Sample records for education statistics research

  1. Interpreting Educational Research Using Statistical Software.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Evans, Elizabeth A.

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

  2. Models of Student Learning in Graduate Statistics Education: Towards Statistical Literacy and Research Competence

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Enriqueta Reston

    Statistics education research literature has well documented the link between the teaching of statistics and research methods courses to meet the challenges and demands of statistical literacy in an information- driven society. While much of the research literature focused on reform efforts in teaching introductory college statistics courses (Rumsey, 2002; Del Mas, 2002; Chance, 1997; Cobb, 1993), there are very

  3. 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

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wessa, Patrick

    2009-05-01

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

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

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    Papadimitriou, Fivos; Kidman, Gillian

    2012-01-01

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

  8. 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…

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

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    Karadag, Engin

    2010-01-01

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

  10. 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.

  11. Education Research Meets the “Gold Standard”: Evaluation, Research Methods, and Statistics after No Child Left Behind

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mack C. Shelley II; Larry D. Yore; Brian Hand

    The fields of education, health sciences, and social sciences internationally have faced calls for better understanding of\\u000a available datasets and research results from a variety of political, professional, and academic communities. Politicians,\\u000a bureaucrats, administrators, and other managers desire compelling, evidencebased results and generalizations that they can\\u000a use as foundations for public policy actions, to make decisions about public spending on

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

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    Dow, Daphne

    2009-01-01

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

  13. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 2006-07. Research Report 1-07

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    Yang, Xiaoyun

    2007-01-01

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

  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. Historical, Comparative and Statistical Perspectives of School Effectiveness Research: Rethinking Educational Evaluation in Greece.

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    Verdis, Athanasios; Kriemadis, Thanos; Pashiardis, Petros

    2003-01-01

    Offers insights into educational evaluation in Greece by presenting history and the current state of school effectiveness research. Reviews a number of studies, including studies from other countries, to examine the policy implications of school effectiveness research. (SLD)

  16. The statistical content of published medical research: some implications for biomedical education.

    PubMed

    Colditz, G A; Emerson, J D

    1985-05-01

    Medical students and doctors need training in biostatistics. The use of analytic statistics in a leading general medical journal is reported. Of 760 consecutive research and review articles, 42% use statistical methods beyond elementary descriptive statistics. Critical reading of the medical literature requires an understanding of many statistical methods. The frequency of use of such methods may help identify those which should receive greater attention in instructional programmes within the medical curriculum. Based on the frequencies and our understanding of the importance of broad statistical concepts, recommendations are developed for the basic course in biostatistics. The integration of several more advanced statistics modules into clinical training is also suggested. The use is recommended of clinically oriented textbooks in biostatistics and current journal articles to help make instruction in statistics more relevant for preclinical students, and to help clinicians appreciate the applications of statistics to their work. PMID:4010572

  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. Statistical Significance and Effect Size in Education Research: Two Sides of a Coin.

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    Fan, Xitao

    2001-01-01

    Shows, through a Monte Carlo experiment, that statistical significance testing and effect size are related and complementary but do not substitute for each other, noting that good research requires consideration of both. Results of the experiment indicate that there is considerable variability in the sample effect size measure, and the extent of…

  19. Five Methodology Errors in Educational Research: The Pantheon of Statistical Significance and Other Faux Pas.

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    Thompson, Bruce

    After presenting a general linear model as a framework for discussion, this paper reviews five methodology errors that occur in educational research: (1) the use of stepwise methods; (2) the failure to consider in result interpretation the context specificity of analytic weights (e.g., regression beta weights, factor pattern coefficients,…

  20. Statistical Thinking in Psychology and Education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gilberte Schuyten

    1991-01-01

    Knowledge of statistics is important in the curricula of students in psychology and education. Reasons are twofold. First, in other courses they deal with theories and research studies which rely on statistical analysis. Second, they have to undertake research in which they have to handle, analyse and interpret data Statistics is for these students a tool, a means of communicating

  1. National Statistics to Improve Educational Productivity.

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    Walberg, Herbert J.

    The value of statistical research depends on valid comparisons which can usefully influence educational policy. Educational research needs to extend the measures of learning (such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress) through nationally-calibrated absolute measures and through computer-assisted and adaptive testing. Direct sampling…

  2. 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.

  3. Digest of Education Statistics 2001

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Digest of Education Statistics, 1999.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Snyder, Thomas D.

    This digest provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school. It includes a selection of data from government and private sources, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics. The…

  7. Digest of Education Statistics, 1997.

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

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

  8. Digest of Education Statistics, 2002.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.

    The 2002 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 38th in a series initiated in 1962. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering U.S. education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The "Digest" includes data from many sources, especially the surveys and activities of the National…

  9. Digest of Education Statistics, 1998.

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

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

  10. Biostatistical and medical statistics graduate education

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    The development of graduate education in biostatistics and medical statistics is discussed in the context of training within a medical center setting. The need for medical researchers to employ a wide variety of statistical designs in clinical, genetic, basic science and translational settings justifies the ongoing integration of biostatistical training into medical center educational settings and informs its content. The integration of large data issues are a challenge. PMID:24472088

  11. 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.

  12. Library Research and Statistics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2001-01-01

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

  13. Library Research and Statistics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    1999-01-01

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

  14. Library Research and Statistics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    1998-01-01

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

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

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    Sun, Shuyan; Pan, Wei

    2014-01-01

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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,…

  19. Understanding Statistics and Statistics Education: A Chinese Perspective

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  20. How a "Tertiary Education" Sector Impacts on the Way NCVER Thinks about Research and Statistics. Discussion Paper for TAFE Directors Australia "TD A09 Reposition, Restructure, Retrain" Conference (Gold Coast, Australia, September 2009)

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    Pattison, Sandra; Hargreaves, Jo

    2009-01-01

    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) was asked by Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Directors Australia to consider, in a discussion paper for their conference held on the Gold Coast in September 2009, how a "tertiary education" sector impacts on the way people think about research and statistics. While a tertiary…

  1. Education Statistics Quarterly, Spring 2002.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dillow, Sally, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    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 products, and funding opportunities developed over a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message…

  2. 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…

  3. Education Statistics Quarterly, Summer 2002.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dillow, Sally, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    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 products, and funding opportunities developed over a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message…

  4. Education Statistics Quarterly, Winter 2001.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dillow, Sally, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    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 in a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message from the NCES on a timely…

  5. 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…

  6. 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."

  7. Health Education Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  8. Theorizing Education and Educational Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thompson, Christiane

    2012-01-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  10. Web Interface for Statistics Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Web Interface for Statistics Education (WISE) is a project out of the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University, which "aims to develop an on-line teaching tool to take advantage of the unique hypertextual and presentational benefits of the World Wide Web (WWW)." The tool is intended to serve as a supplement to traditional teaching materials and to assist teachers in addressing specific topics. The online tutorials, which students can use to learn and review concepts at their own pace, address topics such as Sampling Distributions of the Mean, Central Limit Theorem and Hypothesis Testing. Other sections of the website provide links to numerous other online resources for learning statistics. The Glossary section offers links to online glossaries, although not all the links were working at the time of this report.

  11. Translational Educational Research

    PubMed Central

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

    2012-01-01

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

  12. Hispanic Education: A Statistical Portrait 1990.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    De La Rosa, Denise; Maw, Carlyle E.

    This report provides statistical data on the educational status of Hispanic Americans. Summaries are provided of educational status, attainment, and literacy at various points in the educational pipeline. Information about elementary and secondary school teachers is also included. Statistical data were drawn primarily from recent reports of the…

  13. Strategic Education Research Partnership.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Donovan, M. S., Ed.; Wigdor, A. K., Ed.; Snow, C. E., Ed.

    This book is a proposal for the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP), a large-scale coherent program of research and development carried out through a partnership between researchers and practitioners. The program would put the problems of educational practice at its center and focus on carrying research and development through all the…

  14. Problems of Educational Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gelpi, Ettore

    1985-01-01

    The diversification and internationalization of educational activity and the growing relations between communication and education come up against the institutional world of educational research, which is not always able to apprehend these dynamic processes and finds it easy from its outside position to impose priorities, research topics, and…

  15. Sensing Environmental Education Research

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    Reid, Alan

    2003-01-01

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

  16. Research Methods in Education

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    Check, Joseph; Schutt, Russell K.

    2011-01-01

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

  17. National Forum on Education Statistics History

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    Hoffman, Lee

    2004-01-01

    The first task force meeting, co-organized by the Center for Education Statistics and CCSSO, was convened in Alexandria, Virginia, on March 13?15, 1988. The purpose of this meeting was to explore alternative strategies for a cooperative federal-state education statistics program that would be broad in scope, encompassing the Common Core of Data…

  18. When Education Research Matters

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Frederick M. Hess

    2008-01-01

    The tangled relationship between education research and policy has received little serious scrutiny, even as paeans to “scientifically\\u000a based research” and “evidence-based practice” have become a staple of education policymaking in recent years. For all the\\u000a attention devoted to the 5-year-old Institute of Education Sciences, to No Child Left Behind’s call for “scientifically based\\u000a research,” to professional interest in data-driven

  19. 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%),…

  20. The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Gal, Iddo

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

  1. 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.

  2. Researching Educational Practice.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barritt, Loren; And Others

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

  3. Comparing Educational Leadership Research

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    Moos, Lejf

    2013-01-01

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

  4. Conducting Educational Design Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McKenney, Susan; Reeves, Thomas

    2012-01-01

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

  5. Power Analysis Software for Educational Researchers

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

    2012-01-01

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

  6. Statistics Research at Bell Laboratories

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

  7. Education Research Handbook.

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    Hitchings, Donna, Ed.; Wilson, Thomas C., Ed.

    This handbook is designed as an introduction to the process of library research in the field of education. To illustrate the process, a sample topic is developed from a broad concept through a well-developed topic for a research paper. Following an overview of a successful research strategy, the chapters are organized in the order of a typical…

  8. Lessons from Inferentialism for Statistics Education

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    Bakker, Arthur; Derry, Jan

    2011-01-01

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

  9. Statistics Online Computational Resource for Education

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    Dinov, Ivo D.; Christou, Nicolas

    2009-01-01

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

  10. Educational Statistics for Selected Health Occupations.

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    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…

  11. Trends in Education Statistics--Sept. 2005

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    Principal, 2005

    2005-01-01

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

  12. Education Statistics Quarterly: Spring 2001 Issue

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    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).

  13. Education Statistics Quarterly: Fall 2000 Issue

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    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.

  14. Open Educational Resources Commons: Mathematics and Statistics

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    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.

  15. Higher Education Research Institute

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    Founded in 1973, the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) is located within UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Researchers at the HERI are interested in examining leadership development, institutional transformation, faculty performance, and educational equity. First-time visitors should check out the "Surveys" area first, as it contains information about some of their very well-known longitudinal surveys, such as the Freshmen Year Survey and the College Senior Survey. Most visitors with a general interest in higher education trends will want to look through the "Publications" section, as it contains reports on spirituality in higher education, the gender gap in colleges, and the impact of single-gender high schools on students' transition to college.

  16. Review of Statistical Research Methods Training and Research

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    Chen, Ying

    Review of Statistical Research Methods Training and Research Support (including the Statistical Consulting Unit) Report August 2014 #12;Review of Statistical Research Methods Training and Research Support, provide courses in statistical methods as compulsory or elective subjects. It has become apparent, however

  17. Research and Research Methods in Geographical Education.

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    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…

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

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    Rosen, Brittany L.; DeMaria, Andrea L.

    2012-01-01

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

  19. Projections of Education Statistics to 2011

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    2001-01-01

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

  20. Projections of Education Statistics to 2009

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    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.

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

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    Shaienks, Danielle; Gluszynski, Tomasz

    2009-01-01

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

  2. Adult Education Research in Saskatchewan.

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    Blunt, Adrian

    1995-01-01

    A survey of adult education research at the University of Saskatchewan and other provincial sites identified two research traditions: adult education for social change and adult education to meet multifunctional social goals. Human resource development and economic foci were limited. Adult education research appeared increasingly to be the site of…

  3. Education research Primary Science

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    Rambaut, Andrew

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

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

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    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…

  5. Higher Education Financial Statistics, 1981-82.

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    Hottinger, Gerald W.

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

  6. Florence Nightingale, Statistician: Implications for Teachers of Educational Research.

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    Rice, Marti H.; Stallings, William M.

    This paper presents an overview of Florence Nightingale's statistical background and accomplishments; discusses Victorian statistics, Nightingale's education and statistical contributions; and concludes with implications for professors and students of educational research. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the first woman elected as a fellow of…

  7. AGENDA FOR RESEARCH IN STATISTICAL DISCLOSURE LIMITATION

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

  8. Scholarly Research Makes Education Dynamic

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    Blumenreich, Megan

    2011-01-01

    Scholarly research is crucial to teaching and learning because it keeps the work of teacher educators and the teaching and learning in schools of education dynamic. Research fosters habits of critical reflection, encourages teacher educators to learn throughout their careers, and ensures that concepts in teacher education adapt to current…

  9. Questions for music education research

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    Estelle R. Jorgensen

    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 specifically educational dimensions of music education? What

  10. Researching Research: Mathematics Education in the Political

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    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…

  11. Airborne Research Experience for Educators

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    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,

  12. Edinburgh Research Explorer Statistical Constraints

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    Conference on Artificial Intelligence ECAI-2014, Prague, Czech Republic, 18/08/14 - 22/08/14, . Link: Link on Artificial Intelligence ECAI-2014, Prague, Czech Republic. General rights Copyright for the publications made that links statistics and constraint programming. We dis- cuss two novel statistical constraints and some

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

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    Stephens, Matthew

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

  14. Flipping the statistics classroom in nursing education.

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    Schwartz, Todd A

    2014-04-01

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

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

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    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. Intermediate/Advanced Research Design and Statistics

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    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

  17. One Yard Below: Education Statistics from a Different Angle.

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    Education Intelligence Agency, Carmichael, CA.

    This report offers a different perspective on education statistics by highlighting rarely used "stand-alone" statistics on public education, inputs, outputs, and descriptions, and it uses interactive statistics that combine two or more statistics in an unusual way. It is a report that presents much evidence, but few conclusions. It is not intended…

  18. Advancing Scientific Research in Education

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    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. 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

  20. Education research Exploring young people's

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    their continued engagement with formal and informal science education. · The study had three main strandsEducation research Exploring young people's views on science education September 2011 #12;Exploring young people's views on science education Report to the Wellcome Trust September 2011 Prepared

  1. A Mathematics Education Researcher's Travels

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    Belding, Juliana

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

  2. Brain Research and Technology Education.

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    Baylor, Steven C.

    2000-01-01

    Today's brain research is unveiling new information that supports and advocates for the methodologies and practices seen in technology education laboratories. Technology educators must keep current in order to apply this information in teaching. (JOW)

  3. A Distance Education Course in Statistics

    PubMed Central

    2010-01-01

    Objectives To evaluate the learning outcomes of an online, distance education course in statistics for doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students. Design Lectures for the course were produced by the course faculty, converted into digital format (mp4), placed within the college's course management system, and video streamed to students. The course required students to interact with the course content using workbooks and simulations and with the instructor via VoIP examination reviews. Assessment A quasi-experimental study involving 4 groups of students was conducted. Second-year (P2) students were assigned randomly to 1 of 3 groups and asked to complete a precourse survey that contained: demographic information only (group 1); demographic items plus 10 items assessing statistics knowledge (group 2); or demographic items plus 20 items assessing statistics knowledge (group 3). At the end of the course, all students were given the same 20 items on the final examination (postcourse survey instrument). A control group consisting of randomly selected first-year (P1) students completed the 20-item precourse survey instrument. P1 and P2 students' scores on the 20-item precourse survey were not significantly different. Students who had taken a statistics course before entering the PharmD program scored higher on the precourse survey. P2 students in all 3 study groups had similar scores on the final examination (postcourse survey) (p = 0.43). Conclusions Students can be taught the basic principles of statistics and how to use statistics to read the pharmacy and medical literature entirely online. This study has significant implications for how classes traditionally taught in the classroom might be taught at a distance using innovative instructional technologies. PMID:21301606

  4. 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…

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

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    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…

  6. Research Education Office of the Vice President for Research

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    Capecchi, Mario R.

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

  7. Research Impact and Educational Research

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    Oancea, Alis

    2013-01-01

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

  8. Educating Scientifically: Advances in Physics Education Research

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    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.

  9. The Higher Education Research Archipelago

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    Macfarlane, Bruce

    2012-01-01

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

  10. Qualitative Research: An Essential Part of Statistical Cognition Research

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

    2010-01-01

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

  11. The Structure of Educational Research

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    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…

  12. Pacific Educational Research Journal, 1996.

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

    1996-01-01

    This first issue of the new "Pacific Educational Research Journal" offers articles covering diverse subjects and using diverse research methods. The new journal represents a rejuvenation of a previous publication to address educational issues specific to the Pacific region. Ethnic groups specifically addressed include Hawaiians, second-generation…

  13. Methods to Measure Physical Activity Behaviors in Health Education Research

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    Fitzhugh, Eugene C.

    2015-01-01

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

  14. A Review of Astronomy Education Research

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    Bailey, Janelle M.; Slater, Timothy F.

    The field of astronomy education is rapidly growing beyond merely sharing effective activities or curriculum ideas. This paper categorizes and summarizes the literature in astronomy education research and contains more than 100 references to articles, books, and Web-based materials. Research into student understanding on a variety of topics now occupies a large part of the literature. Topics include the shape of Earth and gravity, lunar phases, seasons, astrobiology, and cosmology. The effectiveness of instructional methods is now being tested systematically, taking data beyond the anecdotal with powerful research designs and statistical analyses. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches have found their places in the researcher's toolbox. In all cases, the connection between the research performed and its effect on classroom instruction is largely lacking.

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

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    de Lijser, Peter

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

  16. Airborne Research Experience for Educators

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

    2009-12-01

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

  17. Research Into Educational Futures.

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    Spitzer, Dean R.

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

  18. Education in a Research University

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    Arrow, Kenneth J. Ed.; And Others

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

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  2. Distance Learning for Teacher Professional Development in Statistics Education

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    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…

  3. Digest of Education Statistics, 2009. NCES 2010-013

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    Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.

    2010-01-01

    The 2009 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 45th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education

  4. Digest of Education Statistics, 2010. NCES 2011-015

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    Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    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…

  6. Digest of Education Statistics 2006. NCES 2007-017

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    Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  7. Design and Research: Partners for Educational Innovation

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    Rowland, Gordon

    2008-01-01

    The great need for educational innovation goes beyond what educational research alone can provide. Educational design offers much potential, particularly in combination with research--as design research (research "on," "into," or "about" design), design-based research (research "through" design), research-enhanced design (research to "inform"…

  8. CHEMISTRY EDUCATION: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

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    Bodner, George M.

    ) WHAT RESEARCH TELLS US ABOUT USING ANALOGIES TO TEACH CHEMISTRY Received 23 December 2003 ABSTRACT; phenomenography; qualitative research; target domain INTRODUCTION Chemistry and biochemistry classes are fullCHEMISTRY EDUCATION: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE 2004, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 15-32 INVITED SPECIAL SECTION

  9. Educational Research: A Look Back

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    Education Canada, 2010

    2010-01-01

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

  10. Pacific Educational Research Journal, 2000.

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    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…

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

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

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    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

  13. Undergraduate Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation

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    Hall, Megan R.; Rowell, Ginger Holmes

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    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…

  15. Progress of Education in the Asian Region. Statistical Supplement.

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

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

  16. Don't Let Yourself Get Snookered by Education Statistics!

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    Bracey, Gerald W.

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    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…

  18. Combining Methods in Educational and Social Research. Conducting Educational Research

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    Gorard, Stephen; Taylor, Chris

    2004-01-01

    There is growing interest in the possibilities of combining research approaches in education and social sciences, as dissatisfaction mounts with the limitations of traditional mono-method studies and with the schism between quantitative and qualitative methods. This book argues the case for combining multiple research methods, and provides…

  19. Improving Teacher Education through Action Research. Routledge Research in Education

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

    2011-01-01

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

  20. The Invisible Researcher: Using Educational Technologies as Research Tools for Education Dwayne E. PAR

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    Boonstra, Rudy

    The Invisible Researcher: Using Educational Technologies as Research Tools for Education Dwayne E Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough Toronto, Ontario, Canada ABSTRACT As educational technologies also be realized that through the use of innovative technologies educators and researchers alike

  1. 78 FR 23920 - Application for New Awards; Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs

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    ...Competitions The Education Research Competition. Under...following education research topics: Cognition and... Mathematics and Science Education Postsecondary...Learning The Education Research Training Competition...following three topics:...

  2. Adult Basic and Secondary Education Program Statistics. Fiscal Year 1976.

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    Cain, Sylvester H.; Whalen, Barbara A.

    Reports submitted to the National Center for Education Statistics provided data for this compilation and tabulation of data on adult participants in U.S. educational programs in fiscal year 1976. In the summary section introducing the charts, it is noted that adult education programs funded under P.L. 91-230 served over 1.6 million persons--an…

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

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    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…

  4. Activist Educational Research

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    DeMeulenaere, Eric J.; Cann, Colette N.

    2013-01-01

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

  5. Education research Making STEM

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    on these disciplines in a collaborative way. Schools were given the freedom to develop projects that were suitable of the project. This report, Working Together, explores the importance of STEM education, the impacts to schools elsewhere. The report is structured as follows: · What did Camden schools do? · The importance

  6. The Nature of Educational Research

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    Gillett, Simon G.

    2011-01-01

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

  7. Adult Basic Education Research Handbook.

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    Ryan, Terri

    This handbook brings together information on the who, what, where, when, why, and how of adult basic education (ABE) research in Australia. Chapter 1 describes the ABE Research Project that developed this handbook. It summarizes the rationale and context for the project, describes its aims and content, provides details of the information gathering…

  8. Classroom Practice and Educational Research.

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    Sweeney, Jo Ann Cutler; Garrett, Alan W.

    1990-01-01

    Summarizes reviews of research reports on classroom practice in the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning." Examines textbooks, instructional grouping, teaching methods, and computer-assisted instruction (especially games and simulations), and civic education through student participation in community programs. Praises the…

  9. Ethics in Higher Education Research

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

    2014-01-01

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

  10. Mobilising Research Knowledge in Education

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    Levin, Ben

    2011-01-01

    The field of knowledge mobilisation (KM) addresses the multiple ways in which stronger connections can be made between research, policy and practice. This paper reviews the current situation around knowledge mobilisation in education. It addresses changing understandings of KM, considers some of the main issues in conducting empirical research in…

  11. Theme Issue: Developing Research in Technology Education.

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    Jones, Alister

    2001-01-01

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

  12. 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…

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

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    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…

  14. EDUCATION LIBRARY RESEARCH DAY MARCH 2011

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    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    as action researcher LB2831.9.D36x 2009 Participatory action research for educational leadership: using data have any questions, please email the Education Librarians: eduref@uwo.ca Action research for educators LB1028.24.T66x 2010 Action research in special education: an inquiry approach for effective teaching

  15. Researching Postgraduate Educational Research in South Africa

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

    2009-01-01

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

  16. Graduate Student Research Positions Sustainability Education Research Institute

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    Peak, Derek

    Institute College of Education/School of Environment and Sustainability DESCRIPTION and action on land, place, environment, and sustainability in relation to educational Graduate Student Research Positions Sustainability Education Research

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

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    Segraves, Kari A.

    Developmental Psychology Introductory Seminar in School Psychology Cognitive Intellectual Assessment Psychology or Education Course Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior Developmental Psychopathology Research Group Participation YEAR 2 Fall Spring Summer Socioemotional Assessment Psychological Measurement Psychoeducational

  18. Research Methods and Data Analysis Procedures Used by Educational Researchers

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    Hsu, Tse-chi

    2005-01-01

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

  19. Freefall Research Education Outreach

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    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.

  20. A Roadmap for Educational Research in Pharmacy

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

    2013-01-01

    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

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

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    Kohli, Wendy R.; Burbules, Nicholas C.

    2011-01-01

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

  2. 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'…

  3. 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.…

  4. Introductory Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation

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    Hall, Megan R.; Rowell, Ginger Holmes

    2008-01-01

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

  5. Projections of Education Statistics to 2012. Thirty-First Edition.

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    Gerald, Debra E.; Hussar, William J.

    This report, 31st in a series begun in 1964, provides revisions of projections shown in "Projections of Education Statistics to 2011" and includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and degree-granting institutions. Included are projections of enrollments and graduates to the year 2012. Projections of teachers and expenditures are not…

  6. Statistical Power for Random Assignment Evaluations of Education Programs

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    Schochet, Peter Z.

    2008-01-01

    This article examines theoretical and empirical issues related to the statistical power of impact estimates for experimental evaluations of education programs. The author considers designs where random assignment is conducted at the school, classroom, or student level, and employs a unified analytic framework using statistical methods from the…

  7. The Possibility of Democratic Educational Research to Nurture Democratic Educators

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    Roni Jo Draper; Kendra M. Hall; Leigh K. Smith

    2006-01-01

    Teacher educators have a responsibility to prepare teachers who can promote democratic participation for children and youth. Democratic educational research allows for the democratic participation of everyone with a vested interest in promoting effective and democratic schools. This article argues for the possibility of democratic educational research as a venue for preparing democratic educators. The necessary conditions for creating and

  8. Scientific Culture and Educational Research

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

    2002-01-01

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

  9. Vocational and Technical Education: Selected Statistical Tables FY 1973.

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    Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

    The report consists of computer printouts of statistical data by State. Programs were financed by Federal, State and local funds and were conducted under the approved State plan for vocational education. Federal funds used to support the State programs were authorized by the Vocational Education Act of 1963, as amended (PL 90-576). Data were…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Multiple Enactments of Educational Research

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    Landri, Paolo

    2012-01-01

    The article addresses the widespread claim to make educational research more relevant for practitioners, policy makers, potential users and stakeholders, and proposes a problematisation of the notion of "useful knowledge". The article illustrates the conceptual, instrumental and legitimative relevance of knowledge and highlights empirically the…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Reinventing research and education Linkping University

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    education · Many courses in English · A broad range of master's programmes · Graduate schools 3 #12;Study, International · Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, International 4 #12;International masterReinventing research and education Linköping University Education Additional slides #12;An

  16. Multiwavelength and Statistical Research in Space Astrophysics

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    Feigelson, Eric D.

    1997-01-01

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

  17. How Statistical Educators Can Attract Students to the Discipline of Statistics

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    Eby, Marlin L.

    This website, created by Marlin Eby of Messiah College, is a resource of teaching methods and approaches that instructors at all levels of statistics education can use to generate student interest in pursuing more study or a career in the field of statistics. The resource covers many bases in terms of the pursuit of statistics. Topics covered include: pre-college education, introductory courses for majors, introductory course for non-majors, activities outside of the classroom and the relationship between faculty and students. This is a useful reference tool for anyone in the field.

  18. Education of Minority Ethnic Groups in Scotland: A Review of Research. SCRE Research Report Series.

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    Powney, Janet; McPake, Joanna; Hall, Stuart; Lyall, Lindsay

    This review examines research done and information made available regarding the education of minority ethnic groups in Scotland. Compilers of the review used and commented on available statistical information and Scottish studies relevant to minority ethnic groups and their education at all levels. The intent of the review was to determine whether…

  19. Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE): extending GAISE into nursing education.

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    Hayat, Matthew J

    2014-04-01

    Statistics coursework is usually a core curriculum requirement for nursing students at all degree levels. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) establishes curriculum standards for academic nursing programs. However, the AACN provides little guidance on statistics education and does not offer standardized competency guidelines or recommendations about course content or learning objectives. Published standards may be used in the course development process to clarify course content and learning objectives. This article includes suggestions for implementing and integrating recommendations given in the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) report into statistics education for nursing students. PMID:24654590

  20. A "Moot" for Educational Research in Europe?

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

    2014-01-01

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

  1. Embodied Experience in Educational Practice and Research

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    Bengtsson, Jan

    2013-01-01

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

  2. Ignorance, Environmental Education Research and Design Education

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    Barron, Deirdre; Jackson, Simon; Anderson, Lyndon

    2005-01-01

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

  3. Recruiting for Caregiver Education Research

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    Finlayson, Marcia; Henkel, Christin

    2012-01-01

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

  4. Education Statistics: A Pocket Digest, March 1987.

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

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

  5. Statistical Typewriting, Business Education: 7705.33.

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    Lowman, Margaret L.

    The course enables the student to qualify for employment as a typist whose duties include typewriting a tabulated material, tables, and special problems consisting mainly of numbers, as in insurance, accounting, or brokerage offices. The course outline describes: (1) equipment and supplies, (2) skill building, (3) statistical copy typing…

  6. Philosophical Confusion in Chemical Education Research.

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    Scerri, Eric R.

    2003-01-01

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

  7. Statistical Applications in Two Leading Educational Administration Journals

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    Byrd, Jimmy; Eddy, Colleen

    2009-01-01

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

  8. Educational Research in Sweden: Reform Strategies and Research Policy.

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    Marklund, Inger

    1981-01-01

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

  9. Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program

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

  10. Risk of Domestic Violence after Natural Disaster: Teaching Research and Statistics through the Use of a Participatory Action Research Model

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    Reese, Donna J.

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes the use of a participatory action research model to teach undergraduate social work research and statistics. Strategies of the model include (1) integration with social work education, (2) policy analysis, (3) literature review, (4) collaboration with practitioners, (5) collaboration with the target population through…

  11. Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Young People in Education & Training 2013

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    National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2014

    2014-01-01

    The Australian education and training system offers a range of options for young people. This publication provides a summary of the statistics relating to young people aged 15 to 19 years who participated in an education and training activity during 2013 Information on participation is presented for VET in Schools students, higher education

  12. 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

  13. 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.…

  14. 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…

  15. Moving Forward in Inclusive Education Research

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    Erten, Ozlem; Savage, Robert Samuel

    2012-01-01

    This paper aims to address conceptual and methodological challenges of doing research in the field of inclusive education and revisit school effectiveness research literature to inform future research. First, we present the rationale for inclusive education and briefly review the evolution of special needs education. Then, we discuss limitations…

  16. Geography Education Research and Why It Matters

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    Lambert, David

    2010-01-01

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

  17. Appropriate Technology of Research for Educational Technology.

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    Gerace, Frank

    1978-01-01

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

  18. Multi-Institutional Collaborative Astronomy Education Research

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

    2011-09-01

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

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

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    Finkelstein, Noah

    researchers within STEM disciplines, informed by research in the learning sciences, education, psychologyStrengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Research and Science Education Subcommittee Ehlers, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Education

  20. Undergraduate Research Office of Undergraduate Education

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    Mills, Allen P.

    Undergraduate Research Office of Undergraduate Education Email: ugr@ucr.edu #12;What is undergraduate research? #12;Undergraduate Research Research and Creative Activities inquiry or investigation Fictional Short Stories based on Qualitative Data Analysis of Emancipated Foster Youth A Study

  1. Citizenship Education, Policy, and the Educationalization of Educational Research

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    Hodgson, Naomi

    2008-01-01

    In this essay, Naomi Hodgson reconsiders the value of Michel Foucault's normalization thesis to the study of educationalization in relation to contemporary educational policy and research. Hodgson begins by analyzing educational researchers' response to the recent introduction of citizenship education in England, focusing specifically on a review…

  2. 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…

  3. Qualitative Research Methods in Education and Educational Technology. Research Methods for Educational Technology

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    Willis, Jerry W.

    2008-01-01

    "Qualitative Research Methods in Education and Educational Technology" was written for students and scholars interested in exploring the many qualitative methods developed over the last 50 years in the social sciences. The book does not stop, however, at the boundaries of the social sciences. Social scientists now consume and use research methods…

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Ramler, Ivan P.; Chapman, Jessica L.

    2011-01-01

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

  6. UCL DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE Mission Statement for Research

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    Guillas, Serge

    of the Department of Statistical Science is to identify, develop and apply the sound statistical foundationsUCL DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE Mission Statement for Research The research mission essential for advances in the physical, social, environmental and medical sciences. In pursuit

  7. Research facility access & science education

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

    1994-10-01

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

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

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    Mortenson, Thomas G., Ed.

    1996-01-01

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

  9. 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)

  10. TESF Methodology for Statistics Education Improvement

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    Barone, Stefano; Lo Franco, Eva

    2010-01-01

    The need for universities to achieve excellence in the services they provide has been the subject of research for several decades. The idea of involving students and recognizing the importance of their opinions has led to the creation of various models and tools. This paper focuses on teaching, a central service from which improvement actions of…

  11. Nursing Education Research in the South.

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    Huggins, Kenneth, Ed.

    This publication presents papers and abstracts of research from a project to stimulate nursing education research in the South. The five papers in section 1 discuss some major developments in nursing education research, including (1) past and future of research in the south, (2) conducting clinical instruction of health science students and…

  12. Advances in Education Research, Fall 1998.

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    Craig, Judy A., Ed.

    1998-01-01

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

  13. Single Subject Research: Applications to Special Education

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    Cakiroglu, Orhan

    2012-01-01

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

  14. The Irresistible Need for Educational Research.

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    De Landsheere, G.

    The function of research is to perfect the tools of education and to manufacture new ones. Research opens up perspectives and informs teachers. The whole of the education system and all its components should be investigated if research is to be comprehensive and successful. Highly qualified teams of researchers are essential, bringing a variety of…

  15. Educating Persons: Putting "Education" Back into Educational Research (The 1995 SERA Lecture).

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    Pring, Richard

    1995-01-01

    Questions the validity of much current educational research in Great Britain, suggesting that researchers lose sight of the "educational" in search of the "fundable." Offers examples of how education is missing from the purposes and language of research into "effective schools" and into the "learning society." Suggests that educational research

  16. Trends in Science Education Research, 1998: Taking the Annual Pulse of the Science Education Research Community.

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    McCann, Wendy Sherman, Ed.; Haury, David L., Ed.

    This document contains summaries of research in science education for the year 1998 and provides easy access to research findings and a critique of research efforts. Contents include: (1) "Science Education Research Published in Professional Journals" (Judith Sulkes Ridgway and Hyonyong Lee); (2) "Science Education Research Papers, Monographs, and…

  17. Research challenges in digital education.

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    Norman, Geoff

    2014-09-01

    Simulation and other forms of digital learning will occupy a place of increasing prominence in medical education in the future. However, to maximally use the potential of these media, we must go beyond a research agenda dictated by a 'Does it work?' question to one driven by careful analysis of the nature of the task to be learned and its relation to the characteristics of the technology. Secondly, we must change the focus from the characteristics of individual devices to a broader approach to design of a digital curriculum based on current understanding of the nature of human learning. PMID:25143285

  18. Education Statistics Quarterly. Volume 4 Issue 4, 2002.

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    National Center for Education Statistics, 2002

    2002-01-01

    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 in a 3-month period. Each issue also contains a message from the NCES on a timely…

  19. Summary statistics, educational achievement gaps and the ecological fallacy

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    Paul Connolly

    2006-01-01

    Summary statistics continue to play an important role in identifying and monitoring patterns and trends in educational inequalities between differing groups of pupils over time. However, this article argues that their uncritical use can also encourage the labelling of whole groups of pupils as ‘underachievers’ or ‘overachievers’ as the findings of group?level data are simply applied to individual group members,

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Training Graduate Students in Educational Statistics: A National Survey.

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    Curtis, Deborah A.; Harwell, Michael

    The purpose of this study was to examine doctoral students' preparation in statistics in the field of education. A national survey was conducted focusing on 27 quantitative methods (QM) programs. One QM professor from each program was identified and asked to describe and evaluate the training of QM and non-QM doctoral students at his or her…

  4. 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.…

  5. The Scientization of Education through Empirical Research.

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    Depaepe, Marc, Ed.

    1997-01-01

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

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Stress and Stress Relief in the Educational Research Classroom.

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    Wilson, Vicki A.

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

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Research Review: Issues in Magazine Journalism Education.

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    King, Elliot

    1994-01-01

    Argues that, hobbled by an impoverished underlying model and a lack of resources, very little empirical research has explored magazine journalism education. Investigates the underlying model, reviews existing research, and offers an optimistic assessment about future research possibilities. (SR)

  12. Research in Experiential Education: An Overview.

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    Ewert, Alan

    1987-01-01

    Discusses "state of the art" of research in experiential education, gap between researchers and practitioners, and current practices and problems. Suggests refocusing attention in interpretive phase of research and evaluation and use of multimethod, multivariate approach. (NEC)

  13. Research Compendium: Office of Educational Research and Improvement's National Institutes.

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    Fox, Jim

    The Office of Educational Research and Improvement includes five National Education Research Institutes. This document reports on these Institutes' activities. The text opens with a discussion of the activities of the National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education, including the operations of its subsidiary, the National Center…

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. Overview of Athletic Training Education Research Publications

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    Turocy, Paula Sammarone

    2002-01-01

    Objective: To provide an overview of the limited amount of peer-reviewed literature on athletic training education that has been published in athletic training journals. Publications that related specifically to the development of evaluation tools or specific addenda to the required athletic training curriculum were not included. Background: As education reform continues to unfold in athletic training, it is important for all certified athletic trainers to understand the research that undergirds the educational practices in athletic training. Many of the profession's educational practices have been taken from standards and methods developed by the discipline of education, with very little validation for applicability to the discipline of athletic training. A very limited number of comprehensive scientific investigations of the educational standards and practices in athletic training education have been carried out; however, for more research to be conducted, it is essential that the currently available research be reviewed. Description: The summaries of athletic training educational research in this article include the topics of learning styles, facilitation of learning and professional development, instructional methods, clinical instruction and supervision, predictors of success on the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification certification examination, program administration, and continuing education. The amount of research in athletic training education is limited when compared with the amount and quality of educational research available in other professions, such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. In this article, I attempt to describe the existing literature and identify what is needed to expand the breadth and depth of research in athletic training education. Clinical Advantages: This article is intended to help educators identify areas within athletic training education that require further validation and to provide both educators and clinicians with insight into the current validated educational practices that may be appropriate to incorporate into educational settings or practice. PMID:12937539

  17. Rescuing responsible conduct of research (RCR) education.

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    Kalichman, Michael

    2014-01-01

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

  18. Trends Shaping Education 2013. Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

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    OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2013

    2013-01-01

    What does it mean for education that our societies are increasingly diverse? How is global economic power shifting towards new countries? In what ways are the skills required in the world of work changing? "Trends Shaping Education 2013" brings together international evidence to give policy makers, researchers, educational leaders, administrators…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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,…

  2. 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)

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Proteus Rising: Re-Imagining Educational Research

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    Smith, Richard

    2008-01-01

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

  6. 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

  7. EDUCATIONAL MEDIA RESEARCH ABSTRACTING PROJECT. FINAL REPORT.

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    HYER, ANNA L.

    THIS PROJECT PROVIDED ABSTRACTING COVERAGE OF 33 FINAL REPORTS OF U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION FINANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN EDUCATIONAL MEDIA. AN ABSTRACTOR, DR. WILLIAM ALLEN, WAS HIRED TO EVALUATE AND EDIT OR REWRITE ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED BY RESEARCHERS, AND TO PREPARE ABSTRACTS IF NECESSARY. TWO ANALYTICAL REVIEWS ON SELECTED AREAS OF MEDIA RESEARCH

  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. 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)

  10. 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

  11. Research article Statistics usage by French academic libraries a

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    Boyer, Edmond

    a survey on usage statistics management in academic libraries in France. The objective is to provide1/15 Research article Statistics usage by French academic libraries ­ a survey Chérifa BOUKACEM academic libraries answered to the survey. Results show that usage statistics are crucial

  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. 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 medical education responsibilities II. Summary of medical education research experience III. Summary

  14. 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…

  15. Scholarship and research in occupational therapy education.

    PubMed

    Gupta, Jyothi; Bilics, Andrea

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to identify a baseline or benchmark for faculty engagement and productivity in occupational therapy education scholarship and research. METHOD. A custom-designed survey was emailed to 2,225 faculty members. The survey included questions on basic demographic information and education scholarship (e.g., use of evidence to inform teaching, frequency and nature of involvement in education scholarship. RESULTS. A total of 520 faculty members (23%) completed the survey. Of these, 450 (86.5%) identified themselves as full-time core faculty, and only their responses were analyzed. Although 90% of the faculty respondents engaged in scholarly teaching, only 34% identified education as an area of content expertise, and only 16% reported frequent involvement with education scholarship. Instructional methods were the primary area of study. CONCLUSION. A need exists to build research capacity for education research and more diversification of education research topics, including professional socialization and competencies. PMID:25397944

  16. A Bicultural Research Journey: The Poutama Pounamu Education Research Centre.

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    Harawira, Wai; Walker, Rangiwhakaehu; McGarvey, Te Uru; Atvars, Kathryn; Berryman, Mere; Glynn, Ted; Duffell, Troy

    This paper documents work undertaken by a bicultural research group at the New Zealand Special Education Service, Poutama Pounamu Education Research Centre. The research group develops and evaluates learning resources for parents and teachers of Maori students. Two projects are described. Tatari Tautoko Tauawhi (Pause Prompt Praise) assists parent…

  17. 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…

  18. PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH SECTION The Physics Education Research Section (PERS) publishes articles describing important results from the

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    Koehl, Mimi

    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 Education Initiative, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 and Department of Physics, University

  19. 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

  20. Qualitative Case Study Research in Business Education.

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    O'Connor, Bridget N.

    2002-01-01

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

  1. Emergent pedagogies in design research education

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    Press, Joseph

    1997-01-01

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

  2. Research Areas in Adult and Continuing Education

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    Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Röbken, Heinke; Ehrenspeck-Kolasa, Yvonne; von Ossietzky, Carl

    2014-01-01

    This study builds upon a Delphi study carried out by Zawacki-Richter (2009) which posited a validated classification of research areas in the special area of distance education. We now replicate the study for the broader field of adult and continuing education (ACE). The aims of this paper are: firstly, to develop a categorisation of research

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Consistency, Understanding and Truth in Educational Research

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    Davis, Andrew

    2006-01-01

    What do Elliot Eisner's discussions of objectivity mean for the strength of the link between consistency and truth in educational research? Following his lead, I pursue this question by comparing aspects of qualitative educational research with appraising the arts. I argue that some departures from the highest levels of consistency in assessing…

  7. New Trends in Swedish Educational Research

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    Englund, Tomas

    2006-01-01

    What new tendencies can be made out in Swedish educational research in the last three decades? Briefly, the following developments are described: In the 1970s, a long-prevailing emphasis on quantitative research was challenged by a number of different qualitative methods. Traditional sociology of education, meanwhile, was challenged by the new…

  8. The Feminist Imagination and Educational Research

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    Weiler, Kathleen

    2008-01-01

    This article discusses the impact of second-wave feminism on educational research with a focus on developments in the USA. It expands on the themes raised in the other articles in this issue of "Discourse" by considering the political nature of feminist educational research questions beginning in the 1970s and continuing to the contemporary world.…

  9. Research Education Shaped by Musical Sensibilities

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    Bresler, Liora

    2009-01-01

    Based on my own research education courses for doctoral students, I examine the ways in which music provides powerful and rich models for perception, conceptualisation and engagement for both listeners and performers, to cultivate the processes and products of qualitative research in the social science in general, and in music education in…

  10. Empire: An Analytical Category for Educational Research

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    Coloma, Roland Sintos

    2013-01-01

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

  11. 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)…

  12. 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…

  13. Ethical Approval for Research in Physiology Education

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    Kibble, Jonathan D.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  14. Evaluation of Educational Research in the Netherlands.

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    van der Kamp, Max; van der Kamp, Leo J. Th.

    To get an impression of the quality of educational research in the Netherlands, 55 paper proposals accepted by the Paper Committee of the Educational Research Day 1974 were evaluated. Each of the 204 judges evaluated two randomly assigned proposals on 27 characteristics. These characteristics were an extension of the instrument used by a committee…

  15. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND THE LIBERAL ARTS.

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    BROWN, LEIBA

    THE EXTENT OF CONTACT BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS AND THEIR COLLEAGUES IN THE LIBERAL ARTS WAS INVESTIGATED TO LOCATE THOSE ORGANIZATIONAL CONDITIONS IN UNIVERSITIES WHICH WOULD PROMOTE THE EXCHANGE OF THE INTELLECTUAL RESOURCES OF BOTH GROUPS. THE DESIGN OF THE STUDY INCLUDED SURVEYING THE CONTACTS WHICH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS HAVE WITH THE…

  16. Bylaws of the Citrus Research & Education Center

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    Jawitz, James W.

    Bylaws of the Citrus Research & Education Center University of Florida December 12th , 2012 Preamble The shared goals of the faculty and administration of the Citrus Research & Education Center are to discover and deliver innovative solutions that empower citrus and other agricultural interests to conduct

  17. 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…

  18. Educational Research as a Practical Science

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    Carr, Wilfred

    2007-01-01

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

  19. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 1999.

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

    1999-01-01

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

  20. Statistics of Education in Developing Countries. An Introduction to Their Collection and Presentation. Statistical Reports and Studies-13.

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    Kendall, W. L.

    This document attempts to state in simple terms what is necessary as a minimum to ensure the adequate provision of educational statistics in developing countries. It has been developed for the use of Ministries of Education and other interested departments in developing countries to help them develop the basic set of statistics necessary for…

  1. Women in Science and Technology: The Institutional Ecology Approach. Volume II: Statistical Annex: Sex Differentiation of Grade 12 Enrollments and of Higher Education Disciplines.

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    Byrne, Eileen M.

    This volume is to be used in conjunction with volume I (Final Research Report) of the Women in Science and Technology in Australia (WISTA) research project. This document contains the main statistical tables of grade 12 and higher education enrollments used as the basis for the statistical element of the WISTA research report. The document is…

  2. Medical education research: is participation fair?

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    Walsh, Kieran

    2014-11-01

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

  3. National Educational Research Policies: A World Survey.

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    Debeauvais, Michel

    This report presents the findings of a study in which the member nations of UNESCO were surveyed concerning their education research policies. Specifically, the survey focuses on how research priorities are decided upon, how research is organized, how the results of research are disseminated, and what strategies are employed to make use of…

  4. Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education.

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    English, Lyn D., Ed.

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

  5. Positioning Oneself in Mathematics Education Research

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    Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This dialogue, also extracted from a conversation among members of the Equity Special Issue Editorial Panel, involves the role of a researcher's position in mathematics education. It raises issues about the non-neutrality of research; the relationship between a researcher's identity and the design, analysis, and conclusions of a research

  6. 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…

  7. Qualitative Research Practice in Adult Education.

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

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

  8. 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…

  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. International Consultation on Peace Education and Research in Higher Education.

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    Higher Education in Europe, 1986

    1986-01-01

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

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

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    Fienberg, Stephen E.; Larntz, Kinley

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

  13. 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…

  14. Research in Science Education: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

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    Michael R. Vitale

    2006-01-01

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

  15. 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.

  16. Orthopaedic research and education foundation and industry.

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    Wurth, Gene R; Sherr, Judy H; Coffman, Thomas M

    2003-07-01

    Members of orthopaedic industry commit a significant amount of funds each year to support research and education programs that are directly related to their product(s). In addition, industry supports organizations such as the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. The relationship between the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and industry began in the early 1980s. The support to the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation from industry primarily has come in the form of unrestricted grants. These grants best can be looked at as an investment rather than a contribution. This form of giving, once called corporate philanthropy is more accurately referred to as strategic philanthropy. Members of industry make these investments to enhance their reputations, build brand awareness, market their products and services, improve employee morale, increase customer loyalty, and establish strategic alliances. The specialty of orthopaedics is among the leaders in medicine in the amount of funding raised within the specialty for research and education programs. This is because of the amount of support from members of industry and the surgeons. During the past 15 years, 40% of the annual support to the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation has come from industry and the balance has come from surgeons and members of lay public. Future industry support of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and other organizations within the specialty of orthopaedics will be dependent on the continued demonstration of tangible returns in areas described. PMID:12838052

  17. Modern Statistical Graphs that Provide Insight in Research Results

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

  18. Python for Unified Research in Econometrics and Statistics Roseline Bilina

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    Boyer, Edmond

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

  19. 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…

  20. Standards in Conducting and Publishing Research in Education

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    Thompson, Bruce

    2007-01-01

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

  1. Investigation and Research on Physical Education Informationization in Higher Institutions

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    Tao Zhang

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyzed the physical education informationization with literature, questionnaires, interviews, statistics for the number of regular colleges and universities, The results showed that the current physical education in higher education informationization infrastructure is inadequate; less attention to diversified physical education; gap between physical education informationization and other disciplines teaching; teachers of physical education have to enhance their own capacity

  2. Reclaiming Philosophy for Educational Research

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    Pring, Richard

    2007-01-01

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

  3. Gaming Research for Technology Education

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    Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy

    2009-01-01

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

  4. Case Studies and Computing: Broadening the scope of statistical education

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    Nolan, Deborah

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

  5. 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.

  6. Educational Research in Malmo. Reprints and Miniprints, No. 756.

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    Lund Univ. (Sweden). Malmo School of Education.

    Research and development related to educational problems, teacher training, and researcher training are the principal activities of the Department of Educational and Psychological Research at the Malmo School of Education, University of Lund, Sweden. Research areas include: subject matter research; teacher and personnel research; adult education;…

  7. The Role of Research in Children's Education.

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

    1990-01-01

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

  8. Doing Research on Education for Sustainable Development

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    Reunamo, Jyrki; Pipere, Anita

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the research preferences and differences of education for sustainable development (ESD) researchers. A model with the continuums assimilation-accommodation and adaptation-agency was applied resulting in quantitative, qualitative, theoretic and participative research orientations.…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Incorporating current research into broader educational contexts

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    P. B. Dusenbery; J. B. Harold

    2005-01-01

    The Space Science Institute (SSI) has a number of education programs that directly involve the science research community, including the Space Weather Center, MarsQuest Online, and Alien Earths. The research community's involvement ranges from mission support of major traveling exhibits, to small EPO research add-ons supporting web activities and \\

  12. Reinventing research and education Linkping University

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    -based learning and student-teacher interaction · Students among the first to obtain jobs after education 3 #12;High scores on student satisfaction 4 #12;Research making a difference · High quality research in establishing graduate research schools 5 #12;Engaged dialogue with industry and society · Regional engine

  13. Researcher Risk Perception in Educational Research

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    Wells, Cris

    2010-01-01

    Throughout history human subject research has been plagued by researchers whose studies were riddled with danger and/or risk to their subjects. Indeed, one may cite numerous situations where human subjects were injured and/or killed in experiments that were designed with no thought or anticipation of risk to the subjects. As a result, the federal…

  14. Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education.

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    Banks, James A., Ed.; Banks, Cherry A. McGee, Ed.

    Multicultural education is a metadiscipline, a field of study designed to increase educational equity for all students. It incorporates concepts, principles, theories, and models from history, from the social and behavioral sciences, and from ethnic and women's studies in particular. This handbook assembles in one volume the major research and…

  15. 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…

  16. Claims of Philosophy, Education and Research

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    Standish, Paul

    2007-01-01

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

  17. Large Enrollment 1 Research in Science Education

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    Zollman, Dean

    is through hands-on activities. Yet many universities provide for future teachers science coursesLarge Enrollment 1 From: Research in Science Education: Reform in Undergraduate Science Teaching. A particularly large challenge is to provide appropriate higher education experiences for those future teachers

  18. Software Development as Music Education Research

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    Brown, Andrew R.

    2007-01-01

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

  19. Integrating Research Competencies in Massage Therapy Education.

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    Hymel, Glenn M.

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

  20. 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…

  1. Advancing Vocational Education Through Research and Development.

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    Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.

    This report contains information about the legislative and regulatory framework for Section 131 (a) of part C of the U.S. Commissioner of Education's Vocational Education Research Programs; the planning and its procedures leading to the determination of the program priority areas for fiscal year 1976 and the transition quarter; the processes used…

  2. Researching Shadow Education: Methodological Challenges and Directions

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    Bray, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Research on shadow education has considerably increased in volume and has helped to improve understanding of the scale, nature, and implications of the phenomenon. However, the field is still in its infancy. Literature on shadow education reflects confusion over terms and parameters, and data suffer from challenges in securing evidence from actors…

  3. Consortium for Research on Educational Access,

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    Boyer, Edmond

    collaboratively with partners in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The lead partner of CREATE is the Centre on Educational Access in South Africa Michel Lafon CREATE PATHWAYS TO ACCESS Research Monograph No. 24 November 2009 The Education Policy Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa halshs-00451832

  4. Using Experimental Methods in Higher Education Research

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    Ross, Steven M.; Morrison, Gary R.; Lowther, Deborah L.

    2005-01-01

    Experimental methods have been used extensively for many years to conduct research in education and psychology. However, applications of experiments to investigate technology and other instructional innovations in higher education settings have been relatively limited. The present paper examines ways in which experiments can be used productively…

  5. Research on Higher Education in Europe

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    Teichler, Ulrich

    2005-01-01

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

  6. 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.

  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. 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

  9. 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!

  10. Brain Research and Childhood Education: Implications for Educators.

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    Bergen, Doris; Coscia, Juliet

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

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

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    Bin, Xu; Liang, Xu

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

  12. Teacher as Researcher: Teacher Action Research in Teacher Education

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    Souto-Manning, Mariana

    2012-01-01

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

  13. 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

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

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

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    Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

    2006-01-01

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

  17. Connecting Education Research to Practitioners--And Practitioners to Education Research

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    Dynarski, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Researchers and practitioners need to exchange information in order for education research to become more useful. Practitioners need to develop more understanding of research and how to interpret its findings in light of local conditions. The What Works Clearinghouse, a project of the Institute for Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of…

  18. 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…

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

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

    2014-02-01

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

  20. Computer-based Research and Statistics (IS 7100). Study Guide.

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    MacFarland, Thomas W.

    The purpose of this study guide, designed for computer students who have never been involved in a research project, practicum, or dissertation activity, is to provide background information on the affective and cognitive skills required for success in any project involving research and/or statistics. Successful enrollment in computer based…

  1. 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

  2. Participatory action research and popular education in Latin America

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    Carlos Alberto Torres

    1992-01-01

    One of the signal developments in educational reform over the past two decades in Latin America has been the ascendancy of popular educational participatory action research. Popular education and participatory action research are two central traditions of nonformal education in Latin America. Popular education is highly critical of mainstream education, seeking to empower the marginalized, the disenfranchised, and the poor.

  3. 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.

  4. Qualitative Research in Educational Gerontology.

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    Applewhite, Steven Lozano

    1997-01-01

    Quantitative methods such as logical positivism often view nondominant groups as deviant and purport to be objective. Qualitative methods such as ethnography help educational gerontologists understand diverse elderly populations and allow elders to participate in the process of defining reality and producing knowledge. (SK)

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 2004/05 Industry-Sponsored Research Statistics UBC -Vancouver

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    Ollivier-Gooch, Carl

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

  8. 60 FR 47816 - Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI); Educational Research and Development...

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    ...Postsecondary Education, Libraries...and issues in education. Written public...scientifically rigorous studies capable of generating...improvement efforts and future research...excellence in education for all students...skills; (2) Curriculum and effective...students achieve to high academic...

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

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

    2014-12-01

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

  10. An evaluation of statistical software for research and instruction

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    Darrell L. Butler; Douglas B. Eamon

    1985-01-01

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

  11. Educational Research and Development Units: A Report.

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    Cannon, Robert A., Ed.

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

  12. 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…

  13. Representing Animal-Others in Educational Research

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    Kuhl, Gail J.

    2011-01-01

    This paper encourages environmental and humane education scholars to consider the ethical implications of how nonhuman animals are represented in research. I argue that research representations of animals can work to either break down processes of "othering," or reinforce them. I explore various options for representing other animals, including…

  14. Research Education Ontologies: Exploring Doctoral Becoming

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    Barnacle, Robyn

    2005-01-01

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

  15. Education: Conference Focuses on Undergraduate Research.

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    Worthy, Ward

    1988-01-01

    Summarizes five speeches from the Second National Conference of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Probes the role of undergraduate institutions in improving precollege training and structuring student research programs. Discusses some current problems of science and science education. Considers the history and activities of the CUR. (YP)

  16. Doing Quantitative Research in Education with SPSS

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    Muijs, Daniel

    2004-01-01

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

  17. 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…

  18. Developing as Teacher Educator-Researchers

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

    2011-01-01

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

  19. Welding Education Research (1964-1984).

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    Bacon, Charles Frederick

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

  20. Dance Education Action Research: A Twin Study

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    Giguere, Miriam

    2015-01-01

    In this article, the author compares the practices, philosophy, and history of action research, also known as participatory action research, to the purposes and practices of dance education. The comparison yields connections in four categories, enhancing self-reflective teaching and curriculum design, taking responsibility for teaching outcomes,…

  1. Criteria for Assessing Critical Adult Education Research.

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    Little, David J.

    1992-01-01

    Traces the origins of critical adult education research in positivism, hermeneutics, and historical relativism. Poses questions for assessing such research: (1) does the problem statement refer to social structure inequities and asymmetrical power relationships? (2) does the theory include reflection upon existing inequities and the process of…

  2. Gender, Rewards and Research in Education.

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    Persell, Caroline Hodges

    1983-01-01

    Assessed whether men and women received equal rewards for equal performance in educational and social research based on a sample of 901 authors, 14 percent of whom were women. Gross differences emerged between men and women regarding income. Lesser differences appeared in research resources and rank. (JAC)

  3. 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…

  4. Multilevel Design Efficiency in Educational Effectiveness Research

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

    2009-01-01

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

  5. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

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    George W. Bird

    1992-01-01

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. Canadian Medical Education Statistics=Statistiques Relatives a l'Enseignement Medical au Canada. 1981/82. Volume 4.

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    Ryten, E.

    Statistics on medical education in Canada are presented for 1981-1982, with English and French explanations and tables of contents. Overall areas of concern include undergraduate medical enrollment, graduate medical enrollment for academic and clinical study, research expenditure levels, type and sources of funds, and opportunities for Canadians…

  9. Image description. Cover Image End of image description. NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    Image description. Cover Image End of image description. NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS-College Park (College Park, MD) University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA) University of Missouri

  10. 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…

  11. A Survey of Scholarly Literature Describing the Field of Bioinformatics Education and Bioinformatics Educational Research

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    Taleyarkhan, Manaz; Alvarado, Daniela Rivera; Kane, Michael; Springer, John; Clase, Kari

    2014-01-01

    Bioinformatics education can be broadly defined as the teaching and learning of the use of computer and information technology, along with mathematical and statistical analysis for gathering, storing, analyzing, interpreting, and integrating data to solve biological problems. The recent surge of genomics, proteomics, and structural biology in the potential advancement of research and development in complex biomedical systems has created a need for an educated workforce in bioinformatics. However, effectively integrating bioinformatics education through formal and informal educational settings has been a challenge due in part to its cross-disciplinary nature. In this article, we seek to provide an overview of the state of bioinformatics education. This article identifies: 1) current approaches of bioinformatics education at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) the most common concepts and skills being taught in bioinformatics education; 3) pedagogical approaches and methods of delivery for conveying bioinformatics concepts and skills; and 4) assessment results on the impact of these programs, approaches, and methods in students’ attitudes or learning. Based on these findings, it is our goal to describe the landscape of scholarly work in this area and, as a result, identify opportunities and challenges in bioinformatics education. PMID:25452484

  12. A survey of scholarly literature describing the field of bioinformatics education and bioinformatics educational research.

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    Magana, Alejandra J; Taleyarkhan, Manaz; Alvarado, Daniela Rivera; Kane, Michael; Springer, John; Clase, Kari

    2014-01-01

    Bioinformatics education can be broadly defined as the teaching and learning of the use of computer and information technology, along with mathematical and statistical analysis for gathering, storing, analyzing, interpreting, and integrating data to solve biological problems. The recent surge of genomics, proteomics, and structural biology in the potential advancement of research and development in complex biomedical systems has created a need for an educated workforce in bioinformatics. However, effectively integrating bioinformatics education through formal and informal educational settings has been a challenge due in part to its cross-disciplinary nature. In this article, we seek to provide an overview of the state of bioinformatics education. This article identifies: 1) current approaches of bioinformatics education at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) the most common concepts and skills being taught in bioinformatics education; 3) pedagogical approaches and methods of delivery for conveying bioinformatics concepts and skills; and 4) assessment results on the impact of these programs, approaches, and methods in students' attitudes or learning. Based on these findings, it is our goal to describe the landscape of scholarly work in this area and, as a result, identify opportunities and challenges in bioinformatics education. PMID:25452484

  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. 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…

  15. Got Power? A Systematic Review of Sample Size Adequacy in Health Professions Education Research

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    Cook, David A.; Hatala, Rose

    2015-01-01

    Many education research studies employ small samples, which in turn lowers statistical power. We re-analyzed the results of a meta-analysis of simulation-based education to determine study power across a range of effect sizes, and the smallest effect that could be plausibly excluded. We systematically searched multiple databases through May 2011,…

  16. 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…

  17. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Marine Research, Education,

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    Hemisphere glaciation, which in turn brought about a period of climate change in Africa that may have Pacific, patterns of biodiversity in neotropical marine habitats, coral reef development, coral symbiosesThe Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Marine Research, Education, and Conservation in Panama

  18. Qualitative Research Projects in Computing Education Research: An Overview

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    Anders Berglund; Mats Daniels; Arnold Pears

    2006-01-01

    Qualitative research approaches have much to offer computing education research (CER). Conducting studies which are theoretically anchored in pedagogy, as well as in computing, can help us to draw more solid and significant conclusions about how students learn computing. When studying teaching and learning situations it is important to take into explicit account what is meant by learning. We claim

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. Educational Trajectories of Graduate Students in Physics Education Research

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

  3. Development of Ethnic Education and Educational Equality in China: A Statistical Analysis Based on the Two Recent Population Censuses

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    Sun, Baicai; Qi, Jinyu

    2007-01-01

    A comparative analysis of the statistics of the two population censuses conducted in 1990 and 2000 showed that with the development of ethnic education, average years of school attainment have been increased for all ethnic nationalities, and education has been more equalized within different ethnic nationalities. However, educational inequality…

  4. USDA: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

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    Since its inception in 1988, the USDA's "Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program." This nicely organized website presents a wide array of information and resources for farmers, ranchers, educators, researchers, and consumers interested in sustainable agriculture. Agriculturalists and others will be interested to learn more about SARE grant guidelines, and to peruse reports for approximately 2,500 previously funded projects. SARE posts upcoming events; and maintains an online collection of books, bulletins, and other resources through the Sustainable Agriculture Network. Site visitors can also view a 14-minute video about SARE, or simply order a free copy for themselves.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. National Center for Atmospheric Research: Geophysical Statistics Project

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

  8. 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

  9. Mentorship: The Education-Research Continuum

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    Correll, D

    2008-05-29

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

  10. Peer-Assisted Learning in Research Methods and Statistics

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    Stone, Anna; Meade, Claire; Watling, Rosamond

    2012-01-01

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

  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 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

  12. 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

  13. Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research Citation Statistics

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    Liblit, Ben

    a journal is like using weight alone to judge a person's health. · For papers, instead of relying Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research Citation Statistics A report from the International Mathematical Union (IMU) in cooperation with the International Council of Industrial and Applied

  14. 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…

  15. Federal Underinvestment in Education Research

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    Kuncl, Ralph W.

    2004-01-01

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

  16. 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,…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. The forgotten dimensions in health education research.

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    Hawks, Steven R; Smith, TeriSue; Thomas, Heather G; Christley, Hillarie S; Meinzer, Noelle; Pyne, Abbi

    2008-04-01

    This paper evaluates the content focus of health education research as presented in the professional literature over a 6-year period (2000-2005). The majority of research (1365 papers) addresses the physical dimension of health (79%), while other health dimensions receive less attention. It is argued that the current content focus of research in health education fails to harmonize with the multidimensional, dynamic and functional nature of health as generally defined. The goal of health education, positive behavior change, also seems less reachable without a better understanding of how nonphysical dimensions of health influence wellness behaviors. At present, there exists an opportunity for health educators to move toward research agendas that more fully appreciate the interconnectedness of various dimensions of health and that evaluate them evenhandedly. Practical application of this approach will require a partial break from the biological orientations of other health professions, new research agendas that clarify multidimensional health relationships and new programs that seek to influence outcomes in a variety of dimensions. PMID:17827470

  20. 75 FR 24773 - Research and Innovative Technology Administration Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics...

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    2010-05-05

    ...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...

  1. Research in environmental education and Education for Sustainable Development in Germany: the state of the art

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    Hansjörg Seybold; Werner Rieß

    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 education and ESD, for example in the ways instruction is organised

  2. Inclusion in Education and Society Research Group TCD School of Education

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    O'Mahony, Donal E.

    , University of Manchester 10.45-12.00 Research presentations: · Psychology of Education · Inclusion and Autism #12;13.30-14.00 Launches: · The Psychology of Education Research Group · `Using PsychologyI.E.S. Inclusion in Education and Society Research Group TCD School of Education IES RESEARCH

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

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    Novak, Zdenek

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

  4. Developing a Research Profile: Mentoring and Support for Teacher Educators

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    Griffiths, Vivienne; Thompson, Simon; Hryniewicz, Liz

    2010-01-01

    With ongoing research assessment in higher education and the introduction of master's-level work in initial teacher education, the growing need for teacher educators to develop research identities is discussed in relation to mentoring and support in two universities. Twelve interviews--with three teacher educators and three research mentors from…

  5. Click to edit Master title Physics Education Research

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    Wechsler, Risa H.

    Click to edit Master title style Physics Education Research From theory to practice in introductory strategies and techniques · Pre-test · Motivating questions · Principles from physics education research (PER Education Research · PER addresses the problems of physics education by studying how students learn physics

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

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

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    Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

    2009-01-01

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

  9. Mini-Digest of Education Statistics, 2010. NCES 2011-016

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    Snyder, Thomas D.

    2011-01-01

    This pocket-sized compilation of statistical information covers prekindergarten through graduate school to describe the current American education scene. The "Mini-Digest" is designed as an easy reference for materials found in detail in the "Digest of Education Statistics". These volumes include selections of data from many government sources,…

  10. Financial Statistics. Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) [machine-readable data file].

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

    The Financial Statistics machine-readable data file (MRDF) is a subfile of the larger Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS). It contains basic financial statistics for over 3,000 institutions of higher education in the United States and its territories. The data are arranged sequentially by institution, with institutional…

  11. High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network

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    The High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) is creating, demonstrating, and evaluating a non-commercial, prototype, high-performance, wide-area, wireless network in three counties in California. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, has installed backbone nodes at the UC San Diego and San Diego State University campuses, and a number of "hard to reach" areas in remote environments. The HPWREN is used for network analysis research and offers high-speed wireless Internet collaboration for field researchers from various disciplines (such as geophysics, astronomy, and ecology), as well as for educational opportunities related to rural Native American learning centers. The work also addresses networking requirements for first responders in remote areas. On this website are Public Information Materials, which include photos, facts, figures, and links to related research as well as ongoing updates about progress.

  12. 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.

  13. Graduating in Canada: Profile, Labour Market Outcomes and Student Debt of the Class of 2005. Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics. Research Paper. Catalogue no. 81-595-M No. 074

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    Bayard, Justin; Greenlee, Edith

    2009-01-01

    This report describes the educational experiences, labour market outcomes and financing of higher education of recent graduates for Canadian postsecondary education institutions using data from the 2007 National Graduates Survey (Class of 2005). The first section describes the characteristics of graduates from college, bachelor, master and…

  14. Improving nursing practice, education, and research.

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    Fagin, C M

    1996-03-01

    Nurse executive leadership in academic health centers is essential to the improvement of nursing education, practice, and research. The author raises questions to highlight the dilemmas in which nursing finds itself at this time of dramatic transformation of health systems. The framework of the "learning organization" is used to examine the way in which leaders are defined in nursing and the way in which they perceive their roles. Comparisons are drawn between educational and practice administrators, and similarities and differences between these two groups are discussed. Integrative faculty practice roles are summarized, and innovations in advanced nursing practice are described briefly. Specific aspects of the research enterprise discussed are collaboration among members of the nursing discipline and examination and evaluation of quality-of-care issues. For improvement to occur, the author advocates involved, participatory problem solving by nurse colleagues in education and practice. PMID:8618122

  15. Oral History as Educational Technology Research

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    Butler, Rebecca P.

    2008-01-01

    Oral history is a significant type of historical research. Its use in retaining records of the early days of educational technology provides another way to look at the history of this field. The remembrances of its founders inform everyone today of, not only of what went on before, but also of how current and future technologies evolve. There are…

  16. Online Methods in Geography Educational Research. Resources

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    Madge, Clare; O'Connor, Henrietta

    2004-01-01

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

  17. Mathematics Education Research, Diversity and Inclusion

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    Valero, Paola

    2004-01-01

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

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Reinventing research and education Linkping University

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    Reinventing research and education Linköping University Introducing Sweden and the East Sweden region Additional slides #12;Welcome to Sweden! 2 Capital: Stockholm Language: Swedish Population: 9 technology · Right of Public Access (Allemansrätten) · Safe and secure 7 #12;Studying in Sweden · Open

  1. The AFT Educational Research and Dissemination Program

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    American Federation of Teachers, 2007

    2007-01-01

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

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Engineering Education in Research-Intensive Universities

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    Alpay, E.; Jones, M. E.

    2012-01-01

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

  6. Handheld Computers in Education. Research Brief

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    Education Partnerships, Inc., 2003

    2003-01-01

    For over the last 20 years, educators have been trying to find the best practice in using technology for student learning. Some of the most widely used applications with computers have been student learning of programming, word processing, Web research, spreadsheets, games, and Web design. The difficulty with integrating many of these activities…

  7. Conceptualizing a Comparative Educational Research Framework.

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    Plomp, Tjeerd

    1992-01-01

    Presents reasons why nations should participate in international survey research. Reviews the mission and history of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Discusses the design of a typical IEA study and includes five graphic figures and one table illustrating results of previous international surveys.…

  8. Positivistic Educational Administration Research, Theory, and Practice.

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    Peca, Kathy

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

  9. International Directory of Higher Education Research Institutions.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.

    A directory that provides information on institutions and international organizations engaged in research on higher education is presented to strengthen international cooperation. For each institution, the following information is provided: official institutional name, address, phone number and telex number, cable address, director or head,…

  10. Kindergarten Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1999.

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    Robinson, Violet B., Ed.

    1999-01-01

    This document is comprised of the two 1999 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 1999 issue contains the…

  11. Doctoral Education and Transformative Consumer Research

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    Mari, Carlo

    2008-01-01

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

  12. 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…

  13. Addressing Flawed Research in Developmental Education

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    Goudas, Alexandros M.; Boylan, Hunter R.

    2012-01-01

    Much of recent research in postsecondary developmental education leaves the distinct impression that most remedial courses in community colleges are unsuccessful in helping students and that they should be entirely overhauled. Legislators and administrators are now taking these recommendations very seriously and are ready to cut programs that are…

  14. 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…

  15. Challenges in Exercise Physiology Research and Education

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

    2008-01-01

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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…

  18. Mitigating against Epistemic Injustice in Educational Research

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    Frank, Jeff

    2013-01-01

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

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Bridging the Poles: Education Linked with Research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2004-12-01

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

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

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    Yu, Chong Ho

    2004-01-01

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

  3. 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…

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

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

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

  5. Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education. Current Funds Revenues and Expenditures 1971-72.

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    Mertins, Paul F.; Brandt, Norman J.

    This publication provides state and national totals of current funds revenues and expenditures acquired from institutions of higher education in the questionnaire, "Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education," distributed in 1972 as a component of the seventh annual Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS). Highlights…

  6. Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education: Fiscal Year 1979. State Data.

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    Brandt, Norman J.

    Financial statistics of institutions of higher education were surveyed. The 14th annual Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS XIV) was mailed to all institutions listed in the Educational Directory, Colleges and Universities, 1978-79. Completed survey forms were received from 2,909 institutions (91.7 percent). Data were imputed for…

  7. 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

  8. Exploring the Nexus between Research and Doctoral Education

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    Pearson, Margot; Evans, Terry; Macauley, Peter

    2012-01-01

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

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Data Café: A Dining Car Approach to Educational Research Data Management and Distribution

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    Allan Knight; Kevin C. Almeroth; Hangjin Zhang; Rich Mayer; Krista DeLeeuw

    Researchers are investigating the effect of technology-supported instructional methods on the learning process. One team investigating this effect is the Technology in Education (TIE) group at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A problem these researchers faced, however, was how to collect and distribute the data needed for the wide variety of analyses. The team designed the Data Café statistical

  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. Program of Research Internship as Vocational Education

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    Okuyama, Masanori

    Program of Research Internship as Vocational Education has been carried out in Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University last year. Agreement of the internship has been promoted by discussing plan, adjustment and practice for the graduate school students in the company. The company has proposed many research themes for students and explained the contents in the meeting. The students submitted the application forms including their desired theme, curriculum vitae, motivation, appeal and activity, and the company accepted the students as research students. The selected students experienced the internship research works in various research centers. The meeting for reporting the experiences was set, joined by the students, persons in charge of the internship in the company, university supervisors, dean, members of the internship committee and office workers. Resultantly, the students caught different and fresh impression for the internship research and were considered to be encouraged for the advanced study.

  15. Research as an educational tool

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

    1994-12-31

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

  16. 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.…

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

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

    2005-01-01

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

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  19. Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-12-01

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

  20. Alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research & Education

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    Olson, Hilary

    2013-09-01

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

  1. Canada Education Savings Program: Annual Statistical Review 2011

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    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011

    2011-01-01

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

  2. Canada Education Savings Program: Annual Statistical Review--2009

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    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2009

    2009-01-01

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

  3. Comparative Education: Statistics on Education in the United States and Selected Foreign Nations. CRS Report for Congress.

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    Redd, Kenneth; Riddle, Wayne C.

    While there are severe limitations on the availability, comparability, and reliability of education statistics for the United States and other major foreign nations, a comparison of data reveals that the relative ranking of the United States among other nations with respect to educational participation in general is high, but that it is low in…

  4. Stem Cell Research and Health Education

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

    2009-01-01

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

  5. Enhancing Undergraduate Education through Mentored Research and Practical Writing Experiences

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

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

  7. 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)

  8. 76 FR 54002 - Agency Information Collection (Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations (NPCs) Data...

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    2011-08-30

    ...Agency Information Collection (Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations (NPCs) Data Collection: a. Nonprofit Research and Education...

  9. 76 FR 62755 - National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Meeting Notice

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    2011-10-11

    ...Secretary National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics...meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics...DATES: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and...

  10. 77 FR 11064 - National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    2012-02-24

    ...Secretary National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics...meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics...DATES: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and...

  11. A philosophical view of research in music education

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    Estelle R. Jorgensen

    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 useful in music education scholarship in conceptualising and

  12. 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

  13. Thinking Resources for Educational Research Methods and Methodology

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    Peim, Nick

    2009-01-01

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

  14. Service quality in higher education – a review and research agenda

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    Parves Sultan; Ho Yin Wong

    2010-01-01

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  16. 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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  18. Australian Vocational Education and Training: Research Messages, 2006

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    National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2007

    2007-01-01

    Research messages 2006 is a collection of key messages from research projects published or completed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in 2006. It covers work undertaken by both NCVER and external researchers through the following programs: (1) National Vocational Education and Training Research Evaluation Program;…

  19. Action Research Projects in Distance Education: A Manual.

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

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

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

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    Singleton, John

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

  1. 76 FR 11765 - Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs; Institute of Education Sciences...

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    2011-03-03

    ...writing and mathematics or science and in enhancing teacher...large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the...Director, Institute of Education Sciences. Institute of Education Sciences: FY 2012 Grant...

  2. Research on Distance Education Development in China

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    Xin, Ding; Jian, Niu; Yanhui, Han

    2010-01-01

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

  3. A critique of statistical hypothesis testing in clinical research

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    Raha, Somik

    2011-01-01

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

  4. A critique of statistical hypothesis testing in clinical research.

    PubMed

    Raha, Somik

    2011-07-01

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

  5. Using HIV&AIDS statistics in pre-service Mathematics Education to integrate HIV&AIDS education.

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    van Laren, Linda

    2012-12-01

    In South Africa, the HIV&AIDS education policy documents indicate opportunities for integration across disciplines/subjects. There are different interpretations of integration/inclusion and mainstreaming HIV&AIDS education, and numerous levels of integration. Integration ensures that learners experience the disciplines/subjects as being linked and related, and integration is required to support and expand the learners' opportunities to attain skills, acquire knowledge and develop attitudes and values across the curriculum. This study makes use of self-study methodology where I, a teacher educator, aim to improve my practice through including HIV&AIDS statistics in Mathematics Education. This article focuses on how I used HIV&AIDS statistics to facilitate pre-service teacher reflection and introduce them to integration of HIV&AIDS education across the curriculum. After pre-service teachers were provided with HIV statistics, they drew a pie chart which graphically illustrated the situation and reflected on issues relating to HIV&AIDS. Three themes emerged from the analysis of their reflections. The themes relate to the need for further HIV&AIDS education, the changing pastoral role of teachers and the changing context of teaching. This information indicates that the use of statistics is an appropriate means of initiating the integration of HIV&AIDS education into the academic curriculum. PMID:23234375

  6. The necessity of historical inquiry in educational research: the case of religious education

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    Rob Freathy; Stephen Parker

    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 religious education, and can illuminate important longer?term,

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

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    Floden, Robert E.

    2004-01-01

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

  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. Research on the system construction of the continuing education for the physical education teacher

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    Zhang Zhi; Zhang Nan

    2011-01-01

    In order to train excellent physical education teachers, promote the reform of school physical education and speed up to train sports talents at all levels, we research and analyze the status and development of teacher continuing education, construct the theoretical system framework of the teacher continuing education in the physical education institutes based on the theoretical analysis, exploration, and analyzing

  10. 2008/09 Industry-Sponsored Research Statistics UBC -Vancouver

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    Ollivier-Gooch, Carl

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

  11. Applying Statistical Process Quality Control Methodology to Educational Settings.

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    Blumberg, Carol Joyce

    A subset of Statistical Process Control (SPC) methodology known as Control Charting is introduced. SPC methodology is a collection of graphical and inferential statistics techniques used to study the progress of phenomena over time. The types of control charts covered are the null X (mean), R (Range), X (individual observations), MR (moving…

  12. Analogical Instruction in Statistics: Implications for Social Work Educators

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    Thomas, Leela

    2008-01-01

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

  13. 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.

  14. The ethics of conducting graduate medical education research on residents.

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    Keune, Jason D; Brunsvold, Melissa E; Hohmann, Elizabeth; Korndorffer, James R; Weinstein, Debra F; Smink, Douglas S

    2013-04-01

    The field of graduate medical education (GME) research is attracting increased attention and broader participation. The authors review the special ethical and methodological considerations pertaining to medical education research. Because residents are at once a convenient and captive study population, a risk of coercion exists, making the provision of consent important. The role of the institutional review board (IRB) is often difficult to discern because GME activities can have multiple simultaneous purposes, educational activities may go forward with or without a research component, and the subjects of educational research studies are not patients. The authors provide a road map for researchers with regard to research oversight by the IRB and also address issues related to research quality. The matters of whether educational research studies should have educational value for the study subject and whether to use individual information obtained when residents participate as research subjects are explored. PMID:23425981

  15. Canada Education Savings Program: Annual Statistical Review 2012

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    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2012

    2012-01-01

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

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Center for Labor Research and Education

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

  19. A Phenomenological Study of Mathematics Teacher Educators' Experiences Related to and Perceptions of Statistics

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    Hogue, Mark D.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the experiences related to and perceptions of statistics of mathematics teacher educators. Particularly, this study focused on the participants' lived experience by training preservice K-8 teacher candidates in topics related to statistics in the mathematics methods course. Their perceptions and…

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

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    Jameson, Jill

    2013-01-01

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