Sample records for education statistics research

  1. Statistical Methodology for Educational Research. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hartley, H. O.

    This 1966 Summer Institute for training educational research workers in statistical methodology attempted to convey concepts of statistical and analytic techniques, to provide instruction and experience in the use of high speed computers, and to guide trainees in the selection and application of techniques to their research work. The first session…

  2. Statistical Significance Testing Should Be Discontinued in Mathematics Education Research.

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    Menon, Rama

    1993-01-01

    Discusses five common myths about statistical significance testing (SST), the possible erroneous and harmful contributions of SST to educational research, and suggested alternatives to SST for mathematics education research. (Contains 61 references.) (MKR)

  3. Examining the Quality of Statistical Mathematics Education Research

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    Hill, Heather C.; Shih, Jeffrey

    2009-01-01

    This "Research Commentary" addresses the quality of statistical research in mathematics education. To do so, 10 years of Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) articles were analyzed on the basis of criteria suggested by the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council for…

  4. Education in Statistics and Research Design in School Psychology.

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    Little, Steven G.; Lee, Howard B.; Akin-Little, Angeleque

    2003-01-01

    Examines statistics and research design requirements at various levels of school psychology education in the United States. Results indicated more required courses in statistics and research design at the doctoral level. Results are discussed in terms of the importance of statistics and research design competency at all levels of the profession.…

  5. Statistical significance testing should be discontinued in mathematics education research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rama Menon

    1993-01-01

    It is claimed here that the confidence mathematics education researchers have in statistical significance testing (SST) as\\u000a an inference tool par excellence for experimental research is misplaced. Five common myths about SST are discussed, namely\\u000a that SST: (a) is a controversy-free, recipe-like method to allow decision making; (b) answers the question whether there is\\u000a a low probability that the research

  6. American Vocational Education Research Association Members' Perceptions of Statistical Significance Tests and Other Statistical Controversies.

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    Gordon, Howard R. D.

    2001-01-01

    A sample of 113 American Vocational Education Research Association members (93% with doctorates, 67% with more than 15 years of research experience) disagreed that statistical significance tests should be banned; were less likely to realize that stepwise methods do not identify the best predictor set; and recognized that studies with…

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

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    Petocz, Agnes; Newbery, Glenn

    2010-01-01

    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…

  8. American Vocational Education Research Association Members' Perceptions of Statistical Significance Tests and Other Statistical Controversies.

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    Gordon, Howard R. D.

    A random sample of 113 members of the American Vocational Education Research Association (AVERA) was surveyed to obtain baseline information regarding AVERA members' perceptions of statistical significance tests. The Psychometrics Group Instrument was used to collect data from participants. Of those surveyed, 67% were male, 93% had earned a…

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

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    Reston, Enriqueta; Krishnan, Saras; Idris, Noraini

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Emmons, Nancy J.; And Others

    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…

  11. Educating the Educator: U.S. Government Statistical Sources for Geographic Research and Teaching.

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    Fryman, James F.; Wilkinson, Patrick J.

    Appropriate for college geography students and researchers, this paper briefly introduces basic federal statistical publications and corresponding finding aids. General references include "Statistical Abstract of the United States," and three complementary publications: "County and City Data Book,""State and Metropolitan Area Data Book," and…

  12. 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.

  13. Educating Researchers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Levine, Arthur

    2007-01-01

    This is the third in a series of policy reports on the results of a four-year study of America's education schools. This report focuses on the need for quality education research and on the preparation of scholars and researchers who conduct such research. Approximately two decades into a school improvement movement, education research is assuming…

  14. Digest of Education Statistics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1996-01-01

    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.

  15. Using Artificial Neural Networks in Educational Research: Some Comparisons with Linear Statistical Models.

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    Everson, Howard T.; And Others

    This paper explores the feasibility of neural computing methods such as artificial neural networks (ANNs) and abductory induction mechanisms (AIM) for use in educational measurement. ANNs and AIMS methods are contrasted with more traditional statistical techniques, such as multiple regression and discriminant function analyses, for making…

  16. Royal Statistical Society Center for Statistical Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  17. Course may include: Research in Education

    E-print Network

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

  18. Education Statistics Quarterly: Spring 1999 Issue

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1999-01-01

    This 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. Education Statistics Quarterly, a quarterly compendium of NCES's work, will feature several short publications, executive summaries of longer works, short descriptions of other NCES publications and data products, professional notices, and a feature piece with commentary. The focus of the inaugural issue is teacher quality.

  19. THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY AND STATISTICAL EDUCATION

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    Neville Hunt; Flavia Jolliffe; Neville Davies

    2002-01-01

    This paper describes the role of the Royal Statistical Society in shaping statistical education within the UK and further afield. Until 2001 the Society had four agencies concerned with education at all levels. The work of these is discussed and recent new arrangements are outlined. The Society's efforts to disseminate good practice through organising meetings and running a network of

  20. Education Statistics at a Glance

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Recently unveiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this modest-looking site offers quick and easy access to recent versions of four of the center's most popular publications: The Condition of Education: 2000, The Digest of Education Statistics: 1999, Education Indicators: An International Perspective, and Youth Indicators 1996. From the site users can directly access the tables of contents, browse by subject area, and conduct full-text and table searches. Users may also search and browse previous versions of the The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics to 2007 and 2008.

  1. Statistical Reform in School Psychology Research: A Synthesis

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Swaminathan, Hariharan; Rogers, H. Jane

    2007-01-01

    Statistical reform in school psychology research is discussed in terms of research designs, measurement issues, statistical modeling and analysis procedures, interpretation and reporting of statistical results, and finally statistics education.

  2. Statistics in Liberal Arts Education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gudmund R. Iversen

    1985-01-01

    Statistics has not been a part of the typical liberal arts curriculum. After an examination of some central features of both liberal arts education and statistics, it is argued that statistics can play a strong role in liberal arts education, in part because of the advances that have taken place in computer technology.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berstecher, D.

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joseph Mafokozi

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

  5. Education Statistics Quarterly, Spring 2001.

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    Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001

    2001-01-01

    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…

  6. Education Statistics Quarterly, Fall 2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dillow, Sally, Ed.

    2000-01-01

    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…

  7. Digest of Education Statistics, 1990.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.

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

  8. 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

    Nicolae, Valentin; And Others

    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…

  9. American Institute of Physics - Statistical Research Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  10. Reform in Statistical Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huck, Schuyler W.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  11. National Center for Education Statistics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in cooperation with the Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the "primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education." On this site, visitors have access to thousands of reports, datasets, and publications on topics from student achievement to women's educational equity. The NCES also produces four definitive annual reports: The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, Indicators of School Crime and Safety, and Projections of Education Statistics. There are also a number of data tools which visitors can use to search for information about higher education institutions, public and private schools and school districts, and public libraries. Users may also sign up for NewsFlash, an email newsletter which is sent to those who sign up when new content is added to the site in areas of particular interest. This site is helpful for everyone involved in education, from administrators to curriculum creators to instructors, in order to understand trends and issues in schools, today and historically.

  12. 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.

  13. Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics Pocket Guide, Issued 2011

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    National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011

    2011-01-01

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

  14. Understanding Statistics and Statistics Education: A Chinese Perspective

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  15. Introducing the Emerging Discipline of Statistics Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ben-Zvi, Dani; Garfield, Joan

    2008-01-01

    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…

  16. Education Statistics Quarterly, Fall 2001.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dillow, Sally, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    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…

  17. Education Statistics Quarterly, Summer 2001.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dillow, Sally, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    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…

  18. RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Editor Athanasios Gagatsis CONFERENCE OF FIVE CITIES: NICOSIA, 2008 #12;"Research in Mathematics Education" Scientific Committee Athanasios Gagatsis, University IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Editor Athanasios Gagatsis CONFERENCE OF FIVE CITIES: NICOSIA, RHODES, BOLOGNA, PALERMO

  19. Dumbing Down Educational Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilson, John

    2003-01-01

    Wilson discusses ways in which educational research is rendered ineffective, stemming from distortion of the concepts of "education" and "research." Includes three commentaries: Harry Brighouse discusses factors impeding research, John White contests the definition of education, and Marian Sainsbury argues that educational research should not be…

  20. 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."

  1. Research in International Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dolby, Nadine; Rahman, Aliya

    2008-01-01

    Until recently, international education has existed at the margins of educational research. However, in the current context of globalization, international education has moved closer to the center of educational research throughout the world. In this article, the authors identify, describe, and analyze six distinct research approaches to…

  2. Mini-Digest of Education Statistics 1994.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fromboluti, Carol Sue

    This second edition of the "Mini-Digest" provides a pocket-sized compilation of statistical information covering the field of America education from kindergarten through graduate school and found in much greater detail in the "Digest of Education Statistics", "The Condition of Education", and "Youth Indicators". The statistical highlights provide…

  3. Techniques in teaching statistics : linking research production and research use.

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    Martinez-Moyano, I .; Smith, A. (Decision and Information Sciences); (Univ. of Massachusetts at Boston)

    2012-01-01

    In the spirit of closing the 'research-practice gap,' the authors extend evidence-based principles to statistics instruction in social science graduate education. The authors employ a Delphi method to survey experienced statistics instructors to identify teaching techniques to overcome the challenges inherent in teaching statistics to students enrolled in practitioner-oriented master's degree programs. Among the teaching techniques identi?ed as essential are using real-life examples, requiring data collection exercises, and emphasizing interpretation rather than results. Building on existing research, preliminary interviews, and the ?ndings from the study, the authors develop a model describing antecedents to the strength of the link between research and practice.

  4. Real Data and Statistics in the Mathematics Education. What is coming out of a Research on Teaching Strategies for the Learning of Statistics

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    on Teaching Strategies for the Learning of Statistics L. Brunelli Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche of Statistics, and also taking account of the situation of the teaching of statistics in Italian schools, we for the learning of statistics in superior schools. Actually, a basic statistics course was designed, three

  5. Educational Researchers and Practicality

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    Van Velzen, Joke H.

    2013-01-01

    In this article, an attempt to identify further directions in research designs that researchers can use to contribute to the relevance of educational research findings, by including teachers' practicality issues, is presented. Sixty experienced teachers in secondary education read the reporting of modified experimental research findings about…

  6. Research 101: Understanding Educational Research

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    Murray, Angela; Bagby, Janet; Sulak, Tracey

    2010-01-01

    Currently, the Montessori community is increasing its focus on the importance of research. The purpose of this article is to provide some background for critical readers of research related to Montessori education and to provide the tools to implement these findings in one's own Montessori work. Research articles are generally organized in a way…

  7. Research on globalisation at Statistics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin Luppes

    This progress report outlines the research Statistics Netherlands is carrying out in describing the economic and social effect of globalisation. Effects of economic and social globalisation should not be treated separately in the statistical systems (at either national or international level). Integration of microdata from business surveys, social surveys and government administrations is inevitable for the compilation of microdatasets for

  8. Research Visibility: Vocational Education Research.

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    Brandon, George L., Ed.

    1971-01-01

    The 16 reviews of vocational education research are organized under these topics: (1) Human Potential and Human Resources, which reports a teacher institute to develop human potential, a leadership development study, and the labor market experience of men aged 45-59, (2) Reports of Voc-Tec Centers, including the Center for Occupational Education

  9. Understanding Educational Reforms: Physics Education Research

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    ­ Building on a base ­ Theoretical models & educational practices · Impacts ­ Introductory physics (resultsUnderstanding Educational Reforms: Impacts of Physics Education Research Steven Pollock Physics under Grant No. REC 0448176, CAREER: Physics Education and Contexts of Student Learning. Any opinions

  10. Education research Making STEM

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Education research Working Together: Making STEM happen in secondary schools #12;STEM education | 1 The Camden School STEM Initiative Interdisciplinary STEM education stimulates interest in science, technology on the combined application of all four subjects. Students of Maria Fidelis consider how to use their STEM garden

  11. Statistical Methods Used in Gifted Education Journals, 2006-2010

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

    2012-01-01

    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%),…

  12. 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.

  13. Managing Commercial Educational Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hall, William C.

    This manual discusses major differences between academic and commercial educational research (CER) and provides suggestions to help researchers who want to conduct CER. The paper is based on the experiences of the TAFE National Center for Research and Development Ltd in Leabrook (Australia). Focus is on describing how to apply for grants and how…

  14. Education research Subject knowledge

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    Rambaut, Andrew

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

  15. Use of Person-Fit Statistics in Reporting and Analyzing National Assessment of Educational Progress Results. Research and Development Report.

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    Rudner, Lawrence M.; And Others

    Fit statistics provide a direct measure of assessment accuracy by analyzing the fit of measurement models to an individual's (or group's) response pattern. Students that lose interest during the assessment, for example, will miss exercises that are within their abilities. Such students will respond correctly to some more difficult items and…

  16. Digest of Educational Statistics, 1968 Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Simon, Kenneth A.; Grant, W. Vance

    This digest provides statistical information covering the entire field of American education from kindergarten through the graduate school. It utilizes materials from numerous sources, including statistical surveys and estimates of USOE and other appropriate agencies, both governmental and nongovernmental. Information is presented on a wide…

  17. Educational Statistics for Selected Health Occupations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Donald W.; Holz, Frank M.

    Detailed statistics on education are provided for a number of health occupations. Data are given as far back as 1950-1951 for medical and dental schools, while for schools of public health, the data begin in 1975-1976. Complete 1980 data are provided only for dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Statistical tables are included on the…

  18. Education Statistics Quarterly: Spring 2001 Issue

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-01-01

    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).

  19. 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.

  20. Education Statistics Quarterly: Fall 2000 Issue

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2000-01-01

    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.

  1. Doing Educational Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Opie, Clive

    2004-01-01

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

  2. Response Essay: Special Education Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McGee, Paid

    2000-01-01

    This commentary reflects on findings from previous articles that reviewed trends in special education research in the United States, Norway, Botswana, Ecuador, Australia, and Turkey. It discusses the function, funding, and subject matter of special education research, on research on the education of special education teachers, and on research

  3. Geoscience education research project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Karen Kortz

    Students complete a scientific research project including asking a question, developing methods, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data, and communicating results. The research question begins "What do other students think about _____" and students fill in the blank with a topic that interests them from the class. Although it is geoscience education research, it involves students in the process of science while learning about a topic of their choosing, making it an effective learning tool for all students.

  4. Research and Research Methods in Geographical Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Graves, Norman J., Ed.

    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…

  5. Statistical Assistant Research Data Centre, Queens University

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    Graham, Nick

    JOB OFFER Statistical Assistant Research Data Centre, Queens University Position: Statistical@queensu.ca The Research Data Centre (RDC) is a secure Statistics Canada computer lab on the Queens University campus Assistant at the RDC, Queens University Classification: Statistics Canada term part-time CR-04 Salary: $ 44

  6. Improving Education: Perspectives on Educational Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carroll, John B.; And Others

    Seven papers on educational research and educational improvement are presented. Robert Glaser, in the introduction, states that efforts to realize our aspirations for educational change, as well as in the social surroundings and public attitudes that aid school reforms, can be greatly assisted through research. John B. Carroll discusses…

  7. Projections of Education Statistics to 2009

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    National Center for Education Statistics.

    This latest offering from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) contains projections for key education statistics including enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures for the past fourteen years and projected to the year 2009 for the nation as a whole; and projections of public elementary and secondary enrollment and public high school graduates in the District of Columbia and all fifty states to the year 2009. The report contains numerous charts and tables, a description of the projection methodology used, and appendixes containing supplementary tables, data sources, and a glossary.

  8. Scientific Research in Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This book presents a report on the nature and value of scientific research and with the increasing trend in evidence-based education, explains the similarities and differences between scientific inquiry and inquiry in other disciplines. Contents include: (1) "Accumulation of Scientific Knowledge"; (2) "Guiding Principles for Scientific Inquiry";…

  9. Design Editorial Design Education Research

    E-print Network

    Papalambros, Panos

    Journal of Mechanical Design Editorial Design Education Research Design education research is part of design research. This has been a JMD position for quite some time, with a special issue dedicated. This is one of many challenges that I be- lieve research in design engineering education can address to our

  10. Tools for the advancement of undergraduate statistics education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schaffner, Andrew Alan

    To keep pace with advances in applied statistics and to maintain literate consumers of quantitative analyses, statistics educators stress the need for change in the classroom (Cobb, 1992; Garfield, 1993, 1995; Moore, 1991a; Snee, 1993; Steinhorst and Keeler, 1995). These authors stress a more concept oriented undergraduate introductory statistics course which emphasizes true understanding over mechanical skills. Drawing on recent educational research, this dissertation attempts to realize this vision by developing tools and pedagogy to assist statistics instructors. This dissertation describes statistical facets, pieces of statistical understanding that are building blocks of knowledge, and discusses DIANA, a World-Wide Web tool for diagnosing facets. Further, I show how facets may be incorporated into course design through the development of benchmark lessons based on the principles of collaborative learning (diSessa and Minstrell, 1995; Cohen, 1994; Reynolds et al., 1995; Bruer, 1993; von Glasersfeld, 1991) and activity based courses (Jones, 1991; Yackel, Cobb and Wood, 1991). To support benchmark lessons and collaborative learning in large classes I describe Virtual Benchmark Instruction, benchmark lessons which take place on a structured hypertext bulletin board using the technology of the World-Wide Web. Finally, I present randomized experiments which suggest that these educational developments are effective in a university introductory statistics course.

  11. Education Statistics Quarterly. Volume 5, Issue 1.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dillow, Sally, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    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…

  12. Advancing Scientific Research in Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Towne, Lisa, Ed.; Wise, Lauress L., Ed.; Winters, Tina M., Ed.

    2004-01-01

    Transforming education into an evidence-based field depends in no small part on a strong base of scientific knowledge to inform educational policy and practice. Advancing Scientific Research in Education makes select recommendations for strengthening scientific education research and targets federal agencies, professional associations, and…

  13. Researching Research: Mathematics Education in the Political

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pais, Alexandre; Valero, Paola

    2012-01-01

    We discuss contemporary theories in mathematics education in order to do research on research. Our strategy consists of analysing discursively and ideologically recent key publications addressing the role of theory in mathematics education research. We examine how the field fabricates its object of research by deploying Foucault's notion of…

  14. Airborne Research Experience for Educators

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2009-01-01

    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,

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clark, Charles

    2011-01-01

    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…

  16. Special Needs Education: Statistics and Indicators. Education and Skills.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robson, Colin; Evans, Peter; Deluca, Marcella

    This report presents an analysis of the statistics concerning the status of education for students with special needs in member nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Special needs students are defined as those who have disabilities with clear biological causes, or who are experiencing learning difficulties, or who…

  17. Educational Research and Polish Perestroika.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kozakiewicz, Mikolaj

    1990-01-01

    Considers perestroika's impact on educational research in Poland. Finds perestroika has allowed researchers to more fully explore crucial social/educational problems. Points out that government control of research funding could still have censoring effects. Advocates widespread media dissemination of research findings. (CH)

  18. Advancing Scientific Research in Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Towne, Lisa, Ed.; Wise, Lauress L., Ed.; Winters, Tina M., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    The title of this report reveals its purpose precisely: to spur actions that will advance scientific research in education. The recommendations for accomplishing this goal, detailed in this report, build on the National Research Council (NRC) report "Scientific Research in Education" (National Research Council, 2002). That report offers an…

  19. The Role of Statistics Educators in the Quantitative Literacy Movement

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    Jordan, Joy; Haines, Beth

    2006-01-01

    Discussions of quantitative literacy have become increasingly important, and statistics educators are well aware of the link between statistics education and quantitative literacy. Both the statistics education and quantitative literacy movements have emphasized the importance of students practicing skills in multiple contexts--a goal also…

  20. Research on Globalization and Education

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    Spring, Joel

    2008-01-01

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

  1. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY.

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    KLEINKE, DAVID J.; PRUZEK, ROBERT M.

    298 EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED IN 5 JOURNALS DURING 1966-67 WERE CLASSIFIED ON THE BASIS OF SPONSORSHIP, AUTHORS' GENERAL INTENTIONS, DESIGN, ASSUMPTIONS, AND ANALYSIS. ADVANCES IN STATISTICAL THEORY (INCLUDING WORK ON GENERAL ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE DESIGNS, HYPOTHESIS TESTING IN FACTOR ANALYSIS, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS,…

  2. The Condition of Education. 1980 Edition. Statistical Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dearman, Nancy B.; Plisko, Valena White

    This annual statistical report describes the national condition of education and the conditions in the larger society that may affect education. Statistical data are presented on issues concerning educational institutions, students, and personnel. The first section of this report describes trends and developments affecting education at all levels.…

  3. The Condition of Education, 1979 Edition. Statistical Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dearman, Nancy B.; Plisko, Valena White

    This annual statistical report describes conditions in education and conditions in the larger society that affect education. Statistical data are presented on issues concerning educational institutions, participants, and personnel. The report is organized to reflect the characteristics of the educational system and its relationship to the larger…

  4. Educational Research: Concepts and Models

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eastwood, G. R.

    1975-01-01

    This article argued that educational research is (a) primarily concerned with operational research, (b) a critical refining and reformulating rather than a discovering activity, and (c) a systematically organized joint philosopher-researcher-practitioner enterprise. (Author/RK)

  5. Book Trade Research and Statistics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bosch, Stephen; Ink, Gary; Lofquist, William S.

    1998-01-01

    Provides data on prices of U.S. and foreign materials; book title output and average prices, 1996 final and 1997 preliminary figures; book sales statistics, 1997--AAP preliminary estimates; U.S. trade in books, 1997; international book title output, 1990-95; book review media statistics; and number of book outlets in the U.S. and Canada. (PEN)

  6. Book Trade Research and Statistics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bosch, Stephen; Ink, Gary; Greco, Albert N.

    1999-01-01

    Presents: "Prices of United States and Foreign Published Materials"; "Book Title Output and Average Prices"; "Book Sales Statistics, 1998"; "United States Book Exports and Imports: 1998"; "International Book Title Output: 1990-96"; "Number of Book Outlets in the United States and Canada"; and "Book Review Media Statistics". (AEF)

  7. Research Schools: Grounding Research in Educational Practice

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    Hinton, Christina; Fischer, Kurt W.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  8. Intermediate/Advanced Research Design and Statistics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ploutz-Snyder, Robert

    2009-01-01

    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

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

    E-print Network

    Segraves, Kari A.

    YEAR 1 Fall Spring Summer Statistics and Research Design II Statistics and Research Design III Developmental Psychology Introductory Seminar in School Psychology Cognitive Intellectual Assessment Psychology Participation YEAR 2 Fall Spring Summer Socioemotional Assessment Psychological Measurement Psychoeducational

  10. Researching as an Enactivist Mathematics Education Researcher

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    Brown, Laurinda

    2015-01-01

    This paper focusses on how researching is done through reflections about, or at a meta-level to, the practice over time of an enactivist mathematics education researcher. How are the key concepts of enactivist theory ("ZDM Mathematics Education," doi: 10.1007/s11858-014-0634-7, 2015) applied? This paper begins by giving an…

  11. Educational Psychology Research in Greece.

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    Sakka-Paraskeva, Sophia

    1984-01-01

    Research on testing, use of intelligence scales, and use of personality scales is a major part of educational psychological research in Greece. A great deal of research has also been done in Greece on the problem of evaluating current educational practice. (BW)

  12. Feminist Research in Higher Education

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    Ropers-Huilman, Rebecca; Winters, Kelly T.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  13. Integrating Research and Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    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.

  14. Research Design and Statistics for Applied Linguistics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hatch, Evelyn; Farhady, Hossein

    An introduction to the conventions of research design and statistical analysis is presented for graduate students of applied linguistics. The chapters cover such concepts as the definition of research, variables, research designs, research report formats, sorting and displaying data, probability and hypothesis testing, comparing means,…

  15. Educating Scientifically: Advances in Physics Education Research

    SciTech Connect

    Finkelstein, Noah (University of Colorado) [University of Colorado

    2007-05-16

    It is now fairly well documented that traditionally taught, large-scale introductory physics courses fail to teach our students the basics. In fact, often these same courses have been found to teach students things we do not want. Building on a tradition of research in physics, the physics education research community has been researching the effects of educational practice and reforms at the undergraduate level for many decades. From these efforts and those within the fields of education, cognitive science, and psychology we have learned a great deal about student learning and environments that support learning for an increasingly diverse population of students in the physics classroom. This talk will introduce some of the ideas from physics education research, discuss a variety of effective classroom practices/ surrounding educational structures, and begin to examine why these do (and do not) work. I will present both a survey of physics education research and some of the exciting theoretical and experimental developments emerging from the University of Colorado.

  16. Educating Scientifically - Advances in Physics Education Research

    ScienceCinema

    Finkelstein, Noah [University of Colorado, Colorado, USA

    2009-09-01

    It is now fairly well documented that traditionally taught, large-scale introductory physics courses fail to teach our students the basics. In fact, often these same courses have been found to teach students things we do not want. Building on a tradition of research in physics, the physics education research community has been researching the effects of educational practice and reforms at the undergraduate level for many decades. From these efforts and those within the fields of education, cognitive science, and psychology we have learned a great deal about student learning and environments that support learning for an increasingly diverse population of students in the physics classroom. This talk will introduce some of the ideas from physics education research, discuss a variety of effective classroom practices/ surrounding educational structures, and begin to examine why these do (and do not) work. I will present both a survey of physics education research and some of the exciting theoretical and experimental developments emerging from the University of Colorado.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Groth, Randall E.

    2015-01-01

    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…

  18. Questions for Music Education Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jorgensen, Estelle R.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  19. Handbook of Education Policy Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  20. What Educated Citizens Should Know About Statistics and Probability

    E-print Network

    Utts, Jessica

    elementary statistics should learn and understand in order to be an educated citi- zen. Misunderstanding required to read them critically. When statistics courses were rst intro- duced, they were taken primarilyWhat Educated Citizens Should Know About Statistics and Probability Jessica UTTS Muchhas

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Horner, Mary P., Comp.

    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…

  2. The Structure of Educational Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clark, Charles

    2005-01-01

    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…

  3. Disseminating Educational Research with IT.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Davis, Niki

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2010-01-01

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

  5. Confidentiality of Research and Statistical Data.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.

    This document was prepared by the Privacy and Security Staff, National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service, in conjunction with the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) Office of General Counsel, to explain and discuss the requirements of the LEAA regulations governing confidentiality of research and statistical data.…

  6. Research in undergraduate mathematics education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cecelia M. Brown; Teri J. Murphy

    2000-01-01

    Research in undergraduate mathematics education (RUME), the study of teaching and learning of college mathematics, is a new area of research in mathematics. Information to support this discipline is found in publications from all over the world, in the form of monographs, reports, research guidelines and resource manuals, as well as journal articles. Researchers in RUME require access to materials

  7. Research activities and interests of dietetic educators.

    PubMed

    Schiller, M R; Rudge, S J; Ballinger, P W

    1988-09-01

    Dietetic educators need to conduct research for academic promotion and tenure, and they are often called upon to provide leadership for research in the profession. A study was conducted to develop a profile of the research productivity, skill needs, and research environment of dietetic educators. Questionnaires were sent to 854 full-time faculty members in coordinated, didactic (Plan IV), technician, and graduate programs in dietetics; responses were received from 354 (41%). More than one-fourth of respondents (26.2%) reported spending no time in research, while 29.2% spent 9 or more hours per week in that activity. Those with doctoral degrees, at the rank of professor, working in major research institutions spent significantly more time in research than did other faculty members. In the previous 5 years, 67.3% had written proposals and served as principal investigator for at least one study, and 58% had received research funding. Half had written research papers, and 65% had written other publications. Only 60.2% had presented research papers, but 74.8% had given other types of presentations. Nearly 75% of educators indicated interest in collaborative studies; more than half reported a need for skills in getting funded, generating statistics, and writing research protocols. Most educators had a personal interest in research, had access to computers, and agreed that research was both rewarded and essential for academic advancement. Only 15.2% agreed that research was financially or administratively supported, and 22.8% said that they were confused about the relative importance of research in relation to teaching and service. These findings provide baseline data for setting goals and making recommendations for further research involvement. PMID:3418002

  8. 20 CFR 401.165 - Statistical and research activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...release information for statistical or research purposes...aggregates or individual data that cannot be associated...be used solely as a statistical or research record...allows us to disclose data for statistical and research...

  9. 20 CFR 401.165 - Statistical and research activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...release information for statistical or research purposes...aggregates or individual data that cannot be associated...be used solely as a statistical or research record...allows us to disclose data for statistical and research...

  10. 20 CFR 401.165 - Statistical and research activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...release information for statistical or research purposes...aggregates or individual data that cannot be associated...be used solely as a statistical or research record...allows us to disclose data for statistical and research...

  11. 20 CFR 401.165 - Statistical and research activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...release information for statistical or research purposes...aggregates or individual data that cannot be associated...be used solely as a statistical or research record...allows us to disclose data for statistical and research...

  12. 20 CFR 401.165 - Statistical and research activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...release information for statistical or research purposes...aggregates or individual data that cannot be associated...be used solely as a statistical or research record...allows us to disclose data for statistical and research...

  13. Improving Educational Research and Development

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Krathwohl, David

    1977-01-01

    Considers some ways to improve the milieu in which educational research and development takes place, including balancing procurement methods, modifying expectations of R & D, building a political constituency and developing realistic legislative goals, obtaining continual adequate research support, and, joining researchers and practitioners.…

  14. Pacific Educational Research Journal, 2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2000-01-01

    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…

  15. Research Visibility: Improving Vocational Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brandon, George L., Ed.

    1970-01-01

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Snyder, Thomas D.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  17. Distance Learning for Teacher Professional Development in Statistics Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  18. Digest of Education Statistics, 2008. NCES 2009-020

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  19. Digest of Education Statistics, 2007. NCES 2008-022

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  20. Digest of Education Statistics, 2005. NCES 2006-030

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  1. Students' vulnerability in educational research.

    PubMed

    Sykes, L M; Dullabh, H

    2012-06-01

    Dental teaching institutions in South Africa recently implemented "learner-centred" curricula and expected educators to alter their teaching styles accordingly, but perhaps without providing adequate training in this paedagogical philosophy. At the same time, the lecturers were required to conduct evidence-based research to evaluate the outcomes. Thus, clinicians/lecturers also became researchers, using their own students or student material for assessment purposes. Previously, this form of educational research, which was carried out in normal academic settings, was not subject to review by Institutional Review Boards (IRB). However, concerns have risen that learners may be a vulnerable population due to their position in the academic institution, and the power and knowledge differentials that exist between them and the lecturer/researcher. This raises ethical concerns regarding their autonomy and ability to provide free, voluntary, informed consent to be research participants. This paper questions whether educational research may lead to student vulnerability, and proposes some recommendations for educators and institutions involved in educational research. PMID:23185948

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Groth, Randall E.

    2010-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Morris, Robert, Ed.

    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…

  4. Using Tree Diagrams as an Assessment Tool in Statistics Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yin, Yue

    2012-01-01

    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…

  5. Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics Pocket Guide, Issued 2012

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012

    2012-01-01

    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…

  6. Digest of Education Statistics, 1989. Twenty-Fifth Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Snyder, Thomas D., Comp.

    This document, consisting of 7 chapters, 31 figures, and 360 tables, provides statistical data on most aspects of United States education, both public and private, from kindergarten through graduate school. The chapters cover the following topics: (1) all levels of education; (2) elementary and secondary education; (3) postsecondary, college,…

  7. Key Statistics on Technical Education and Training 1992.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Institute of Technical Education (Singapore).

    This publication documents important statistical data on the technical education and training activities under the purview of the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore. Section I on technical education and training in Singapore highlights major developments in 1992 and provides flowcharts of the former vocational training system and the new…

  8. Everglades Research and Education Center

    E-print Network

    Watson, Craig A.

    sugarcane bagasse. "A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning." Benjamin Disraeli, Assistant Professor, Agronomy, Everglades Research & Education Center, UF/IFAS Updates on Sugarcane Agronomic Research at EREC Dr. Sandhu is working on stage III evaluation of new sugarcane clones

  9. Research on Early Science Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Landry, Christopher E.; Forman, George E.

    The implementation of basic research on children's scientific thinking into science curricula continues to be a slow process. This chapter summarizes research on cognitive development that has helped to establish the goals for much of early science education and examines its implications. The chapter begins by describing scientific thinking and…

  10. Educating about biomedical research ethics.

    PubMed

    Stankovic, Bratislav; Stankovic, Mirjana

    2014-11-01

    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

  11. 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.

  12. Reporting and Interpreting Effect Size in Quantitative Agricultural Education Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2011-01-01

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

  13. 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

    Brockington, Riley

    2009-01-01

    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.)

  14. Freefall Research Education Outreach

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1996-01-01

    Dr. Michael Wargo, program scientist for materials science at NASA headquarters, explains the math and physics principles associated with freefall research to attendees at the arnual conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

  15. A roadmap for educational research in pharmacy.

    PubMed

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

    2013-12-16

    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

  16. Six Sigma and Introductory Statistics Education

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    Maleyeff, John; Kaminsky, Frank C.

    2002-01-01

    A conflict exists between the way statistics is practiced in contemporary business environments and the way statistics is taught in schools of management. While businesses are embracing programs, such as six sigma and TQM, that bring statistical methods to the forefront of management decision making, students do not graduate with the skills to…

  17. Research Alive: Educational Research Can Inform Educational Practice.

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    Snowman, Jack

    1994-01-01

    Reviews recent research that can inform educational practice. Includes the influence of high school students' epistemological beliefs on academic performance; effects of cooperative and mastery learning on students' ability to generate higher-level questions; effects of knowledge maps on undergraduate learning; and comparison of learning by…

  18. Pedagogical Training and Research in Engineering Education

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    Wankat, Phillip C.

    2008-01-01

    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.…

  19. Fine Arts Education. Research Brief

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    Walker, Karen

    2006-01-01

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

  20. Educational Challenges and Research Opportunities.

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    Gans, Dian Althea

    1997-01-01

    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…

  1. Research Visibility: Vocational Education Curriculum.

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    Brandon, George L., Ed.

    1970-01-01

    Sixteen research reviews are organized under these topics: (1) Curriculum Development, treating a national conference report, a guide for the development of a curriculum, occupational analysis as a basis for curriculum development, and a shared-time concept for area programs, (2) Agricultural Education, reviewing innovative aspects of off-farm…

  2. Researching Race in Mathematics Education

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    Martin, Danny Bernard

    2009-01-01

    Background: Within mathematics education research, policy, and practice, race remains undertheorized in relation to mathematics learning and participation. Although race is characterized in the sociological and critical theory literatures as socially and politically constructed with structural expressions, most studies of differential outcomes in…

  3. The Importance of Attitudes in Statistics Education

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    Ramirez, Caroline; Schau, Candace; Emmioglu, Esma

    2012-01-01

    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'…

  4. Using Statistics to Make Educational Decisions

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    Tanner, David

    2011-01-01

    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…

  5. Digest of Education Statistics 2013. NCES 2015-011

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    Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.

    2015-01-01

    The 2013 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 49th 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…

  6. Statistical Cost Estimation in Higher Education: Some Alternatives.

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    Brinkman, Paul T.; Niwa, Shelley

    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…

  7. Educational Research Ethics: A Discussion Paper.

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    Lafleur, Clay

    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

  8. Mixed Method Research in Special Education.

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    McWilliam, R. A.

    This paper addresses the conditions under which quantitative and qualitative research methods could be combined in special education. The paper asserts that qualitative designs have not had a significant effect on special education research and speculates that mixed-method research might be more acceptable to special education researchers or…

  9. La estadistica en el planeamiento educativo (Statistics in Educational Planning).

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    Leon Pacheco, Tomas

    1971-01-01

    This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1500 words) summarizing the author's definitions of the principal physical and human characteristics of elementary and secondary education as presently constituted in Mexico so that school personnel may comply with Mexican regulations that force them to supply educational statistics. For…

  10. Statistical Trends and Developments within Inclusive Education in Turkey

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    Cakiroglu, Orhan; Melekoglu, Macid Ayhan

    2014-01-01

    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…

  11. The Condition of Education. 1982 Edition. Statistical Report.

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    Dearman, Nancy B., Ed.; Plisko, Valena White, Ed.

    Describing conditions in education as well as those in the larger society that affect education, this eighth annual statistical report focuses on the impact of enrollment changes at the elememtary/secondary and postsecondary levels. Each of the five chapters presents a narrative analysis complementing the data, which is presented in chartbook…

  12. Research Agenda for Computer Science Education

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    Christian Holmboe; Linda McIver; Carlisle George

    2001-01-01

    This paper examines the nature and scope of computer science education (CSE) research. We first distinguish CSE research from other forms of educational research, outlining its aims and identity as a research discipline. In examining the state of the art of CSE research, we attempt to categorise past research studies into general themes, reflecting the diverse contributions to CSE made

  13. Distance Education Research: Messages to the Field.

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    Morrison, Gary R.; Adcock, Amy B.

    1999-01-01

    Identifies six categories of research in the field of distance education. Topics include evaluation reports; research on the technology; research on the process; general instructional research; policy research; and pre-research, composed of articles that suggest ways of designing or improving distance education courses. (LRW)

  14. Research Bulletin of the National Institute for Educational Research.

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

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

  15. Research and Reform in Teacher Education.

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    Information Bulletin, 1973

    1973-01-01

    Six lectures are presented in this report of the Symposium on Research and Reform in Teacher Education. The lectures are entitled (a) "Teacher Education--Research and Change"; (b) "Theories of Learning and Teacher Education"; (c) "Is Teacher Training Really Any Use?"; (d) "From Studying Education to Teaching a Class: Problems of Transition"; (e)…

  16. Exploring pre-service teachers' understanding of statistical variation: Implications for teaching and research

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    Sashi Sharma

    oncerns about the importance of variation in statistics education and a lack of research in this topic led to a preliminary study which explored pre-service teachers' ideas in this area. The teachers completed a written questionnaire about variation in sampling and distribution contexts. Responses were categorised in relation to a framework that identified levels of statistical thinking. The results suggest

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

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    Stephen Olejnik; James Algina

    2003-01-01

    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

  18. Is Educational Intervention Research on the Decline?

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

    2005-01-01

    The authors examined intervention studies that appeared in 4 educational psychology journals (Cognition & Instruction, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Experimental Education) and the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) in 1983 and from 1995 to 2004. The majority of studies included adults (age 18 and older) as participants, administered brief (less than 1 day) interventions, assessed

  19. Categorising computer science education research

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    Mike Joy; Jane Sinclair; Shanghua Sun; Jirarat Sitthiworachart; Javier López-González

    2009-01-01

    The interdisciplinary nature of Computer Science Education as a field of study is a complicating factor when authors are choosing\\u000a appropriate journals and conferences for publishing research results. This paper reports a survey of 42 such publications\\u000a in order to identify the types of paper frequently accepted for publication in each. We review existing taxonomies developed\\u000a for the general fields

  20. Discipline and Methodology in Higher Education Research

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    Tight, Malcolm

    2013-01-01

    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…

  1. The Current Status of STEM Education Research

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    Brown, Josh

    2012-01-01

    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

  2. Swedish Research on Higher Education in Perspective.

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    Bjorklund, Eskil

    1991-01-01

    This newsletter reproduces a discussion between Eskil Bjorklund, former director of The Council for Studies of Higher Education in Sweden and his successor, Thorsten Nybom, concerning the Swedish Research on Higher Education Program. This program was established in 1968 to direct the organization of research on higher education and award research

  3. Reflections on Experimental Research in Medical Education

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    Cook, David A.; Beckman, Thomas J.

    2010-01-01

    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.…

  4. Questioning the Federal Role in Educational Research.

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    Florio, David H.

    1981-01-01

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

  5. Teacher Educators as Researchers: Multiple Perspectives

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    Cochran-Smith, M.

    2005-01-01

    This article suggests that part of the task of the teacher educator is functioning simultaneously as both researcher and practitioner. However, there are sharply diverging viewpoints about the worth of this kind of research. On the one hand, there is now more research about teacher education being conducted by teacher educators themselves than at…

  6. When Education Research Matters. Education Outlook, No. 1

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    Hess, Frederick M.

    2008-01-01

    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…

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

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    Martin, Shane

    2014-01-01

    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…

  8. Journal of Statistical Research Special Issue on Biostatistics

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    Rodriguez, Carlos

    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

  9. Association between Nurses' Education about Research and Their Research Use.

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    McCleary, Lynn; Brown, G. Ted

    2003-01-01

    Responses from 178 of 528 pediatric nurses showed that higher education levels or courses in research design and use were associated with positive attitudes toward research. Higher education levels were associated with self-reported research use; completing research-related courses was not independently associated with higher research use.…

  10. A mobile web for enhancing statistics and mathematics education

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

    2014-01-01

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

  11. Special Education Teacher Education Research: Current Status and Future Directions

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    Sindelar, Paul T.; Brownell, Mary T.; Billingsley, Bonnie

    2010-01-01

    In this article, the authors propose an agenda for special education teacher education researchers, with particular attention to policy work and studies of innovations in pre-service preparation, induction and mentoring, and professional development. Because previous research is limited and unfocused, the foundation for future research is weak,…

  12. The new federal definition of educational research: Implications for educators

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    Raymond A. Horn Jr

    2004-01-01

    The new federal definition of scientifically based research may have significant implications for educators. This paper describes the new definition, the implementation of the definition, and summarizes the criticisms of this definition. The definition is situated within the context of the great divide that has historically separated educational researchers. Potential implications are discussed concerning stakeholder empowerment, scholarly and practitioner research,

  13. Challenges Facing Educational Research: Educational Review Guest Lecture 2005

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    Pollard, Andrew

    2006-01-01

    This article draws on the author's experience as Director of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP), the UK's largest coordinated educational research initiative, to review some recent developments in the field and, in particular, some major contemporary challenges. In response to critiques of educational research of the late 1990s,…

  14. Educational Research in Educational Practice: Predictors of Use

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    Lysenko, Larysa V.; Abrami, Philip C.; Dagenais, Christian; Janosz, Michel

    2014-01-01

    This study investigates the predictors of school practitioners' (N = 2,425) use of educational research. The suggested model explained significantly but modestly the infrequent use of educational research by practitioners. Of the four factors in the study, "opinions about research" had the most explanatory power. The results are…

  15. The Missing Link: Research on Teacher Education

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    Wiens, Peter D.

    2012-01-01

    Teacher education has recently come under attack for its perceived lack of efficacy in preparing teachers for classroom duty. A lack of comprehensive research in teacher education makes it difficult to understand the effects of teacher education programs on student learning. There is a missing link between what happens in teacher education

  16. Higher Education Research Institutes in Chinese Universities

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    Wang, Qi; Liu, Nian Cai

    2014-01-01

    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…

  17. Information Security Education and Foundational Research

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    Linda Morales; Melissa Dark

    2007-01-01

    The mini-track on Information Security Education and Foundational Research is a forum for the discussion of advances in two important areas of information security: education and basic research. The information security education area is concerned information security curriculum design at the national and institutional levels, innovative approaches to teaching information security, evaluations of existing approaches, emerging needs for information security

  18. Encyclopedia of Distance Education Research in Iowa.

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    Simonson, Michael R., Ed.; And Others

    This document is a resource for information on distance education research in Iowa. The material is divided into three sections. The first section describes distance education in Iowa, the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), the Iowa Distance Education Alliance (IDEA), and the research plan underway. The second section contains a review of the…

  19. http://er.aera.net Educational Researcher

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    Short, Daniel

    the educational potential of games (Gee, 2003; Shaffer, 2007; Squire, 2006; Steinkeuhler, 2006), and we are seeinghttp://er.aera.net Educational Researcher http://edr.sagepub.com/content/39/7/525 The online version of this article can be found at: DOI: 10.3102/0013189X10386593 2010 39: 525EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER

  20. Feminist Methodologies and Engineering Education Research

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    Beddoes, Kacey

    2013-01-01

    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.…

  1. Doctoral Preparation of Scientifically Based Education Researchers

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    Eisenhart, Margaret; DeHaan, Robert L.

    2005-01-01

    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…

  2. Considering Trilingual Education. Routledge Research in Education

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    Henn-Reinke, Kathryn

    2012-01-01

    Based in case studies conducted in the US, Europe, and Latin America, this book explores the feasibility and benefits of trilingual/multilingual education in the United States. Currently, there are few programs in the country of this nature, as educators tend to conclude that English-language learners would be overwhelmed by study in additional…

  3. Using Cluster Analysis for Data Mining in Educational Technology Research

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  4. Policy as Numbers: Ac/Counting for Educational Research

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    Lingard, Bob

    2011-01-01

    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…

  5. Application of Empirical Bayes Estimation in Educational Research.

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    Raudenbush, Stephen W.; Bryk, Anthony S.

    The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate in detail how the Empirical Bayes (EB) statistical estimation strategy can be applied to an important class of educational research contexts. EB methods are tailored specifically to the analysis of data with a hierarchical structure. For instance, investigators may be interested in discovering how…

  6. Trends in Research in Chemical Education.

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    Kornhauser, Aleksandra

    1979-01-01

    Presents summaries and evaluations of some 250 recent researches and developmental studies in chemical education. Identifies existing trends in the various research areas, and suggests future research needs and priorities. (GA)

  7. Evaluation of Individualized Instruction in Educational Statistics.

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    Karabinus, Robert A.; Nord, Sara B.

    Three research questions were addressed: Is there a positive relationship between student views on the evaluation procedures being fair, and other variables, e.g., sex, achievement, and self-concept? Is there a positive relationship between student views on the evaluation procedures enhancing learning, and other variables, e.g., sex, achievement,…

  8. RESEARCH CENTERS National Security Education Center

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    RESEARCH CENTERS National Security Education Center MISSION INCUBATOR CENTERS EDUCATIONAL Security Center Leader Tom Terwilliger Program Administrator Josephine Olivas Information Science) Leader Kim Rasmussen (Acting) Program Administrator Debbie Wilke Information Science & Technology

  9. Comparative Adult Education Research: Methods and Materials.

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    Siddiqui, Dilnawaz A.

    1993-01-01

    Comparative adult education research must take into account the role of beliefs, attitudes, and behavior in determining actions. Comparison of adult education practices should use a cultural rather than a political perspective. (SK)

  10. Scientific Research in Education: A Socratic Dialogue

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    Boody, Robert M.

    2011-01-01

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

  11. Measurement Error Studies at the National Center for Education Statistics.

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    Salvucci, Sameena; Walter, Elizabeth; Conley, Valerie; Fink, Steven; Saba, Mehrdad

    This report provides an overview of a selection of measurement error studies conducted on National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) surveys. Its intent is not to offer new analyses of program data, but to summarize information from internal memoranda, working papers, and adjudicated reports about errors of measurement that occur during five…

  12. South Carolina Higher Education Statistical Abstract, 2007. 29th Edition

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    Reynolds, Stephanie, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    The South Carolina Higher Education Statistical Abstract is a comprehensive, single-source compilation of tables and graphs which report data frequently requested by members of the coordinating board, staffs of colleges and universities, the legislature, state government officials and the general public. The Abstract includes glossary, figures and…

  13. South Carolina Higher Education Statistical Abstract, 2006. 28th Edition

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    Reynolds, Stephanie, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    The South Carolina Higher Education Statistical Abstract is a comprehensive, single-source compilation of tables and graphs which report data frequently requested by members of the coordinating board, staffs of colleges and universities, the legislature, state government officials and the general public. The Abstract includes glossary, figures and…

  14. South Carolina Higher Education Statistical Abstract, 2005. 27th Edition

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    Reynolds, Stephanie, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    The South Carolina Higher Education Statistical Abstract is a comprehensive, single-source compilation of tables and graphs which report data frequently requested by members of the coordinating board, staffs of colleges and universities, the legislature, state government officials and the general public. The Abstract includes glossary, figures and…

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

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    Reddy, C.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  16. UCL DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE Mission Statement for Research

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    Guillas, Serge

    UCL DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE Mission Statement for Research The research mission essential for advances in the physical, social, environmental and medical sciences. In pursuit science, social science, medicine and en- gineering. · Employ high calibre staff with diverse research

  17. Practical Uses of Statistical Power in Business Research Studies.

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    Markowski, Edward P.; Markowski, Carol A.

    1999-01-01

    Proposes the use of statistical power subsequent to the results of hypothesis testing in business research. Describes how posttest use of power might be integrated into business statistics courses. (SK)

  18. Advances in Education Research. Volume 2, 1997.

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    Advances in Education Research, 1997

    1997-01-01

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

  19. Educational Research and the 'Bermuda Triangle.'

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    Halls, W. D.

    1983-01-01

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

  20. Research in Mathematics Education and Rasch Measurement

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    Rosemary Callingham; Trevor Bond

    2006-01-01

    A glance through the titles of research reports in current mathematics education journals might cause one to wonder why researchers in mathematics education eschew the very Queen of the sciences in representing the results of their research. Why do qualitative approaches appear to dominate this field? Many could claim that it is because the usual quantitative methods lose the important

  1. Research in mathematics education and rasch measurement

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    Rosemary Callingham; Trevor Bond

    2006-01-01

    A glance through the titles of research reports in current mathematics education journals might cause one to wonder why researchers in mathematics education eschew the very Queen of the sciences in representing the results of their research. Why do qualitative approaches appear to dominate this field? Many could claim that it is because the usual quantitative methods lose the important

  2. Seeding Literacy: Adult Educators Research Their Practice.

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    Davis, Janelle; Searle, Jean

    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:…

  3. Hedgehogs and Foxes among Educational Researchers.

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    Cuban, Larry

    1995-01-01

    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)

  4. Mapping Music Education Research in the UK

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

    2004-01-01

    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,…

  5. ADVOCACY EDUCATION RESEARCH STEPHANIE ABBUHL, MD

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    Bushman, Frederic

    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

  6. Protection of Human Subjects in Educational Research.

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    Weinberger, JoAnn

    This paper discusses the need for educational researchers to employ a system for protecting human subjects who participate in research and development programs. The ethical obligations of researchers, as well as the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's policy guidelines, are examined. Following this discussion, the author describes the…

  7. Trends in Career and Technical Education Research

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

    2008-01-01

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

  8. The Role of Research in Educational Improvement

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  9. Issues in Education Research: Problems and Possibilities.

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

    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…

  10. 75 FR 5771 - Institute of Education Sciences; Overview Information; Education Research and Special Education...

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

  11. Education and Poverty in Affluent Countries. Routledge Research in Education

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

    2011-01-01

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

  12. Fusion plasma research and education in Japan

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

    1995-12-31

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

  13. Research Methodologies in Science Education: Qualitative Data.

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    Libarkin, Julie C.; Kurdziel, Josepha P.

    2002-01-01

    Introduces the concepts and terminology of qualitative research methodologies in the context of science education. Discusses interviewing, observing, validity, reliability, and confirmability. (Author/MM)

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

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    Levesque, Karen; Wun, Jolene; Green, Caitlin

    2010-01-01

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

  15. Consequential Research Designs in Research on Teacher Education

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  16. Translational Research Education and Training Needs in Hawai'i.

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    Kataoka-Yahiro, Merle R; Inouye, Jillian; Seto, Todd B; Braun, Kathryn L

    2015-05-01

    The purpose of this needs assessment was to identify the translational research education and training needs of researchers and administrators working in Hawai'i's communities and to use the finding to develop an education and training plan. The assessment was led by a community advisory board with members from community health centers, social agencies, hospitals, and academia on O'ahu. The survey, developed with input of the community advisory board, was sent to 94 administrators and researchers involved or affiliated with research being conducted in Hawai'i. Forty-one respondents (43%) completed the survey. Respondents wanted education and training in research processes, specific research-related skills, and facilitating interactions between community and academic researchers. Sixty-one percent were interested in training related to community-engaged research and yearly seminars on "collaborative mentoring." Popular topics of interest were related to data monitoring, networking with different cultural groups, statistics, and human subjects review. A majority of respondents wanted to attend workshops, seminars, and presentations rather than take a class. Approximately 50% of the respondents wanted to gain information through on-line training. Findings guided the development of a translational research education and training plan for the University of Hawai'i National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Centers in Minority Institutions Multidisciplinary and Translational Research Infrastructure Expansion (RMATRIX) grant. PMID:26019985

  17. Translational Research Education and Training Needs in Hawai‘i

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    Inouye, Jillian; Seto, Todd B; Braun, Kathryn L

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this needs assessment was to identify the translational research education and training needs of researchers and administrators working in Hawai‘i's communities and to use the finding to develop an education and training plan. The assessment was led by a community advisory board with members from community health centers, social agencies, hospitals, and academia on O‘ahu. The survey, developed with input of the community advisory board, was sent to 94 administrators and researchers involved or affiliated with research being conducted in Hawai‘i. Forty-one respondents (43%) completed the survey. Respondents wanted education and training in research processes, specific research-related skills, and facilitating interactions between community and academic researchers. Sixty-one percent were interested in training related to community-engaged research and yearly seminars on “collaborative mentoring.” Popular topics of interest were related to data monitoring, networking with different cultural groups, statistics, and human subjects review. A majority of respondents wanted to attend workshops, seminars, and presentations rather than take a class. Approximately 50% of the respondents wanted to gain information through on-line training. Findings guided the development of a translational research education and training plan for the University of Hawai‘i National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Centers in Minority Institutions Multidisciplinary and Translational Research Infrastructure Expansion (RMATRIX) grant. PMID:26019985

  18. Bayesian Statistical Inference for Coefficient Alpha. ACT Research Report Series.

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    Li, Jun Corser; Woodruff, David J.

    Coefficient alpha is a simple and very useful index of test reliability that is widely used in educational and psychological measurement. Classical statistical inference for coefficient alpha is well developed. This paper presents two methods for Bayesian statistical inference for a single sample alpha coefficient. An approximate analytic method…

  19. Resources for Educators of Adults. Continuing Education for Educators of Adults: The Roles of Research.

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    Charters, Alexander N.

    The author states that the coming of age of adult and continuing education has brought the role of research into focus. Two aspects of the research role are explored: What research has been done on the continuing education of adult educators, and what should be the roles of research? The major portion of this report is devoted to a review of the…

  20. Educational Research: Biologists Finding Their Voice

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    Orsmond, Paul

    2007-01-01

    Since the publication of the Dearing report (1997) there has been an increasing emphasis on the quality of teaching and learning provision within higher education institutions (HEIs). This focus on provision has in turn generated much educational research into "approaches" to both teaching practice and student learning within higher education

  1. Indigenizing Teacher Education: An Action Research Project

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    Kitchen, Julian; Raynor, Marg

    2013-01-01

    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…

  2. Literacy Research, Evaluation and Statistics. Ensuring Universal Rights to Literacy and Basic Education. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.

    Although adult literacy programs exist in almost every country throughout the developing world, comprehensive information on their capacity, performance, and impact is seriously lacking. This deficiency has direct consequences for the effectiveness of developing countries' national literacy education policies. Reasons for the lack of data include…

  3. 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

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    Finnie, Ross; Qiu, Theresa

    2009-01-01

    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…

  4. PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH SECTION The Physics Education Research Section PERS publishes articles describing important results from

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    Heckler, Andrew F.

    PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH SECTION The Physics Education Research Section PERS publishes articles describing important results from the field of physics education research. Manuscripts should be submitted of the noncommutativity of the cross product. © 2010 American Association of Physics Teachers. DOI: 10.1119/1.3386587 I

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

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    Simon C Parker

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

  6. Market Statistics Northern Colorado Region About the Research

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    #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

  7. Methodological and Statistical Problems in Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Research

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    Uchechukwu C. Megwalu; Jay F. Piccirillo

    Results: Overall, the articles demonstrated fair meth- odological and statistical quality. Compared with the pre- vious review by Schechtman et al, there was a slight in- crease in the number of articles that discussed statistical power and reported confidence intervals. There were in- creases in the mean sample size, the percentage of ran- domized controlled studies, the number of end

  8. College of Education Research Committee Faculty Research Grant Award

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    Garbey, Marc

    College of Education Research Committee Faculty Research Grant Award GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION PURPOSE OF THE GRANT AWARD The Faculty Research Grant Award (FRGA) provides up to $4000 (depending Research Grant Reporting Form to the COE Research Committee (via the COE Faculty Intranet) to receive

  9. The Black Hole of Education Research.

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    Miller, D. W.

    1999-01-01

    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…

  10. Art Education: Issues in Curriculum and Research.

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    Gehlbach, Roger D.

    1990-01-01

    Argues that fine arts have never gained a major place in either public school curricula or educational research because artists, critics, and educators have been unable or unwilling to define art. Proposes a working definition of art as visual communication that would permit systematic curriculum development and instructional research. (FMW)

  11. Research in Teacher Education: International Perspectives.

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    Tisher, Richard P., Ed.; Wideen, Marvin F., Ed.

    This book was developed in response to audience interest in a symposium sponsored by the American Educational Research Association (annual meeting, Washington, D.C., 1987). The book addresses international perspectives on research in teacher education and offers the following contributions from scholars from 12 countries: "The Role Played by…

  12. Embarking on Collaborative Research in Geographic Education

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    Alexson, Randy Gabrys; Kemnitz, Christopher; Bell, Scott; Hardwick, Susan

    2005-01-01

    This paper provides insights into the complexities and rewards involved in conducting a collaborative research project in geographic education. Using a case study from the National Council for Geographic Education's ongoing EMBARC Project ("Encouraging our Members to Belong to a Research Community"), the authors document and analyse their ongoing…

  13. Biology Education Research Trends in Turkey

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    Gul, Seyda; Sozbilir, Mustafa

    2015-01-01

    This paper reports on a content analysis of 633 biology education research [BER] papers published by Turkish science educators in national and international journals. The findings indicate that more research has been undertaken in environment and ecology, the cell and animal form and functions. In addition learning, teaching and attitudes were in…

  14. Educational Research in Europe. Yearbook 2000.

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

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

  15. Single-Subject Research in Gifted Education

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    Simonsen, Brandi; Little, Catherine A.

    2011-01-01

    Single-subject research (SSR) is an experimental research tradition that is well established in other fields (e.g., special education, behavior analysis) but has rarely been applied to topics in gifted education. In this Methodological Brief, Brandi Simonsen and Catherine A. Little from the University of Connecticut highlight the key features of…

  16. Doing Philosophical Research in Adult Education.

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    Collins, Michael

    More deliberate efforts have been witnessed recently that incorporate philosophical criticism and analysis in the exploration and clarification of current concerns in adult education. Such studies might be regarded as pioneering attempts at doing philosophical research in adult education. Philosophical research has a prominent role to play in…

  17. Environmental Education Research: To What Ends?

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    Jickling, Bob

    2009-01-01

    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…

  18. http://er.aera.net Educational Researcher

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    Loudon, Catherine

    http://er.aera.net Educational Researcher http://edr.sagepub.com/content/41/9/339 The online:Educational ResearcherAdditional services and information for http://er.aera.net/alertsEmail Alerts: http://er.aera.net/subscriptionsSubscriptions: http://www.aera.net/reprintsReprints: http://www.aera.net/permissionsPermissions: What is This? - Dec 5

  19. Toward a Transdisciplinary Rural Education Research Agenda

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    Stapel, Christopher J.; DeYoung, Alan J.

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the representation of rural education research orientations--defined in terms of methodological approach, academic focus and place-consciousness--within the literature and across academic disciplines. A content analysis of 155 abstracts from articles published in the Journal of Research in Rural Education and Rural Sociology…

  20. Financial Literacy and Education Research Priorities

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  1. Predicting Success in an Educational Research Course.

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    Benton, Sidney E.; Jerrolds, Bob W.

    Eighty-six North Georgia College students in four graduate sections of educational research taught by the same instructor were administered the Attitudes toward Educational Research Scale at the beginning and the end of the quarter. Attitude posttest scores were significantly higher than pretest scores. Undergraduate grade point averages (GPAs),…

  2. Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research

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

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

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    Elliott, William; Choi, Eunhee; Friedline, Terri

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Analytical Chemistry, 1985

    1985-01-01

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

  5. Educational Technology Research Journals: Computers & Education, 2002-2011

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    Rackham, David D.; Hyatt, Frederick R.; Macfarlane, David C.; Nisse, Tony; Woodfield, Wendy; West, Richard E.

    2013-01-01

    In this study, the authors examined the journal "Computers & Education" to discover research trends in the articles published during 2002-2011. Research articles were analyzed to determine trends in the research methods and types of articles published, as well as the key topics published, top authors, and some of the most-cited…

  6. Developing a Research Agenda in Science Education

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

    2005-06-01

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

  7. Using Qualitative Research Methods in Higher Education

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    Savenye, Wilhelmina C.; Robinson, Rhonda S.

    2005-01-01

    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…

  8. Action Research in Rehabilitation Education: Curricular Applications

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    Kiener, Michael S.; Koch, Lynn; Gitchel, Dent

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines applications of action research to rehabilitation education. An overview of action research is provided, and specific examples of action research in rehabilitation and other professions are illustrated. Emphasis is placed on utilizing action research to evaluate teaching and student learning and develop scientist practitioners…

  9. National research and education network

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    Villasenor, Tony

    1991-01-01

    Some goals of this network are as follows: Extend U.S. technological leadership in high performance computing and computer communications; Provide wide dissemination and application of the technologies both to the speed and the pace of innovation and to serve the national economy, national security, education, and the global environment; and Spur gains in the U.S. productivity and industrial competitiveness by making high performance computing and networking technologies an integral part of the design and production process. Strategies for achieving these goals are as follows: Support solutions to important scientific and technical challenges through a vigorous R and D effort; Reduce the uncertainties to industry for R and D and use of this technology through increased cooperation between government, industry, and universities and by the continued use of government and government funded facilities as a prototype user for early commercial HPCC products; and Support underlying research, network, and computational infrastructures on which U.S. high performance computing technology is based.

  10. The Transformation of the Focus of Educational Research from "Teaching Object" to "Teaching Subject": A Case Study of "Harvard Educational Review"

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    Du, Xiaoli

    2007-01-01

    With the content analysis method, this paper uses statistic evidence and analysis of the discourses in Harvard Educational Review (HER) from 1931 to 2000 to discuss the transformation of educational research, which has turned from "teaching object" to "teaching subject". What is more, education research is not only aimed at pursuing the efficiency…

  11. Intersectionality and Race in Education. Routledge Research in Education

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  12. Vision 2050 Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute

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    Rodriguez, Carlos

    in the farmer's conditions through enhanced farmer-scientist interface. The `Student READY' (Rural) are aimed to make agricultural education comprehensive for enhanced entrepreneurial skills in various factors and changes in operating environment around agricultural scenario about 40 years hence

  13. Developing Investigative Entry Points: Exploring the Use of Quantitative Methods in English Education Research

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    McGraner, Kristin L.; Robbins, Daniel

    2010-01-01

    Although many research questions in English education demand the use of qualitative methods, this paper will briefly explore how English education researchers and doctoral students may use statistics and quantitative methods to inform, complement, and/or deepen their inquiries. First, the authors will provide a general overview of the survey areas…

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

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    Blanchard, Rebecca D.; Konold, Timothy R.

    2011-01-01

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

  15. Using qualitative research methods in higher education

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    Wilhelmina C. Savenye; Rhonda S. Robinson

    2005-01-01

    RESEARCHERS INVESTIGATING ISSUES related to computing in higher education are increasingly using qualitative research methods\\u000a to conduct their investigations. However, they may have little training or experience in qualitative research. The purpose\\u000a of this paper is to introduce researchers to the appropriate use of qualitative methods. It begins by describing how qualitative\\u000a research is defined, key characteristics of qualitative research,

  16. Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program

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    Coats, Alfred C.

    2001-01-01

    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.

  17. Developing and Maintaining Productive Researchers in Agricultural Education.

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    Kelly, Maureen E.; Warmbrod, J. Robert

    1986-01-01

    Research was conducted addressing the following topics: productivity of agricultural education faculty members in generating new knowledge; research productivity of agricultural education faculty versus other vocational education service areas; factors encouraging research productivity; factors inhibiting productivity; and methods of increasing…

  18. Mathematics Education Research in Finland Yearbook 1983.

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    Kupari, Pekka, Ed.

    For the purpose of promoting international cooperation in mathematics, physics, and chemistry teaching research, this first yearbook of the Finnish Association of Mathematics and Science Education Research contains articles of recent research on mathematics teaching. The contents consist of five articles in English, two in German, and one thesis…

  19. Research in Mathematics Education: Looking Back and

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    Belding, Juliana

    research in curriculum · Robert Davis ­ needed research in the teaching of mathematics #12;Organizing · Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching · Standards and Assessment of Learning · Role of curriculum · RoleResearch in Mathematics Education: Looking Back and Looking Forward Dr. Karen J. Graham Department

  20. Which Brain Research Can Educators Trust?

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    Willis, Judy

    2007-01-01

    Neurological research has discovered much about how the brain works, Dr. Willis writes, but educators need to be cautious when applying this research to teaching. Following a brief explanation of the three most important technological advances in brain research (Positron Emission Tomography, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Quantitative…

  1. The Political Economy of Education Research

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    Lykins, Chad

    2011-01-01

    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…

  2. Countercontrols for the american educational research association.

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    Greer, R D

    1982-01-01

    Publications of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) maintain that years of research in education have failed to produce a useful technology for teachers. Little is said to be known about teaching children beyond the potential of new findings such as mastery learning, time on task, and features of an appropriate school climate. These latter conclusions are in stark contrast to the large body of useful findings in the behavior analysis literature. Several possible reasons are discussed for the discrepancy in views between behavior analysts and educational researchers. The lack of acknowledgement of behavior analysis is viewed as a serious problem because of the control that the educational research establishment exerts over federal funding of research and the training of teachers. There is a growing use of some of the aspects of behavior analysis by educational researchers; however, the derivation is not acknowledged and there is little enlightenment about radical behaviorism. It is suggested that ABA should countercontrol the influence of AERA by incorporating doctoral students in educational research as students of behavior analysis, teaching the complexity of behaviorism, teaching the positions of the opposing camp to behavior analysis students. ABA can take an aggressive role in countercontrolling AERA by forming committees to insure (a) quality of treatment, (b) funding representation in government, (c) protection and qualified review of untenured behavior analysts, (d) expansion of certification. PMID:22478558

  3. Australian Higher Education Research and Society

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    D. S. Anderson; E. Eaton

    1982-01-01

    This is the first part of a review of research on higher education in Australia and New Zealand since World War II. The review is organised around four themes which more or less characterise higher education and society in the successive decades since 1945: post?war reconstruction, rising expectations and expansion, the search for equality and the end of expansion. Much

  4. Bringing Research into Educational Practice: Lessons Learned

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    Hille, Katrin

    2011-01-01

    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…

  5. Operations Research and Higher Education Administration.

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    Cheng, T. C . E.

    1993-01-01

    Illustrates the uses of operations research (OR) in higher education administration by reviewing the higher education system's most significant operational problems: resource allocation, financial planning, budgeting, formation of student project groups, scheduling and classroom allocation, student registration, tuition and fee structure…

  6. An Annotated Bibliography of Latino Educational Research

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    Baumann, Paul; Cabrera, Alberto; Swail, Watson Scott

    2007-01-01

    This bibliography lists and provides annotations for 59 recent research studies on a variety of Latino educational issues. Descriptions of the focus of each item, as well as implications for policy and practice are provided. Items range in publication date from 1993 to 2007. [This document was compiled by the Educational Policy Institute in…

  7. Discipline and Theory in Higher Education Research

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    Tight, Malcolm

    2014-01-01

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

  8. Cross Cultural Considerations for Education and Research.

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    Timpson, William M.

    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…

  9. Research and Educational Innovations in Computer Games

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    Scacchi, Walt

    Coast #12;4 Game industry facts · Players: >60% male, average age, 33 years old. (Entertainment Software, mobile games, education, scientific research, alternate reality games #12;5 UC Participation in Game Science, Earth Systems Sciences, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Film and Media Studies

  10. Biology Education Research: Lessons and Future Directions

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  11. Russian Media Education Researches: 1950-2010

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    Federov, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    This article analyzed the development of Russian media education researches from 1950 to 2010 years. The list of theses of the Russian authors on the subject of Media Education is about 180 titles since 1950. Nearly 70 of them have been defended for the recent 10 years. From 1950 till 1959 six theses were defended, from 1960 till 1969--15; from…

  12. Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH)

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    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.

  13. Mixed-Sector Tertiary Education. Research Overview

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    Moodie, Gavin

    2012-01-01

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

  14. Research in Vocational Education and Training

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    Winch, Christopher

    2012-01-01

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

  15. Ethical approval for research in physiology education

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    Jonathan D. Kibble (University of Central Florida College of Medicine)

    2009-12-01

    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 Advances in Physiology Education that might be classified as "research involving human participants" do not document ethical safeguards such as Institutional Review Board approval and informed consent, which are required according to journal policy. I elaborate my personal view that we should strive to maintain the present community standards for conducting and publishing education research. And, as always, I hope the road to hell is not paved with good intentions!

  16. Research in communication education: Directional needs

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    Kathleen M. Galvin; Pamela J. Cooper

    1981-01-01

    Future Research in communication education should concentrate on (1) identifying and applying the communication functions necessary for one to participate successfully in interpersonal contexts, (2) examining communication in different learning environments, and (3) improving teacher competencies

  17. Federal Data Bases for Health Education Research.

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    Wilson, Ronald; Iverson, Donald

    1982-01-01

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

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

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    Mahon, Pamela Young

    2014-01-01

    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

  19. Statistical Methodologies to Integrate Experimental and Computational Research

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

    2008-01-01

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

  20. Australian Higher Education Research and Society

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    D. S. Anderson; E. Eaton

    1982-01-01

    This is the second part of a review of research on higher education since World War II. Fart I, published in the previous issue of this Journal, examined how research responded to post?war reconstruction of the later 1940s and the rising community expectations for education of the 1950s and 1960s. In Part II the themes are equality of opportunity and

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

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    National Center for Education Research, 2013

    2013-01-01

    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

  2. Integration of Research and Education at USGS

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    Ridky, R. W.

    2003-12-01

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

  3. Statistical Literacy among Applied Linguists and Second Language Acquisition Researchers

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

    2014-01-01

    "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…

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

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    Gerald, Debra E.

    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…

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

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    Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

    2013-01-01

    "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,…

  7. Everglades Research and Education Center

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    Jawitz, James W.

    . Wright; and K. Krawchuk This brochure was printed on recycled paper made with sugarcane bagasse. "A, South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI) Sugarcane variety improvement research in South Africa: Recent breeding and evaluation progress Dr. Abraham Singels, (SASRI) Sugarcane agronomy research

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

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    National Center for Education Statistics, 2004

    2004-01-01

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

  9. The use of statistics in heart rhythm research: a review.

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    Shen, Changyu; Yu, Zhangsheng; Liu, Ziyue

    2015-06-01

    In this article, we provide a brief review of key statistical concepts/methods that are commonly used in heart rhythm research, including concepts such as standard deviation, standard error, confidence interval, statistical/clinical significance, correlation coefficients, multiple comparisons, cohort and case-control studies, and missing data, as well as methods such as statistical hypothesis testing, receiver operating characteristic curve, binary vs time-to-event outcome, competing risk methods, and analysis of correlated data. We also make recommendations on how related statistical procedures should be applied and results should be reported. PMID:26002137

  10. Coordinating Space Nuclear Research Advancement and Education

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

    2009-11-01

    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.

  11. INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION & RESEARCH AT UAF

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    Ickert-Bond, Steffi

    and Institute of Arctic Biology · Raymond J. Barnhardt, Alaska Native Knowledge Network, Center for Cross Cultural and Indigenous Studies · Lawrence K. Duffy, Institute of Arctic Biology, Chemistry and education at other institutions ­ Make recommendations for change at UAF #12;Lots to build on! · Long

  12. Reflections on an Emerging Field: Researching Mathematics Teacher Education

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    Jill Adler; Deborah Ball; Konrad Krainer; Fou-Lai Lin; Jarmila Novotna

    2005-01-01

    This paper reports a survey of research in mathematics teacher education from 1999 to 2003 done by an international team of five mathematics educators and researchers. The survey included published research in international mathematics education journals, international handbooks of mathematics education and international mathematics education conference proceedings. Some regional sources from various parts of the world were also included. We

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

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

    2011-12-01

    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.

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

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    National Center for Education Statistics.

    1996-01-01

    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.

  15. Consortium for Policy Research in Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  16. Postscript: Locating Narrative Research in Comparative Education

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    Crossley, Michael

    2008-01-01

    Comparative and international research in education has a well-established history, and one that has seen the changing fortunes of a diversity of research approaches and paradigms. As Epstein (forthcoming) demonstrates, much can be gained from critical reflection upon philosophical and epistemological "benchmarks" in this field, and from an…

  17. Research in Arts Education: A Federal Chapter.

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    Murphy, Judith; Jones, Lonna

    This document provides an overview of art education research funded by the Arts and Humanities Program (AHP) from 1965-70. Several dozen research and development projects, selected from among the more than 200 initiated during this period, are analyzed to indicate the wide range of scope and funding, nominal success or failure, distribution among…

  18. Educational Research and Evidence-Based Practice

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    Hammersley, Martyn, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  19. Open Access, Education Research, and Discovery

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    Furlough, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Background/Context: The open access movement has successfully drawn attention to economic and political aspects of scholarly communication through a significant body of commentary that debates the merits of open access and the potential damage it may do to scholarly publishing. Researchers within the field of education research, notably John…

  20. Reconceptualizing Working Memory in Educational Research

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    Fenesi, Barbara; Sana, Faria; Kim, Joseph A.; Shore, David I.

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, research from cognitive science has provided a solid theoretical framework to develop evidence-based interventions in education. In particular, research into reading, writing, language, mathematics and multimedia learning has been guided by the application of Baddeley's multicomponent model of working memory. However, an…

  1. Brain Research and Education: An Overview.

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    Hill, Kenneth L.

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

  2. Langley Research Center Strategic Plan for Education

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    Proctor, Sandra B.

    1994-01-01

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

  3. NASA's engineering research centers and interdisciplinary education

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    Johnston, Gordon I.

    1990-01-01

    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.

  4. Collaborative Research and Teacher Education

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    Christianakis, Mary

    2010-01-01

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

  5. Outlook on Research in Education for Sustainable Development

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  6. Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program

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    Heyward, Ann; Gott, Susan (Technical Monitor)

    2004-01-01

    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.

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

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

    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

  8. Louisiana's Nutrient ManagementLouisiana's Nutrient Management Educational/Research ProgramsEducational/Research Programs

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    Louisiana's Nutrient ManagementLouisiana's Nutrient Management Educational/Research ProgramsEducational/Research Programs Matthew F. Stephens Area Agent Calhoun, La. #12;Louisiana Facts Poultry production is largest #12;Louisiana Facts Cotton .....491,000 acres Rice.....530,000 acres Soybeans....770,000 acres Grain

  9. Singapore Meeting of Education Research Associations Sets the Stage for Establishing a World Education Research Association

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    Educational Researcher, 2009

    2009-01-01

    This article discusses a meeting of education research associations from around the world which achieved a major goal toward establishing a World Education Research Association (WERA) in Singapore on November 24-25, 2008. At the meeting, representatives reaffirmed a commitment to establish WERA and finalized several key documents for its…

  10. Center for Research and Reform in Education

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    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.

  11. Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates

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    Rojo, Javier

    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

  12. Technology-Enhanced Research: Educational ICT Systems as Research Instruments

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    Cox, Richard

    2007-01-01

    Determining the potential of educational information and communications technology for enhancing teaching and learning is the subject of a great deal of research activity. This paper argues that the technologies employed to enhance learning can also be exploited for the enhancement of research. Recorded learner-system interactions, dynamically…

  13. Organizational Policy Issues Affecting Interdisciplinary Educational Research and Research Training.

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    Boger, Robert P.

    This paper is an attempt to pose some of the issues of organizational policy facing the university and its supporting agencies as it attempts to meet the problems of contemporary society, particularly as these problems focus on educational research and research training and demand interdisciplinarity in the process of their solution. Any…

  14. From Data to Information: New Directions for the National Center for Education Statistics. Conference Proceedings (November 1995).

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    Hoachlander, Gary; And Others

    At the Futures Conference held by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1995, discussants from inside and outside the NCES considered the commissioned papers and contributed their expertise. This volume assembles the papers and commentary and summarizes some considerations for policy, research, and practice in future operations of…

  15. Markets and Misogyny: Educational Research on Educational Choice

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    Power, Sally

    2006-01-01

    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…

  16. The Ethics of Educational Research

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    McKague, Ormond

    1975-01-01

    Author delivered an address that compared the two directions that scientific research may take; that is, to the millenium of Skinner and Schaff or to the end of man as seen by Huxley and Ellul. (Author/RK)

  17. Researches on Using Robots in Education

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    Liang-yi Li; Chih-wei Chang; Gwo-dong Chen

    2009-01-01

    Since Seymour Papert (1993) [1] who was the first man to apply robots in education, using robots to support teaching and learning,\\u000a from secondary school to undergraduate courses to graduate education, has become a popular research topic in recent years\\u000a [2] [3] [4]. He proposed an approach to learning in the classroom that he calls “constructionism”, as opposed to the

  18. Education Research: Neurology training reassessed

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    Maas, Matthew B.; Coleman, Mary; Jozefowicz, Ralph; Engstrom, John

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To assess the strengths and weaknesses of neurology resident education using survey methodology. Methods: A 27-question survey was sent to all neurology residents completing residency training in the United States in 2011. Results: Of eligible respondents, 49.8% of residents returned the survey. Most residents believed previously instituted duty hour restrictions had a positive impact on resident quality of life without impacting patient care. Most residents rated their faculty and clinical didactics favorably. However, many residents reported suboptimal preparation in basic neuroscience and practice management issues. Most residents (71%) noted that the Residency In-service Training Examination (RITE) assisted in self-study. A minority of residents (14%) reported that the RITE scores were used for reasons other than self-study. The vast majority (86%) of residents will enter fellowship training following residency and were satisfied with the fellowship offers they received. Conclusions: Graduating residents had largely favorable neurology training experiences. Several common deficiencies include education in basic neuroscience and clinical practice management. Importantly, prior changes to duty hours did not negatively affect the resident perception of neurology residency training. PMID:23091077

  19. Educational Statistics Authentic Learning CAPSULES: Community Action Projects for Students Utilizing Leadership and E-Based Statistics

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    Thompson, Carla J.

    2009-01-01

    Since educational statistics is a core or general requirement of all students enrolled in graduate education programs, the need for high quality student engagement and appropriate authentic learning experiences is critical for promoting student interest and student success in the course. Based in authentic learning theory and engagement theory…

  20. Advances in Statistical Methods for Substance Abuse Prevention Research

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    MacKinnon, David P.; Lockwood, Chondra M.

    2010-01-01

    The paper describes advances in statistical methods for prevention research with a particular focus on substance abuse prevention. Standard analysis methods are extended to the typical research designs and characteristics of the data collected in prevention research. Prevention research often includes longitudinal measurement, clustering of data in units such as schools or clinics, missing data, and categorical as well as continuous outcome variables. Statistical methods to handle these features of prevention data are outlined. Developments in mediation, moderation, and implementation analysis allow for the extraction of more detailed information from a prevention study. Advancements in the interpretation of prevention research results include more widespread calculation of effect size and statistical power, the use of confidence intervals as well as hypothesis testing, detailed causal analysis of research findings, and meta-analysis. The increased availability of statistical software has contributed greatly to the use of new methods in prevention research. It is likely that the Internet will continue to stimulate the development and application of new methods. PMID:12940467

  1. Advanced quantitative measurement methodology in physics education research

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    Wang, Jing

    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

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

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

    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…

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

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    University of Technology, Sydney

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

  4. Immersion Research Education: Students as Catalysts in International Collaboration Research

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    Anderson, Kathryn Hoehn; Friedemann, Marie-Luise; B?scher, Andreas; Sansoni, Julita; Hodnicki, Donna

    2012-01-01

    Background This paper describes an international nursing and health research immersion program. Minority students from the United States of America (USA) work with an international faculty mentor in teams conducting collaborative research. The Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program students become catalysts in the conduct of cross-cultural research. Aim To narrow the health care gap for disadvantaged families in the U.S.A. and partner countries. Methods Faculty from the U.S.A, Germany, Italy, Colombia, England, Austria, and Thailand formed an international research and education team to explore and compare family health issues, disparities in chronic illness care, social inequities, and health care solutions. U.S.A. students in the MHIRT program complete two introductory courses followed by a three-month research practicum in a partner country guided by faculty mentors abroad. The overall program development, student study abroad preparation, research project activities, cultural learning, and student and faculty team outcomes are explored. Results Cross-fertilization of research, cultural awareness, and ideas about improving family health occur through education, international exchange, and research immersion. Faculty research and international team collaboration provide opportunities for learning about research, health disparities, cultural influences, and health care systems. The students are catalysts in the research effort, the dissemination of research findings, and other educational endeavours. Five steps of the collaborative activities lead to programmatic success. Conclusions MHIRT scholars bring creativity, enthusiasm, and gain a genuine desire to conduct health research about families with chronic illness. Their cultural learning stimulates career plans that include international research and attention to vulnerable populations. PMID:23134134

  5. Connecting Arctic\\/Antarctic Researchers and Educators (CARE): Supporting Teachers and Researchers Beyond the Research Experience

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    J. Warburton; W. K. Warnick; K. Breen; K. Fischer; H. Wiggins

    2007-01-01

    Teacher research experiences (TREs) require long-term sustained support for successful transfer of research experiences into the classroom. Specifically, a support mechanism that facilitates focused discussion and collaboration among teachers and researchers is critical to improve science content and pedagogical approaches in science education. Connecting Arctic\\/Antarctic Researchers and Educators (CARE) is a professional development network that utilizes online web meetings to

  6. The Astrophysics Project Integrating Research and Education (ASPIRE)

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    Callahan, J.

    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.

  7. Reflexiones Sobre Investigacion Educacional (Reflections on Educational Research).

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    Valle, Victor M.

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

  8. SABER: A Searchable Annotated Bibliography of Education Research in Astronomy

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

    2002-01-01

    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

  9. An Attractive Choice: Education Researchers' Use of Participatory Methodology

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

    2012-01-01

    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

  10. Technology in Education: Research Says!!

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    Canuel, Ron

    2011-01-01

    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,…

  11. Interdisciplinary Science Research and Education

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  12. Evaluating Impact. Education Research Paper.

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    McKay, Veronica, Ed.; Treffgarne, Carew, Ed.

    Papers in this collection address issues related to participatory approaches to assessing impact. The first section, "What Is an Impact Study and How Should We Do It?" contains: (1) "Participatory Impact Assessment" (John Shotton); (2) "Participatory Action Research as an Approach to Impact Assessment" (Victoria McKay); (3) "Participatory…

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

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

    1983-08-01

    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.

  14. Research Perspectives on Education. Occasional Paper No. 41.

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    Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa). Inst. for Educational Research.

    Perspectives on educational research are presented, and articles are included that reflect research projects that were undertaken at the Institute for Educational Research (IER) of the Human Services Research Council of the Republic of South Africa (RSA). Articles in this collection include: (1) "Educational Research in the RSA: Trends and…

  15. 7 CFR 1150.161 - Promotion, research and nutrition education.

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    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Promotion, research and nutrition education. 1150.161 Section...DAIRY PROMOTION PROGRAM Dairy Promotion and Research Order Promotion, Research and Nutrition Education § 1150.161...

  16. 7 CFR 1150.161 - Promotion, research and nutrition education.

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    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true Promotion, research and nutrition education. 1150.161 Section...DAIRY PROMOTION PROGRAM Dairy Promotion and Research Order Promotion, Research and Nutrition Education § 1150.161...

  17. Difficulties, Problems and Countermeasures in Chinese Educational Technology Researches

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    Chen, Yun-hong; Li, Bing; Xie, Bai-zhi

    2007-01-01

    The paper discussed the difficulties and problems in experimental researches in educational technology, such as misunderstanding in teachers' concept, disjointedness between theory and practice, inadequate understanding of dialectics in experimental educational technology researches, research project selection and theoretical hypothesis formation…

  18. Trends of Science Education Research: An Automatic Content Analysis

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

    2010-01-01

    This study used scientometric methods to conduct an automatic content analysis on the development trends of science education 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 Science Education" from 1990 to 2007. The…

  19. When Research Matters: How Scholarship Influences Education Policy

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    Hess, Frederick M., Ed.

    2008-01-01

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

  20. National Science Foundation: Education-Research Overview

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    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.

  1. Case Study Applications of Statistics in Institutional Research. Resources in Institutional Research, Number Ten.

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    Coughlin, Mary Ann; Pagano, Marian

    This monograph covers the theory, application, and interpretation of both descriptive and inferential statistical techniques in institutional research. Each chapter opens with a hypothetical case study, which is used to illustrate the application of one or more statistical procedures to typical research questions. Chapter 2 covers the comparison…

  2. Brain Research Strategies for Physical Educators

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    Blakemore, Connie L.

    2004-01-01

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

  3. Historical Perspectives on Psychiatry and Educational Research.

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    Richardson, Theresa R.

    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…

  4. Logic in Educational Research and Policy Making.

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    Garlikov, Rick

    2000-01-01

    Analyzes S. Bauer's article on the use of achievement tests to judge school quality to demonstrate the importance of logic, philosophy (especially conceptual analysis), and insights based on anecdotal evidence for educational research and policy making. Emphasizes the place for logical reasoning and anecdotal evidence in the empirical enterprise…

  5. Participatory Research, Monitoring & Evaluation: Applications in Education

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    Rena Brar Prayaga

    This paper introduces the concept of participatory research, monitoring and evaluation and examines its relevance to the field of education. It discusses some of the similarities between a participatory approach to evaluation and a constructivist approach to learning. It then describes a school setting where knowledge building and knowledge sharing practices have been successfully implemented, resulting in a stronger school

  6. Reinventing research and education Linkping University

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    Norrköping, 5,000 students Campus US (University Hospital), Linköping, 3,000 students Malmsten's, Stockholm, 70 students #12;LiU milestones 1967 A branch of Stockholm University 1969 Faculties of EngineeringReinventing research and education Linköping University #12;Expanding reality 2 #12;Reinventing

  7. Researching Race within Educational Psychology Contexts

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

  8. Evidence Based Research: Implications for Counselor Educators.

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

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

  9. Educational Research Training Programs: Requirements for Admission.

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    Fleury, Bernard J., Jr.; Cappelluzzo, Emma M.

    This study aimed to ascertain the relationship between entrance requirements for graduate level training programs in educational research and the trainee's success in completing or gaining reappointment to the program. An extensive review of the literature is followed by presentation of data gathered from 525 questionnaires representing 60 of the…

  10. Interactive Research in Drama in Education.

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    Davis, David, Ed.

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

  11. Rethinking Measurement in Higher Education Research

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    Royal, Kenneth D.; Bradley, Kelly D.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  12. Researching Educational Praxis: Spectator and Participant Perspectives

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    Kemmis, Stephen

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes two parallel research programmes exploring educational practice/praxis. The first, including a theory of "practice architectures", aims to contribute to contemporary practice theory that views practice from the perspective of a spectator. The second aims to contribute to an emerging (practical philosophy) tradition of…

  13. Innovative Research Strategies for Business Education

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    O'Connor, Bridget N.

    2007-01-01

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

  14. Contemporary Historical Research in Adult Education.

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    Henschke, John A.

    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…

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

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    Robinson, Violet B., Ed.

    2000-01-01

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

  16. Issues in Synthesizing Research in Education

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    Andrews, Richard; Harlen, Wynne

    2006-01-01

    Background: Systematic reviews of educational research require synthesis of the results from a range of studies. When these studies are diverse in nature and methodological approach, synthesis can be problematic. Purpose: To offer a critique of the process of synthesizing systematic reviews by considering the stages of the process and the problems…

  17. Interviewing in Educational Research: A Bibliographic Essay.

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    Chu, Felix T.

    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…

  18. Culture, Rigor, and Science in Educational Research

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    Frederick Erickson; Kris Gutierrez

    2002-01-01

    In this article the authors argue that both the Feuer, Towne, and Shavelson article and the larger National Research Council (NRC) re- port on which it is based must be understood in the context of cur- rent federal discourse that focuses narrowly on experimentally derived causal explanations of educational program effectiveness. Al- though the authors concur with much of the

  19. Making Research and Education Cyberinfrastructure Real

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    Berman, Francine

    2008-01-01

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

  20. Reflection on Lived Experience in Educational Research

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    Barnacle, Robyn

    2004-01-01

    While debate about the meaning of hermeneutics and phenomenology for educational research continues, the notion of lived experience, and its application to reflective practice, has become a feature of much that goes by the name of phenomenological within this area. The prevalence of the lived experience model can be attributed in large part to the…

  1. Moon Park: A research and educational facility

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    Kuriki, Kyoichi; Saito, Takao; Ogawa, Yukimasa

    1992-01-01

    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.

  2. What Research Reveals about School Jazz Education

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    West, Chad

    2015-01-01

    Though jazz has been a part of many school music programs for more than 40 years, relatively little research on jazz education exists. Despite this scarcity, a comprehensive examination of the extant literature could serve to inform practice and guide future studies. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to analyze and synthesize the extant…

  3. Prevocational Education: Research Implications for Teacher Training.

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    Quinones, Wm. A.; Haughton, Donna Denney

    Factors determining vocational success and failure for mentally retarded persons are reviewed and implications for teacher education addressed. The history of vocational programs for this population is traced, and problems noted in research regarding vocational fitness (including lack of standardized projective vocational tools). Among factors…

  4. Programs and Plans of the National Center for Education Statistics. 2005 Edition. NCES 2005-113

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    National Center for Education Statistics, 2005

    2005-01-01

    This document is a comprehensive guide to the wide range of statistical activities under way and planned at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This edition of "Programs and Plans" presents a few user-friendly enhancements, including an index to assist the reader in locating information on popular education topics such as parents,…

  5. Education in OECD Countries, 1986-87. A Compendium of Statistical Information.

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    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).

    Based on national replies to joint UNESCO/OECD/SOEC (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization/ Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/Statistical Office of the European Communities) educational questionnaires, this compendium of statistical information is the third in a series. It is divided into two parts.…

  6. Swedish Research and Debate About Bilingualism. A Critical Review of the Swedish Research and Debate about Bilingualism and Bilingual Education in Sweden from an International Perspective.

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    Paulston, Christina Bratt

    Swedish research and opinion on bilingualism, language policy, and bilingual education in Sweden is reviewed. The Swedish debate on language planning and bilingual education revolves around two perspectives: structural-functional theory and conflict theory. Swedish research consists primarily of statistical and descriptive studies rather than…

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

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    Purinton, Ted

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Engelhart, Max D.

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

  9. Strengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Research and Science Education Subcommittee

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    Finkelstein, Noah

    Strengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Research and Science Education Subcommittee Ehlers, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Education these hearings and its continued investigation into the state of affairs in STEM education at all levels

  10. 75 FR 24773 - Research and Innovative Technology Administration Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics...

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    ...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...

  11. Undergraduate Social Research in Education Training Project (January 1-December 31, 1967).

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    Burma, John H.

    A 1-year program was aimed at training 9 undergraduate students in techniques of social research and statistics as they apply to the field of education. During the second semester of their junior year trainees took a 4-credit-hour course in methods of social research and participated in a 2-credit project involving lectures, conferences, field…

  12. Selected Styles in Web-Based Educational Research

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    Mann, Bruce, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    "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…

  13. NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, FINAL REPORT.

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    LIEBERMAN, MYRON

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

  14. Working across and with Methodological Difference in Environmental Education Research

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    Russell, Constance L.

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the implications of articles by Louise Chawla (1998) and Karen Malone (1999a) for "doing research." One of the most interesting implications of these two papers for environmental education research is the issues they raise about the challenges for environmental education researchers and education researchers

  15. DIRECTOR OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

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    Calgary, University of

    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

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

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

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

  17. Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates

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    Rojo, Javier

    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

  18. Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Program for Undergraduates

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    Rojo, Javier

    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

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

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    Diggle, Peter J.

    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

  20. ORIGINAL RESEARCH Open Access Optimizing statistical parametric mapping

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    ORIGINAL RESEARCH Open Access Optimizing statistical parametric mapping analysis of 18 F-FDG PET epilepsy planned for surgery were analyzed using visual and SPM analysis. Performances of SPM analysis were-control group is a way to optimize SPM analysis of FDG-PET in children with epilepsy. It might also

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

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    National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2010

    2010-01-01

    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…

  2. Teaching and Research in Science Education at Southampton University.

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    Richmond, Peter E.

    1981-01-01

    Briefly describes the Department of Education's philosophy and degree programs in science education at Southampton University in the United Kingdom. Includes an annotated list of seven current research projects in the education department. (DS)

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

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    Rokicka, Wanda, Ed.

    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.…

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

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

    2002-01-01

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

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

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    DeBoer, George E., Ed.

    2011-01-01

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

  6. University Science Research and Education Beyond 2000

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    Fleury, Paul

    1998-03-01

    The American university system has become the envy of the world over the past five decades for its leadership in scientific research and graduate education. Today, the environment and circumstances underlying that leadership are experiencing dramatic change, posing serious challenges to the role and indeed the future of the research university. In this talk we will discuss these changes - end of the Cold War, globalization of industrial operations, outsourcing of R&D, US budget deficits, reexamination of National Laboratory and funding agency missions, reductions in industrial basic research efforts, etc.- in terms of new modes of research support and execution that they are engendering. Numerous studies and government programs have encouraged formation of inter-organization partnerships to enable more efficient use of research dollars. The results have thus far been mixed at best. While much research has thus been brought 'closer to the customer', concerns about long-term and idea-driven research remain, particularly in the case of small science. We will discuss 'pro's and con's' of research partnering. Also even as undergraduate enrollments in science and engineering have declined, career opportunities for graduates have expanded. However, university curricula and research programs have tended to follow rather than drive, those opportunities. Some examples of and suggestions for evolving university science research and education together will be discussed. References: "Driving Innovation Through Materials Research"-Proceedings of the 1996 Solid State Sciences Forum, National Academy Press, Washington D.C.,1996 "Endless Frontier, Limited Resources", Council on Competitiveness, Washington, D.C., April 1996 http://nii.nist.gov/pubs/coc_rd/

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

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    Davis, D. Jack; Madeja, Stanley S.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  8. Some Education Schools Should Abandon Research Doctorates, Report Says

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    Glenn, David

    2007-01-01

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

  9. Research in Science Education and the Development of Instructional Materials.

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    Siegelman, Irwin

    A new kind of systems approach to science educational publishing is presented in this paper. This synergistic approach to the publishing of instructional materials for science education would require input from psychologists, scientists, classroom teachers, and science education researchers. The role of the science education researcher is…

  10. An Equal Opportunity Institution Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

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    Watson, Craig A.

    Engineering (water specialists), Agricultural Education and Communication (social marketing and program: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural that will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% extension (Florida Cooperative

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

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    #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

  12. The Fit and Misfit of Sociological Research and Educational Policy

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    DAVID LEE STEVENSON

    Sociologists studying education frequently ask how their research can be more influential in policymaking. This concern is reflected in the presidential address at a recent meeting of the American Educational Research Association: \\

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

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

    1981-09-01

    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.

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

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    Seybold, Hansjorg; Rieb, Werner

    2006-01-01

    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…

  15. The Future of Educational Research in the Professions.

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    Bland, Carole J.; And Others

    1986-01-01

    This issue of the "Professions Education Research Notes" is devoted to the theme of "The Future of Educational Research in the Professions." Four articles have been extracted from the issue to form this document: "The Future of Educational Research in the Professions," by Carole J. Bland, introduces the other articles and describes, as context for…

  16. Touching the Void: Arts Education Research in Australia

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    Gibson, Robyn; Anderson, Michael

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    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

  18. Virtualization and Digital Forensics: A Research and Education Agenda

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    Mark Pollitt; Kara L. Nance; Brian Hay; Ronald C. Dodge; Philip Craiger; Paul Burke; Christopher Marberry; Bryan Brubaker

    2008-01-01

    The application of virtualization software and techniques in information technology research and education has provided a foundational environment to advance the state-of-the-art in research and education in many related areas. Commercial and open source virtualization products are being used by researchers and educators to create a wide variety of virtual environments. These virtual environments facilitate systems design and development and

  19. Cultural Capital: The Promises and Pitfalls in Education Research

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    Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle

    2010-01-01

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

  20. 7 CFR 1160.301 - Promotion, consumer education and research.

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    2010-01-01

    ...consumer education, promotion and research activities with respect to...consumer education, promotion and research activities implemented under...promotion, consumer education and research. If the Board finds that...practices with respect to the quality, value or use of any...

  1. University Teacher Educators' Research Engagement: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia

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    Borg, Simon; Alshumaimeri, Yousif

    2012-01-01

    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…

  2. History of Physics Education Research as a Model for Geoscience Education Research Community Progress

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    Slater, T. F.

    2011-12-01

    Discipline-based Education Research (DBER) is a research field richly combining a deep understanding of how to teach a particular discipline with an evolving understanding how people learn that discipline. At its center, DBER has an overarching goal of improving the teaching and learning of a discipline by focusing on understanding the underlying mental mechanisms learners use as they develop expertise. Geoscience Education Research, or GER, is a young but rapidly advancing field which is poised to make important contributions to the teaching and learning of earth and space science. Nascent geoscience education researchers could accelerate their community's progress by learning some of the lessons from the more mature field of Physics Education Research, PER. For the past three decades, the PER community has been on the cutting edge of DBER. PER started purely as an effort among traditionally trained physicists to overcome students' tenaciously held misconceptions about force, motion, and electricity. Over the years, PER has wrestled with the extent to which they included the faculty from the College of Education, the value placed on interpretive and qualitative research methods, the most appropriate involvement of professional societies, the nature of its PhD programs in the College of Science, and how to best disseminate the results of PER to the wider physics teaching community. Decades later, as a more fully mature field, PER still struggles with some of these aspects, but has learned important lessons in how its community progresses and evolves to be successful, valuable, and pertinent.

  3. Participatory Action Research in Education: The National Latino/a Education Research Agenda Project.

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    Pedraza, Pedro

    2002-01-01

    The National Latino/a Education Research Agenda Project, an initiative developed at the Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos at Hunter College, aims to give voice, perspective, and a research knowledge base to such issues as school reform and to improve academic outcomes and the long term life chances of Latino students and their families and…

  4. 76 FR 11765 - Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs; Institute of Education Sciences...

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

  5. Research in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 1985-2000

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    Sue Couch; Ginny Felstehausen

    2001-01-01

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

  6. Viewing Agricultural Education Research through a Qualitative Lens

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    Dooley, Kim E.

    2007-01-01

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

  7. A New Era for Research Education in Australia?

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

    2012-01-01

    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.…

  8. Educational trajectories of graduate students in physics education research

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

    2014-12-01

    Physics education research (PER) is a rapidly growing area of PhD specialization. In this article we examine the trajectories that led respondents into a PER graduate program as well as their expected future trajectories. Data were collected in the form of an online survey sent to graduate students in PER. Our findings show a lack of visibility of PER as a field of study, a dominance of work at the undergraduate level, and a mismatch of future desires and expectations. We suggest that greater exposure is needed so PER is known as a field of inquiry for graduates, that more emphasis should be placed on research beyond the undergraduate level, and that there needs to be stronger communication to graduate students about potential careers.

  9. Strengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Research and Science Education Subcommittee

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    Finkelstein, Noah

    Strengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education 1 Research and Science Education, and fundamental research. There are plenty of other examples, such as the Science Education Initiative, Informal Science Education and CIRTL that all run on our campus. All of these efforts indicate that we need to work

  10. Extraordinary Educators, Leaders, Researchers, and Human Services

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    Tipple, Brett

    , Culture, & Society · Educational Leadership & Policy · Educational Psychology · Special Education · Urban of published articles: 64 · Number of book chapters: 54 · Number of books/monographs: 17 Full publication list

  11. Business Statistics Education: Content and Software in Undergraduate Business Statistics Courses.

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    Tabatabai, Manouchehr; Gamble, Ralph

    1997-01-01

    Survey responses from 204 of 500 business schools identified most often topics in business statistics I and II courses. The most popular software at both levels was Minitab. Most schools required both statistics I and II. (SK)

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

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    Parker, Laurence, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

  14. Learning How to Conduct Educational Research in Teacher Education : a Turkish Perspective

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    Ismail Hakki Demircioglu

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the attitudes of student teachers in social studies towards an educational research assignment, undertaken in an educational research methods course given at the Fatih Faculty of Education at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. A questionnaire containing open-ended questions and an interview were used in the data-collection process of this research. 74 student teachers answered the questionnaire; 20 of

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

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    Kulgemeyer, Christoph; Schecker, Horst

    2014-01-01

    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…

  16. Research Use by Cooperative Extension Educators in New York State

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  17. The Myth of "Scientific Method" in Contemporary Educational Research

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    Rowbottom, Darrell Patrick; Aiston, Sarah Jane

    2006-01-01

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

  18. Fulfilling an Ethical Obligation: An Educative Research Assistantship

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  19. A Consortium-based Research Education Program for Residents.

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    Neale, Anne Victoria; Pieper, David; Hammel, Ernest

    2000-01-01

    Reports on a consortium-based research education seminar program developed by the OHEP Center for Medical Education that presents a yearly research forum in which the best research projects from consortium members are presented by the resident-researchers, who compete for recognition and prize money. Of the 128 presentations to date 25 percent…

  20. Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia: 1988-1991.

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

    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…

  1. Dealing with Complexity: New Paradigms for Research in Mathematics Education.

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    Lesh, Richard

    This paper focuses on some of the most important factors that appear to have strongly influenced the development of the dominant research designs used in mathematics education research. Factors discussed that have influenced research design in mathematics education include a concern about increasing the relevance of research to practice and the…

  2. Writing Research Articles for Publication in Early Childhood Education

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    Saracho, Olivia N.

    2013-01-01

    Published research results in early childhood education contribute to the field's knowledge, theory, and practice. They also guide future early childhood education research studies. The publication of research articles is an essential requirement for academics. For some researchers, however, writing may be a difficult activity, particularly the…

  3. Comment: Educational Research:The Hardest Science of All

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    David C. Berliner

    2002-01-01

    Under the stewardship of the Department of Education, recent acts of Congress confuse the methods of science with the process of science, possibly doing great harm to scholarship in education. An otherwise exemplary National Research Council report to help clarify the nature of educational science fails to emphasize the complexity of scientific work in education due to the power of

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

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

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

  5. Research and Trends in Mathematics Education: 2000 to 2006

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    Fulya ULUTA; Behiye UBUZ

    This study conducted a series of content analyses of the articles published by Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, Hacettepe University Journal of Education, Elementary Education Online, and Education and Science Journal from 2000-2006. A total of 129 articles were analyzed. According to the findings, most studies were conducted either with elementary students or preservice teachers, in cognitive and affective domains.

  6. Civic Education in Research Universities: Leaders or Followers?

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    Hollander, Elizabeth L.

    2011-01-01

    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

  7. Scientific research in economic higher education in Romania

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    Camelia Stefanescu; Ana Munteanu

    2010-01-01

    The contemporary society makes the economic education face a multitude of challenges and meeting those means knowing and properly understanding the role of scientific research in the educational process. Focused on this subject, the paper addresses the economic education from the perspective of two of the important characteristics that define it: a cultural and educational medium and a participant in

  8. A Call for Action (Research): Applying Science Education Research to Computer Science Instruction

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    Clement, John M.

    2004-01-01

    In educational research, investigators in one field are often ignorant of similar research in other fields. Physics education in particular has undergone dramatic reforms in recent years, all based on insights gained from conducting educational research. Often, pedagogical methods resulting from research in one field can be revised and transferred…

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

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    Feiman-Nemser, Sharon

    2014-01-01

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

  10. IMAGESEER - IMAGEs for Education and Research

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    Le Moigne, Jacqueline; Grubb, Thomas; Milner, Barbara

    2012-01-01

    IMAGESEER is a new Web portal that brings easy access to NASA image data for non-NASA researchers, educators, and students. The IMAGESEER Web site and database are specifically designed to be utilized by the university community, to enable teaching image processing (IP) techniques on NASA data, as well as to provide reference benchmark data to validate new IP algorithms. Along with the data and a Web user interface front-end, basic knowledge of the application domains, benchmark information, and specific NASA IP challenges (or case studies) are provided.

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

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    Christine Franklin, et al.

    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.

  12. Diabetes Research and Training Centers: Diabetes Education. Fact Sheet.

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    National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, Bethesda, MD.

    Established in 1977 by the Diabetes Research and Education Act, the six Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTCs) located throughout the country offer resources for diabetes educators and other health professionals involved in treating or counseling people with diabetes. DRTCs provide continuing education, seminars, and workshops in…

  13. Higher Education Research & Development, Volume 1, Number 1, 1982.

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    Powell, J. P., Ed.

    1982-01-01

    Five articles on higher education in Australia and New Zealand are presented, along with two review articles. "Australian Higher Education Research and Society. Part I: Post-War Reconstruction and Expansion, 1940-1965" (D. S. Anderson and E. Eton) is a review of research on higher education in Australia and New Zealand since World War II. "Student…

  14. Higher Education Research & Development, Volume 3, Number 2, 1984.

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    Powell, J. P., Ed.

    Seven articles on higher education and research and development in Australia are presented, along with 12 review articles. "Research into Postgraduate Education" (Ernest Rudd) reviews such topics as admission criteria, student characteristics, form and quality of instruction, and the employment market. "Postgraduate Education Towards the Year…

  15. Informing the Development of Science Exhibitions Through Educational Research

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    Antti Laherto

    2012-01-01

    This paper calls for greater use of educational research in the development of science exhibitions. During the past few decades, museums and science centres throughout the world have placed increasing emphasis on their educational function. Although exhibitions are the primary means of promoting visitors' learning, educational research is not often utilised when designing these learning environments. Rather, the development of

  16. Research in Science Education in Europe: Current Issues and Themes

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    Harrie Eijkelhof

    1997-01-01

    In April 1995 the first European Conference on Research in Science Education was held in Leeds. The conference was attended by 144 participants and marked the start of the new European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), which has as one of its aims to strengthen contacts between European individuals and groups investigating science education. This book contains a selection of

  17. Pre-School Educational Research: Linking Policy with Practice.

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    Wilson, Valerie, Ed.; Ogden-Smith, Jane, Ed.

    Based on the policy premise that good quality preschool education is an important contribution to children's emotional, social, and intellectual progress, this book reports the findings of the Scottish Officer Educational Research Unit's research program, which looked at various aspects of preschool education in Scotland. The areas investigated…

  18. Book Reviews State Postsecondary Education Research: New Methods to Inform

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    Heller, Don

    Book Reviews State Postsecondary Education Research: New Methods to Inform Policy and Practice this broad context that the recent book, State Postsecondary Education Research: New Methods to Inform Policy theoretical and practi- cal perspectives on state education policy making. The book addresses important issues

  19. Research Productivity and Its Policy Implications in Higher Education Institutions

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

  20. National Center for Special Education Research Projects and Programs

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    National Center for Special Education Research, 2006

    2006-01-01

    In December 2004, Congress reauthorized the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and in doing so, established the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). On July 1, 2005, NCSER began its operation and held its first set of research grant competitions, which included the…

  1. Our unique collaboration of research, education and health

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    Doctors Our unique collaboration of research, education and health care creates partnerships both researchers, educators and clinicians working together in a symbiotic relationship to turn science into health. This leads to the creation of a national model for education and care devoted to the continuum of health

  2. Why We Need a Structured Abstract in Education Research

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    Mosteller, Frederick; Nave, Bill; Miech, Edward J.

    2004-01-01

    Background: Approximately 1,100 education journals collectively publish more than 20,000 education research articles each year. Under current practice, no systematic way exists to move the research findings from these studies into the hands of the millions of education practitioners and policymakers in the United States who might use them.…

  3. Beginning Counselor Educators' Experiences Developing a Research Agenda

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    Wilde, Brandon J.

    2010-01-01

    To date, counselor education literature is narrow in the accounts of counselor educators' experiences as active scholars (Hill, 2004). Consequently, there is little research accounting for the experience of developing a research agenda for counselor educators during their initial faculty appointment. Hermeneutic, phenomenological methodology was…

  4. Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia, 1992-1995.

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    Atweh, Bill, Ed.; And Others

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

  5. Why Ontology Matters to Reviewing Environmental Education Research

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    Lotz-Sisitka, Heila

    2009-01-01

    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…

  6. Economics of Education Research: A Review and Future Prospects

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    Dearden, Lorraine; Machin, Stephen; Vignoles, Anna

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we offer an appraisal of the economics of education research area, charting its history as a field and discussing the ways in which economists have contributed both to education research and to education policy-making. In particular, we highlight the theoretical and methodological contributions that economists have made to the field…

  7. Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators. Third Edition

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    Mertler, Craig A.

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Broudy, H. S.

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

  9. Simbad : an Autonomous Robot Simulation Package for Education and Research

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Simbad : an Autonomous Robot Simulation Package for Education and Research Louis Hugues1://www.lri.fr/ bredeche Abstract. Simbad is an open source Java 3d robot simulator for sci- entific and educational an introduction to Simbad, a new mobile robot simulator written in Java for Research and Education, and a set

  10. Presidential Address: Culture and the Future of Education Research

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    Halse, Christine

    2013-01-01

    Recent changes in higher education have confronted education research with a conundrum: how our traditionally multidisciplinary field can refine itself as a unified discipline. In this address I sketch out what this conundrum may mean for education research, both substantively and methodologically, in the future. I propose that one starting point…

  11. Science Teachers' Awareness of Findings from Education Research.

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    Costa, Nilza; Marques, Luis; Kempa, Richard

    2000-01-01

    Reports on a small-scale study designed to estimate science teachers' awareness of findings derived from research in science education and other branches of educational research. Focuses on experienced science teachers in Portugal who were following advanced professional training programs that usually lead to Masters' degrees in science education.…

  12. Statistical Abstract of Tennessee Higher Education, 2002-2003

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    Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2003

    2003-01-01

    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…

  13. Statistical Abstract of Tennessee Higher Education, 2003-2004

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    Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2004

    2004-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

  15. Laboratory Experiences in Teacher Education: A Meta-Analytic Review of Research.

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    Metcalf, Kim K.

    The present study sought to expand upon earlier reviews of research by examining statistically the relative and comparative effects of several common forms of on-campus clinical experience in teacher education. Data were obtained from 60 studies which met a priori criteria for inclusion. Using aggregation techniques suggested by Rosenthal and…

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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'…

  17. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1979-80.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.

    The University of North Carolina's thirteenth annual statistical abstract of higher education in North Carolina covers the entire gamut of higher education activities from enrollment data and degrees conferred to more complex analyses like the flow of student transfers among institutions. Chapters include: current enrollment; enrollment trends;…

  18. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-10-16

    How do people learn about physics? It's an important topic, especially as many countries seek to train a new generation of physicists. The Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research (PRST-PER) journal is committed to providing high quality research on the teaching and learning of physics. Visitors can scan through the journal's newer articles via Recent Papers, where they will find works like "Development and implications of technology in reform-based physics laboratories" and "What do students do when asked to diagnose their mistakes? Does it help them?" There are several hundred articles which visitors can scan through at their leisure or search by keyword. Finally, users can take a tour through the News, Announcements, and Editorials section of the site to learn about new site features and updates from the American Physics Society.

  19. Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

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

  20. Continuing Education in Research Ethics for the Clinical Nurse.

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    Jeffers, Brenda Recchia

    2002-01-01

    Review of professional nursing statements, federal policy, and recommendations for protection of human research subjects resulted in a topic and content outline for research ethics training for nurses. Suggestions for continuing education programs on research ethics were formulated. (SK)

  1. Transforming Indigenous Geoscience Education and Research (TIGER)

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    Berthelote, A. R.

    2014-12-01

    American Indian tribes and tribal confed­erations exert sovereignty over about 20% of all the freshwater resources in the United States. Yet only about 30 Native American (NA) students receive bachelor's degrees in the geosci­ences each year, and few of those degrees are in the field of hydrology. To help increase the ranks of NA geoscientists,TIGER builds upon the momentum of Salish Kootenai College's newly accredited Hydrology Degree Program. It allows for the development and implementation of the first Bachelor's degree in geosciences (hydrology) at a Tribal College and University (TCU). TIGER integrates a solid educational research-based framework for retention and educational preparation of underrepresented minorities with culturally relevant curriculum and socio-cultural supports, offering a new model for STEM education of NA students. Innovative hydrology curriculum is both academically rigorous and culturally relevant with concurrent theoretical, conceptual, and applied coursework in chemical, biological, physical and managerial aspects of water resources. Educational outcomes for the program include a unique combination of competencies based on industry recognized standards (e.g., National Institute of Hydrologists), input from an experienced External Advisory Board (EAB), and competencies required for geoscientists working in critical NA watersheds, which include unique competencies, such as American Indian Water Law and sovereignty issues. TIGER represents a unique opportunity to capitalize on the investments the geoscience community has already made into broadening the participation of underrepresented minorities and developing a diverse workforce, by allowing SKC to develop a sustainable and exportable program capable of significantly increasing (by 25 to 75%) the National rate of Native American geoscience graduates.

  2. Sources of Evidence for Conducting Research in Geography Education

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    Catling, Simon

    2010-01-01

    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.

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  4. Brain Research: Implications for the Education of Exceptional Children. Abstract XV: Research & Resources on Special Education.

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    ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.

    The one-page abstract summarizes "Brain Research: Implications for the Education of Exceptional Children," an ERIC Computer Search Reprint containing bibliographic information and abstracts of 115 documents. Citations are described in five sections: learning disabilities, autism, other learning handicaps, assessment techniques, and instructional…

  5. Clinical nurse educators as agents for change: increasing research utilization.

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    Milner, F Margaret; Estabrooks, C A; Humphrey, C

    2005-11-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the determinants of research utilization among clinical nurse educators. The primary goal for clinical nurse educators is the facilitation of professional development of practicing nurses. Responsibilities include promoting best practice by mentoring others, acting as an information source, and assisting in the development of policies and procedures based on available research evidence. Using Rogers' (Diffusion of Innovations, 4th edn., The Free Press, New York) diffusion of innovations theory as a theoretical foundation, we conducted a secondary analysis to test a predictive model of research utilization using linear regression. Results show that educators report significantly higher research use than staff nurses and managers. Predictors of research utilization include attitude toward research, awareness of information based on research, and involvement in research activities. Localite communication predicted conceptual research use and mass media predicted symbolic use, lending support to the idea that overall, instrumental, conceptual, and symbolic research utilization are conceptually different from one another. Our findings show that the research utilization behaviors of clinical nurse educators position them to facilitate evidence-based nursing practice in organizations. We discuss the theoretical, conceptual, and nursing role implications of our findings for nursing practice, education, and research. Suggestions for future research includes studying actual use of research findings of clinical nurse educators and designing intervention studies that assesses the effectiveness of clinical nurse educators as facilitators of research utilization in organizations. PMID:16210028

  6. Virtual learning environments for statistics education and applications for official statistics

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    Hans-Joachim Mittag

    Summary In our fast-moving information and knowledge society, skills and know-how rapidly become outdated. Virtual learning environments play a key role in meeting today's growing demand for customized educational and vocational training and life-long learning. The scope of multimedia-based and web-supported education is illustrated by means of an interdisciplinary multimedia project \\

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

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    Barron, Kenneth E.; Apple, Kevin J.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  8. Carnegie Mellon University Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER)

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    Murphy, Robert F.

    science, educational technology and advanced statistical methods to further our understanding of learning Affiliate) Cohort 2 (Beginning Fall 2005) 4 Students - 1 Psych, 1 HCII, 1 Robotics, 1 Machine Learning & 1 in cognitive and developmental psychology, statistics, human-computer interaction and instructional technology

  9. Education in Ambulatory Settings: Developing Valid Measures of Educational Outcomes, and Other Research Priorities.

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    Bordage, Georges; Burack, Jeffrey H.; Irby, David M.; Stritter, Frank T.

    1998-01-01

    Outlines 13 priority research topics and 51 important research questions concerning medical education in ambulatory care settings, as defined by a distinguished group of medical educators, clinicians, and policymakers. Issues of theory binding, research priorities, and research design are discussed, and policy recommendations made for the…

  10. Quality Criteria and Exemplary Papers in Chemistry Education Research.

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    Eybe, Holger; Schmidt, Hans-Jurgen

    2001-01-01

    Addresses the questions, What are the quality criteria of research in chemistry education, and In what ways do exemplary papers meet quality criteria? Selects exemplary papers to illustrate the criteria from 81 research papers published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) and the International Journal of Science Education (IJSE)…

  11. Impact of Research on Education: Some Case Studies. Summaries.

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    Suppes, Patrick, Ed.

    Significant cases of research in terms of their effect on school practices have been extensively documented by educational researchers. This booklet summarizes nine such studies, which are published in detail in a companion volume ("Impact of Research on Education: Some Case Studies"). These studies have a variety reasonably characteristic of…

  12. Addressing the Research/Practice Divide in Teacher Education

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    Flessner, Ryan

    2012-01-01

    Educational scholars often describe a research/practice divide. Similarly, students in teacher education programs often struggle to navigate the differences between university coursework and expectations they face in field-based placements. This self-study analyzes one researcher's attempt to address the research/practice divide from the position…

  13. Connecting usability education and research with industry needs and practices

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    LYNNE COOKE; SUSAN MINGS

    2005-01-01

    Ideally, academic research should inform workplace practices and workplace practices should inform academic research and education. However, as many researchers have noted, a gap often exists between academia and industry. This article begins to bridge that gap by reporting the results of a small-scale study at Microsoft in which 12 individuals were interviewed about their views on usability education and

  14. A Philosophical View of Research in Music Education

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    Jorgensen, Estelle R.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  15. Undergraduate Research Grant College of Education and Human Development

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    Boas, Harold P.

    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's strategic aims and Action 2015 initiatives, the objective of this research grant is to facilitate

  16. English Language Education in China: A Review of Selected Research

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    Wenfeng, Wang; Gao, Xuesong

    2008-01-01

    This paper reviews the research output on English language education in China published in 24 international journals from 2001 to 2006 and delineates the nature of this corpus of research. The review covers research in the following areas: the linguistic situations and culture of learning in China in relation to English language education,…

  17. Educational Researchers and Social Values. A Preliminary Report.

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    Wisniewski, Richard; Miles, Matthew B.

    In order to ascertain to what degree educational researchers are concerned with and involved in social issues, a questionnaire on social attitudes, activism, political attitudes, attitudes toward AERA, and research activities was mailed to 672 members of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). When demographic characteristics of the…

  18. Entrepreneurship Education for Women: A Research Review and Agenda.

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    Kent, Calvin A.

    Although the importance of entrepreneurship to the American economy has been documented, a review of research reveals that knowledge about entrepreneurship education is sparse and that research on entrepreneurship education for women is almost nonexistent. A summary of this research indicates that sex stereotyping in schools inhibits women from…

  19. Channeling university-based sponsored research into classroom education

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    Badrul H. Chowdhury

    2009-01-01

    An important mission of university-based research that often gets overlooked is the education component. Based on the 2005-2006 Electric Power Engineering Education Resources report produced by PES, tens of millions of dollars worth of research is being conducted annually by university faculty throughout North America. While such sponsored research almost always produces Master's and Phd dissertations, how much of that

  20. Caught in the crossfire: educational research in context

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    Lars Frode Frederiksen; Steen Beck

    2010-01-01

    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

  1. Encyclopedia of Distance Education Research in Iowa. Second Edition.

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    Maushak, Nancy J., Ed.; And Others

    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…

  2. The Emerging Information and Communications Technology Educational Research Forum.

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    Davis, Niki

    1999-01-01

    Describes the development of the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Educational Research Forum (ERF), which aims to fulfill some of the needs of the education profession to engage with research in the field of ICT, focusing on the ERF design principles; ERF web site content and structure; evaluation and research of the ERF; and future…

  3. Trends in Turkish Mathematics Education Research: From 1998 to 2007

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    Baki, Adnan; Guven, Bulent; Karatas, Ilhan; Akkan, Yasar; Cakiroglu, Unal

    2011-01-01

    The aim of the study is to determine trends in Turkish Mathematics Education on the basis of both master and doctoral theses involved. The researchers reviewed the online databases of the Higher Education Council and Proquest as well as the library of each university and examined 284 graduate theses in regard to research topic, research methods,…

  4. Education for Sustainable Development and Retention: Unravelling a Research Agenda

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    Lotz-Sisitka, Heila

    2010-01-01

    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…

  5. Critical Environmental Education Research: Re-Engaging the Debate

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    Robottom, Ian

    2005-01-01

    The field of research in environmental education has experienced several changes in orientation in its first 25 or so years. In the period of the 70s and 80s, the most visible approach to environmental education research was clearly applied science in nature. From the late 80s/early 90s there has been a period of intense debate about research in…

  6. Building bridges within mathematics education: Teaching, research, and instructional design

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    Susan Magidson

    2005-01-01

    Within mathematics education, classroom teachers, educational researchers, and instructional designers share the common goals of understanding and improving the teaching and learning of mathematics. Teachers work to help students learn; researchers study how people learn and teach mathematics; and designers develop instructional materials to support teachers and students. Each community (of teachers, of researchers, and of designers) develops its own

  7. Early Childhood Mathematics Education Research: What is Needed Now?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bob Perry; Sue Dockett

    In the last four years there have been a number of calls for research into many aspects of early childhood mathematics education. As well, there has been an unprecedented increase in Australasian research in this field. How have these two factors matched? That is, are mathematics education researchers studying the aspects of the field that have been identified for further

  8. Are There Distinctive Methodologies for Pedagogic Research in Higher Education?

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    Stierer, Barry; Antoniou, Maria

    2004-01-01

    We note that there is a scarcity of methodological literature aimed at guiding Higher Education teachers wishing to conduct pedagogic research, despite the increasing value accorded to such research. This may be because pedagogic research in HE does not differ significantly from that in other educational settings; if this were so, HE teachers…

  9. Global Trends in High Performance Research and Education Networking (REN)

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    Khan, Javed I.

    Research Lab Associate Professor, Kent State University, Ohio Fulbright Senior Specialist, ICT For Higher Education Dr. Javed I. Khan Networking and Media Communications Research Lab Associate Professor, Kent State Trends in Education and Research Networks, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

  10. Raising Issues of Quality in Mathematics Education Research

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    Simon, Martin A.

    2004-01-01

    All fields of research need to reconsider, on an ongoing basis, their standards for research quality. At the present time in mathematics education, such discussion is particularly critical to the ongoing growth and strength of the field. Mathematics education research has evolved significantly in the last 20 years. The most sweeping change has…

  11. The Measurement of Teacher Attitudes toward Educational Research.

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    Isakson, Richard L.; Ellsworth, Randy

    1979-01-01

    Graduate and undergraduate students participated in the development of a Likert-type rating scale designed to measure teachers' attitudes toward educational research. Preliminary research supported the instrument's reliability and validity. It can also be used to measure attitude change and to improve educational research courses. (GDC)

  12. Action Research in EdD Programs in Educational Leadership

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    Osterman, Karen; Furman, Gail; Sernak, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    This exploratory study gathered information about the use of action research within doctor of education programs in educational leadership and explored faculty understanding of and perspectives on action research. Survey data established that action research is used infrequently to meet dissertation requirements. Contributing factors include lack…

  13. Research on Higher Education: A U.S. Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Toombs, William

    Characteristics of U.S. higher education are identified, along with the structural features that influence the nature of research, specific research topics, and the locations of research activities. This information was obtained from several sources, including the Educational Resources Information Center database for the years 1981 and 1982, the…

  14. LSUHSC Clinical Research Project Education, Training, and Mentoring Focus Group

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    LSUHSC Clinical Research Project Education, Training, and Mentoring Focus Group The LSUHSC, Judd Shellito, Warren Summer, Kurt Varner Objectives: (1) To promote clinical research at LSUHSC. (2 to convenient educational programs that further define careers and opportunities in clinical research. (4

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

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

    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…

  16. A Closer Look at Scientifically Based Research: How to Evaluate Educational Research

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    T.H.E. Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    The No Child Left Behind Act has brought research, particularly scientific based research, beyond discussions in graduate schools and back into the consciousness of educators in the field. For many educators, it has been a long time since those discussions, and key concepts about educational research may have become hazy. In this fourth article of…

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  18. THE ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL CHANGE, THE UNITED STATES.

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    GUBA, EGON G.; AND OTHERS

    FIVE MAJOR TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONAL SETTINGS FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ARE IDENTIFIED BY S.D. SIEBER--(1) UNIVERSITY BASED, (2) REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL LABORATORIES, (3) STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION, (4) LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS, AND (5) PRIVATE TESTING AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS. FOUR PROBLEM AREAS RELATED TO EACH SETTING ARE DEALT WITH BY N.L.…

  19. The Necessity of Historical Inquiry in Educational Research: The Case of Religious Education

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    Freathy, Rob; Parker, Stephen

    2010-01-01

    This article explores the mixed fortunes of historical inquiry as a method in educational studies and exposes evidence for the neglect of this method in religious education research in particular. It argues that historical inquiry, as a counterpart to other research methods, can add depth and range to our understanding of education, including…

  20. Educating for Diversity and Social Justice. Routledge Research in Education

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    Keddie, Amanda

    2011-01-01

    "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…