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Microcomputers & Educational Researchers: Writing, Project Management, Statistics Software, & Data Retrieval.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to assist educational researchers in utilizing microcomputers, this paper presents information on four types of computer software: writing tools for educators, statistical software designed to perform analyses of small and moderately large data sets, project management tools, and general education/research oriented information services…

Knirk, Frederick G.

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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

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On Conceptual Analysis as the Primary Qualitative Approach to Statistics Education Research in Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statistics education in psychology often falls disappointingly short of its goals. The increasing use of qualitative approaches in statistics education research has extended and enriched our understanding of statistical cognition processes, and thus facilitated improvements in statistical education and practices. Yet conceptual analysis, a…

Petocz, Agnes; Newbery, Glenn

2010-01-01

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Statistics Education Research in Malaysia and the Philippines: A Comparative Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a comparative analysis of statistics education research in Malaysia and the Philippines by modes of dissemination, research areas, and trends. An electronic search for published research papers in the area of statistics education from 2000-2012 yielded 20 for Malaysia and 19 for the Philippines. Analysis of these papers showed…

Reston, Enriqueta; Krishnan, Saras; Idris, Noraini

2014-01-01

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Reproducible Computing: a new Technology for Statistics Education and Educational Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper explains how the R Framework (http://www.wessa.net) and a newly developed Compendium Platform (http://www.freestatistics.org) allow us to create, use, and maintain documents that contain empirical research results which can be recomputed and reused in derived work. It is illustrated that this technological innovation can be used to create educational applications that can be shown to support effective learning of statistics and associated analytical skills. It is explained how a Compendium can be created by anyone, without the need to understand the technicalities of scientific word processing (L style="font-variant: small-caps">ATEX) or statistical computing (R code). The proposed Reproducible Computing system allows educational researchers to objectively measure key aspects of the actual learning process based on individual and constructivist activities such as: peer review, collaboration in research, computational experimentation, etc. The system was implemented and tested in three statistics courses in which the use of Compendia was used to create an interactive e-learning environment that simulated the real-world process of empirical scientific research.

Wessa, Patrick

2009-05-01

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Statistical Methods Used in "American Educational Research Journal,""Journal of Educational Psychology," and "Sociology of Education" from 1972 through 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of particular statistical methods over time was studied in a review of publications from the disciplines of education, psychology, and sociology. Publications studied were the: (1) "American Educational Research Journal"; (2) "Journal of Educational Psychology"; and (3) "Sociology of Education". A total of 221 issues of the three…

Emmons, Nancy J.; And Others

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Applied Statistical Misuse in Educational Research: An Admissions Criteria Example.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recent article by William R. Dunlap on admissions criteria is presented to illustrate applied statistical misuse. It is the basis for discussion of severe methodological problems including range truncation, dummy coding, identifying race and sex bias, measuring professional potential, and generalization of findings. The author's response is…

Glisson, Charles A.; Hudson, Walter W.

1981-01-01

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Recent statistics on U.S. academic research and education in ocean sciences.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent statistics were collected on behalf of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy to ascertain the status of the U.S. academic infrastructure in support of research and higher education in the ocean sciences. The study focused on undergraduate and graduate programs as well as the facilities and funding that support academic research in the field It has provided the most comprehensive coverage of the ocean sciences community to date. The presentation will focus on key indicators of the health of the U.S. research enterprise in relation to the ocean sciences and discuss issues that need to be addressed by the higher education community in ocean sciences.

Schoedinger, S. E.; Gordon, S.

2002-12-01

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When a Map is Worth One-Thousand Anovas: Applications of Statistical Cartography in Special Education Research and Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article describes the methods and procedures of computerized statistical cartography, the production of statistical maps, and provides suggestions for its application in special education research and planning. (Author/CL)

Joiner, Lee Marvin

1979-01-01

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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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Learning About Education Through Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new resource from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will be welcomed by researchers, policy analysts, or any user involved in the study of US education statistics. Learning About Education Through Statistics is a brochure that provides general information about NCES surveys and how to access data from NCES. Even users familiar with NCES might benefit from this concise overview of its data services.

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Developments in Statistical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current status of statistics education at the secondary level is reviewed, with particular attention focused on the various instructional programs in England. A description and preliminary evaluation of the Schools Council Project on Statistical Education is included. (MP)

Kapadia, Ramesh

1980-01-01

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Digest of Education Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in early 1996 made full text of the 1995 "Digest of Education Statistics" available via the Internet. This is the 31st in a series of publications begun in 1962. "Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school." The Digest contains seven chapters: All Levels of Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Programs for Education and Related Activities, Outcomes of Education, International Comparisons of Education, and Learning Resources and Technology. It contains 32 figures and 415 tables. Tables and figures are clearly labeled under their hypertext links, and tables are rendered as ASCII text. Tables are current through 1992-93. This is one of the most important primary sources of education statistics available. The gopher version of the Digest provides the tables and figures in compressed .zip files, and provides pointers to viewing and decompression software.

1996-01-01

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A Meta-Analysis Examining the Impact of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Postsecondary Statistics Education: 40 Years of Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present meta-analysis is a comprehensive investigation of the effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) on student achievement in postsecondary statistics education across a forty year period of time. The researchers calculated an overall effect size of 0.566 from 70 studies, for a total of 219 effect-size measures from a sample of…

Larwin, Karen; Larwin, David

2011-01-01

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Statistical Literacy: Developing a Youth and Adult Education Statistical Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the notion of literacy--general and statistical--in the analysis of data from a fieldwork research project carried out as part of a master's degree that investigated the teaching and learning of statistics in adult education mathematics classes. We describe the statistical context of the project that involved the…

Conti, Keli Cristina; Lucchesi de Carvalho, Dione

2014-01-01

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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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Digest of Education Statistics 2001  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On March 1, 2002, the National Center for Education Statistics released Digest of Education Statistics, 2001. This report provides "a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school." Topics covered by the Digest include information on the number of US schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, as well as information on educational attainment, finances, Federal funds for education, employment and income of graduates, libraries, technology, and international comparisons. The report consists of seven chapters, an appendix, an index, and definitions -- downloadable, viewable, and printable in its entirety or by chapter. (The Digest of Education Statistics, 2000 was featured in the February 6, 2001 Scout Report).

2002-01-01

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Digest of Education Statistics 1999  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The NCES released this major publication in early 2000. Digest of Education Statistics, 1999, provides "a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school." Topics covered include statistics on "schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, graduates, educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, employment and income of graduates, libraries, technology, and international comparisons." (The above URL leads users to a contents page that offers several options for viewing the report.)

2000-01-01

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Digest of Education Statistics, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1998 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 34th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school. The digest includes data from many government and private sources,…

Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.; Geddes, Claire M.

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Digest of Education Statistics, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1996 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 32nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school. The digest includes data from many government and private sources,…

Snyder, Thomas D.; And Others

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Digest of Education Statistics, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1997 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 32nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school. The digest includes data from many government and private sources,…

Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.; Geddes, Claire M.

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Fall 2000.  

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 and data products released during a 3-month period. Each message also contains a message from…

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2000-01-01

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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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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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Statistics on Higher Education. 1980-1985: A Study of Data on Higher Education and Research from the Countries of the Europe Region.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A statistical evaluation of higher education in Europe for the years 1980-1985 is presented with a synoptic view of the strategies and policies adopted by member states in development of their higher education systems. The extensive tabular and narrative data are presented in nine chapters divided into two parts--Part I on higher education in the…

Nicolae, Valentin; And Others

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Statistics Canada's Definition and Classification of Postsecondary and Adult Education Providers in Canada. Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics. Research Paper. Catalogue no. 81-595-M No. 071  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document outlines the definitions and the typology now used by Statistics Canada's Centre for Education Statistics to identify, classify and delineate the universities, colleges and other providers of postsecondary and adult education in Canada for which basic enrollments, graduates, professors and finance statistics are produced. These new…

Orton, Larry

2009-01-01

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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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Reform in Statistical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two questions are considered in this article: (a) What should professionals in school psychology do in an effort to stay current with developments in applied statistics? (b) What should they do with their existing knowledge to move from surface understanding of statistics to deep understanding? Written for school psychologists who have completed…

Huck, Schuyler W.

2007-01-01

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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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Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started in 1993 after a government white paper called for more coherence in the reporting and collection of higher education statistics in the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is "the central source for higher education statistics." Not surprisingly, the site features a detailed area devoted to publications and data sets available from the HESA, some of which are available for no cost on the Web site, and others which may be ordered on CD-ROM. There are also a number of data sets available at no charge that may be viewed and printed, or downloaded for free. The data sets are mostly from 1994 to 2002, and include statistics on students (such as ethnicity, subject of study, and institution level), staff, and institutional incomes and expenditures. The site is rounded out with a collection of related links that lead to related government bodies and funding councils.

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Understanding Statistics and Statistics Education: A Chinese Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, statistics education in China has made great strides. However, there still exists a fairly large gap with the advanced levels of statistics education in more developed countries. In this paper, we identify some existing problems in statistics education in Chinese schools and make some proposals as to how they may be overcome. We…

Shi, Ning-Zhong; He, Xuming; Tao, Jian

2009-01-01

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Health Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"Publishing original, refereed papers, Health Education Research deals with all the vital issues involved in health education and promotion worldwide - providing a valuable link between the researcher and the results obtained by practising health educators and communicators."

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Summer 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 during a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message from the NCES on a…

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2001-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Fall 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The publication 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 contains a message from…

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2001-01-01

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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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Locating Education and Literacy Statistics. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the ERIC database includes descriptions of documents containing education statistics, it is not designed to provide answers to specific statistical questions. The single best alternative source for statistics regarding all aspects of education and literacy is the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), part of the U.S. Department…

Wagner, Judith O.

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Introducing the Emerging Discipline of Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing attention has been given over the last decade by the statistics, mathematics and science education communities to the development of statistical literacy and numeracy skills of all citizens and the enhancement of statistics education at all levels. This paper introduces the emerging discipline of statistics education and considers its…

Ben-Zvi, Dani; Garfield, Joan

2008-01-01

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Theorizing Education and Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, I address the question of how a philosophically enriched view of method might inform both educational theory and educational research. The first part of the paper elaborates recent discussions on "philosophical method" in the educational-philosophical discourse. These discussions point toward the importance of analyzing the…

Thompson, Christiane

2012-01-01

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Statistical Education Through Problem Solving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Statistical Education Through Problem Solving (STEPS) was a collaborative project between seven universities throughout the United Kingdom "to develop problem-based teaching and learning materials for statistics." The materials draw on specific problems arising in Biology, Business, Geography and Psychology to help students learn that statistical issues are "important natural parts of the process of reaching conclusions." The software developed as a result of this project, which utilizes the computer and graphical illustration to support learning, is available to educational institutions free of charge and can be downloaded from this website. (Note that other organizations are expected to purchase the software.) A glossary of statistical terms is provided in the software program as well as on this website. Although the funding for the project ended in 1995 and the website was last updated in January 2004, the material is still current and useful for teaching statistics. The authors note that the STEPS modules are intended to be used to support existing coursework, and "not intended to replace lecturing staff or to provide a self-study course in statistics."

2005-11-07

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Statistics Online Computational Resource for Education  

E-print Network

Statistics Online Computational Resource for Educationonline computational resource in introductory probability and statistics courses. Computers & Education,Online Computational Resource (www.SOCR.ucla.edu) provides one of the largest collections of free Internet-based resources for probability and statistics education.

Dinov, Ivo D; Christou, Nicolas

2009-01-01

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Scientific Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers, historians, and philosophers of science have debated the nature of scientific research in education for more than 100 years. Recent enthusiasm for "evidence-based" policy and practice in education now codified in the federal law that authorizes the bulk of elementary and secondary education programs have brought a new sense of urgency…

Shavelson, Richard J., Ed.; Towne, Lisa, Ed.

2002-01-01

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California Educational Research Association  

E-print Network

, California Department of Education "Transitioning to the Future: Common Core State Standards, New AssessmentsCalifornia Educational Research Association 90th Annual Conference December 1­2, 2011 Disneyland, and ESEA Reauthorization" #12;California Educational Research Association Disneyland® South Ballroom

Rose, Michael R.

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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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Sensing Environmental Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The field of environmental education research has been moving away from scientistic and positivistic discourses for some time now ("Environmental Education Research," 2000; Hart & Nolan, 1999). However, it has been noted that the meta-discourse about this research continues to draw on their framings, registers, and lexicons (Hart, 2000;…

Reid, Alan

2003-01-01

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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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Health Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three articles illustrate how health education research has mirrored the changes in the profession's growth, direction, and emphasis: (1) "Research Relationships and Relevancy" (Creswell); (2) "National Survey of Secondary Education" (Frederick and Brammell); and (3) "Evaluating Health Practice and Understanding" (Veenker). (CB)

Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1985

1985-01-01

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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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Researching Educational Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph addresses the issues in phenomenology as applied to educational research. The first chapter discusses problems with the following traditional goals of scientific methodology when applied by social scientists to educational research: measurement, control, objectivity, generalizability, and prediction. The second chapter explains the…

Barritt, Loren; And Others

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Creating a Center for Education Statistics: A Time for Action.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the request of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, the Panel to Evaluate the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) was established in 1985 by the National Academy of Sciences. This report culminates an extensive two-year study of NCES and reflects the panel's broad view of the center's…

Levine, Daniel B., Ed.

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Doctorate Education in Canada: Findings from the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2005/2006. Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics. Research Paper. Catalogue no. 81-595-M No. 069  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Doctorate Education in Canada: Findings from the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2005/2006" is the third paper in a series of reports written by the Learning Policy Directorate of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) and the Centre for Education Statistics of Statistics Canada. Each report presents an overview of doctoral education

King, Darren; Eisl-Culkin, Judy; Desjardins, Louise

2008-01-01

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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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The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by authors Iddo Gal and Joan Garfield, respectively of the University of Haifa, Israel and University of Minnesota, this site provides the contents of the online book "The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education." The authors structure the contents of the site in this manner: preface, curricular goals and assessment frameworks, assessing conceptual understanding of statistical ideas, innovative models for classroom assessment and assessing understanding of probability. This is a great resource filled with lesson plans, nearly nineteen, concerning statistics education.

Gal, Iddo; Garfield, Joan

2009-03-13

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Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With a mandate from the American Statistical Association, the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) has a simple, yet daunting, mission: "to support and advance undergraduate statistics education." They do so through an ambitious mix of professional development initiatives, coupled with sustained outreach efforts and research. Most educators and students will want to start by visiting the "Resources" area, which is divided into sections that bring together datasets, analysis tools, lecture examples, and for a moment of inferential humor, a number of cartoons, jokes, and songs, all informed by the world of statistics. The "Teaching Methods" area is well worth a look, as it brings together 35 resources such as a set of tips of teaching statistics to large classes and how to discuss causality in introductory statistics courses.

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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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A Mathematics Education Researcher's Travels  

E-print Network

A Mathematics Education Researcher's Travels: Perspectives on Mathematics Education Research from Revision in progress Partially to respond to the Common Core State Standards Writing team and Mathematical Practices From my prior research, undergraduate mathematics and graduate mathematics education

Belding, Juliana

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PHYSICS MANPOWER 1966 - EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

STATISTICAL DATA ARE PROVIDED ON THE EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT OF PHYSICISTS AND ON THE SOURCES FOR PHYSICISTS IN THE UNITED STATES. DATA CONCERNING PHYSICS EDUCATION IS ANALYZED FOR (1) HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS, (2) UNDERGRADUATE PHYSICS, (3) GRADUATE PHYSICS, (4) COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, AND (5) TEACHING FACULTIES. INFORMATION PRESENTED INCLUDES…

ELLIS, SUSANNE D.; MAGUIRE, CLAREBETH

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Statistics Online Computational Resource for Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Statistics Online Computational Resource (http://www.SOCR.ucla.edu) provides one of the largest collections of free Internet-based resources for probability and statistics education. SOCR develops, validates and disseminates two core types of materials--instructional resources and computational libraries. (Contains 2 figures.)

Dinov, Ivo D.; Christou, Nicolas

2009-01-01

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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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Statistics Research at Bell Laboratories  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Statistics research at Bell Labs bridges the dotted line between Mathematical Sciences research and Computer Science research. The labs' work follows in the footsteps of Walter Shewhart and John Tukey "by continuing to focus on data from a host of challenging applications, we are working on new ways to think about, look at, and compute with data." Visitors can learn more about technical research on distributed computing, network traffic analysis, fraud detection and model selection, or read about current projects, which "range from pure methodology to application-driven research." Another section allows visitors to download software to be used for "calculations, plots or any other purpose in a journal article or other published work" as long as appropriate reference is made to the software and author(s).

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Education Statistics Quarterly: Spring 2001 Issue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has recently placed online the Spring 2001 editions of one of their informative publications. Education Statistics Quarterly (last mentioned in the December 1, 2000 Scout Report) gives an overview of all NCES products released in spring 2001. 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. The featured topic in this issue is the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study - Repeat (TIMSS-R).

2001-01-01

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Open Educational Resources Commons: Mathematics and Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons is an open network of course materials and other educational resources, for all levels, that are freely available online for the use of educators, students, and self-learners. Materials include full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many other items. The mathematics and statistics section of OER Commons provides access to thousands of resources in all areas of math and statistics. Each resource is accompanied by metadata, including type, subject, grade level, a rating, and other types of information. Users are also invited to submit resources for others to share.

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Research and Research Methods in Geographical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers examines research methods in geographical education in nine countries. "Research Methods in the History of Geographical Education" (William Marsden, the United Kingdom) examines the methods used and some of the research undertaken in the history of geographical education. "Research Methods in Investigating Children's and…

Graves, Norman J., Ed.

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Physics Education Research Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This fine site serves as "an informational touchpoint and online community for 'producers' and 'consumers' of physics education research (PER)." The site is provided by the American Association of Physics Teachers and visitors can search through thousands of articles, theses and dissertations, research groups, curricular material, and news and events. First-time visitors can use the search engine or can look under the subtopics contained within the "Basic Research" or "Applied Research" areas to get started. The For the Classroom section, located on the homepage, is a great resource for educators and brings together student activities, pedagogy guides, and more. For those with a specific interest, the homepage offers six thematic tabs, including Curriculum, Research Articles, and Dissertations. Within this last section, a number of great resources can be found within titles such as "Improving Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics" and "Transforming Teacher Knowledge: Modeling Instruction in Physics."

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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

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

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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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Projections of Education Statistics to 2011  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released yesterday by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), this 150-page report is the latest in an annual series (last mentioned in the August 25, 2000 Scout Report). The report covers educational statistics for the past fourteen years and projections to the year 2011 for enrollment, number of graduates and teachers, and expenditures for elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and graduates of degree-granting institutions. Users can browse tables and highlights online or download the whole report as a .pdf file.

2001-01-01

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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

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Education Statistics Quarterly. Volume 5, Issue 1.  

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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

71

Statistical Contributions to Proteomic Research  

PubMed Central

Proteomic profiling has the potential to impact the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of various diseases. A number of different proteomic technologies are available that allow us to look at many proteins at once, and all of them yield complex data that raise significant quantitative challenges. Inadequate attention to these quantitative issues can prevent these studies from achieving their desired goals, and can even lead to invalid results. In this chapter, we describe various ways the involvement of statisticians or other quantitative scientists in the study team can contribute to the success of proteomic research, and we outline some of the key statistical principles that should guide the experimental design and analysis of such studies. PMID:20407946

Morris, Jeffrey S.; Baggerly, Keith A.; Gutstein, Howard B.; Coombes, Kevin R.

2012-01-01

72

Education(al) Research, Educational Policy-Making and Practice  

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Professor Whitty has endorsed the consensus that research into education is empirical social science, distinguishing "educational research" which seeks directly to influence practice, and "education research" that has substantive value but no necessary practical application. The status of the science here is problematic. The positivist approach is…

Clark, Charles

2011-01-01

73

Educational Statistics and School Improvement. Statistics and the Federal Role in Education.  

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This paper focuses on how educational statistics might better serve the quest for educational improvement in elementary and secondary schools. A model for conceptualizing the sources and processes of school productivity is presented. The Learning Productivity Model suggests that school outcomes are the consequence of the interaction of five…

Hawley, Willis D.

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AGENDA FOR RESEARCH IN STATISTICAL DISCLOSURE LIMITATION  

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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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Research Schools: Grounding Research in Educational Practice  

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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

76

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

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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

77

Digest of Education Statistics, 2003. NCES 2005-025  

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The Digest of Education Statistics provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. Topics in the Digest include: the number of schools and colleges; teachers; enrollments; graduates; educational attainment; finances; federal funds for education; employment and…

Snyder, Thomas D.; Tan, Alexandra G.; Hoffman, Charlene M.

2004-01-01

78

Statistical Problems in ESP Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

In search of repeatable ESP experiments, modern investigators are using more complex targets, richer and freer responses, feedback, and more naturalistic conditions. This makes tractable statistical models less applicable. Moreover, controls often are so loose that no valid statistical analysis is possible. Some common problems are multiple end points, subject cheating, and unconscious sensory cueing. Unfortunately, such problems are hard

Persi Diaconis

1978-01-01

79

Feminist Research in Higher Education  

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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

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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

81

Integrating Research and Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This portal provides access to information on ways to bring modern research results into undergraduate courses. Each project features key topics, discovery pathways, and activities for students, many of which make use of internet resources and online databases. The projects include 'All Things Cretaceous' an assortment of digital resources relevant to the Cretaceous Period; 'Exploring the Yellowstone Geoecosystem', digital resources relevant to the geology, physiography, hydrology, biota, and human impacts on Yellowstone National Park; and 'Geoscience Education in the New Cyberinfrastructure', a resource collection devoted to exploring ways that new cyberinformatic databases and related tools can enhance geoscience education. There is also a resource collection which explores new ways to incorporate crystal structure databases and 3-D visualization software in undergraduate mineralogy courses, a set of case studies looking at the economic and health impacts of resource development on Native American lands, and other resource collections on environmental health assesments, geochronology, advances in paleotology, and a collection of resources dealing with the Hurrican Katrina Disaster.

2002-01-01

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Handbook of Education Policy Research  

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Educational policy continues to be of major concern. Policy debates about economic growth and national competitiveness, for example, commonly focus on the importance of human capital and a highly educated workforce. Defining the theoretical boundaries and methodological approaches of education policy research are the two primary themes of this…

Sykes, Gary, Ed.; Schneider, Barbara, Ed.; Plank, David N., Ed.

2009-01-01

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The Higher Education Research Archipelago  

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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

84

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

85

Research Mentorship in Counselor Education  

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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

86

Research Impact and Educational Research  

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Based on a 2010-11 study involving senior researchers from seven disciplines, this article explores critically some of the diverse interpretations of impact in different disciplines, sub-fields and modes of research, and researchers' views about how these interpretations articulate with top-down impact agendas and with university structures…

Oancea, Alis

2013-01-01

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Working at the Boundaries of Mathematics Education and Statistics Education Communities of Practice  

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Statistics education has begun to mature as a discipline distinct from mathematics education, creating new perspectives on the teaching and learning of statistics. This commentary emphasizes the importance of coordinating perspectives from statistics education and mathematics education through boundary interactions between the two communities of…

Groth, Randall E.

2015-01-01

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Research Needs in Business Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Set of five articles includes "Introduction" (D'Onofrio); "Teaching Higher-Order Thinking Skills" (Maxam); "Research Questions in Teaching Software" (Franz, Waller); "Research in International Business Education" (Blockhus); and "The Knowledge Worker and Computer Technology" (Graf). (JOW)

D'Onofrio, Marianne J., Ed.; And Others

1990-01-01

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The Structure of Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational research is widely construed as the scientific investigation of the causes of 'effective' teaching. Discussion of values and philosophical problems is condemned as descent into 'ideology'. Opposing this is a conception of teaching as "phronesis" where educational research and philosophy may be desirable, but have no direct relationship…

Clark, Charles

2005-01-01

90

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

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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.

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Research Methods Employed in "American Educational Research Journal,""Educational Researcher," and "Review of Educational Research" from 1978 to 1995.  

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A content analysis was conducted of three educational research journals published by the American Educational Research Association to review the quantitative and qualitative techniques used in educational research. All articles appearing in these three journals from 1988 through 1995 (total n=1,715) were considered. Research methods were…

Elmore, Patricia B.; Woehlke, Paula L.

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Course may include: Research in Education  

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one year of successful professional experience in education. Apply Our online application serviceCourse may include: Research in Education Qualitative Methods in Educational Research Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development Comparative and International Education Organizational Behaviour

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Valuing computer science education research?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper critically enquires into the value systems which rule the activities of teaching and research. This critique is intended to demonstrate the application of critical enquiry in Computer Science Education Research and therefore uses critical theory as a method of analysis. A framework of Research as a Discourse is applied to explore how the notions of research as opposed

Tony Clear

2006-01-01

94

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

95

Methods to Measure Physical Activity Behaviors in Health Education Research  

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Regular physical activity (PA) is an important concept to measure in health education research. The health education researcher might need to measure physical activity because it is the primary measure of interest, or PA might be a confounding measure that needs to be controlled for in statistical analysis. The purpose of this commentary is to…

Fitzhugh, Eugene C.

2015-01-01

96

Research Into Educational Futures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A series of articles examines the subject of educational futures, including discussions of the relevance of the topic to the training of teachers and librarians. Three games for future forecasting (SCIFI, AFAR and FAR) and a mini-delphi technique are included. A scheme for viewing alternative futures in Educational Technology through the use of…

Spitzer, Dean R.

97

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

98

Philosophical Research and Educational Action Research  

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I argue here, that, ultimately and in large part, the stakes of educational action research are conditioned by the various ways of conceiving theory, research and practice, and I attempt to explore and put forward one such way that I view as potentially more helpful than others. I begin with a comparative overview of the implicit philosophical…

Papastephanou, Marianna

2006-01-01

99

Pacific Educational Research Journal, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This journal features theoretical, empirical, and applied research with implications for and relevance to education in the Pacific area. This volume contains: (1) "Community Perceptions of Culture and Education on Moloka'i" (Lois A. Yamauchi, William L. Greene, Katherine T. Ratliffe, and Andrea K. Ceppi); (2) "Academic Performance of Asian…

Berg, Kathleen, Ed.; Lai, Morris, Ed.

2000-01-01

100

Research Visibility: Improving Vocational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 14 research reviews pertaining to improving vocational education are organized under these topics: (1) Training of Educational Personnel, which reviews simulation and other techniques for developing leadership, facilities and equipment for a comprehensive program, a national conference on postsecondary programs, development of teacher…

Brandon, George L., Ed.

1970-01-01

101

Web sites related to Health Education and Training and Statistics Web sites related to Health Education and Training and Statistics  

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Education and Training and Statistics National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse http://www.digestive Health Organization Statistical Information System http://www.who.int/whosis/ file:///C|/Program%20Files

de Lijser, Peter

102

Improving Teacher Education through Action Research. Routledge Research in Education  

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There has been a dearth of studies on teacher educators using action research to improve their own practice. This book is the first systematic study of a group of teachers examining and enhancing their own practice through the inquiry process of action research. This book presents a broad overview of a variety of methodologies that can be used to…

Hui, Ming-Fai, Ed.; Grossman, David L., Ed.

2011-01-01

103

Digest of Education Statistics, 2010. NCES 2011-015  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2010 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 46th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education

Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.

2011-01-01

104

Digest of Education Statistics, 2005. NCES 2006-030  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2005 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 41st in a series of publications initiated in 1962. Its primary purpose 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 many sources, both…

Snyder, Thomas D.; Tan, Alexandra G.; Hoffman, Charlene M.

2006-01-01

105

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

106

Mobile Digest of Education Statistics, 2013. NCES 2014-086  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the first edition of the "Mobile Digest of Education Statistics." This compact compilation of statistical information covers prekindergarten through graduate school to describe the current American education scene. The "Mobile Digest" is designed as an easy mobile reference for materials found in detail in the…

Snyder, Thomas D.

2014-01-01

107

Distance Learning for Teacher Professional Development in Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We provide an overview of "EarlyStatistics," an online professional development course in statistics education targeting European elementary and middle school teachers. The course facilitates intercultural collaboration of teachers using contemporary technological and educational tools. An online information base offers access to all of the course…

Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Maria; Mavrotheris, Efstathios; Paparistodemou, Efi

2011-01-01

108

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.

109

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

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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

110

An Exploratory Study on Measuring Educators' Attitudes toward Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports a study intended to develop a scale that measures attitudes of PreK-12 in-service educators toward educational research. A major part of the study was an exploratory factor analysis of the educators' attitudes toward educational research scale. The scale was given to 193 PreK-12 in-service educators (teachers, school…

Ozturk, Mehmet Ali

2010-01-01

111

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

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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

112

Ethics in Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many educational researchers have experienced challenges in obtaining ethics approval. This article explores some of the reasons why this is the case, looking specifically at the participatory action research methodology. The authors' experience of seeking ethics approval for a project intended to introduce peer review as an enhancement…

Parsell, Mitch; Ambler, Trudy; Jacenyik-Trawoger, Christa

2014-01-01

113

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

114

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.

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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

116

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

117

Nebraska Special Education Statistical Report, 1995-96. SESIS Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Special Education Student Information System (SESIS) report presents statistical information through charts, graphs, and text, on the 39,926 children with disabilities in Nebraska special education. The following data are included: (1) Nebraska special education child count as of December 1, 1995, by child's age, disability, race, and…

Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Special Populations Office.

118

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

119

Progress of Education in the Asian Region. Statistical Supplement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This work is a supplement to an earlier work entitled, "Progress of Education in the Asian Region: a Statistic Review", (ED 035 490) which contained statistical data up to 1967. This supplement presents statistical data up to 1969 for regional aggregates and up to 1970 for individual countries in some cases. As in the Review, the regional…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.

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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

121

Using Tree Diagrams as an Assessment Tool in Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the potential of the tree diagram, a type of graphic organizer, as an assessment tool to measure students' knowledge structures in statistics education. Students' knowledge structures in statistics have not been sufficiently assessed in statistics, despite their importance. This article first presents the rationale and method…

Yin, Yue

2012-01-01

122

Undergraduate Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes 25 National Science Foundation supported projects that have innovations designed to improve education for students majoring or minoring in statistics. The characteristics of these projects and the common themes which emerge are compared with the American Statistical Association's (ASA) guidelines for developing statistics

Hall, Megan R.; Rowell, Ginger Holmes

2008-01-01

123

Studies in Mathematics Education: The Teaching of Statistics, Volume 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume examines the teaching of statistics in the whole range of education, but concentrates on primary and secondary schools. It is based upon selected topics from the Second International Congress on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS 2), convened in Canada in August 1986. The contents of this volume divide broadly into four parts: statistics in…

Morris, Robert, Ed.

124

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

125

A Rhetoric for Educational Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In the spirit of rhetoric, this chapter offers a rhetoric for educational research. One direction within which to explore the thematic of this volume on language in education\\u000a is into the realm of rhetoric. Its tradition within western thought is as old as history; its standard story is not new, although\\u000a from near-ignominy there is a relatively recent resurgence of

Lynda Stone; Katherine Nicoll; Nicky Solomon; Robin Usher

126

A roadmap for educational research in pharmacy.  

PubMed

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

McLaughlin, Jacqueline E; Dean, Meredith J; Mumper, Russell J; Blouin, Robert A; Roth, Mary T

2013-12-16

127

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

128

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

129

Feminisms and Educational Research. Philosophy, Theory, and Educational Research Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Feminist theory has come a long way from its nascent beginnings--no longer can it be classified as "liberal," "socialist," or "radical." It has shaped and evolved to take on multiple meanings and forms, each distinct in its own perspective and theory. In "Feminisms and Educational Research," the authors explore the various forms of feminisms,…

Kohli, Wendy R.; Burbules, Nicholas C.

2011-01-01

130

Wisconsin Center for Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Established in 1964, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin, is one of the oldest and largest university-based education research and development centers. With annual funding exceeding $25 million from a variety of sources (such as the National Science Foundation), WCER employs close to 350 faculty, staff, and graduate students working at one of the many long-term projects and centers. Along with taking a look at the Center's staff profiles and long-term research and evaluation projects, some of the Center's many websites are worth a look. Many of them contain helpful working papers and additional data, such as the Diversity in Mathematics Educations site or the equally helpful Research Institute on Secondary Education Reform. If this wealth of material weren't enough to pique the interest of the web-browsing public, visitors can also sign up to receive WCER Today, the electronic newsletter which provides information about new research reports, working papers, and feature stories featured on their site.

131

Pedagogical Training and Research in Engineering Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ferment in engineering has focused increased attention on undergraduate engineering education, and has clarified the need for rigorous research in engineering education. This need has spawned the new research field of Engineering Education and greatly increased interest in earning Ph.D. degrees based on rigorous engineering education research.…

Wankat, Phillip C.

2008-01-01

132

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

133

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

134

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

135

The Ethnographic Research Tradition and Mathematics Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that, though ethnography is a powerful methodology, it has rarely been used by educational researchers. Describes the research tradition of ethnography, compares ethnography with more common educational research practices, and discusses advantages of improved commuication for both mathematics education and educational anthrpology. (PK)

Eisenhart, Margaret A.

1988-01-01

136

2008 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2008 Physics Education Research Conference brought together researchers studying a wide variety of topics in physics education. The conference theme was âPhysics Education Research with Diverse Student Populationsâ. Researchers specializing in diversity issues were invited to help establish a dialog and spur discussion about how the results from this work can inform the physics education research community. The organizers encouraged physics education researchers who are using research-based instructional materials with non-traditional students at either the pre-college level or the college level to share their experiences as instructors and researchers in these classes.

2009-10-25

137

Educational Research Ethics: A Discussion Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational researchers should be aware of the general consensus of the research community as to what is proper and improper in the conduct of educational research, since there is as yet no explicit code of ethics. Accordingly, this paper examines existing ethical standards to initiate discussion of issues specific to the educational research

Lafleur, Clay

138

Education-driven research in CAD  

Microsoft Academic Search

We argue for a new research category, named education-driven research (EDR), which fills the gap between traditional field-specific research that is not concerned with educational objectives and research in education that focuses on fundamental teaching and learning principles and possibly on their customization to broad areas (such as mathematics or physics), but not to specific disciplines (such as CAD). The

Jarek Rossignac

2004-01-01

139

Using Statistics to Make Educational Decisions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Government scrutiny and intensified oversight have dramatically changed the landscape of education in recent years. Observers want to know how schools compare, which district is best, which states are spending the most per student on education, whether reforms are making a difference, and why so many students are failing. Some of these questions…

Tanner, David

2011-01-01

140

Inferential Statistics: Understanding Expert Knowledge and Its Implications for Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the knowledge base necessary for choosing appropriate statistical techniques in applied research. In this study, we compared knowledge used by six experts and six novices in two types of statistical tasks. The tasks were: 1) comparing research scenarios from the perspective of choosing a statistical technique, and 2) direct…

Alacaci, Cengiz

2004-01-01

141

The Importance of Attitudes in Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

People forget what they do not use. But attitudes "stick." Our article emphasizes the importance of students' attitudes toward statistics. We examine 15 surveys that purport to assess these attitudes and then describe the "Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics," a commonly used attitude survey. We present our conceptual model of Students'…

Ramirez, Caroline; Schau, Candace; Emmioglu, Esma

2012-01-01

142

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics. Pocket Guide. Issued 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication, presented in pocket guide format, contains highlights from the 2004 vocational education and training (VET) statistics collection. It also includes key data on VET, apprentices and trainees' training activity, and information on technical and further education (TAFE) graduates obtained from the 2004 Student Outcomes Survey. Among…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2005

2005-01-01

143

Statistical Trends and Developments within Inclusive Education in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The education of students with special needs in an inclusive environment is becoming more widespread throughout the world. Similarly, in Turkey, the inclusion of students with disabilities has also improved. However, current statistical trends and developments within inclusive education are not well known. The purpose of this study is to provide a…

Cakiroglu, Orhan; Melekoglu, Macid Ayhan

2014-01-01

144

Designing Educational Workshops for Clinical Research Study Support Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes organization and evaluation of 13 workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Madison providing professional development for clinical research support staff. Topics included ethics, protocol development, statistics, audits, and tips and tools for successful research. Evaluation indicated the workshops met educational goals but did not…

Bakken, Lori L.; Reichel, Paul A.

1996-01-01

145

Higher Education in Israel. Statistical Abstract 1977/78.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statistical data on seven Israeli universities for 1977-78 are presented in this annual statistical abstract compiled by the Planning and Grants Committee of the Council for Higher Education. Data on students are tabulated according to academic institution, level of degree, field of study, age, sex, and continent of birth. Enrollments and…

Council for Higher Education, Jerusalem (Israel).

146

Introductory Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes 27 National Science Foundation supported grant projects that have innovations designed to improve teaching and learning in introductory statistics courses. The characteristics of these projects are compared with the six recommendations given in the "Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE)…

Hall, Megan R.; Rowell, Ginger Holmes

2008-01-01

147

Statistical Cost Estimation in Higher Education: Some Alternatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent developments in econometrics that are relevant to the task of estimating costs in higher education are reviewed. The relative effectiveness of alternative statistical procedures for estimating costs are also tested. Statistical cost estimation involves three basic parts: a model, a data set, and an estimation procedure. Actual data are used…

Brinkman, Paul T.; Niwa, Shelley

148

Case Studies and Computing: Broadening the scope of statistical education  

E-print Network

Case Studies and Computing: Broadening the scope of statistical education Deborah Nolan University to incorporating case studies in the advanced mathe- matical statistics course. And using a computer presents many in the R language (cran.r-project.org) to ana- lyze data from case studies and to perform simulation

Nolan, Deborah

149

A "Moot" for Educational Research in Europe?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For many years the EERJ Roundtable has been a standing event within the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). In a discursive style it addresses issues related to contemporary relationships between educational research and educational policy in Europe. The changing educational landscape, together with shifting practices and…

Hoveid, Marit Honerod; Keiner, Edwin; Seddon, Terri

2014-01-01

150

Recruiting for Caregiver Education Research  

PubMed Central

Caregiver education programs can support participants in a role that is often challenging. Research is needed to determine the effectiveness of these programs; however, recruitment for such studies can be difficult. The objectives of this study were to explore 1) how multiple sclerosis (MS) caregivers respond to recruitment materials for a research study evaluating a caregiver education program, including aspects of the materials that encourage or discourage their interest in participation; and 2) what recommendations MS caregivers have for improving study recruitment advertising. Qualitative interviews were conducted with seven MS caregivers. Participants were asked about their reactions to advertisements for a pilot study intended to evaluate an MS caregiver education program. Participants were also asked to reflect on factors that would influence their decision to participate in the program and to provide suggestions to improve recruitment materials. Data were analyzed using a constant-comparative approach. Study findings indicated that the language and visual design of the advertisements influenced the participants' initial responses. Some caregivers first responded to the fact that the program was part of a research study, and these caregivers had overall negative responses to the advertising, such as concern that the program was being “tested.” Other caregivers first considered the personal relevance of the program. These caregivers had neutral-to-positive responses to the flyers and weighed the relevance of the program against the research and logistical aspects. Participants provided recommendations to improve the recruitment materials. While recruiting for caregiver education research can be challenging, piloting recruitment materials and using a variety of advertising options may improve response. PMID:24453751

Finlayson, Marcia; Henkel, Christin

2012-01-01

151

Supercomputing Support of the Researches and Education  

E-print Network

Supercomputing Support of the Researches and Education Svetozar Margenov National Centre for Supercomputing Applications, Bulgaria, Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Supercomputing Support of the Researches and Education ­ p. 1/30 #12;CONTENTS 1

Mustakerov, Ivan

152

Philosophical Confusion in Chemical Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the state of research in chemical education. Reviews the origins of chemical constructivism, behaviorism, and relativism. Discusses the differences between objectivism, realism, and positivism. Suggests remedies for chemical education research to become better acquainted with the philosophical position. (KHR)

Scerri, Eric R.

2003-01-01

153

Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program (MonTREP) "conducts in-depth research, assesses policy options, and engages in public education on issues relating to terrorism and international security." Their team of scholars looks at violence-prone extremist groups and their historical evolution, organization structure, and operational methods. Most people will want to look at their Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Reports (IIPER). The IIPER is a bimonthly compendium of news and analysis on politics involving Islam in the former Soviet Union. The reports are written and edited by Dr. Gordon M. Hahn, and the series also accepts independent submissions as well. Visitors are welcome to browse through the reports here, and they may end up forwarding them to friends and associates. Finally, the site also includes a "News & Student Stories" area which reports on the activities of current members of the team, alumni, and students.

154

Educational Research in Sweden: Reform Strategies and Research Policy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author explains the role and financing of educational research and development (R&D) in Sweden, as it operates under the central education authority, the National Board of Education. She discusses a government report on R&D effects and considers the potential impact on research of current trends toward decentralization in education. (SJL)

Marklund, Inger

1981-01-01

155

JRF (Quality, Reliability and Operations Research): 2013 INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE  

E-print Network

-basic theory, Inventory control theory (EOQ models, dynamic demand model, concept of probabilistic modelsJRF (Quality, Reliability and Operations Research): 2013 INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE INSTRUCTIONS the following subject groups: (A) Statistics, (B) Statistical Quality Control, (C) Reliability, (D) Operations

Bandyopadhyay, Antar

156

Civil Rights, Education Research, and the Courts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This commentary was designed to accompany a series of articles in Educational Researcher, vol. 35, no. 1, a theme issue entitled “Moving Beyond Gratz and Grutter—The Next Generation of Research.” The author discusses the role of education research in civil rights litigation, drawing on historical roots established in Brown v. Board of Education 1954 and exploring recent challenges in cases

Angelo N. Ancheta

2006-01-01

157

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

158

2005 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2005 Physics Education Research Conference covered a broad spectrum of current research directions including student learning of specific topics, student attitudes, and the effectiveness of various teaching methods. The emphasis was on undergraduate instruction. The theme of this conference was "Connecting Physics Education Research Teacher Education at All Levels: K-20."

2009-10-25

159

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

160

Geography Education Research and Why It Matters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a commentary on the "condition" of geography education research as a field of study. It does so partly through a comparative discussion with another subject field in education, mathematics. In the context of fragility and comparative weakness of research in geography education, the paper urges researchers to keep focused on…

Lambert, David

2010-01-01

161

Reflections on Experimental Research in Medical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As medical education research advances, it is important that education researchers employ rigorous methods for conducting and reporting their investigations. In this article we discuss several important yet oft neglected issues in designing experimental research in education. First, randomization controls for only a subset of possible confounders.…

Cook, David A.; Beckman, Thomas J.

2010-01-01

162

The Current Status of STEM Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the current Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education research base through an analysis of articles from eight journals focused on the STEM disciplines. Analyzed are both practitioner and research publications to determine the current scope of STEM education research, where current STEM education

Brown, Josh

2012-01-01

163

Social Science Research in Canada and Government Information Policy: The Statistics Canada Example.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identified the effects of government information policy on accessibility, use, and users by investigating policy effects on a government agency, Statistics Canada. Presents a case study and discusses bibliometric research on the use of statistics sources, examining Canadian social science journal articles in economics, education, geography,…

Nilsen, Kirsti

1998-01-01

164

Generalized Eta and Omega Squared Statistics: Measures of Effect Size for Some Common Research Designs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The editorial policies of several prominent educational and psychological journals require that researchers report some measure of effect size along with tests for statistical significance. In analysis of variance contexts, this requirement might be met by using eta squared or omega squared statistics. Current procedures for computing these measures of effect often do not consider the effect that design features

Stephen Olejnik; James Algina

2003-01-01

165

Appropriate Technology of Research for Educational Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need for appropriate approaches to educational technology research in developing nations is discussed, and two examples of such research, adapted to local technological capabilities, are given. (RAO)

Gerace, Frank

1978-01-01

166

Multi-Institutional Collaborative Astronomy Education Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ASP, AAS, APS, and AAPT advocate that scientists should be engaged and acknowledged for successfully engaging in astronomy and physics education research and the scholarship of teaching because these efforts serve to improve pedagogical techniques and the evaluation of teaching. However, scientists have had the opportunity to pursue formal training in how to meaningfully engage in astronomy education research as an important scholarly endeavor. This special interest session for college and university physics and astronomy faculty, post-docs, and graduate students provided a forum to discuss the motivations, strategies, methodology, and publication routes for improving astronomy education through conducting rigorous science education research. Topics for discussion targeted the value of various education research questions, strengths and weaknesses of several different research design methodologies, strategies to successfully obtain Institutional Review Board approval to conduct education research on human subjects, and become more aware of how education research articles are created for publication in journals such as the Astronomy Education Review.

Slater, T. F.; Slater, S. J.

2011-09-01

167

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

168

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

169

Statistics Relating to Education and Physics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is a compilation of factual information about physics education in Great Britain. It is an update of a previous booklet of the same title dated 1979. Almost all of the information is presented in graphical or diagrammatic form. Data are usually given for a few subjects in addition to physics to permit comparisons. Separate data for…

Thompson, Norman, Comp.

170

Physics Manpower 1969, Education and Employment Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reported is a survey of interest in physics as a field of higher education, kinds of physics being studied, where physics courses are offered, and what physics degree-holders do and want to do. This comprehensive survey is one of a series, with earlier editions appearing in 1962, 1964, and 1966. Most of the information was obtained from members of…

Ellis, Susanne D.; And Others

171

Education Statistics: A Pocket Digest, March 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data on enrollments, student characteristics, number of teachers, and finance are reported for public and private U.S. colleges and elementary and secondary schools for 1970-1971, 1975-1976, 1980-1981, and 1985-1986. Statistics are also presented on: public school revenues by source of funds (federal, state, local); high school graduates by…

Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.

172

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

173

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

174

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

175

Converging Paths: Creativity Research and Educational Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education has long been a central issue for creativity research, and the integration of creativity and education has remained a goal and controversy. In spite of over sixty years of trying to bring creativity into education, education is often criticized for not teaching creative thinking, while also criticized from other quarters for not meeting…

Hanson, Michael Hanchett

2014-01-01

176

Summary of Research on Open Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes the available research on open/informal education. The introduction discusses the assumptions which underlie open education and presents definitions and descriptions of open education. The body of the report examines 30 studies of open education and reports findings with regard to student achievement, student self-concept…

Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.

177

Single Subject Research: Applications to Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Single subject research is a scientific research methodology that is increasingly used in the field of special education. Therefore, understanding the unique characteristics of single subject research methodology is critical both for educators and practitioners. Certain characteristics make single subject research one of the most preferred…

Cakiroglu, Orhan

2012-01-01

178

Undergraduate research experience in computer science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer Science Education is gradually emerging as a valid research focus within the wider computer science community. This paper presents an account of a successful subject that offers senior undergraduates experience of research using Computer Science Education as the focus. The paper is not itself a research paper, but advocates a role for CS Ed as an undergraduate research focus

Tony Greening; Judy Kay

2002-01-01

179

Advances in Education Research, Fall 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides peer-reviewed, scholarly research supported in whole or in part by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement through its educational research and development programs. It includes 13 previously published articles from selected refereed journals identifying the best research on community service learning. Section 1,…

Craig, Judy A., Ed.

1998-01-01

180

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

181

A Communication Network for Educational Researchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses application of microcomputer technology to educational research and describes the possible uses of computer networking for communication with colleagues. Focuses on the organization and structure of the Education Research Forum on CompuServe. Considers advantages and costs of networking in general and for the American Educational

Pierce, Jean; Cooley, William W.

1985-01-01

182

Feminist Methodologies and Engineering Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper introduces feminist methodologies in the context of engineering education research. It builds upon other recent methodology articles in engineering education journals and presents feminist research methodologies as a concrete engineering education setting in which to explore the connections between epistemology, methodology and theory.…

Beddoes, Kacey

2013-01-01

183

Doctoral Preparation of Scientifically Based Education Researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Finding improved ways to train education researchers has taken on new urgency as federal legislation such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 call for “scientifically based research in education.” The authors of this article suggest an approach to socializing doctoral students to a common “culture of science” (a set

Margaret Eisenhart; Robert L. DeHaan

2005-01-01

184

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

185

Limitations of Experiments in Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research based on randomized experiments (along with high-quality quasi-experiments) has gained traction in education circles in recent years. There is little doubt this has been driven in large part by the shift in research funding strategy by the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences under Grover Whitehurst's lead, described…

Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore

2012-01-01

186

The Scientization of Education through Empirical Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The six articles of this theme issue relate the history of empirical research in education to its sociohistorical background, examining the proposition that the rise of empirical research in education was linked to complex factors such as the rise of positivism in the 19th century or the institutional growth of an educational market. (SLD)

Depaepe, Marc, Ed.

1997-01-01

187

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

188

Research Project on Educational Aims. Research Bulletin 60.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summaries of classroom research studies conducted in Finland on the development of educational aims are presented. Papers in this document deal with: (1) an overview of the purposes of the research project; (2) cognitive processes in classroom verbal interaction; (3) taxonomy of physical education; (4) objectives of religious education; (5)…

Niskanen, Erkki A.; And Others

189

Improving the Performance of the Higher Education Estate: UK Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses research on the development of estate management statistics for the higher education sector in the United Kingdom and the identification of key estate management "performance indicators." Key Estate Ratios (KERs) that institutions wish to focus upon from an estates perspective are listed and use of the KERs is discussed. (GR)

Whelan, Jim

2000-01-01

190

Sex, Science and Educational Research: The Unholy Trinity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the state's contemporary construction of "sex" as an educational problem in England. It does so by interrogating the notion of the "pregnant teenager" as it is semantically and statistically constructed in accountability discourses, as well as research constrained within them. It then examines certain features of an exemplary…

Stronach, Ian; Frankham, Jo; Stark, Sheila

2007-01-01

191

Stress and Stress Relief in the Educational Research Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Factors that increase stress and those that decrease stress were studied with 33 graduate students in an introductory educational research course. Participants completed the Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS) (R. Cruse, R. Cash, and D. Bolton, 1985) and were asked to rate their anxiety daily during the 4 weeks of the class. The instructor's…

Wilson, Vicki A.

192

Policy as Numbers: Ac/Counting for Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides an account and a critique of the rise of the contemporary policy as numbers phenomenon and considers its effects on policy and for educational research. Policy as numbers is located within the literatures on numbers in politics and the statistics/state relationship and, while recognising the longevity of the latter…

Lingard, Bob

2011-01-01

193

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

194

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

195

Recruiting Research Participants at Community Education Sites  

PubMed Central

Background Minority groups are underrepresented in research, making it difficult to apply medical advances with confidence. In this study, we explored whether community-based cancer education sites and educators serving the African American community could be used to recruit minority participants to research. Methods We invited Individuals at community education sites to provide buccal scrapings, saliva samples, psychometric data, and personal information anonymously. Results Culturally aligned community sites (100%) collaborated in the research recruitment, as did 83% of the individuals at those sites. Conclusion Community-based education sites offer exceptional promise for teaching about research benefits and recruiting members of minority groups to research studies. PMID:16497136

SADLER, GEORGIA ROBINS; PETERSON, MELANIE; WASSERMAN, LINDA; MILLS, PAUL L.; MALCARNE, VANESSA L.; ROCK, CHERYL; ANCOLI-ISRAEL, SONIA; MOORE, AMANDA; WELDON, RAI-NESHA; GARCIA, TENISHA; KOLODNER, RICHARD D.

2006-01-01

196

Rescuing responsible conduct of research (RCR) education.  

PubMed

Responsible conduct of research (RCR) education requirements, resources, and research have proliferated over the past twenty years, but evidence and experience highlight shortcomings in many domains: goals, audience, content, teaching tools, use of the Internet for instruction, instructors, allocation of responsibility for education, education requirements, and sources of funding. Revised approaches and suggested roles and responsibilities are proposed to meet these challenges. The unifying theme for these recommendations is to shift the focus from RCR education to RCR culture building. PMID:24073608

Kalichman, Michael

2014-01-01

197

Making Statistics More Meaningful for Policy Research and Program Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the use of statistics in policy and evaluation research and the need to present statistical information in a form that is meaningful to mixed audiences. Three guidelines for formulating and presenting meaningful statistics are outlined. Understandability ensures that knowledge of statistical methods is not required for…

May, Henry

2004-01-01

198

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

199

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics Pocket Guide, Issued 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication, presented in pocket guide format, contains data from 2008 vocational education and training (VET) statistics collections. It includes key data on students and courses, apprentices and trainees training activity, graduates, the financial operations of the VET system, and employers' use and views of the VET system. Among the…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009

2009-01-01

200

Higher Education in Israel. Statistical Abstract 1980/81.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statistical data on higher education in Israel for 1980-1981 and previous years are presented. The data, which concern students, faculty, degrees, institutional budgets, and campuses facilities, refer mainly to the following seven universities: Technicon-Israel Institute of Technology; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Weizmann Institute of Science,…

Council for Higher Education, Jerusalem (Israel).

201

Education Statistics Quarterly. Volume 4 Issue 4, 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…

National Center for Education Statistics, 2002

2002-01-01

202

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.

203

Civil Rights, Education Research, and the Courts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This commentary was designed to accompany a series of articles in "Educational Researcher," vol. 35, no. 1, a theme issue entitled "Moving Beyond "Gratz" and "Grutter"--The Next Generation of Research." The author discusses the role of education research in civil rights litigation, drawing on historical roots established in "Brown v. Board of…

Ancheta, Angelo N.

2006-01-01

204

Preface: [Research in American Indian Education].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current critical research in American-Indian education, grounded in self-determination and cultural integrity, offers insights into the kinds of research directions and questions required to assess educational success from a local perspective. While research based on cultural strengths has yielded significant sustainable results for some Indian…

Swisher, Karen Gayton

1997-01-01

205

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.

206

The Role of Research in Educational Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this book, leading scholars in the field examine the available research on the use of evidence in education and provide suggestions for strengthening the research-to-practice pipeline. Critics within and outside the field of education often point out the absence of a strong reciprocal connection between research and practice. The emergence of…

Bransford, John D., Ed.; Stipek, Deborah J., Ed.; Vye, Nancy J., Ed.; Gomez, Louis M., Ed.; Lam, Diana, Ed.

2009-01-01

207

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

208

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

209

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

210

Seeding Literacy: Adult Educators Research Their Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents five reports that represent research conducted by adult educators. "Supporting Adult Educators in Researching Their Practice" (Janelle Davis, Jean Searle) presents results of four action research projects related to developing literacies for disadvantaged groups or groups with special needs. "Towards Mutual Benefits:…

Davis, Janelle; Searle, Jean

211

Hedgehogs and Foxes among Educational Researchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A professor/educational researcher describes the organizing principle that has centered his work as a practitioner and researcher, discussing how stability and change interact over time in education, looking at the linkage between dilemmas and change, and noting the significance of such research for the improvement of teaching and schooling. (SM)

Cuban, Larry

1995-01-01

212

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

213

Educational Neuroscience: New Horizons for Research in Mathematics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines an initiative in mathematics education research that aims to augment qualitative methods of research into mathematical cognition and learning with quantitative methods of psychometrics and psychophysiology. Background and motivation are provided for this initiative, which is coming to be referred to as educational neuroscience.…

Campbell, Stephen R.

2006-01-01

214

Dynamic Methods for Research in Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Education is concerned with initiating and attending to developmental processes, a highly dynamic subject matter. Therefore,\\u000a research in education faces great challenges. The methods used in education research, however, frequently fail to take into consideration fully the very dimension of process and development.\\u000a In many cases, the methods follow a research ideal informed by the natural sciences; often they are

Alexander Wettstein; Beat Thommen

215

RESEARCH ARTICLE A statistical downscaling scheme to improve global precipitation  

E-print Network

RESEARCH ARTICLE A statistical downscaling scheme to improve global precipitation forecasting a statistical downscaling (SD) scheme suitable for global precipitation forecasting. The key idea of this SD indicates that current seasonal operational dynamical prediction has progressed significantly over past two

216

Consequential Research Designs in Research on Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collaboration between researchers and educators in conducting intervention research is increasingly common, as such collaboration is assumed to benefit educational practice. Alternatively, in this study, we explore the consequences of such collaboration on research quality. Based on our analysis of a year-long collaboration in formative…

Bronkhorst, Larike H.; Meijer, Paulien C.; Koster, Bob; Akkerman, Sanne F.; Vermunt, Jan D.

2013-01-01

217

Indigenizing Teacher Education: An Action Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research report focuses on a new elective course entitled "Indigenizing Education: Education for/about Aboriginal Peoples" that was developed and taught by two teacher educators--one Euro-Canadian and the other Metis. The purpose of the course was to increase understanding of Indigenous peoples and of the impact of…

Kitchen, Julian; Raynor, Marg

2013-01-01

218

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

219

KSC Education Technology Research and Development Plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Educational technology is facilitating new approaches to teaching and learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Cognitive research is beginning to inform educators about how students learn providing a basis for design of more effective learning environments incorporating technology. At the same time, access to computers, the Internet and other technology tools are becoming common features in K-20 classrooms. Encouraged by these developments, STEM educators are transforming traditional STEM education into active learning environments that hold the promise of enhancing learning. This document illustrates the use of technology in STEM education today, identifies possible areas of development, links this development to the NASA Strategic Plan, and makes recommendations for the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Education Office for consideration in the research, development, and design of new educational technologies and applications.

Odell, Michael R. L.

2003-01-01

220

Qualitative Case Study Research in Business Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to using qualitative case study research in business education explains methodological steps and decisions, illustrated with examples from business research. It addresses data analysis and interpretation, including discussion of software tools. (Contains 25 references.) (SK)

O'Connor, Bridget N.

2002-01-01

221

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

222

7 CFR 1150.161 - Promotion, research and nutrition education.  

...2013-01-01 true Promotion, research and nutrition education. 1150.161 Section 1150...Research Order Promotion, Research and Nutrition Education § 1150.161 Promotion, research and nutrition education. (a) The Board...

2014-01-01

223

7 CFR 1150.161 - Promotion, research and nutrition education.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Promotion, research and nutrition education. 1150.161 Section 1150...Research Order Promotion, Research and Nutrition Education § 1150.161 Promotion, research and nutrition education. (a) The Board...

2011-01-01

224

7 CFR 1150.161 - Promotion, research and nutrition education.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Promotion, research and nutrition education. 1150.161 Section 1150...Research Order Promotion, Research and Nutrition Education § 1150.161 Promotion, research and nutrition education. (a) The Board...

2013-01-01

225

7 CFR 1150.161 - Promotion, research and nutrition education.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 false Promotion, research and nutrition education. 1150.161 Section 1150...Research Order Promotion, Research and Nutrition Education § 1150.161 Promotion, research and nutrition education. (a) The Board...

2012-01-01

226

Needed Research in Business Education. Sixth Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Areas of business education that need to be researched were identified through a two-round study. First, 2 groups of more than 40 Delta Pi Epsilon members generated ideas for research topics at regional and national conferences. The resulting list of topics was edited and rated by a Delphi panel consisting of 15 educators from postsecondary and…

Rader, Martha H.; Wilhelm, William J.

227

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

228

Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Volume 12 of the Mid-Western Educational Researcher contains four issues. The first issue includes kick-off, keynote, luncheon, and presidential addresses from the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA), held in Chicago, Illinois, in October 1998. Issue 3 is the program for MWERA's annual meeting in Chicago,…

Bainer, Deborah L., Ed.; Kramer, Gene A., Ed.; Smith, Richard M., Ed.

1999-01-01

229

A Review of Astronomy Education Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The field of astronomy education is rapidly growing beyond merely sharing effective activities or curriculum ideas. This paper categorizes and summarizes the literature in astronomy education research and contains more than 100 references to articles, books, and Web-based materials. Research into student understanding on a variety of topics now occupies a large part of the literature. Topics include the shape

Janelle M. Bailey; Timothy F. Slater

2003-01-01

230

Scientific research in education: A critical perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews the debate in the USA about quality in educational research which has underpinned particular approaches to educational research being mandated in federal legislation. It argues that the movement towards 'evidence-based policy and practice' oversimplifies complex problems and is being used to warrant governmental incursion into legislating scientific method. It calls for critical readings of current policy and

Patti Lather

2004-01-01

231

Educational Research as a Practical Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers a philosophical contribution to recent debates about the assessment of quality in educational research. It shows how criticisms of the quality of educational research--pointing to its failure to meet epistemic criteria of rigour and practical criteria of relevance--are an inevitable manifestation of the flawed assumption that…

Carr, Wilfred

2007-01-01

232

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.

233

Environmental Education Research: To What Ends?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper engages questions about ends in environmental education research. In doing so, I argue that such questions are essentially normative, and that normative questions are underrepresented in this field. After cautioning about perils of prescribing research agendas, I gently suggest that in environmental education key normative questions…

Jickling, Bob

2009-01-01

234

The Black Hole of Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Critics feel education scholarship lacks rigor and a practical focus on achievement, wasting substantial resources. Research on effectiveness of educational reforms is often weak, inconclusive, or simply inadequate, and good scholarship may have little influence on classroom practice. Popular policies often persist despite strong research evidence…

Miller, D. W.

1999-01-01

235

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

236

Research in Mathematics Education: Looking Back and  

E-print Network

in Mathematics Education (1994) - SIG -RUME (1999/2000) #12;Setting Standards · Journals · National Science Foundation and other funding agencies · Preparing the Next Generation #12;Research Themes/Trends · 1920s-1950Research in Mathematics Education: Looking Back and Looking Forward Dr. Karen J. Graham Department

Belding, Juliana

237

Educational research and its standing as science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational research is intended to provide objective, scientific knowledge. Why is it that so many of its findings fail to appear convincing or relevant to those who are directly involved in education?It is suggested that many research studies employ a specious view of science, as a result of which important problems are often trivialized. Also some of the techniques of

Tom Kitwood

1976-01-01

238

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

239

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

240

College of Education Libraries Research Project. Volume 2 Appendices. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains the appendixes to the report of the College of Education Libraries Research Project (IR 001 264) commissioned by the Department of Education and Science, Didsbury College of Education, Manchester, England. It includes tables, graphs, statistical data, letters, questionnaires, and some narrative text on the subjects of…

Shercliff, W. H.; And Others

241

Market Statistics Northern Colorado Region About the Research  

E-print Network

#12;#12;Market Statistics ­ Northern Colorado Region About the Research The Everitt Real Estate with students and faculty from various disciplines. The EREC Market Statistics for the Northern Colorado region from 1997 through the most recent quarter. The EREC Market Statistics report is available for download

242

Intersectionality and Race in Education. Routledge Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education is a controversial subject in which difficult and contested discourses are the norm. Individuals in education experience multiple inequalities and have diverse identifications that cannot necessarily be captured by one theoretical perspective alone. This edited collection draws on empirical and theoretical research to examine the…

Bhopal, Kalwant, Ed.; Preston, John, Ed.

2011-01-01

243

International Consultation on Peace Education and Research in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A January 1986 UNESCO international conference on the role of higher education in promoting international understanding, cooperation, peace, and respect for human rights focused on the nuclear threat and conventional warfare, the role of international governmental and nongovernmental organizations, research and education for peace, and…

Higher Education in Europe, 1986

1986-01-01

244

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.

245

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

246

The Effect of Cluster Sampling Design in Survey Research on the Standard Error Statistic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Standard statistical methods are used to analyze data that is assumed to be collected using a simple random sampling scheme. These methods, however, tend to underestimate variance when the data is collected with a cluster design, which is often found in educational survey research. The purposes of this paper are to demonstrate how a cluster design…

Wang, Lin; Fan, Xitao

247

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

248

Scientific Research in Educational Administration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wayne K. Hoy is Professor of Educational Administration and Chair man of the Department of Educational Adntinistration and Supervision at Rutgers University.(This perspective paper was presented originally as a Presidential Ad dress to the Plenary Session of the University Council for Educational Administration in February, 1978. The point-of-view developed by Pro fessor Hoy is worthy of examination and discussion on

Wayrte K. Hoy

1978-01-01

249

Digest of Educational Statistics, 1962. Bulletin, 1963, No. 10. OE-10024  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This digest is a compilation of the more significant statistical material available in the Office of Education on the American educational system. It contains information on a variety of subjects within the broad field of educational statistics, including schools, enrollments, teachers, graduates, educational attainment, finances, and Federal…

Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1962

1962-01-01

250

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.

Michael R. Vitale

2006-01-01

251

Partnerships for International Research and Education  

NSF Publications Database

Full Proposal Preparation Instructions: This solicitation contains information that supplements the standard Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) proposal preparation guidelines. Integration of Research and Education One of the principal strategies in support of NSF's goals is to foster integration of research and education through the programs, projects, and activities it supports at academic and research institutions. More comprehensive information on NSF Award Conditions is contained in the NSF ...

252

Design and Analysis Problems Associated with Qualitative Data in Educational Research. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research project addresses a series of methodological and theoretical statistical problems in the analysis of categorical data using loglinear and logistic response models, which grow directly out of problems in the study of the American educational system, and in basic educational research. The project focuses on the adaptation and…

Fienberg, Stephen E.; Larntz, Kinley

253

How to Use Structural Equation Modeling in Medical Education Research: A Brief Guide  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Structural equation modeling (SEM) is a family of statistical techniques used for the analysis of multivariate data to measure latent variables and their interrelationships. SEM has potential to advance theory and research in medical education.Purpose: The purpose of this article is to introduce SEM to medical education researchers and provide procedural information for applying SEM.Methods: We outline the basic

Claudio Violato; Kent G. Hecker

2007-01-01

254

The Use of Statistics in L2 Acquisition Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Second language acquisition (SLA) as a discipline has not had a long history and, as any new discipline, has seen growing pains over the years. This research timeline traces the development of the increased and more sophisticated use of statistics in SLA research and the increasing demands for rigor in their use. Use of statistical procedures has…

Loewen, Shawn; Gass, Susan

2009-01-01

255

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

256

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

257

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

258

Educational research visualizations: Scientific warrants in early-phase research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This dissertation addresses the integration of advanced visualization methodologies into education in order to create appropriate new forms of research and thereby improving the diffusion and adoption of effective innovations. Beginning with an historical analysis of how meaning making via visualization systems has become an essential engine of science, and how today an appropriate visualization methodology for education can be created as an Educational Research Visualization exemplar. The research on the creation of an ERV provides details of the validation methods and technologies that converge to build this visualization methodology for education so as to create scientific warrants in research's early phases. These forms of visualization are truly scientific visualization methods for education, and use the filming methods of ethnography to create a video database resource.

Zaritsky, Raul Alan

259

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

260

Impact of equity models and statistical measures on interpretations of educational reform  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present three models of equity and show how these, along with the statistical measures used to evaluate results, impact interpretation of equity in education reform. Equity can be defined and interpreted in many ways. Most equity education reform research strives to achieve equity by closing achievement gaps between groups. An example is given by the study by Lorenzo et al. that shows that interactive engagement methods lead to increased gender equity. In this paper, we reexamine the results of Lorenzo et al. through three models of equity. We find that interpretation of the results strongly depends on the model of equity chosen. Further, we argue that researchers must explicitly state their model of equity as well as use effect size measurements to promote clarity in education reform.

Rodriguez, Idaykis; Brewe, Eric; Sawtelle, Vashti; Kramer, Laird H.

2012-12-01

261

Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research Citation Statistics  

E-print Network

Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research Citation Statistics A report from of citation data in the assessment of scientific research. The idea that research assessment must be done on citation data provides at best an incomplete and often shallow understanding of research--an understanding

Liblit, Ben

262

Ranked Set Sampling and Its Applications in Educational Statistics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade educational research has been stimulated by new legislation such as the No Child Left Behind Act. Increasing emphasis is being placed on accurately quantifying the success of treatment programs through student achievement scores, so precise estimation is vital for establishing the efficacy of new methodology. Ranked set…

Stovall, Holly

2012-01-01

263

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

264

The Political Economy of Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Government agencies and professional organizations have attempted to improve education research by creating common standards for judging research quality. However, the absence of agreement regarding research quality has limited the effectiveness of this approach. This article argues that, rather than focusing on standards, policy makers should…

Lykins, Chad

2011-01-01

265

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

266

Statistics and The Science of Turfgrass Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Author's note: Excuse me for resulYmitting this article that I wrote eleven years ago for The Grass Roots. The statistics information has not changed. The Green Bay Packers information; in the first para- graph, needs updating though. It should now read, \\

2007-01-01

267

Research on Higher Education in Europe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on higher education grew in European countries from scattered individual activities towards a certain degree of visibility in the 1970s, largely as consequence of growing public problem awareness. In the 1980s, it experienced a set-back due to declining public interest in higher education as a key issue of societal policies. From the late…

Teichler, Ulrich

2005-01-01

268

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.

269

Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH) lays new groundwork, providing teachers with means for integrating real-time data with existing educational standards and tested curriculum in an interactive and engaging way. Topics include: ocean observatories, pelagic predators, classification, iron fertilization, and coastal processes. Site features workshop information, lesson plans, standards information, additional internal resources, and a project evaluation.

270

Biology Education Research: Lessons and Future Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biologists have long been concerned about the quality of undergraduate biology education. Over time, however, biology faculty members have begun to study increasingly sophisticated questions about teaching and learning in the discipline. These scholars, often called biology education researchers, are part of a growing field of inquiry called…

Singer, Susan R.; Nielsen, Natalie R.; Schweingruber, Heidi A.

2013-01-01

271

Managing Programmatic Research and Development in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On the premise that the variety of problems plaguing education can be clustered around central themes conducive to attack in a systematic way by educational research and development (R & D) personnel, this paper deals with the scope of management problems, requirements of an R & D management model, and a proposed R & D management system, which…

Clemmons, Jesse S.

272

Integrating Research Competencies in Massage Therapy Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The massage therapy profession is currently engaged in a competency-based education movement that includes an emphasis on promoting massage therapy research competencies (MTRCs). A systems-based model for integrating MTRCs into massage therapy education was therefore proposed. The model and an accompanying checklist describe an approach to…

Hymel, Glenn M.

273

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

274

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

275

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

276

Medical education practice-based research networks: Facilitating collaborative research.  

PubMed

Abstract Background: Research networks formalize and institutionalize multi-site collaborations by establishing an infrastructure that enables network members to participate in research, propose new studies, and exploit study data to move the field forward. Although practice-based clinical research networks are now widespread, medical education research networks are rapidly emerging. Aims: In this article, we offer a definition of the medical education practice-based research network, a brief description of networks in existence in July 2014 and their features, and a more detailed case study of the emergence and early growth of one such network, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (APPD LEARN). Methods: We searched for extant networks through peer-reviewed literature and the world-wide web. Results: We identified 15 research networks in medical education founded since 2002 with membership ranging from 8 to 120 programs. Most focus on graduate medical education in primary care or emergency medicine specialties. Conclusions: We offer four recommendations for the further development and spread of medical education research networks: increasing faculty development, obtaining central resources, studying networks themselves, and developing networks of networks. PMID:25319404

Schwartz, Alan; Young, Robin; Hicks, Patricia J

2014-10-16

277

Problems of Control in Nonexperimental Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An attempt is made to show that the use of analysis of covariance and other techniques to control nuisance variables in nonexperimental educational research may present more problems than is commonly acknowledged. (JC)

Maguire, T. O.; Haig, B. D.

1976-01-01

278

2003 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2003 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings contains peer-reviewed and invited papers based on oral presentations and posters. The papers span topics including: instructional assessment, data analysis, student understanding, and issues of learning.

2009-10-13

279

Ethics in Rehabilitation Education and Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews ethical issues that rehabilitation educators may face in meeting their everyday teaching and research responsibilities. Issues presented include dual relationships; selection of students; measurement of student competence; supervision of students; confidentiality concerning student information; faculty competence; multicultural issues; and…

Falvo, Donna R.; Parker, Randall M.

2000-01-01

280

2011 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The theme of the 2011 Physics Education Research (PER) Conference was "Frontiers in Assessment: Instrumentation, Goals & Practices". In a sense, assessments are the instruments of physics education research, and our understanding of teaching and learning is only as good as our understanding of what our instruments can (and cannot) tell us. Physics education researchers use assessments to probe diverse aspects of learning, such as student knowledge, reasoning processes, attitudes and beliefs, and abilities. Researchers must think deeply about the assessments that are used, including their validity and reliability; methodology; alignment with learning, teaching, and research goals; overall purpose; implicit assumptions; and how our current assessment instruments are or are not meeting our objectives as teachers, researchers and learners. PERC 2011 highlighted this theme of assessment, bringing the issue into the foreground of the PER community.

2012-05-15

281

National Center for Education Research Publication Handbook: Publications from Funded Education Research Grants, FY 2002 to FY 2013  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since its inception in 2002, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded over 700 education research grants and over 60 education training grants. The research grants have supported exploratory research to build theory or generate hypotheses on factors that may affect educational

National Center for Education Research, 2013

2013-01-01

282

Internet research and ethics: transformative issues in nursing education research.  

PubMed

As practice in the educational and clinical settings seeks to be evidence based, faculty are increasingly required to conduct research and publish the results to advance the science of our profession. The purpose of this article is to discuss transformative research ethics because Internet use is an increasing component of current research studies. How nurse educators can engage in research-utilizing methodologies inclusive of technology while adhering to ethical standards developed before the advance of the Internet is reviewed. Recommendations are cited to address the new questions that arise at institutional review board meetings resulting from potential ethical implications of using students or research participants in cyber space. PMID:24720940

Mahon, Pamela Young

2014-01-01

283

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

284

Educational Research, Research Ethics and Federal Policy: An Update.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ethical treatment of human participants in medical research has been a focus of discussion for centuries. Less talked about, unfortunately, is how participants of social science research, especially of the kind of research found in educational settings, are protected from unethical procedures or investigators. Title 45 of the U.S. Code of…

Hecht, Jeffrey B.

285

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION RESEARCH CAPACITY IN NCA24 INSTITUTIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was conducted to assess the research capacity of agricultural educators in NCA-24 institutions. Research capacity was defined as the collective capability of agricultural education faculty to conduct independent research or to contribute to interdisciplinary research. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that characterize research capacity in agricultural education. Agricultural education faculty from 12 land grant

Bradley C. Greiman; Robert J. Birkenholz

2003-01-01

286

Educational research in Sweden: Reform strategies and research policy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Educational R & D in Sweden is to a large extent policy-oriented. It has been an integrated part of the Swedish educational reform system and has brought about a dialogue between politicians, administrators and researchers. Several circumstances have contributed to the `Swedish model'. One is the system with government-appointed committees in which researchers often play an active part. Another is that the Swedish educational system is highly centralized, with the National Board of Education (NBE) as the central authority, responsible for primary, secondary and adult education. A third — and a crucial one — is that, since 1962, the NBE has had increasing funds for educational R & D at its disposal. These funds account for the main part of the economic resources for R & D, along with resources allocated to research appointments at research departments of universities. Educational R & D, conducted primarily within the NBE funds, has recently been evaluated by a government-appointed committee. In its evaluations of the impact of educational R & D, the committee distinguished between the effects of R & D and the effect correlates. It concluded that the impact of R & D is more indirect than direct, more long-term than immediate. The effects are also more easily recognized at levels above the actual school situation. This finding could be interpreted as a consequence of the policy-orientation of educational R & D, which at the same time shows the difficulties in reaching the `school level' with research and development results. There are two general trends in Sweden, which will influence both research planning and research use. First, there is a trend towards the decentralization of decision-making and responsibility for the educational system. Secondly, there is a trend towards the `sectionalization' of the R & D system as a whole. This sectionalization will mean that research will to a great extent be planned to meet needs from different parts of society — labour market, social welfare, industrial development, etc. As a consequence, the question of the impact of research will be an even more debated one and will probably lead to the development of `research on research' as an increasingly important research area.

Marklund, Inger

1981-06-01

287

Conducting Ethical Business Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Defines ethical research and associated terms: codes of ethics, informed consent, privacy, confidentiality, and data treatment. Addresses issues in the dissemination of research results, such as plagiarism and authorship. (SK)

Blaszczynski, Carol

1998-01-01

288

Coordinating Space Nuclear Research Advancement and Education  

SciTech Connect

The advancement of space exploration using nuclear science and technology has been a goal sought by many individuals over the years. The quest to enable space nuclear applications has experienced many challenges such as funding restrictions; lack of political, corporate, or public support; and limitations in educational opportunities. The Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) was established at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) with the mission to address the numerous challenges and opportunities relevant to the promotion of space nuclear research and education.1 The CSNR is operated by the Universities Space Research Association and its activities are overseen by a Science Council comprised of various representatives from academic and professional entities with space nuclear experience. Program participants in the CSNR include academic researchers and students, government representatives, and representatives from industrial and corporate entities. Space nuclear educational opportunities have traditionally been limited to various sponsored research projects through government agencies or industrial partners, and dedicated research centers. Centralized research opportunities are vital to the growth and development of space nuclear advancement. Coordinated and focused research plays a key role in developing the future leaders in the space nuclear field. The CSNR strives to synchronize research efforts and provide means to train and educate students with skills to help them excel as leaders.

John D. Bess; Jonathon A. Webb; Brian J. Gross; Aaron E. Craft

2009-11-01

289

Statistical Analysis of DNA Microarray Data in Cancer Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Microarray techniques have been widely used to monitor gene expression in many areas of biomedical research. They have been widely used for tumor diagnosis and classification, predic- tion of prognoses and treatment, and understanding of molecular mechanisms, biochemical pathways, and gene networks. Statistical methods are vital for these scientific endeavors. This article reviews recent developments of statistical methods for analyzing

Jianqing Fan; Yi Ren

2006-01-01

290

Modern Statistical Graphs that Provide Insight in Research Results  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Modern statistical graphics offer insight in assessing the results of many common statistical analyses. These ideas, however, are rarely employed in agronomic research articles. This work presents several commonly used graphs, offers one or more alternatives for each, and provides the reasons for pr...

291

Statistical Literacy among Applied Linguists and Second Language Acquisition Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of statistical knowledge in applied linguistics and second language acquisition (SLA) research has been emphasized in recent publications. However, the last investigation of the statistical literacy of applied linguists occurred more than 25 years ago (Lazaraton, Riggenbach, & Ediger, 1987). The current study undertook a partial…

Loewen, Shawn; Lavolette, Elizabeth; Spino, Le Anne; Papi, Mostafa; Schmidtke, Jens; Sterling, Scott; Wolff, Dominik

2014-01-01

292

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

293

Projections of Education Statistics to 2015. Thirty-Fourth Edition. NCES 2006-084  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Projections of Education Statistics to 2015" is the 34th report in a series begun in 1964. This report provides revisions of projections shown in "Projections of Education Statistics to 2014." It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and degree-granting institutions. Included are projections of enrollment, graduates, teachers,…

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2006-01-01

294

Nevada's Children, 1996. Selected Educational and Social Statistics--Nevada and National.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents selected 1996 educational and social statistics that provide information about the status of children in Nevada. State statistics are in some cases compared to national statistics. The first part presents facts about education in Nevada with regard to student characteristics, enrollment, racial and ethnic populations, high…

Horner, Mary P., Comp.

295

Projections of Education Statistics to 2022. Forty-First Edition. NCES 2014-051  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Projections of Education Statistics to 2022" is the 41st 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 2021" and projections of…

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2014-01-01

296

Projections of Education Statistics to 2021. Fortieth Edition. NCES 2013-008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Projections of Education Statistics to 2021" is the 40th 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 2020" and projections of enrollment, graduates,…

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2013-01-01

297

Projections of Education Statistics to 1992-93. Methodological Report with Detailed Projection Tables.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the techniques and assumptions used by the National Center for Education Statistics to prepare the statistical projections used in the center's reports, and it presents many of the resulting projections in tabular form. The report covers projections in key areas of educational statistics, including enrollments, high school…

Gerald, Debra E.

298

Mapping Music Education Research in Germany  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a very general survey of tracks and trends in music education research in Germany and its roots in the 19th century, where the beginning of empirical music psychology can be traced back to "Tonpsychologie" and perception research of scholars such as Helmholtz, Stumpf, Wundt, and Wellek. Focus areas that are addressed in the…

Gruhn, Wilfried

2004-01-01

299

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

300

Researching Native Education: An Ethnomethodological Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines an alternative research method to capture the dynamics of local situations and accompanying interactions by describing sense-making in classrooms and the community and defining ethnomethodology and interpretation followed by a discussion of a case study and its usefulness to Indian education research. (ERB)

Rothe, J. Peter

1982-01-01

301

Waiting on Text: Interpretation in Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Against the widespread insistence that educational research should be "scientific", I attempt to change the terms of the debate. Instead of asking whether research is robust and rigorous, and whether it "works"--all terms derived from the "scientific" view--I argue that we should ask whether we can have…

Smith, Richard

2014-01-01

302

Multilevel Design Efficiency in Educational Effectiveness Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In educational effectiveness research, multilevel data analyses are often used because research units (most frequently, pupils or teachers) are studied that are nested in groups (schools and classes). This hierarchical data structure complicates designing the study because the structure has to be taken into account when approximating the accuracy…

Cools, Wilfried; De Fraine, Bieke; Van den Noortgate, Wim; Onghena, Patrick

2009-01-01

303

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

304

Developing as Teacher Educator-Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This self-study explores the role of collaboration in the development of three new faculty members as teacher educator-researchers. The research finds that protocol-structured dialogue about artifacts of classroom practice promotes understanding of the complex relationships among teachers, student, content, and context. We also report on the…

Patrizio, Kami M.; Ballock, Ellen; McNary, Scot W.

2011-01-01

305

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

306

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.

National Center for Education Statistics.

1996-01-01

307

NASA's engineering research centers and interdisciplinary education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A new program of interactive education between NASA and the academic community aims to improve research and education, provide long-term, stable funding, and support cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research. The mission of NASA's Office of Aeronautics, Exploration and Technology (OAET) is discussed and it is pointed out that the OAET conducts about 10 percent of its total R&D program at U.S. universities. Other NASA university-based programs are listed including the Office of Commercial Programs Centers for the Commercial Development of Space (CCDS) and the National Space Grant program. The importance of university space engineering centers and the selection of the nine current centers are discussed. A detailed composite description is provided of the University Space Engineering Research Centers. Other specialized centers are described such as the Center for Space Construction, the Mars Mission Research Center, and the Center for Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration. Approaches to educational outreach are discussed.

Johnston, Gordon I.

1990-01-01

308

Methods in Educational Research: From Theory to Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written for students, educators, and researchers, "Methods in Educational Research" offers a refreshing introduction to the principles of educational research. Designed for the real world of educational research, the book's approach focuses on the types of problems likely to be encountered in professional experiences. Reflecting the importance of…

Lodico, Marguerite G.; Spaulding Dean T.; Voegtle, Katherine H.

2006-01-01

309

Outlook on Research in Education for Sustainable Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides an overview of current research on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). It shows a lack of correspondence between ESD research and recent debates in educational research. Research on ESD has established as a field of research with insufficient relations to other fields in educational research. Based on the overview…

Grasel, Cornelia; Bormann, Inka; Schutte, Kerstin; Trempler, Kati; Fischbach, Robert

2013-01-01

310

Social Change and Adult Education Research--Adult Education Research in Nordic Countries 1990/91.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This yearbook contains papers that provide the reader with a general idea of the aspects and issues that interest Nordic researchers today and how they approach these problems. To provide a more uniform picture of the status of adult education in the different Nordic countries, four brief general surveys begin the book: "Adult Education Research

Linkoping Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Education and Psychology.

311

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

312

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.

313

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Marine Research, Education,  

E-print Network

in motion a vast natural experiment: single populations of marine animals and plants were split and isolated, and invasions by marine organisms facilitated by the Panama Canal and its shipping activity. To date marineThe Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Marine Research, Education, and Conservation in Panama

Bermingham, Eldredge

314

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

315

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. Site visitors can also view a 14-minute video about SARE, or simply order a free copy for themselves.

316

SABER: A Searchable Annotated Bibliography of Education Research in Astronomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the greatest challenges in surveying the existing literature in astronomy education research is that it is spread across tens of journals. Currently, astronomy education research articles appear in the journals primarily servicing science education, science teaching, teacher education, curriculum and instruction, cognitive science, and informal education. Indeed, it is this lack of a central place for publishing the

G. Brissenden; D. H. Bruning; T. F. Slater

2002-01-01

317

An Attractive Choice: Education Researchers' Use of Participatory Methodology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Participatory methodologies are often favoured in education research. This study aimed to determine collaborative partnership trends between education researchers and teachers in order to understand the use of participatory theory and practice in education studies. Seven symposium presentations by education scholars from various higher education

Ebersohn, L.; Ferreira, R.; Beukes, J.

2012-01-01

318

Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates  

E-print Network

Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates --RUSIS ­ May 23 from underrepresented minority groups. RUSIS will be held at Rice University, and students will have School of Mines Hadley Wickham ­ Rice University Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio ­ Rice University Research

Rojo, Javier

319

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management. Educational Management Research and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide was written for graduate students and is intended to provide a grounding in research methods, particularly research in education, and to be a useful ongoing reference source. Each chapter was written by a professor, senior lecturer, or research specialist from a university in England. Part A, "The Concept of Research," contains the…

Coleman, Marianne, Ed.; Briggs, Ann R. J., Ed.

320

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

321

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

322

Mapping educational research and its impact on Australian schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report provides an analysis of educational research and its impact on Australian schools. It has a particular focus on research done by academic staff and postgraduate students in university faculties of education, since around 90 percent of the resources involved in Australian educational research are located in those faculties. Within the total research endeavour the report concentrates on research

John Ainley; Allyson Holbrook; Sid Bourke; John Owen; Phil McKenzie; Sebastian Misson; Trevor Johnson

2000-01-01

323

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

324

To the point: a primer on medical education research.  

PubMed

This article, from the To the Point series prepared by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, provides educators with an introduction to medical educational research by describing the framework of educational scholarship, discussing the similarities and differences between clinical and educational research, reviewing the key steps in educational research, and providing examples of well-designed studies in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. PMID:22281429

Nuthalapaty, Francis S; Casey, Petra M; Cullimore, Amie J; Dugoff, Lorraine; Abbott, Jodi F; Chuang, Alice W; Dalrymple, John L; Hueppchen, Nancy A; Kaczmarczyk, Joseph M; Katz, Nadine T; Pradhan, Archana; Wolf, Abigail

2012-07-01

325

The Astrophysics Project Integrating Research and Education (ASPIRE)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astrophysics Science Project Integrating Research and Education (ASPIRE) is funded by the National Science Foundation as the public education and outreach (EPO) component the High Resolution Fly's Eye Cosmic Ray Research Group. Since 1997, ASPIRE has been creating some of the most engaging and interactive science lessons and lab activities on the World Wide Web. In this poster, we will present an overview of the ASPIRE project, and report on the the most recent usage statistics. In addition to creating and maintaining lessons and the website, ASPIRE provides direct outreach to local teachers and students. These contacts include, in particular, local groups that are under-represented in the scientific and technical fields. Continuing as the EPO arm of the new Telescope Array (TA/TALE) project, ASPIRE will also be conducting summer workshops for students and teachers in Millard County, where the new experiment is under construction.

Callahan, J.

326

Interdisciplinary Science Research and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science history shows us that interdisciplinarity is a spontaneous process that is intrinsic to, and engendered by, research activity. It is an activity that is done rather than an object to be designed and constructed. We examine three vignettes from the history of science that display the interdisciplinary process at work and consider the…

MacKinnon, P. J.; Hine, D.; Barnard, R. T.

2013-01-01

327

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

328

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.

329

Improving Education and Public Outreach Through Astronomy Education Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Following in the footsteps of physics education research, the relatively new field of astronomy education research is already making dramatic improvements to the teaching and learning of astronomy. Whereas physics education research has focused predominantly on the introductory physics course, astronomy education is working on developing instruments and models to understand widely ranging domains that span K-12, undergraduate majors and non-majors, and even into the realms of public outreach. As one example, the repeated call for a more student-centered approach to teaching due to the ineffectiveness of lecture has been gaining prominence in the astronomy teaching community. At the beginning of a large-enrollment introductory astronomy survey course, we administered 68-multiple choice items as a pretest to 81 students. At the end of each lecture we administered the specific items related to that particular day's lecture a second time as a posttest. The pretest was 30% correct and the test, when given after lecture alone showed 52% correct. These results illustrate that instructor-centered strategies are largely ineffective at promoting meaningful conceptual gains. Alternatively, when using curriculum materials created from a basis of astronomy education research, we find that the posttest average score grows beyond 70%. Each 15-minute Lecture-Tutorial poses a carefully crafted sequence of conceptually challenging, Socratic-dialogue driven questions, along with graphs and data tables, all designed to encourage students to reason critically about difficult concepts in astronomy. A significant effort was focused on carefully evaluating changes in students' conceptual understanding and attitudes toward learning astronomy. The quantitative and qualitative results strongly suggest that the Lecture-Tutorials help students make significant conceptual gains.

Slater, Timothy F.

2005-04-01

330

Geoscience Education Research Methods: Thinking About Sample Size  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geoscience education research is at a critical point in which conditions are sufficient to propel our field forward toward meaningful improvements in geosciences education practices. Our field has now reached a point where the outcomes of our research is deemed important to endusers and funding agencies, and where we now have a large number of scientists who are either formally trained in geosciences education research, or who have dedicated themselves to excellence in this domain. At this point we now must collectively work through our epistemology, our rules of what methodologies will be considered sufficiently rigorous, and what data and analysis techniques will be acceptable for constructing evidence. In particular, we have to work out our answer to that most difficult of research questions: "How big should my 'N' be??" This paper presents a very brief answer to that question, addressing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Research question/methodology alignment, effect size and statistical power will be discussed, in addition to a defense of the notion that bigger is not always better.

Slater, S. J.; Slater, T. F.; CenterAstronomy; Physics Education Research

2011-12-01

331

Educational Research in Seven European Socialist Countries. A Survey, 1969.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume incorporates the documents on educational research institutions and their research projects which were prepared for the Seminar for Directors of Educational Research Institutes and Professors of Education held at the Unesco Institute for Education, November, 1969. These documents, dealing with 32 institutions from Bulgaria,…

Novak, Zdenek

332

Research To Support Improved Practice in Indian Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, various task forces and studies, including the White House Conference on Indian Education, have established that research on Indian education, history, and culture must consider the Native perspective and involve Native researchers. Improving Indian education depends upon good research. Aspects of Indigenous education and…

Swisher, Karen Gayton; Tippeconnic, John W., III

333

Educational Research in Central and Eastern Europe: A Diverging Tradition?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the characteristics of educational research in Poland and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe under communism and the implications of the postcommunist changes for the future of educational research. Educational researchers could play an important role in developing more informed educational policies. (SLD)

Olek, Hilary

1998-01-01

334

2004/05 Industry-Sponsored Research Statistics UBC -Vancouver  

E-print Network

,743 1.9% 4.0% 50.3% 0.0% 45.7% College of Health Disciplines $4,405,961 10 0 0.0% 0 0 $0 0.0% n/a n/a n2004/05 Industry-Sponsored Research Statistics Faculty UBC - Vancouver Applied Science $26 with multiple faculties Value of Industry Sponsored Research % of Faculty Research Funding Principal

Ollivier-Gooch, Carl

335

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.

336

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

337

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

338

Evaluating Nursing Education: A Research Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual details a research design for the longitudinal and comparative evaluation of nursing education currently being conducted by the National Second Step Project at Sonoma State University. Chapter 1 describes the purpose, background, and context and substance of the Second Step model. Chapter 2 considers the design of a multicampus…

Jako, Katherine L.; And Others

339

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

340

Researching Race within Educational Psychology Contexts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we question why race as a sociohistorical construct has not traditionally been investigated in educational psychology research. To do so, we provide a historical discussion of the significance of race as well as present current dilemmas in the exploration of race, including an examination of the incidence and prevalence of…

DeCuir-Gunby, Jessica T.; Schutz, Paul A.

2014-01-01

341

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

342

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.

343

Doctoral Education and Transformative Consumer Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 with reasons for its adoption within doctoral programs. It then briefly outlines

Carlo Mari

2008-01-01

344

Mitigating against Epistemic Injustice in Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, I argue that Harvey Siegel correctly points out the limitations of epistemic diversity in educational research. Building from Siegel's analysis, I argue that we need to move away from the language of epistemic diversity and to the language of epistemic injustice. Epistemic injustice allows us to do the work that epistemic…

Frank, Jeff

2013-01-01

345

Moon Park: A research and educational facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Moon Park has been proposed as an International Space Year (ISY) event for international cooperative efforts. Moon Park will serve as a terrestrial demonstration of a prototype lunar base and provide research and educational opportunities. The kind of data that can be obtained in the Moon Park facilities is examined taking the minimum number of lunar base residents as an example.

Kuriki, Kyoichi; Saito, Takao; Ogawa, Yukimasa

1992-01-01

346

Consciousness Research and Education: Some Tentative Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines some tentative implications of consciousness research for education. A societal transformation appears to be occurring, reflecting the emergence of new guiding images manifested and catalyzed by gradual but profound changes in individuals, groups, and institutions. Critical aspects of this societal transformation are the…

Hurley, Thomas J.

347

The Education of Research Psychologists in Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

The education of researchers in Sweden is regulated by a nationwide reform implemented in 1969, which intended to limit doctoral programs to 4 years without diminishing quality. In an audit performed by the government in 1996, however, it was concluded that the reform had failed. Some 80% of the doctoral students admitted had dropped out, and only 1% finished their

Knut Larsson; Josef Frischer

2003-01-01

348

Mentorship: The Education-Research Continuum  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Correll

2008-01-01

349

Mediterranean Journal for Research in Mathematics Education  

E-print Network

the origins and the evolution of rigor in mathematics in relation to the creation of mathematical objects. WeMediterranean Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Vol. 5, 1, 17-28, 2006 Mathematical Objects and the Evolution of Rigor LUIS MORENO-ARMELLA, Dept. of Mathematics, Cinvestav, Mexico BHARATH

Bardsley, John

350

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

351

Historical Perspectives on Psychiatry and Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The scientific movement in educational research began in the late 19th century and has expanded exponentially in the 20th century. The origins of the movement are commonly associated with the expansion of measurement and survey methods in clinical psychology and the social sciences. This paper argues that the medical sciences also served as a…

Richardson, Theresa R.

352

Rethinking Measurement in Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education research has long relied on Classical Test Theory (CTT) principles, despite compelling arguments made by measurement theorists that suggest CTT techniques make a number of erroneous assumptions. Many measurement theorists argue Item Response Theory (IRT) techniques overcome many of CTTs deficiencies and lead to more valid and…

Royal, Kenneth D.; Bradley, Kelly D.

2008-01-01

353

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

354

Contemporary Historical Research in Adult Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problems and rewards of conducting contemporary historical research are related in the light of the author's experiences in preparing an Ed.D. dissertation analyzing Malcolm S. Knowles' contributions to and influence on the field of adult education. Given its contemporaneous nature, the author terms the study accurate but inconclusive. The…

Henschke, John A.

355

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

356

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

357

Interpreting “statistical hypothesis testing” results in clinical research  

PubMed Central

Difference between “Clinical Significance and Statistical Significance” should be kept in mind while interpreting “statistical hypothesis testing” results in clinical research. This fact is already known to many but again pointed out here as philosophy of “statistical hypothesis testing” is sometimes unnecessarily criticized mainly due to failure in considering such distinction. Randomized controlled trials are also wrongly criticized similarly. Some scientific method may not be applicable in some peculiar/particular situation does not mean that the method is useless. Also remember that “statistical hypothesis testing” is not for decision making and the field of “decision analysis” is very much an integral part of science of statistics. It is not correct to say that “confidence intervals have nothing to do with confidence” unless one understands meaning of the word “confidence” as used in context of confidence interval. Interpretation of the results of every study should always consider all possible alternative explanations like chance, bias, and confounding. Statistical tests in inferential statistics are, in general, designed to answer the question “How likely is the difference found in random sample(s) is due to chance” and therefore limitation of relying only on statistical significance in making clinical decisions should be avoided. PMID:22707861

Sarmukaddam, Sanjeev B.

2012-01-01

358

The Research Consultant in Dental Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A consultant can help enhance the quality of dental faculty and student research by offering statistics courses, helping with project conceptualization, obtaining funding, collaborating during an investigation, providing data analysis, and preparing grant reports and manuscripts. An American Association of Dental Schools publications mentoring…

Romberg, Elaine

1991-01-01

359

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

360

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

361

Educational Products of Official Statistics Agencies: In Search of Vision, Standards, and Impact  

Microsoft Academic Search

Official statistics agencies aim to expand the reach of their products to different user groups, and face various challenges when trying to align their dissemination plans with the needs, skills, and expectations of learners and educators from diverse backgrounds. This paper focuses on Internet-base d educational resources published by official statistics agencies, and raises the need for a model describing

Iddo Gal; Dani Ben-Zvi

2007-01-01

362

Projections of Education Statistics to 2018. Thirty-Seventh Edition. NCES 2009-062  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Projections of Education Statistics to 2018" is the 37th report in a series begun in 1964. It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and degree-granting institutions. Included are projections of enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures to the year 2018. This is the first edition of the "Projections of Education

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2009-01-01

363

DIRECTOR OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION  

E-print Network

DIRECTOR 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 health care, education and research. Candidates should possess a personal record of distinction in mental

Calgary, University of

364

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

365

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

366

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

367

Studying Teacher Education: The Report of the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This landmark volume presents the work of the American Educational Research Association's Panel on Research and Teacher Education. It represents a systematic effort to apply a common set of scholarly lenses to a range of important topics in teacher education. The Panel's charge was twofold: (1) to create for the larger educational research

Cochran-Smith, Marilyn, Ed.; Zeichner, Kenneth M., Ed.

2005-01-01

368

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.

369

National Center for Atmospheric Research: Geophysical Statistics Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Housed at the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the Geophysical Statistics Project seeks "to encourage the application and further development of statistical analysis to the problems faced in the Earth sciences." The GSP website seeks to accomplish some of this goal by offering all sorts of related information for interested visitors. Included are links to the project's research information, including numerous reports and publications (such as the 2004 article in _Technometrics_ titled, Wavelet-Based Estimation for Seasonal Long-Memory Processes), explanation of current projects, as well as software and data used. Also of interest to researchers and students may be the sections on postdoc opportunities as well as profiles of the researchers at the project.

370

Evaluation of statistical approaches in quantitative nursing research.  

PubMed

The purposes of this study were to (a) develop a tool to assess statistical methods and (b) use the tool to evaluate recently published quantitative research. We rated the statistical approaches used in 152 studies published in the 5 top impact-factor nursing research journals from September 2005 to August 2007. Studies were generally of high quality; 45% scored between 80% and 100%, and 22% achieved a score of 100%. Predictors of high scores were interdisciplinary authorship, a statistician coauthor, and the number of aims. The authors conclude that studies published in high impact-factor nursing journals are statistically sound and provide a solid foundation for evidence-based practice. PMID:19448031

Gross Cohn, Elizabeth; Haomiao Jia; Larson, Elaine

2009-08-01

371

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

372

Indigenous VET Research and Statistics: Terms and Definitions. Support Document  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document covers the data terms used in the "Indigenous Research and Statistics" resources. It covers information contained in the "Apprentices and Trainees June Quarter 2009 report," the "Students and Courses 2009" report and the "Student Outcomes 2009" report and their associated data tables. The primary purpose of this document is to assist…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2010

2010-01-01

373

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

374

Statistics and Scientific Method: an Introduction for Students and Researchers.  

E-print Network

Statistics and Scientific Method: an Introduction for Students and Researchers. Peter J. Diggle and interpreting data. This makes it relevant to al- most every kind of scientific investigation. In practice, most scientific data involve some degree of imprecision or uncertainty, and one consequence of this is that data

Diggle, Peter J.

375

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 University ENAC July 27, 2010 Abstract Python is a powerful high-level open source programming language purposes. We motivate the use of Python and its free extension modules for high performance stand

Boyer, Edmond

376

Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates  

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Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates, especially those students from underrepresented minority groups. RUSIS will be held at Rice University,000* stipend, plus up to $600.00 for travel expenses. The program will provide lodging for students at the Rice

Rojo, Javier

377

Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates  

E-print Network

Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates --RUSIS ­ May 21 from underrepresented minority groups. RUSIS will be held at Rice University, and students will have to $600.00 for travel expenses. The program will provide lodging for students at the Rice Graduate

Rojo, Javier

378

Educational Attainment in 30 Selected Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 1970. Current Population Reports, Population Characteristics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adults who lived in 30 of the nation's large standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's) in 1970 had completed a relatively high educational attainment; about 61 percent had completed at least a high school education, including 26 percent who had completed one or more years of college. The data in this report on the educational attainment of…

Jennings, Jerry T.; Johnson, Charles E., Jr.

379

2002 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It is our pleasure to bring to you the Proceedings of the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference, held August 7th-8th in Boise, Idaho. As was the case with the previous Proceedings, the papers in this journal represent research presented either as a poster or in an oral session. We have tried to stay true to the original goal of the proceedings to provide a snapshot of the research being performed within our community. We hope these papers will bring you insight, data, and perhaps a touch of inspiration that you can bring to your classroom or research studio. The theme of the 2002 PERC was Alternative Approaches to Assessment in Physics Teaching and Research in Physics Learning and you will find that topic heavily covered in the papers contained herein.

2011-05-29

380

Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2013 / 2014 Inform -Involve -Enable  

E-print Network

#12;Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2013 / 2014 Inform - Involve - Enable revised 6/04/13 1 Medical Education Research Scholars Program (MERSP) Application Cover Sheet Please click _______________________________ Date: ____________ Department Chair Signature: ______________________ Date: _____________ #12;Medical

Finley Jr., Russell L.

381

Statistical Survey of Education, 1917-18. Bulletin, 1920, No. 31  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Biennial Survey of Education presents the statistics of practically all the important school systems in the United States for 1917-18. The various chapters have been previously printed as bulletins, permitting a wider circulation of the statistics. This chapter includes a general summary of the statistics, showing the enrollment in public and…

Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1920

1920-01-01

382

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

383

75 FR 24773 - Research and Innovative Technology Administration Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TRANSPORTATION Bureau of Transportation Statistics Research and Innovative Technology Administration Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Research...the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). The meeting will be...

2010-05-05

384

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

385

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

386

Research methodology in dentistry: Part II — The relevance of statistics in research  

PubMed Central

The lifeline of original research depends on adept statistical analysis. However, there have been reports of statistical misconduct in studies that could arise from the inadequate understanding of the fundamental of statistics. There have been several reports on this across medical and dental literature. This article aims at encouraging the reader to approach statistics from its logic rather than its theoretical perspective. The article also provides information on statistical misuse in the Journal of Conservative Dentistry between the years 2008 and 2011 PMID:22876003

Krithikadatta, Jogikalmat; Valarmathi, Srinivasan

2012-01-01

387

Stem Cell Research and Health Education  

PubMed Central

Stem cells are being touted as the greatest discovery for the potential treatment of a myriad of diseases in the new millennium, but there is still much research to be done before it will be known whether they can live up to this description. There is also an ethical debate over the production of one of the most valuable types of stem cell: the embryonic form. Consequently, there is public confusion over the benefits currently being derived from the use of stem cells and what can potentially be expected from their use in the future. The health educator’s role is to give an unbiased account of the current state of stem cell research. This paper provides the groundwork by discussing the types of cells currently identified, their potential use, and some of the political and ethical pitfalls resulting from such use. PMID:19672471

Eve, David J.; Marty, Phillip J.; McDermott, Robert J.; Klasko, Stephen K.; Sanberg, Paul R.

2009-01-01

388

Higher Education Research: Its Relationship to Policy and Practice. Issues in Higher Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contributions to this volume show the current state of self-reflection among researchers in higher education, including the conditions they face and the ways in which they research and communicate their findings. The chapters are: (1) "The Relationships between Higher Education Research and Higher Education Policy and Practice: The Researchers'…

Teichler, Ulrich, Ed.; Sadlack, Jan, Ed.

389

Research in Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development in Germany: The State of the Art  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article outlines the state of the art in German research on environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD). Empirical German research on the importance of environmental education and ESD for schools is analysed in relation to three research fields. First, survey research describes the practice of environmental…

Seybold, Hansjorg; Rieb, Werner

2006-01-01

390

Marine Educational and Research Cruise in Taiwan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During April 2009, we conducted a seismic and ocean bottom seismometer (OBS) cruise as part of the Taiwan mountain building process study, called the TAIGER. The seismic is shot by the US Columbia University’s research vessel Langseth and the OBSs, including Taiwan, French and American OBSs, are carried out by a Taiwanese student training ship, called Yu-Yin (means to educate the young people) No. 2. Both ships take a big number of research scientists and technical staff (15-25 people) to conduct the seismic and OBS survey. In addition, the Yu-Yin No. 2 ship hosts a total of 25 students, both MS and PhD graduate students, from Taiwan, France and USA. The student group consists of 13 from the National Taiwan Ocean University (Taiwan), 1 from the National Central University (Taiwan), 9 from the Montpellier University (France) and 2 from the New York State University. Nearly all the French and American students are on their very first trip to Taiwan. The research activities will be reported in the T25 Tectonophysics Section. This paper only deals with the educational events. The cruise includes two parts: the first mainly to deploy the OBSs and the second to retrieve the OBSs back to the ship. In addition, the French group arranges a field geological trip onshore Taiwan to put into their hands of the actions of Taiwan mountain building processes. The marine educational courses are filled in the daily ship time at 4 hours per day. As a result, we believe that we have achieved the followings: (1) mix the students and encourage a lovely study environment, (2) mix the teachers and enhance their teaching spectrum, (3) stay in a live and work together boat, allowing more and wider culture exchange. In the future, we certainly will use every possible opportunity to promote more Marine Educational and Research Cruises.

Lee, C.; Lallemand, S.; Wu, F. T.

2009-12-01

391

A philosophical view of research in music education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, four interrelated questions are addressed: What counts as research? What are some present challenges to music education research? What should be the relationship between theory and empirical data? What ought to be the distinctive features of music education research? The purpose is to elucidate how philosophical inquiry can be useful in music education scholarship in conceptualising and

Estelle R. Jorgensen

2009-01-01

392

Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2014 /2015 Inform -Involve -Enable  

E-print Network

Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2014 /2015 Inform - Involve - Enable Revised 3/14/14 1 Medical Education Research Scholars Program (MERSP) Application Cover Sheet Name (Last, First, M________________________ Date:________ ResetPrint Save #12;Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2014 /2015 Inform

Finley Jr., Russell L.

393

Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER) Carnegie Mellon University  

E-print Network

view education as their primary research area. It provides a well-defined identity, vision, and common core of training and experience for students aiming to become educational researchers, while1 Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER) Carnegie Mellon University What

Murphy, Robert F.

394

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

395

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

396

[Financing of education and research in universities].  

PubMed

Universities in the Czech Republic undergo a process of deep changes. There are different perspectives concerning the correctness of the way started with this process. This contribution shows the possibilities which the ministry of Education, Youth and Sports can use to support the quality of teaching as well as the quality of science and research at our universities. The possibilities of evaluation of schools are rather problematic but to find a way of evaluation of the schools is absolutely necessary. There are certain parameters devised in this contribution which will be later elaborated into formulas, then modified in the way which enables that they can be used in the higher education budget allocation in the following year. In the area of research and development there is an evident pressure from the Ministry on the Government to increase the institutional funding of research and development. This funds will be distributed according to the "Rules for the evaluation of research intentions and results of organizations from the view point of the institutional funding provisions for research and development". PMID:10803313

Hálek, J

1998-01-01

397

Enhancing Undergraduate Education through Mentored Research and Practical Writing Experiences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Twenty years ago I attended my very first AAS meeting as a 21-year old undergraduate physics major. At that meeting I presented the light curve of a variable star I had studied as part of a mentored research program at BYU. That opportunity to do mentored research, and to attend a professional meeting of astronomers, helped to set the foundation for my success today as an associate professor of physics and astronomy. Twenty years ago I was the student, now I am the mentor! I have eight undergraduate students whom I currently supervise in active research, four of which are presenting their senior projects at the 225th meeting of the AAS.My experience has shown me that the full impact of mentored research cannot be measured by yearly numbers or statistics. When we mentor a student, we influence their career path and choices for years to come. Where feasible, every undergraduate should have the opportunity to do research if they so choose. It is a sacrifice of our time and our effort that cannot be easily measured through numbers or results, and is only visible many years down the road as these students become the future leaders in astronomy and policy. In this poster, I will discuss the benefits of mentored research, the growth we have seen at BYU over the past twenty years with the introduction of a mentored research program, and ideas for implementing mentored research and writing into course curricula to enhance the undergraduate educational experience.

Stephens, Denise C.; Hintz, Eric G.; Joner, Michael D.; Moody, J. Ward

2015-01-01

398

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

399

Educational Technology Research Journals: "Journal of Research on Technology in Education," 2001-2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the authors examined the "Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE)" to discover trends from 2001-2010 in the topics covered in the articles, article types (including research methods used), authorship, and citation frequency. Articles from the journal dealt mostly with PK-12 settings and focused on technology…

Billings, Christopher; Nielsen, P. Lynne; Snyder, Aaron; Sorensen, Alec; West, Richard E.

2012-01-01

400

Data and Statistics  

MedlinePLUS

... page: About CDC.gov . Hemophilia Share Compartir Data & Statistics In the United States [ Read article ] Hemophilia affects ... HTC Directory Update Contact Info (Password Required) Data & Statistics Training & Education Research CHAMP Universal Data Collection Blood ...

401

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

402

Research on Distance Education Development in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Distance education is among the significant fields for the application of educational technology. Distance education in China has gone through three phases, namely: correspondence-based education, radio and TV-based education and online education. This paper was based on educational technology application, and the historical, dialectic and…

Xin, Ding; Jian, Niu; Yanhui, Han

2010-01-01

403

"Brown's" Influence on Education and Education Research: "Critical Insights, Uneven Implementation, and Unanticipated Consequences"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954), this volume of "Review of Research in Education" looks at education research linked to issues addressed in that decision. In the "Brown" case, the court asserted the central importance of the government's role in education, and reversed…

Floden, Robert E.

2004-01-01

404

Educational Achievement and Black-White Inequality. Statistical Analysis Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored relationships between black-white differences in educational achievement and black-white differences in various educational and economic outcomes. Three data sets examined the extent to which black-white differences in labor market outcomes, in educational attainment, and in mathematics and reading achievement were present for…

Jacobson, Jonathan; Olsen, Cara; Rice, Jennifer King; Sweetland, Stephen

405

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

406

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

407

ARL Preservation Statistics 1991-92: A Compilation of Statistics from the Members of the Association of Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Association of Research Libraries (ARL) publication presents data from 119 U.S. and Canadian research libraries that were members of ARL during the 1991-92 fiscal year. The Preservation Statistics Questionnaire was designed to yield statistical information on the current level of preservation efforts in research libraries and on the key…

Reed-Scott, Jutta, Comp.; And Others

408

Trends of Science Education Research: An Automatic Content Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study used scientometric methods to conduct an automatic content analysis on the development trends of science education\\u000a research from the published articles in the four journals of International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Research in Science Education, and\\u000a Science Education from 1990 to 2007. The multi-stage clustering technique was employed to investigate with what

Yueh-Hsia Chang; Chun-Yen Chang; Yuen-Hsien Tseng

2010-01-01

409

Center for Labor Research and Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Labor Research and Education at UCLA is part of the larger Institute of Industrial Relations (AIR) at that institution, and serves as a bridge between the scholarly work in the field and the labor community throughout Southern California. Scholars and students alike take advantage of their materials on campus, and the Web-browsing public can now do the same via this site. Many visitors will want to check out Center's publications, which include the archives of its own "Labor Education News" and a number of other timely reports such as those of NAFTA and a summary report on the situation of Asian Pacific Islander workers. Visitors can also peruse the listings of Center events and also take a look at the websites of some of its affiliates, including UCLA's own urban planning department.

410

Educating Inquiry-Oriented Teachers: Students' Attitudes and Experiences towards Research-Based Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we will discuss research-based teacher education as an organizing theme of teacher education. We will report the results of two surveys in which students expressed their attitudes towards the research-based approach and their experiences of research-based teacher education. The construct validity of the inventory was tested using…

Byman, Reijo; Krokfors, Leena; Toom, Auli; Maaranen, Katriina; Jyrhama, Riitta; Kynaslahti, Heikki; Kansanen, Pertti

2009-01-01

411

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

412

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

413

e-Leadership in Higher Education: The Fifth "Age" of Educational Technology Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of the relative lack of research into e-leadership in educational technology in education is followed by an outline of selected prior literature in the field. The paper proposes that, as part of a natural evolution of educational technology research, considerably more attention needs to be focused on research and development in…

Jameson, Jill

2013-01-01

414

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

415

Civic Education in Research Universities: Leaders or Followers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Research-intensive universities have special challenges in providing their students with civic education, particularly education that is rooted in the curriculum. Their efforts are important to the overall effort to promote education "for the common good" at colleges and universities because of their stature within the higher education

Hollander, Elizabeth L.

2011-01-01

416

Women and Education: The Status of Research and Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Women's Educational Equity Communications Network (WEECN) has compiled information on elements concerning the status of research and development (R&D) as they pertain to women and education. The information resources cover all educational levels from preschool through reentry and continuing education. Support for R&D is discussed in the…

Butler, Matilda; Marzone, Jean

417

Searching for Evidence: Continuing Issues in Dance Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews, analyzes, and reflects upon two important reports released in 2013, both discussing research evidence for the value of dance education or arts education more generally, among school-aged students. One report was created by a large dance education advocacy and support group in the USA, the National Dance Education Organization;…

Stinson, Susan

2015-01-01

418

Academic and Educational Development: Research, Evaluation and Changing Practice in Higher Education. Staff and Educational Development Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practice-oriented book brings together research and evaluation approaches and supporting case studies from educational researchers and teachers. The emphasis is on changing practice in higher education and the research that underpins desirable development. Following an introduction, chapter 1 presents Educational Development Changing Practice…

Macdonald, Ranald; Wisdom, James

419

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

420

Research Use by Cooperative Extension Educators in New York State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Web-based survey of 388 off-campus Cornell Extension educators in New York State examined their attitudes toward research, sources of research-based information, knowledge and beliefs about evidence-based programs, and involvement in research activities. Strong consensus emerged that research is central and that educators are capable of reading…

Hamilton, Stephen F.; Chen, Emily K.; Pillemer, Karl; Meador, Rhoda H.

2013-01-01

421

Using digital data and bibliometric analysis for researching doctoral education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 discussed. We sought to exploit the

Peter Macauley; Terry Evans; Margot Pearson; Karen Tregenza

2005-01-01

422

Constructing a core literature for computing education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

After four decades of research on a broad range of topics, computing education has now emerged as a mature research community, with its own journals, conferences, and monographs. Despite this success, the computing education research community still lacks a commonly recognized core literature. A core literature can help a research community to develop a common orientation and make it easier

Arnold Pears; Stephen Seidman; Crystal Eney; Päivi Kinnunen; Lauri Malmi

2005-01-01

423

Fulfilling an Ethical Obligation: An Educative Research Assistantship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scant research evidence is available about the day-to-day workings of research assistantships or the educational possibilities they provide for research assistants and their academic supervisors. This case study documents the equitable, educative, and ethical nature of one research assistantship at a Canadian university. Data sources include audio…

McGinn, Michelle K.; Niemczyk, Ewelina K.; Saudelli, Mary Gene

2013-01-01

424

Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia: 1988-1991.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia (MERGA) was officially constituted in 1980. In 1984, MERGA produced the first review of the mathematics education research carried out in that region. This book is the third in that series of research reviews. An overview provides the context in which the Australian research was conducted and…

Atweh, Bill, Ed.; Watson, Jane, Ed.

425

Action Research: Addendum to the Encyclopedia of Distance Education Research in Iowa. Revised 2nd Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Action Research" and the "Encyclopedia of Distance Education Research" (1994) are designed as resources for distance education research in Iowa, including information on developing, implementing, and administering distance education systems. This addendum containing an additional seven research studies includes the following papers: "Innovations…

Maushak, Nancy J. Ed.; Manternach-Wigans, Lynn, Ed.

426

NATIONAL SEMINARS FOR RESEARCH IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, 1965.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

TO INCREASE THE COMPETENCE OF PERSONS ENGAGED IN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FIELD, FOUR UNIVERSITY SEMINARS WERE CONDUCTED ON (1) VOCATIONAL RESEARCH DESIGN, (2) RESOURCES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES RELATING TO VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, (3) PARADIGMS FOR EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND (4) ADMINISTRATION OF DEVELOPMENT, PILOT,…

SCHILL, WILLIAM J.

427

Educational Research in Mainland China: Current Situation and Developmental Trends  

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The influence of Confucian culture in Chinese Mainland China is reflected in the current situation and contextual trends of educational research content of educational thought of Confucianism, educational issues grounded on theoretical views of Confucianism, and the influence of the inclusiveness of Confucianism. In terms of research method, the…

Sun, Miantao

2011-01-01

428

Publishing and Perishing: The Critical Importance of Educational Design Research  

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The outcomes of educational systems continue to lag far behind expectations at all levels, primary, secondary, and tertiary. Meanwhile, the sheer amount of educational research published in refereed journals has expanded enormously. There is an obvious disconnect between the educational research papers published in professional journals or…

Reeves, Thomas C.; McKenney, Susan; Herrington, Jan

2011-01-01

429

Research Productivity and Its Policy Implications in Higher Education Institutions  

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Responding to the Commission on Higher Education's development plan of enhancing research culture among higher education institutions, this study was conducted to analyze the research productivity of selected higher education institutions. It covered five state universities in the Philippines where a total of 377 randomly selected faculty…

Quimbo, Maria Ana T.; Sulabo, Evangeline C.

2014-01-01

430

Environmental Education Research: 30 Years on from Tbilisi  

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This article is a transcript of the author's Keynote Address to the Fourth World Environmental Education Congress, Durban, July 2007. He has been asked to speak about environmental education research since Tbilisi, to explore what environmental education researchers might learn from this work, and look ahead to the challenges that now face them as…

Scott, William

2009-01-01

431

Development of an Asset Map of Medical Education Research Activity  

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Introduction: Medical education research is gaining recognition as scholarship within academic medical centers. This survey was conducted at a medium-sized academic medical center in the United States. The purpose of the study was to learn faculty interest in research in medical education, so assets could be used to develop educational scholarship…

Christiaanse, Mary E.; Russell, Eleanor L.; Crandall, Sonia J.; Lambros, Ann; Manuel, Janeen C.; Kirk, Julienne K.

2008-01-01

432

Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators. Third Edition  

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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

433

ARRIVE. Annual Review of Research in Vocational Education. Volume One.  

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This book represents a sampling of current research priorities in vocational education along with suggested directions for further education. In the first of the book's five sections, research efforts related to sex equity in vocational education are summarized by M. Eloise Murray. Both sex equity studies and sex affirmation studies are included…

Wentling, Tim L., Ed.

434

Why Ontology Matters to Reviewing Environmental Education Research  

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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

435

Theory, politics, and experiment in educational research methodology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In laboratory experiments and all other research situations the testing of any one hypothesis entails the simultaneous testing of a whole network of auxiliary hypotheses. These will include hypotheses about the stability of statistical structure, the viability of methods, and the social relations between researcher and subject. In the absence of a rigorously theorized naturalistic framework, traditional experimental designs entail professional domination of knowledge and epistemically privileged researchers; as a consequence, their use is open to serious epistemological and political questioning. An alternative account of experiment and scientificity is proposed which recognizes the need to incorporate an understanding of subjects' epistemologies into research programmes, a need which requires greater power for subjects in the development of research, and thus undermines professional domination and epistemic privilege. The account also implies that laboratory experimental inquiry will lapse in rigour unless it is designed and conducted within an explicitly and precisely theorized naturalistic context. Whereas other accounts make scientificity contingent upon professional control and epistemic privilege, the present account suggests that scientificity in social and educational research is contingent upon a deprofessionalized set of social and epistemic relations.

Walker, James C.; Evers, Colin W.

1986-12-01

436

Identity Education: A Conceptual Framework for Educational Researchers and Practitioners  

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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…

Schachter, Elli P.; Rich, Yisrael

2011-01-01

437

Statistical Abstract of Tennessee Higher Education, 2003-2004  

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The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) was created in 1967 by the Tennessee General Assembly (TCA 49-7-202) for the purpose of coordinating and supporting the efforts of post-secondary institutions in the State of Tennessee. One of its statuatory requirements is to create a master plan for the development of public higher education in…

Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2004

2004-01-01

438

Statistical Abstract of Tennessee Higher Education, 2002-2003  

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The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) was created in 1967 by the Tennessee General Assembly (TCA 49-7-202) for the purpose of coordinating and supporting the efforts of post-secondary institutions in the State of Tennessee. One of its statuatory requirements is to create a master plan for the development of public higher education in…

Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2003

2003-01-01

439

Issues and priorities of medical education research in Asia.  

PubMed

This article addresses the roles, issues, approaches, rationale, pitfalls, priorities and balance of research in medical education, particularly its "disarray" status in Asia. Research in medical education has influenced education in many ways. Most importantly, it provides legitimate evidences to stakeholders on which to make educational decisions. It also has a wider social impact on teaching practice and subsequent clinical practice. However, in Asia, medical educational research has not substantially influenced educational policy and medical practices. Moreover, it fails to receive comparable attention as in developed countries. A number of constraints that have hampered the development of educational research in Asia are identified: low socio-economic condition of the region; cultural and religious values and beliefs of the people; lack of congruence between the mission and vision of medical schools; leadership crisis; lack of financial resources; inadequate exposure to medical educational research in undergraduate training; lack of collaboration and commitment; and unforeseeable short-term outcome of medical education. The article concludes with some specific recommendations to strengthen research and to create a research culture in the region, including active leadership and commitment of the institutes/organisations, careful assessment and strategic settings of the priorities of medical educational research, establishment of a regional centre for medical education research, availability of financial resources, wider dissemination of research findings, collaboration with the developed countries and initiative to publish regional-based medical education journals, including electronic journals. Appropriate research environment and culture will enable stakeholders to obtain evidence-based information from educational research to increase the relevance, quality, cost-effectiveness and equity of medical education and practice in Asia. PMID:15098645

Majumder, M A A

2004-03-01

440

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

441

Analogical Instruction in Statistics: Implications for Social Work Educators  

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This paper examines the use of analogies in statistics instruction. Much has been written about the difficulty social work students have with statistics. To address this concern, Glisson and Fischer (1987) called for the use of analogies. Understanding of analogical problem solving has surged in the last few decades with the integration of…

Thomas, Leela

2008-01-01

442

Sources of Evidence for Conducting Research in Geography Education  

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This paper outlines a number of sources for use in research in geographical education. Sources within and beyond geographical education are noted, with examples of the range of sources that can be called upon.

Catling, Simon

2010-01-01

443

A call for outcomes research in medical education.  

PubMed

The primary goal of medical education is to produce physicians who deliver high-quality health care. Recent calls for greater accountability in medical education and the development of outcomes research methodologies should encourage a new research effort to examine the effects of medical training upon clinical outcomes. The authors offer a research agenda that links medical education and quality of health care and give specific examples of potential research projects that would begin to examine that relationship. A proposed model of patient outcomes research in medical education recognizes the contributory effects of health care system-level factors as well as the continuum of medical education, process measures, and individual training and preparedness to deliver high-quality care. There exists an opportunity to create a research agenda in medical education outcomes research that is multidisciplinary, broad based, and focused on patient-centered outcomes. PMID:15383351

Chen, Frederick M; Bauchner, Howard; Burstin, Helen

2004-10-01

444

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

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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

445

The Effects and Side-Effects of Statistics Education: Psychology Students' (Mis-)Conceptions of Probability  

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In three studies we looked at two typical misconceptions of probability: the representativeness heuristic, and the equiprobability bias. The literature on statistics education predicts that some typical errors and biases (e.g., the equiprobability bias) increase with education, whereas others decrease. This is in contrast with reasoning theorists'…

Morsanyi, Kinga; Primi, Caterina; Chiesi, Francesca; Handley, Simon

2009-01-01

446

Arthritis Research and Education in Nursing and Allied Health: A Forum.  

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A summary of proceedings of the Forum on Arthritis Research and Education in Nursing and Allied Health is presented. The keynote address, "The Burden of Arthritis," by Dorothy P. Rice, provides data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics on the prevalence of arthritis, the burden it imposes, and the volume, type, and cost of health…

Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.

447

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

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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

448

The Need for Meta-Analytic Thinking in Educational Technology Research  

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’s current status with regard to reporting results using meta-analytic thinking. These articles represented a total of 32,131 research methods and statistical techniques recorded from 1,171 articles. Findings point to little change in how educational...

Ritter, Nicola L.

2014-05-19

449

Improving Attitude Measurement in Vocational Education Research: The Certainty of Response Rating Technique.  

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Vocational education researchers have relied heavily on opinionnaires to measure opinions and attitudes. Usually respondents are asked to indicate their degree of agreement to an attitude or opinion statement. Where significant statistical differences exist for opinions/attitudes there is still always the problem of confidence with which…

bin Yahya, Ismail; Moore, Gary E.

450

Pennsylvania's 1982 Abstracts of Research in Agricultural Education. Teacher Education Research Series, Volume 24, Number l.  

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This document consists of abstracts of research and development activities of 29 studies completed in Pennsylvania during the period from January 1 to December 31, 1982. Included in the collection are abstracts of 21 masters theses and eight doctoral theses. Various topics pertaining to agricultural education are covered, including the…

Yoder, Edgar Paul, Comp.

451

A critique of statistical hypothesis testing in clinical research  

PubMed Central

Many have documented the difficulty of using the current paradigm of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) to test and validate the effectiveness of alternative medical systems such as Ayurveda. This paper critiques the applicability of RCTs for all clinical knowledge-seeking endeavors, of which Ayurveda research is a part. This is done by examining statistical hypothesis testing, the underlying foundation of RCTs, from a practical and philosophical perspective. In the philosophical critique, the two main worldviews of probability are that of the Bayesian and the frequentist. The frequentist worldview is a special case of the Bayesian worldview requiring the unrealistic assumptions of knowing nothing about the universe and believing that all observations are unrelated to each other. Many have claimed that the first belief is necessary for science, and this claim is debunked by comparing variations in learning with different prior beliefs. Moving beyond the Bayesian and frequentist worldviews, the notion of hypothesis testing itself is challenged on the grounds that a hypothesis is an unclear distinction, and assigning a probability on an unclear distinction is an exercise that does not lead to clarity of action. This critique is of the theory itself and not any particular application of statistical hypothesis testing. A decision-making frame is proposed as a way of both addressing this critique and transcending ideological debates on probability. An example of a Bayesian decision-making approach is shown as an alternative to statistical hypothesis testing, utilizing data from a past clinical trial that studied the effect of Aspirin on heart attacks in a sample population of doctors. As a big reason for the prevalence of RCTs in academia is legislation requiring it, the ethics of legislating the use of statistical methods for clinical research is also examined. PMID:22022152

Raha, Somik

2011-01-01

452

SABER: The Searchable Annotated Bibliography of Education Research in Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Starting a new research project can be a challenge, but especially so in education research because the literature is scattered throughout many journals. Relevant astronomy education research may be in psychology journals, science education journals, physics education journals, or even in science journals. Tracking the vast realm of literature is difficult, especially because libraries frequently do not subscribe to many of the relevant journals and abstracting services. The Searchable Annotated Bibliography of Education Research (SABER) is an online resource that was started to service the needs of the astronomy education community, specifically to reduce this "scatter" by compiling an annotated bibliography of education research articles in one electronic location. Although SABER started in 2001, the database has a new URL—http://astronom- y.uwp.edu/saber/—and has recently undergone a major update.

Bruning, David; Bailey, Janelle M.; Brissenden, Gina

453

A Brief History Of Publishing Papers On Astronomy Education Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While some research had been done on K-12 and planetarium astronomy teaching from the 1930's to the 1980's, the growth of research on college physics education offered astronomy education researchers a model for examining techniques for teaching introductory college astronomy survey "Astronomy 101" courses as well. This early research was published in widely scattered journals and rarely reached the practitioners of astronomy education. The need to inform and unite the community of astronomy educators led to the birth of the journal "Astronomy Education Review," whose history and sudden death is analyzed. This paper provides a short history of publishing astronomy education research results and provides context for the advent of the new ³Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education² (JAESE).

Fraknoi, Andrew

2014-12-01

454

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

455

Hosted by the Cultures Academic Values and Education research group School of Education TCD  

E-print Network

!! Hosted by the Cultures Academic Values and Education research group School of Education TCD It is fifty years since the Investment in Education study was initiated by the OECD and the Department of Education in 1962. This seminar is intended to mark the extraordinary contribution made by the study

O'Mahony, Donal E.

456

Priorities in K-12 Distance Education: A Delphi Study Examining Multiple Perspectives on Policy, Practice, and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Delphi Method of group communication was used with experienced distance education stakeholders in the United States from the areas of research, policy, and practice to identify priorities in K-12 distance education over the next five years. Data from the three rounds of this study were organized and compared using descriptive statistics. The…

Rice, Kerry

2009-01-01

457

Priorities in K-12 Distance Education: A Delphi Study Examining Multiple Perspectives on Policy, Practice, and Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Delphi Method of group communication was used with experienced distance education stakeholders in the United States from the areas of research, policy, and practice to identify priorities in K-12 distance education over the next five years. Data from the three rounds of this study were organized and compared using descriptive statistics. The results of the analyses by statement and

Kerry Rice

2007-01-01

458

Annual Southern Region Research Conference in Agricultural Education. Proceedings (36th, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 22-23, 1987).  

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The following papers are included in this proceedings of a conference on agricultural education: "Misuse of Statistics" (Miller); "Significance of Doctoral Research in Agricultural Education" (Moore, Bailey, Burnett); "Identification of Science-Related Competencies Taught in Vocational Agriculture Programs in Louisiana" (Moss); "Attitudes Held by…

1987

459

2008/09 Industry-Sponsored Research Statistics UBC -Vancouver  

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% 0.0% 66.6% 33.4% 0.0% Management $41,000 8 0 0.0% 0 0 $0 0.0% n/a n/a n/a n/a VP Academic (Academic Units) $177,814 2 0 0.0% 0 0 $0 0.0% n/a n/a n/a n/a Total - Okanagan $10,014,936 149** 6 4.0% 6 5 $1602008/09 Industry-Sponsored Research Statistics Faculty UBC - Vancouver Applied Science $38

Ollivier-Gooch, Carl

460

A New Research Agenda for Educational Leadership and Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper identifies some new research issues and sketches out some new research questions for education policy and leadership researchers as a response to ongoing changes in the landscape of English education policy. Three interrelated issues are considered: leadership, values and interests, and ownership. It argues for the need to ask new…

Ball, Stephen J.

2011-01-01

461

Education for Sustainable Development and Retention: Unravelling a Research Agenda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the question of what education for sustainable development (ESD) research might signify when linked to the concept of "retention", and how this relation (ESD and retention) might be researched. It considers two different perspectives on retention, as revealed through educational research trajectories, drawing on existing…

Lotz-Sisitka, Heila

2010-01-01

462

Epistemological Diversity and Education Research: Much Ado about Nothing Much?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research in education and the training of education researchers are often said to require attention to "epistemological diversity": Researchers ought to be familiar with different ways of knowing and diverse epistemological perspectives. But the notion is unclear. What is "epistemological diversity"? What exactly is "epistemological" about it?…

Siegel, Harvey

2006-01-01

463

Choral music education: A survey of research 1996-2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to review and summarize selected choral music education research published between 1996-2002. Four major research surveys in this area were previously published by Gonzo (1973), Hylton (1983), Phillips (1992), and Grant and Norris (1998). Each of these authors stressed a need for research in all areas of choral music education beyond the dissertation level

Amber Turcott

2003-01-01

464

A Typology of Nursing Research Activities According to Educational Preparation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A typology of research activities (generation of basic, applied, and clinical research; dissemination of findings; and use of findings) considered appropriate to nurses with different levels of educational preparation (ADN, BSN, MSN, DNSc/EdD, and PhD) is presented to assist potential researchers and nurse educators in undertaking realistic and…

Fawcett, Jacqueline

1985-01-01

465

Caught in the Crossfire: Educational Research in Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational research is often criticized for its lack of impact on practice and policy. In this paper, we discuss different approaches to the application of educational research and criticize some of the existing positions for missing the point, namely that the context of interaction between researchers and practitioners is closely connected to…

Frederiksen, Lars Frode; Beck, Steen

2010-01-01

466

Encyclopedia of Distance Education Research in Iowa. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a resource for distance education research in Iowa, including information on developing, implementing, and administering distance education systems. This second edition contains the original 16 research papers published previously, as well as 8 additional, more recent research studies. The first section describes distance…

Maushak, Nancy J., Ed.; And Others

467

Research Capacity Building in Education: The Role of Digital Archives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Accounts of how research capacity in education can be developed often make reference to electronic networks and online resources. This paper presents a theoretically driven analysis of the role of one such resource, an online archive of educational research studies that includes not only digitised collections of original documents but also videos of contextual interviews with the original researchers, linked

Patrick Carmichael

2011-01-01

468

Conceptual Difficulties Experienced by Trained Engineers Learning Educational Research Methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes conceptual difficulties that may be experi- enced by engineering faculty as they become engineering educa- tion researchers. Observation, survey, and assessment data col- lected at the 2005 NSF-funded Rigorous Research in Engineering Education workshop were systematically analyzed to uncover the five difficulties encountered by engineering faculty learning to design rigorous education studies: (1) framing research questions with

MAURA BORREGO

2007-01-01

469

Caught in the crossfire: educational research in context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational research is often criticized for its lack of impact on practice and policy. In this paper, we discuss different approaches to the application of educational research and criticize some of the existing positions for missing the point, namely that the context of interaction between researchers and practitioners is closely connected to trustworthiness and dissemination of results. Particularly, we criticize

Lars Frode Frederiksen; Steen Beck

2010-01-01

470

Research in Distance Education: A System Modeling Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This demonstration of the use of a computer simulation research method based on the System Dynamics modeling technique for studying distance education reviews research methods in distance education, including the broad categories of conceptual and case studies, and presents a rationale for the application of systems research in this area. The…

Saba, Farhad; Twitchell, David

471

Undergraduate Research Grant College of Education and Human Development  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Research Grant College of Education and Human Development The College of Education and Human Development is pleased to announce a new Undergraduate Research Grant. Consistent with the College undergraduate research across the four departments. Expected learning outcomes include increased proficiency

Boas, Harold P.

472

Knowledge Mobilization and Educational Research: Politics, Languages and Responsibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How can educational research have more impact? What processes of knowledge exchange are most effective for increasing the uses of research results? How can research-produced knowledge be better "mobilized" among users such as practicing educators, policy makers, and the public communities? These sorts of questions are commanding urgent attention…

Fenwick, Tara, Ed.; Farrell, Lesley, Ed.

2011-01-01

473

Decision-Oriented Research in an Educational Communications Organization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Research and Planning Division at Ontario Educational Communications Authority undertakes formative, summative, background, and policy research to provide better educational services to audiences via electronic and associated media. Research activities are carried out by three groups. Planning and Development formulates long term plans,…

Miller, Lewis

474

Structuring Agricultural Education Research Using Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the degree to which agricultural education research has adhered to a structured approach over the past decade. Specifically, the study sought to determine the types of research conducted in agricultural education, the extent to which researchers used conceptual and theoretical frameworks, the extent to…

Dyer, James E.; Wittler, Penny S. Haase; Washburn, Shannon

475

Trends of Academic Research in Education in Arab Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational research conducted in education faculties and departments in Arab universities is reviewed as a preliminary for further research to improve the schooling system in the Arabic world. The focus is academic research conducted by university graduate students for master's and doctoral degrees. Covering the period 1946-1978, this review…

Ebeid, William T.

476

Integral Methodological Pluralism in Science Education Research: Valuing Multiple Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the multiple methodologies used in educational research and proposes a model that includes all of them as contributing to understanding educational contexts and research from multiple perspectives. The model, based on integral theory (Wilber in a theory of everything. Shambhala, Boston, 2000) values all forms of research as…

Davis, Nancy T.; Callihan, Laurie P.

2013-01-01

477

Global Pressures on Education Research: Quality, Utility, and Infrastructure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides an overview of issues likely to drive educational research globally over the next decade, and it examines the "Asia Pacific Education Review" ("APER")'s role in responding to these issues, shaping research agendas, and delivering high-quality research. We also look at the implications of these…

Herrington, Carolyn D.; Summers, Katherine P.

2014-01-01

478

How Does One Become a Researcher in Geography Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a distinction between engaging in research and being a researcher. Although practitioner research has been widely supported, it has been understood as producing different types of research findings from that of the academic researcher. In England, much of the published research in geography education is conducted by academics or…

Brooks, Clare

2010-01-01

479

Strengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Research and Science Education Subcommittee  

E-print Network

Strengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education 1 Research and Science Education. In addition to housing undergraduate and graduate education, it is where STEM disciplines are defined for the broader system; it is where leading research on student learning occurs. It is also all too often

Finkelstein, Noah

480

Conceptual Change Research and Science Education Practice: A Response from Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We discuss the eight papers in this issue of "Cultural Studies of Science Education" focusing on the debate over conceptual change in science education and explore the issues that have emerged for us as we consider how conceptual change research relates to our practice as science educators. In presenting our interpretations of this research, we…

Siry, Christina; Horowitz, Gail; Otulaja, Femi S.; Gillespie, Nicole; Shady, Ashraf; Augustin, Line A.

2008-01-01

481

The Challenge To Reform Arts Education: What Role Can Research Play? ACA Arts Research Seminar Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers examines the role of research in efforts to reform art education. The essays include: "Arts Education Research: Issues, Constraints, and Opportunities" by David B. Pankratz; "Characterizing Civilization: Research Strategies, Findings, and Implications from the National Endowment for the Arts' Report on Arts Education" by…

Pankratz, David B., Ed.; Mulcahy, Kevin V., Ed.

482

Status of Problem-Based Learning Research in Pharmacy Education: A Call for Future Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the current status of problem-based learning (PBL) research in pharmacy education, identifies trends and student outcomes from the pharmacy courses that have used PBL, presents a brief review of PBL research in medical education, and recommends future directions for PBL research in pharmacy education. (EV)

Cisneros, Robert M.; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill D.; Anderson-Harper, Heidi M.

2002-01-01

483

RESEARCH TRAINING EDUCATION OUTREACH865.974.5255 ctr.utk.edu Research Partners  

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RESEARCH · TRAINING · EDUCATION · OUTREACH865.974.5255 · ctr.utk.edu #12;Selected Research Partners in 1972, CTR promotes and fa- cilitates transportation research, education, and public service activities movement, transportation planning, traffic demand modeling, and STEM education. What are CTR's strategic

Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

484

Bildung in der Europaischen Union: Daten und Kennzahlen = Education across the European Union: Statistics and Indicators = Education dans L'Union Europeennee Statistiques et Indicateurs, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides comparable statistics and indicators on education across the 15 member states of the European Union. The main source of data is the joint UOE (UNESCO, Organisation for Economic Development, Eurostat) revised questionnaire on education statistics introduced in 1995. Educational attainment information draws on data from the…

EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).

485

The 2010 Rankings of Chemical Education and Science Education Journals by Faculty Engaged in Chemical Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Faculty active in chemical education research from around the world ranked 22 journals publishing research in chemical education and science education. The results of this survey can be used to supplement impact factors that are often used to compare the quality of journals in a field. Knowing which journals those in the field rank as top tier is…

Towns, Marcy H.; Kraft, Adam

2012-01-01

486

Research on Second Language Acquisition: A Democratic Educational Concept  

E-print Network

WORKING PAPER Research on Second Language Acquisition 1 Running head: RESEARCH ON SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION Research on Second Language Acquisition: A Democratic Educational Concept Rafael Lara-Alecio, Ph.D. Professor... and Director of Bilingual Programs Department of Educational Psychology Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-4225 a-lara@tamu.edu Beverly J. Irby, Ed.D. Professor and Chair Educational Leadership and Counseling Sam Houston State University...

Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Irby, Beverly J.

2010-10-22

487

Educating for Diversity and Social Justice. Routledge Research in Education  

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"Educating for Diversity and Social Justice" foregrounds the personal stories of educators who are engaging the space of schooling as a site of possibility for realizing the goals of social justice. It is a book inspired by a vision of education as a practice of freedom where young people--especially those who are marginalized--can learn that they…

Keddie, Amanda

2011-01-01

488

Publishing And Refereeing Papers In Physics Education Research  

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At the 2007 Physics Education Research Conference, a workshop on publishing and refereeing was held with a panel of editors from four different publishing venues: the physics education research section of the American Journal of Physics, the Journal of the Learning Sciences, Physical Review Special TopicsâPhysics Education Research, and the Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings. These editors answered questions from participants regarding publishing in their respective venues, as well as writing referee reports that would be useful to both journal editors and authors. This paper summarizes the discussion.

Hsu, Leonardo; Beichner, Robert J.; Cummings, Karen; Kolodner, Janet L.; Mccullough, Laura

2009-05-26

489

Educational Neuroethics: A Contribution from Empirical Research  

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In recent years, educational neuroscience has begun to move into the limelight, suggesting an increased importance on the ethical considerations of educational neuroscience work, or "educational neuroethics." In a departure from previous work on educational neuroethics, this article focuses on the ethical considerations that are applicable to…

Zocchi, Meghan; Pollack, Courtney

2013-01-01

490

Uses of SIGGS in Educational Research.  

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Two types of questions may be asked in educational inquiry: educological ones--those seeking descriptions of educational events, and programmatic ones--those seeking prescriptions for educational interventions. Quantitative educology is described as consisting of three branches: the philosophy, science, and praxiology of education. The SIGGS…

Maccia, George S.; Steiner, Elizabeth

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2012 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

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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

492

Eighth Annual "Brown" Lecture in Education Research: Through a Glass Darkly--The Persistence of Race in Education Research & Scholarship  

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Although education researchers understand that race is a problematic concept of spurious value, the concept persists in our research and scholarship. Each of the social sciences that contribute to the field of education has a history of racialized understandings that make their way to both our research and practice. Until we begin to carefully…

Ladson-Billings, Gloria

2012-01-01

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What Influences the Utilisation of Educational Research by Policy-Makers and Practitioners?: The Perspectives of Academic Educational Researchers  

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In the field of education much has been made of the need for academics to engage more closely with policy-makers and practitioners in the process of knowledge production and research uptake. This paper reports results from a survey of academic educational researchers in Australia on their experience of research uptake and engagement with…

Cherney, Adrian; Povey, Jenny; Head, Brian; Boreham, Paul; Ferguson, Michele

2012-01-01

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Learning about Research: Exploring the Learning and Teaching/Research Relationship amongst Educational Practitioners Studying in Higher Education  

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The paper examines aspects of the relationship between teaching and research in higher education in social science research methods, with particular reference to the subject area of Education. There are three main themes: reflections on how social science research methods should be (or are) taught; a review of current debates about the…

Deem, Rosemary; Lucas, Lisa

2006-01-01

495

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

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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

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Observations on European Education and Educational Research: The "European Educational Research Journal" at Work, 2002-2014  

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This is a review of the "European Educational Research Journal" ("EERJ") since the start in 2002 and up to 2014. Three questions were put forward: what are the ambitions with the journal, how has the journal developed over time, and what are its possible futures? The review is based on minutes and emails from the late 1990s up…

Lindblad, Sverker

2014-01-01

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Teen Pregnancy and Education: Politics of Knowledge, Research, and Practice  

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This article explores the politics surrounding the education of pregnant/mothering students. Utilizing Title IX, which guarantees the rights of pregnant/mothering students to an education equal to her peers, as an analytical lens, the author specifically identifies how absences in knowledge, research, and practice about the education of…

Pillow, Wanda

2006-01-01

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Australian Education: Review of Research. 1965-1998.  

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The collection of articles in this volume provides a review of research and scholarly work in the field of education that has been undertaken in Australia during the past 30 years. Part 1, "Background Perspectives," includes (1) "Social Context of Education" (Kevin Majoribanks); (2) "Politics of Education" (Grant Harman); (3) "Cognition and…

Keeves, John, Ed.; Majoribanks, Kevin, Ed.

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A Review of Research on Facebook as an Educational Environment  

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The purpose of this study is to present a review of Facebook as an educational environment, as research on its use within education is relatively new. The study is categorized into six sections: Facebook users; reasons people use Facebook; harmful effects of Facebook; Facebook as an educational environment; Facebook's effects on culture, language,…

Aydin, Selami

2012-01-01

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Abridged Description Listing for Adult and Continuing Education Research Collection.  

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This publication contains descriptions of 53 research collections in adult and continuing education housed at Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York) Collection strengths have been identified as the history of adult education as a profession, field, and practice; literacy; and civic education. Each collection is described, and the number of boxes…

Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.