. R.; Mayernik, M. S.; Kelly, K.; Allard, S.; Tenopir, C.; Palmer, C.; Varvel, V. E., Jr.

2012-12-01

406

28 CFR Appendix D to Part 61 - Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics Procedures Relating to the Implementation...  

...of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics Procedures Relating to the Implementation...of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics Procedures Relating to the Implementation...Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics (OJARS) assists State and...

2014-07-01

407

Job Opportunity: Statistics/Econometrics Research Assistant Location: Hunter College, City University of New York  

E-print Network

Job Opportunity: Statistics/Econometrics Research Assistant Location: Hunter College, City and between databases using statistical and/or econometric techniques Maintain and update quantitative candidates with bachelor's degrees and relevant skills will also be considered. Training in econometrics

Qiu, Weigang

408

Research on the Statistical Method of Energy Consumption for Public Buildings in China  

E-print Network

The purpose of this research is to develop a national statistical system for energy consumption data for public buildings in China, in order to provide data support for building energy efficiency work. The framework for a national statistical system...

Chen, S.; Li, N.

2006-01-01

409

Alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research & Education  

SciTech Connect

The Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education (STORE) Alliance at The University of Texas at Austin completed its activity under Department of Energy Funding (DE- FE0002254) on September 1, 2013. The program began as a partnership between the Institute for Geophysics, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at UT. The initial vision of the program was to promote better understanding of CO2 utilization and storage science and engineering technology through programs and opportunities centered on training, outreach, research and technology transfer, and education. With over 8,000 hrs of formal training and education (and almost 4,500 of those hours awarded as continuing education credits) to almost 1,100 people, STORE programs and activities have provided benefits to the Carbon Storage Program of the Department of Energy by helping to build a skilled workforce for the future CCS and larger energy industry, and fostering scientific public literacy needed to continue the U.S. leadership position in climate change mitigation and energy technologies and application. Now in sustaining mode, the program is housed at the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, and benefits from partnerships with the Gulf Coast Carbon Center, TOPCORP and other programs at the university receiving industry funding.

Olson, Hilary

2013-09-01

410

Students and Courses, 2002: In Detail. Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents detailed statistical information about activity in Australia's public vocational education and training (VET) system in 2002. It contains information on VET students and courses for each of Australia's states and territories. The statistics included in the report were derived from the data collected from VET providers across…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).

411

Nanosatellite Potential for Unique Research and Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the recent advances in low-power miniaturized electronics, sensors, and wireless technology, powerful new ways are available for collecting multipoint measurements in Geospace and the Upper Atmosphere. At our undergraduate university, three nanosatellites were developed that demonstrate the exceptional capability of nanosatellites for research and education. TUSat 1 was a dual CubeSat (1.8 kg) that included 1) a novel tether

H. D. Voss; J. F. Dailey; D. Voss

2009-01-01

412

Statistical Abstract 1987. [University of Alaska System of Higher Education].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1987 edition of the statistical abstract for the University of Alaska System offers data to be used by public officials, institutional administrators, and the Board of Regents in developing university programs and plans. In 1987 the University used its old organizational structure for the last time due to state funding reductions, and this…

Gaylord, Thomas A.; And Others

413

Re-Thinking Statistics Education for Social Science Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many college students majoring in the social sciences find the required statistics course to be dull as well as difficult. Further, they often do not retain much of the material, which limits their success in subsequent courses. We describe a few simple changes, the incorporation of which may enhance student learning. (Contains 1 table.)

Reid, Howard M.; Mason, Susan E.

2008-01-01

414

2001 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There are several areas of interest that can be used to characterize the work of physics education researchers. These areas include conceptual learning/conceptual difficulties, problem solving skills, epistemological issues, individual and social issues (including teaming, learning styles, gender, race and ethnicity) and the role of context in learning. This conference will focus on research that explicitly crosses over the "boundaries" of two or more of these areas. An example is the role of conceptual understanding in successful quantitative problem solving. Another example is the importance of epistemological considerations in teaching for conceptual understanding.

2010-07-11

415

Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study. Statistical Analysis Report. NCES 2012-046  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Numerous studies, including those of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), have documented persistent gaps between the educational attainment of White males and that of Black, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander males. Further, there is evidence of growing gaps by sex within these…

Ross, Terris; Kena, Grace; Rathbun, Amy; KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Kristapovich, Paul; Manning, Eileen

2012-01-01

416

Research on Combinatorial Statistics: Crossings and Nestings in Discrete Structures  

E-print Network

We study the distribution of combinatorial statistics that exhibit a structure of crossings and nesting in various discrete structures, in particular, in set partitions, matchings, and fillings of moon polyominoes with entries 0 and 1. Let pi and y...

Poznanovikj, Svetlana

2011-10-21

417

W. Reid Hastie: A Visionary for Research in Art Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

W. Reid Hastie, the fifth president (1957-1959) of the National Art Education Association, promoted the need for a scholarly venue devoted entirely to issues and research in art education and a place where related research results could be presented on a regular basis to the field of art education, as well as the larger field of education. His…

Davis, D. Jack; Madeja, Stanley S.

2009-01-01

418

Protecting Student Records and Facilitating Education Research: A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to protect the privacy of individual student test scores, grades, and other education records, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 places limits the access of educational researches, and slows research not only in education but also in related fields, such as child welfare and health. Recent trends have converged…

Hilton, Margaret

2008-01-01

419

The Application of Exploratory Factor Analysis in Agricultural Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To assess and evaluate current practices in agricultural education research, papers in the "Journal of Agricultural Education" (n=9) and the "Proceedings of the National Agricultural Education Research Meeting" (n=13) were examined for studies that used factor analysis. Results indicate that many agricultural educators lack a clear understanding…

Raven, Matt R.

1994-01-01

420

Some Education Schools Should Abandon Research Doctorates, Report Says  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research-oriented doctoral programs in education vary widely in quality, and a significant number of them should close up shop, according to a report released last week by the Education Schools Project. The new document, "Educating Researchers," is the third in a series of reports on schools of education from Arthur Levine, who served as president…

Glenn, David

2007-01-01

421

Education and Correctional Populations. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents data from the Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 1991 and 1997; Survey of Inmates in Local Jails, 1989 and 1996 ; Survey of Adults on Probation, 1995; National Adult Literacy Survey; and Current Population Survey. Correctional populations were less educated than the general public. Numbers of…

Harlow, Caroline Wolf

422

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Student Outcomes, 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents information about the outcomes of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) during 2011. The figures are derived from the Student Outcomes Survey, which is an annual survey that covers students who have an Australian address as their usual address and are awarded a qualification (graduates), or…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012

2012-01-01

423

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics, 2001: Financial Data.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In presenting highlights of vocational education and training (VET) finances for 2001, this publication provides insight into how publicly funded VET in Australia is financed and where the money is spent. Information includes primary summaries focusing on revenues and expenses (to show financial performance); assets and liabilities (to show…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).

424

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Financial Information 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication details the financial operations of Australia's public vocational education and training (VET) system for 2007. The information presented covers revenues and expenses; assets, liabilities and equities; cash flows; and trends in total revenues and expenses. The scope of the financial data collection covers all transactions that…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2008

2008-01-01

425

Australian Vocational Education and Training--Statistics 1999: An Overview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data pertaining to Australia's publicly funded vocational education and training (VET) sector in 1999 were reviewed. Both national-level and state/territory-level data on the following topics were reviewed: VET providers and delivery systems; student characteristics; enrollment trends; program costs and financing mechanisms; and apprentices and…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).

426

Optimization in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Operations Research, Science and Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of optimization in mathematical, physical, biological, social, and management sciences is examined. A plea is made for giving optimization a central place in the mathematics education of scientists and technologists. (Author/MK)

Kapur, J. N.

1979-01-01

427

Import and export to\\/from computing science education: the case of mathematics education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This panel will look at how research theories developed in the context of mathematics education can be applied to computing science education as well as ways in which computing science theories may be used in mathematics education research. Computing science education is a young discipline still in search of its research framework [6]. A practical approach to formulating such a

Vicki L. Almstrum; David Ginat; Orit Hazzan; Tom Morley

2002-01-01

428

The Role of Public Policy in K-12 Science Education. Research in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this volume of "Research in Science Education" is to examine the relationship between science education policy and practice and the special role that science education researchers play in influencing policy. It has been suggested that the science education research community is isolated from the political process, pays little attention…

DeBoer, George E., Ed.

2011-01-01

429

Educational Documentation, Research and Decision-Making: National Case Studies. Studies in Comparative Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1997, The International Bureau of Education (IBE) launched a series of case studies on the processes involved in the use of educational information and research. These studies describe how recent educational research has been disseminated and how educational reforms may have benefited, or not benefited, from insights gained through research.…

Rokicka, Wanda, Ed.

430

76 FR 11765 - Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs; Institute of Education Sciences...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Education Policy, Finance, and Systems Autism Spectrum Disorders Technology for Special...Interventions for Families of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders ...Education Policy, Finance, and Systems. Autism Spectrum Disorders. Technology...

2011-03-03

431

NAEB research seminar for educational television and radio  

Microsoft Academic Search

To review the status of research in educational broadcasting, assess its adequacy in the light of contemporary requirements\\u000a and propose a program of urgently needed research, 23 research specialists from organizations and institutions engaged in\\u000a educational broadcasting participated in a five-day Seminar on Research in Educational Broadcasting. The Seminar was sponsored\\u000a by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters with funds

I. Keith Tyler

1959-01-01

432

Program for Research and Education with Small Telescopes  

NSF Publications Database

... Research and Education with Small Telescopes (PREST) is designed to address a spectrum of research ... Requirements Proposal Review Information NSF Proposal Review Process Review Protocol and Associated ...

433

Research in Distance Education: 2. Revised Papers from the Research in Distance Education Seminar (2nd, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nineteen papers concerning various aspects of distance education and distance education research are presented in this document. The papers are: (1) "Introduction, Celebrating Difference in Research in Distance Education" (Terry Evans); (2) "Discourse or Discord? A Dilemma of Distance Education" (Philip Juler); (3) "Reconceptualising Distance…

Evans, Terry, Ed.; Juler, Philip, Ed.

434

Simbad : an Autonomous Robot Simulation Package for Education and Research  

E-print Network

an introduction to Simbad, a new mobile robot simulator written in Java for Research and Education, and a set and refers to current applications of the Simbad package both for Research and Education. 2 Available MobileSimbad : an Autonomous Robot Simulation Package for Education and Research Louis Hugues1

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

435

Developing a Research Agenda on the Media and Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most researchers who have investigated the relationship between the media and education have asserted that coverage of education has a negative impact on public perceptions of, and support for, public education. Much of this research relies on negative case examples and cross-sectional data to make this claim. This article calls into question the assumptions being made by these researchers. The

V. Darleen Opfer

2007-01-01

436

Touching the Void: Arts Education Research in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is an overview of arts education research in Australia. The authors argue that there is an urgent need for key arts organisations to form strategic partnerships with arts educators to provide stronger research in the area of arts education. This research base would enhance the ability of policymakers, arts administrators and arts…

Gibson, Robyn; Anderson, Michael

2008-01-01

437

Research Areas in Distance Education: A Delphi Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study had three purposes: Firstly, to develop a categorization of research areas in distance education; secondly, to identify the most important research areas in distance education; and thirdly, to identify the most neglected research areas in distance education. Based on a literature review and a Delphi study, three broad levels or…

Zawacki-Richter, Olaf

2009-01-01

438

Thinking Resources for Educational Research Methods and Methodology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the idea of a crisis in educational research. Some conventional expressions of that "crisis" are examined in terms of their assumptions about what is "proper" to educational research. The paper then affirms the role of "metaphysics" in educational research as a necessary dimension of method, as opposed to the naive assertion…

Peim, Nick

2009-01-01

439

Gender and collaboration patterns in distance education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the associations between gender, collaboration and research methods in distance education research. Following a bibliometric approach, collaboration is operationalised through co?author relationships. The study is based on a review of 695 papers published in five prominent distance education journals between 2000 and 2008. It reveals a significant trend towards collaborative research in distance education. There are no

2010-01-01

440

University Teacher Educators' Research Engagement: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines university teacher educators' engagement with and in educational research. Survey results collected from eighty-two teacher educators at a leading university in Saudi Arabia pointed to modest levels of research activity and also suggested that these individuals held largely technical views of what research is. Their assessments…

Borg, Simon; Alshumaimeri, Yousif

2012-01-01

441

Cultural Capital: The Promises and Pitfalls in Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The past three decades have seen the increased use of the term "cultural capital" in classrooms, research articles, and discussions in education. This monograph is an attempt to buttress a theoretical understanding of the cultural capital construct and its applicability to educational research and practice. In educational research, cultural…

Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle

2010-01-01

442

Service quality in higher education – a review and research agenda  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the critical research issues in terms of service quality in higher education. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper critically examines a number of leading studies in satisfaction, service quality, and higher education. Findings – The paper finds five critical research agenda in the field of service quality in higher education sector. Research

Parves Sultan; Ho Yin Wong

2010-01-01

443

Research in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 1985-2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review addresses significant events that have influenced research in family and consumer sciences education, major publication outlets, leading researchers, problems studied, methodologies used, and a summary of thesis and dissertation research completed from 1985 to 1999. Nearly three fourths of the 237 research articles reviewed were published in the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Research topics focused

Sue Couch; Ginny Felstehausen

2001-01-01

444

A New Era for Research Education in Australia?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use of the Australian research assessment exercise, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) to influence the policy and practice of research education in Australia will undoubtedly have many consequences, some of them unintended and potentially deleterious. ERA is a retrospective measure of research quality; research education is prospective.…

Marsh, Helene; Smith, Bradley; King, Max; Evans, Terry

2012-01-01

445

Viewing Agricultural Education Research through a Qualitative Lens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Journal of Agricultural Education has primarily published research that uses quantitative research methods. Perhaps this is due partly to the lack of a qualitative research conceptual framework to guide our profession. Most researchers in agricultural education were academically prepared to conduct empirical research. Those who are in the…

Dooley, Kim E.

2007-01-01

446

Distance Education Research: A Review of the Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Distance education is defined, the various approaches for effective research are summarized, and the results of major research reviews of the field are explained in this article. Additionally, two major areas of research are included--research on barriers to the adoption of distance education and research summaries that explain and support best…

Simonson, Michael; Schlosser, Charles; Orellana, Anymir

2011-01-01

447

Action Research Projects in Distance Education: A Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual, prepared by the Distance Education Council (India) presents guidelines for action research in distance education, balancing practical research activities with a sound theoretical research base. Chapter 1, "Scope, Purpose and Design of the Manual," suggests several definitions of research; draws distinctions between academic research

Ramakrishna, C. Pushpa; Prasad, V. S.

448

Statistical Linkages between State Education Assessments and the National Assessment of Educational Progress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) measures the educational achievement of nationally representative samples of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Local educational agencies tend to view the NAEP as a benchmark to which the educational achievement of their students can be compared. In particular, state departments of education

Arenson, Ethan A.

449

GeoEnvironmental Education Through Multidisciplinary Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The growing need to understand environmental and geological processes, their impacts, and solutions in a dynamic world requires a diverse, multidiscipline, and multicultural approach in science and engineering. In the last few years, faculty at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez have engaged in education and training activities aimed at developing a critical mass of students that can address a wide range of geoenvironmental problems through multidisciplinary research. Students of diverse age, gender, culture, and academic disciplines addressing different research questions work together in a common space. Hierarchy assignments use senior students as primary mentors, but foster work at parallel levels that require sharing and developing knowledge and research resources. The activities have resulted in a significant increase in the number of diverse students in science and engineering areas related to the environment.

Padilla, I. Y.; Hwang, S.

2007-12-01

450

The Significance of Statistics in Mind-Matter Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Statistical methods are designed to detect and measure relation- ships and effects in situations where results cannot be identically replicated because of natural variability in the measurements of interest. They are gen- erally used as an intermediate step between anecdotal evidence and the deter- mination of causal explanations. Many anomalous phenomena, such as re- mote viewing or the possible effect

JESSICA UTTS

1999-01-01

451

Statistical errors in medical research - a review of common pitfalls  

Microsoft Academic Search

comings, differentiated for the distinct phases of medical research are presented and discussed. Conclusions: statisticians should be involved early in study design, as mistakes at this point can have major repercussions, negatively affecting all subsequent stages of medical research. Considera- tion of issues discussed in this paper, when plan- ning, conducting and preparing medical research manuscripts, should help further enhance

Alexander M. Strasak; Qamruz Zaman; Karl P. Pfeiffer; Georg Göbel; Hanno Ulmer

452

Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities, 1999. Detailed Statistical Tables.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The data in these tables are collected biennially through the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Congressionally mandated Survey of Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities. The 1999 survey was sent to research-performing colleges and universities in the United States and to U.S. biomedical research institutions that received National…

National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.

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Research in Art Education as a Form of Educational Consumer Protection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Art education research is examined to indicate the importance of having an adequate research base to make informed educational decisions. To examine the ways in which research proceeds from sociopolitical assumptions and, in turn, shapes perceptions of the field and guides actions, the following are discussed: (1) art education research trends;…

Hamblen, Karen A.

454

Contributions of Anthropology to Basic Research in Education. I. Some Implications of Defining Education as Cultural Transmission. II. Anthropological Strategies for Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Anthropological suggestions for educational research are contrasted with the psychological and sociological approaches to the study of education. The statement of problems in educational research when education is defined as cultural transmission implies equal interest in all parties involved in educational systems and transactions, as well as in…

Singleton, John

455

Physics Education Research in an Engineering Context  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We report on an ongoing investigation of student understanding in several introductory engineering courses at Hamburg University of Technology. Preliminary results from a first-year electrical engineering course indicate that many students did not gain a conceptual understanding of the material. Some students had difficulty interpreting graphical representations of information or displayed a lack of understanding of basic principles. Specific examples concerning load lines and three-phase systems are used to illustrate how general findings from physics education research can guide investigations of student understanding and the development of curriculum in an introductory engineering context.

Kautz, Christian H.

2009-11-30

456

RESEARCH THEMES IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION: FUTURE GAP ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL RESEARCH AGENDA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agricultural education relies on multiple research journals to disseminate findings. This study focused on a ten-year content analysis of research published in identified premier agricultural education journals. The purpose of the study was to ascertain primary and secondary research theme areas in premier journals from 1997 to 2006 and compare those themes to the National Research Agenda (NRA): Agricultural Education

Leslie D. Edgar; Gary E. Briers

457

Preparing Jewish Educators: The Research We Have, the Research We Need  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the research we have and the research we need in both general and Jewish teacher education. First, I discuss three recent efforts to synthesize and assess existing research in teacher education and to identify needed research. Next I review a handful of recent studies in Jewish teacher education which illustrate various…

Feiman-Nemser, Sharon

2014-01-01

458

Statistics and medicine: the indispensable know-how of the researcher.  

PubMed

Statistics has often been misunderstood in Medicine, but it is indispensable knowledge both for the experimenter and the reader. Statistical methods allow to study diseases, patients, and epidemiological events. The modern researcher cannot refuse to know and to use statistics. A deeper understanding is required to prepare a research project and to avoid colossal mistakes of misleading. The aim of this paper is to provide an organized and structured point of view on the use of statistics in Medicine and Research, showing the principal resources to organize a scientific study from the declaration of a hypothesis to the report of the results. PMID:23905080

Romano, R; Gambale, E

2013-01-01

459

Statistical Measurement of Educational Development of School Education at State Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education especially school education is one of the very important components of social development. Since independence, education has been visualized in government policies as a precursor to national development as well as to better quality of life. Due to the initiative taken by the states and centre, education system in India has expanded…

Pajankar, Vishal D.; Khot, Pranali; Khot, P. G.

2010-01-01

460

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

IGERT is the National Science Foundation's flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers by building on the foundations of their disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary training. Collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and requires teamwork provides students with the tools to become leaders in the science and engineering of the future. Diversity among the students contributes to their preparation to solve large and complex research problems of significant scientific and social importance at the national and the international level. IGERT students obtain the personal and professional skills to succeed in the careers of the 21st century. Since 1998 the IGERT program has made 215 awards to over 100 lead universities in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. IGERT has provided funding for nearly 5,000 graduate students.

461

An Argument Framework for the Application of Null Hypothesis Statistical Testing in Support of Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper proposes an argument framework for the teaching of null hypothesis statistical testing and its application in support of research. Elements of the Toulmin (1958) model of argument are used to illustrate the use of p values and Type I and Type II error rates in support of claims about statistical parameters and subject matter research

LeMire, Steven D.

2010-01-01

462

Letter Exchanges on Statistics and Research Methods: Writing, Responding, and Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a letter exchange exercise for teaching statistics and research methods. Each student writes a letter to a peer in another course section on a topic in statistics or research methods, writes a response letter, and writes another letter clarifying their ideas. (CMK)

Dunn, Dana S.

2000-01-01

463

Strategies for enhancing the learning of ecological research methods and statistics by tertiary environmental science students  

Microsoft Academic Search

To undertake rigorous research in biology and ecology, students must be able to pose testable hypotheses, design decisive studies, and analyse results using suitable statistics. Yet, few biology students excel in topics involving statistics and most attempt to evade optional courses in research methods. Over the last few years, we have developed a tertiary-level unit to create a positive, inquiry-based,

D L Panizzon; A J Boulton

2004-01-01

464

APA's Learning Objectives for Research Methods and Statistics in Practice: A Multimethod Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research methods and statistics courses constitute a core undergraduate psychology requirement. We analyzed course syllabi and faculty self-reported coverage of both research methods and statistics course learning objectives to assess the concordance with APA's learning objectives (American Psychological Association, 2007). We obtained a sample of…

Tomcho, Thomas J.; Rice, Diana; Foels, Rob; Folmsbee, Leah; Vladescu, Jason; Lissman, Rachel; Matulewicz, Ryan; Bopp, Kara

2009-01-01

465

Using Digital Data and Bibliometric Analysis for Researching Doctoral Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As more digital data become publicly available new opportunities for researchers in education are arising. Researchers may be unaware of the existence and usefulness of such data even though these are freely available. In this article the use of one such source of information is described and its potential for research into research education

Macauley, Peter; Evans, Terry; Pearson, Margot; Tregenza, Karen

2005-01-01

466

A Decade of Research Literature in Physical Education Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed analysis of the research literature in physical education for one decade, including data on the research focus (i.e., teaching, teacher education, and curriculum). A database of published research and research-based scholarship was created. Data were coded maintaining 97% or higher agreement…

Kulinna, Pamela; Scrabis-Fletcher, Kristin; Kodish, Stephen; Phillips, Sharon Rose; Silverman, Stephen

2009-01-01

467

Issues and Research in Special Education. Volume 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This compilation presents five papers on issues and research in special education. "Qualitative Research in Special Education: An Evaluative Review" (Charles A. Peck and Gail C. Furman) explicates some of the epistemological assumptions underlying qualitative research methods, reviews examples of qualitative research, evaluates the contributions…

Gaylord-Ross, Robert, Ed.

468

The Myth of "Scientific Method" in Contemporary Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whether educational research should employ the "scientific method" has been a recurring issue in its history. Hence, textbooks on research methods continue to perpetuate the idea that research students ought to choose between competing camps: "positivist" or "interpretivist". In reference to one of the most widely referred to educational research

Rowbottom, Darrell Patrick; Aiston, Sarah Jane

2006-01-01

469

Researching Museum Educators' Perceptions of their Roles, Identity, and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents research relating to how science museum educators perceive their roles, identity, and practice. This qualitative study examines: (1) what brings museum educators to and sustains them in their profession; (2) how museum educators view their roles and work; and (3) what knowledge, skills, and attitudes museum educators identify…

Bailey, Elsa B.

2006-01-01

470

Researching Change in Caribbean Education: Curriculum, Teaching and Administration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The chapters of this collection deal with a number of issues and concerns at all levels of education in the Caribbean. Section 1, "Curriculum," contains: (1) "Science Education in the Caribbean: Analysis of Current Trends" (Aldrin E. Sweeney); (2) "A Decade of Research in Technology Education: Implications for Caribbean Education" (Glenda M.…

Bastick, T. Ed.; Ezenne, A., Ed.

471

Statistics on Working Children and Education Children Age Percent  

E-print Network

In 2011, Cambodia made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government issued regulations that defined unsafe working conditions in agriculture, including separate regulations for cassava and tobacco production, and freshwater fishing that are prohibited to children. The Government also adopted the 2011-2013 National Plan of Action on the Suppression of Human Trafficking, Smuggling, Labor, and Sexual Exploitation (NPA-STSLS), which includes a section on child labor. Similarly, the Government passed the National Social Protection Strategy for the Poor and Vulnerable, which directly targets child laborers and their families for conditional cash transfers, school feeding programs and take-home rations. However, the legal framework continued to have important gaps that leave children vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor. There is no compulsory education requirement, and the law allows children as young as age 12 to work in domestic service. Children continue to be involved in the worst forms of child labor, particularly in dangerous activities in agriculture and as victims of trafficking.

unknown authors

472

Predicaments, Problems. Puzzles, and Paradoxes in Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational research is designed to deal with problems. Some problems in American education cannot be understood outside their historical-philosophical contexts. This paper presents arguments concerning the limitations of standard empirical research in the field of education. This is accomplished by following developments in the culture that have…

Broudy, H. S.

473

Developing a Research Agenda on the Media and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most researchers who have investigated the relationship between the media and education have asserted that coverage of education has a negative impact on public perceptions of, and support for, public education. Much of this research relies on negative case examples and cross-sectional data to make this claim. This article calls into question the…

Opfer, V. Darleen

2007-01-01

474

Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia, 1992-1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document summarizes and reviews mathematics education research reported in Australasia, or conducted by Australasians and reported elsewhere, during 1992-1995. Part I, "Contexts for Mathematics Education," contains four papers: "Social and Cultural Contexts in Mathematics Education" (R. Zevenbergen, B. Atweh, C. Kanes, & T. Cooper), "Research

Atweh, Bill, Ed.; And Others

475

Funding Opportunity: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)  

E-print Network

Funding Opportunity: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT research with innovative graduate education; an environment that exposes students to a broad base of state-of-the-art to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education for students, faculty and institutions by establishing

Suzuki, Masatsugu

476

Research and Investigation in Adult Education: 1976 Annual Register.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography includes 787 items of research or investigation in adult education, mostly dated from 1973-75. They cover information sources; philosophy, policies, general objectives; legislation; finance costs; studies and planning--state, regional, and national; history; adult education as a field of study; adult education research;…

Niemi, John A., Ed.; And Others

477

Rigor in Agricultural Education Research Reporting: Implications for the Discipline  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Agricultural education has been criticized for publishing research lacking many of the rigorous qualities found in publications of other disciplines. A few agricultural education researchers have suggested strategies for improving the rigor with which agricultural education studies report on methods and findings. The purpose of this study was to…

Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Ladewig, Howard

2008-01-01

478

Research in Special Education: Designs, Methods, and Applications. Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this second edition is to provide a comprehensive overview of the philosophical, ethical, methodological, and analytical fundamentals of social science and educational research, as well as specify aspects of special education research that distinguish it from scientific inquiry in other fields of education and human services. Foremost…

Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Cook, Bryan G.; Wiley, Andrew L.

2011-01-01

479

Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators. Third Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written for pre- and in-service educators, this "Third Edition" of Craig A. Mertler's "Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators" introduces the process of conducting one's own classroom- or school-based action research in conjunction with everyday instructional practices and activities. The text provides educators with the…

Mertler, Craig A.

2011-01-01

480

Childhood Obesity: A Resource List for Educators and Researchers  

E-print Network

Childhood Obesity: A Resource List for Educators and Researchers November 2010 This publication is a collection of resources on the topic of childhood obesity for educators and researchers. It is comprised Approaches V. Educational Materials VI. National Contacts #12;2 I. Prevalence Childhood obesity: are genetic

481

Why Ontology Matters to Reviewing Environmental Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper responds to a keynote paper presented by William Scott at the 2007 World Environmental Education Congress held in Durban, South Africa. The keynote address reviewed 30 years of environmental education research. In this response to William Scott's paper I contemplate the way in which environmental education research may enable…

Lotz-Sisitka, Heila

2009-01-01

482

The California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education (CAMPARE): Astronomy Education Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education (CAMPARE) is an NSF-funded network of research opportunities for students at Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Fullerton, and other CSU campuses and Southern California community colleges at four world-class research institutions: the University of Arizona Steward Observatory, the SETI Institute, JPL, and Caltech. CAMPARE students interested in astronomy education or public outreach are given the opportunity to work with the acclaimed Astronomy Camp and Center for Astronomy Education (CAE), both in Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. On this 25th anniversary of Astronomy Camp, we involved children in real astronomical observing at Kitt Peak National Observatory, in Arizona. At CAE, we analyzed answers to Lecture-Tutorials (an interactive instructional strategy) from students in an introductory astronomy (Astro 101) mega-course taught at a large open-enrollment, research institution. We investigated whether there is a correlation between coherency and correctness in their answers to Lecture-Tutorial questions, and how well they understand the material based on course assessment, such as exams. We will present the results of the Lecture-Tutorial analysis and of the educational experience at the Astronomy Camp.

Serna, Gabriela E.; Eckenrode, J.; McCarthy, D. W.; Wallace, C. S.; Prather, E. E.; Brissenden, G.; Rudolph, A. L.; Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars (CATS)

2013-01-01

483

Statistical models and experimental designs for poultry research  

E-print Network

will be completely or partially confounded with the blocks. This technique is very useful in poultry research for experiments involving several factors. The number of treatments ccmbinations increases as the number of factors or as the number of levels of each... will be completely or partially confounded with the blocks. This technique is very useful in poultry research for experiments involving several factors. The number of treatments ccmbinations increases as the number of factors or as the number of levels of each...

Abdel Baky, Anwar Ahmed

2012-06-07

484

Identity Education: A Conceptual Framework for Educational Researchers and Practitioners  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the concept of identity education (IdEd) referring to the purposeful involvement of educators with students’ identity-related processes or contents. We discuss why educators may consider identity important to the realization of educational goals and choose to target aspects of students’ identity in their pedagogical practice. We offer a broad theoretical framework that organizes and focuses the extensive

ELLI P. SCHACHTER; YISRAEL RICH

2011-01-01

485

Extraordinary Educators, Leaders, Researchers, and Human Services  

E-print Network

, Culture, & Society · Educational Leadership & Policy · Educational Psychology · Special Education · Urban-field excellence. Before its name change, the Pac-10 led the nation in NCAA Championships in 44 of the last 50

Tipple, Brett

486

Difference, Diversity, and Distinctiveness in Education and Learning. Review of Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Turning the question of "what works" in education on its head, this book, which is a volume of "Review of Research in Education," digs into recent salient research that examines learning contexts within critical literacy, scientific literacy, and teacher education. Highlighting the importance of leveraging current research to explore ways in which…

Parker, Laurence, Ed.

2007-01-01

487

Research on Educational Standards in German Science Education--Towards a Model of Student Competences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper gives an overview of research on modelling science competence in German science education. Since the first national German educational standards for physics, chemistry and biology education were released in 2004 research projects dealing with competences have become prominent strands. Most of this research is about the structure of…

Kulgemeyer, Christoph; Schecker, Horst

2014-01-01

488

Asian American Education: Acculturation, Literacy Development, and Learning. Research on the Education of Asian Pacific Americans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research anthology is the fourth volume in a series sponsored by the Special Interest Group Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans (SIG-REAPA) of the American Educational Research Association and National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education. This series explores and explains the lived experiences of Asian…

Park, Clara C., Ed.; Endo, Russell, Ed.; Lee, Stacey J., Ed.; Rong, Xue Lan, Ed.

2007-01-01

489

Nanosatellite Potential for Unique Research and Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the recent advances in low-power miniaturized electronics, sensors, and wireless technology, powerful new ways are available for collecting multipoint measurements in Geospace and the Upper Atmosphere. At our undergraduate university, three nanosatellites were developed that demonstrate the exceptional capability of nanosatellites for research and education. TUSat 1 was a dual CubeSat (1.8 kg) that included 1) a novel tether system for stabilization and electrodynamics studies, 2) a plasma probe on a boom, 3) a 3-axis magnetometer, 4) a VLF receiver, and 5) a 56 kB spread spectrum (902-928 MHz) data/E-mail communication system with an amateur radio beacon. The Thunderstorm Effects in Space and Technology (TEST) nanosatellite was a partnership between Taylor University and the University of Illinois (UI) and was part of the AFOSR nanosat program. TEST was a 27 CubeSat module design that included 1) 3-axis stabilization and power system, 2) plasma probe, 3) UI photometer and spectrometer, 4) transient photometer, 5) dual energetic particle spectrometers, 6) VLF receiver, 7) educational pods, and 8) spread spectrum and amateur radio communication. Recently we participated in the AFOSR Boston University nanosatellite (BUSat) providing instruments and a communication system. Nanosatellites provide a new way of advancing space science since they 1) foster creativity, 2) make multipoint measurements (improve global math models and understanding), and 3) study the unexplored lower thermosphere space environment and ionosphere and distant interplanetary objects. The low-cost and state-of-the- art technology associated with constellations of nanosatelites make them ideal for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) altitudes (120 - 500 km) where paucity of data and the orbit decay rate are high. Orbital debris pollution is also relatively unimportant in low LEO orbits. For nanosats to be successful a rigorous program needs to be established for testing, calibration, and quality assurance. The High-Altitude Research Platform (HARP) has now launched over 200 balloon flights with 100% real-time telemetry and recovery at Taylor University. The HALO program demonstrated the reliability of an intra-balloon mesh network by simultaneously launching 13 payloads separated by over 500 miles at altitudes of 25 km. The educational outcomes from nanosatellite experiments are strong for STEM education and directing students professionally into space science.

Voss, H. D.; Dailey, J. F.; Voss, D.

2009-12-01

490

Evaluative Research and Evaluation Capacity Building (EREC) And Research on Learning and Education (ROLE)  

NSF Publications Database

The EREC program seeks proposals that offer unique approaches to evaluation practice in the generation of knowledge for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education community and for broad policymaking within the research and education enterprise. The principal grant programs of REC are Research on Learning and Education (ROLE), Evaluative Research and Capacity Building (EREC), the Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI), and Faculty Early Career Development...

491

Have the Focus and Sophistication of Research in Health Education Changed?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assessed the types of research and the statistical methods used in three representative health education journals from 1994 through 2003. Editorials, commentaries, program/practice notes, and perspectives represent 17.6% of the journals' content. The most common types of articles are cross-sectional studies (27.5%), reviews (23.2%), and…

Merrill, Ray M.; Lindsay, Christopher A.; Shields, Eric C.; Stoddard, Julianne

2007-01-01

492

New Directions and Initiatives at NCES: Implications for Educational Research, Policy, and Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has made significant changes following a severely critical evaluation by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 1986. Improvements are under way to fill data gaps, raise technical standards, and expand staff resources. Sharply increased appropriations and new legislation indicate Executive Branch and Congressional support. Researchers are encouraged to advise the Center, use

Emerson J. Elliott

1989-01-01

493

Teacher Educators' Research Practices: An Explorative Study of Teacher Educators' Perceptions on Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research conducted by teacher educators is considered important for their professional development, their actual teaching practice and their body of knowledge. However, for many teacher educators in Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in the Netherlands, research is a new challenge. A survey was conducted among 508 such teacher educators

Willemse, T. M.; Boei, F.

2013-01-01

494

Common Core Curriculum for Vocational Education. Category G: Evaluation and Research. G-4: Research Design in Vocational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on research design in vocational education is one of a set of five on evaluation and research and is part of a larger series of thirty-four modules constituting a core curriculum for use in the professional preparation of vocational educators in the areas of agricultural, business, home economics, and industrial education. Following…

Moshier, Kenneth

495

28 CFR Appendix D to Part 61 - Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics Procedures Relating to the Implementation...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...financial assistance and funding research and statistical programs...court improvement projects, research, and gathering statistical...New construction. (3) Research and technology whose anticipated...the particular environmental matter when deemed appropriate....

2010-07-01

496

28 CFR Appendix D to Part 61 - Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics Procedures Relating to the Implementation...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...financial assistance and funding research and statistical programs...court improvement projects, research, and gathering statistical...New construction. (3) Research and technology whose anticipated...the particular environmental matter when deemed appropriate....

2011-07-01

497

28 CFR Appendix D to Part 61 - Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics Procedures Relating to the Implementation...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...financial assistance and funding research and statistical programs...court improvement projects, research, and gathering statistical...New construction. (3) Research and technology whose anticipated...the particular environmental matter when deemed appropriate....

2013-07-01

498

28 CFR Appendix D to Part 61 - Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics Procedures Relating to the Implementation...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...financial assistance and funding research and statistical programs...court improvement projects, research, and gathering statistical...New construction. (3) Research and technology whose anticipated...the particular environmental matter when deemed appropriate....

2012-07-01

499

2012 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The theme of the 2012 Physics Education Research (PER) Conference was "Cultural perspectives on learnersâ performance & identity in physics". As new research questions have emerged related to the variability of student reasoning and practices across contexts, the PER community has begun to attend to the relevance of culture and identity in the physics learning community and to draw results and methodologies from fields such as social psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and sociology. In particular, these fields offer new ways of thinking about performance and may suggest different accounts of student understanding that are in tension with each other (or seemingly incongruent). Additionally, the PER community has also begun to explore identity as a lens for understanding student development and participation in physics. Students' past patterns of engagement may offer productive ways to examine and characterize identity drawing on data beyond the individual and using methodological tools that can account for this broader scope. The PERC 2012 conference highlighted these emerging research directions and drew attention to the theoretical tools and methodological considerations of cultural practice perspectives on learning and performance.

2013-12-17

500

Scientific principles of education research: Experimental Biology 2007  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

IN 2002, the Committee on Scientific Principles of Education Research of the National Research Council (NRC) revisited long-standing ideas about the nature of science, so as to place them in the context of modern education research. Their report, Scientific Research in Education (3), investigated "scientifically based" education research to be used for improving education policy and practice. The report showed that while researchers may disagree about philosophical or methodological approaches to education research, they readily agree about the definition and pursuit of good quality education research (3). Research designs were categorized as quantitative versus qualitative, depending on the type of data collected. There were also categorizations of experimental versus observational, depending on the study design and the investigators' ability to draw conclusions about cause and effect. This featured topic sponsored by the American Physiological Society Teaching Section was designed to host Drs. Margaret Eisenhart and Robert DeHaan, members of the NRC committees and experts in the field of educational research. Their talks were complemented by selected educational research abstracts submitted to the Experimental Biology meeting in Washington, DC, in 2007.

PhD Barbara E. Goodman (University of South Dakota School of Medicine Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences); Margaret Eisenhart (University of Colorado); Mr. David W. Rodenbaugh (Wayne State University Department of Physiology)

2007-08-01