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SPECIAL ISSUE: EMERGING RESEARCH IN STATISTICS EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Longstanding efforts by different researchers who were pioneers in the field of statistics education has led today to the introduction of statistics in school mathematics in many countries. Simultaneously, the teaching and learning of statistics has turned into a research area of increasing interest for mathematics educators, as shown in the two recent survey chapters by Jones, Langrall and Money

Carmen Batanero

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The Lure of Statistics for Educational Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this essay David Labaree explores the historical and sociological elements that have made educational researchers dependent on statistics. He shows that educational research as a domain, with its focus on a radically soft and thoroughly applied form of knowledge and with its low academic standing, fits the pattern in which weak professions…

Labaree, David F.

2011-01-01

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Statistical Significance Testing Should Be Discontinued in Mathematics Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Menon, Rama

1993-01-01

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Education in Statistics and Research Design in School Psychology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Knirk, Frederick G.

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Statistical significance testing should be discontinued in mathematics education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rama Menon

1993-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Wessa, Patrick

2009-05-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Papadimitriou, Fivos; Kidman, Gillian

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Emmons, Nancy J.; And Others

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fryman, James F.; Wilkinson, Patrick J.

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Statistical Properties of Accountability Measures Based on ACT's Educational Planning and Assessment System. ACT Research Report Series, 2009-1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Educational accountability has grown substantially over the last decade, due in large part to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Accordingly, educational researchers and policymakers are interested in the statistical properties of accountability models used for NCLB, such as status, improvement, and growth models; as well as others that are…

Allen, Jeff; Bassiri, Dina; Noble, Julie

2009-01-01

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Journal of Statistics Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Journal of Statistics Education (JSE) "disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels." Articles address such topics as curriculum reform, cooperative learning, and instruction methods, to name a few. Besides the regular articles, there are two extra features titled Teaching Bits and Data Sets and Stories. Teaching Bits give statistics teachers fun, original ideas to incorporate into their classes. Data Sets and Stories have downloadable material that can also be used in the classroom for statistical analysis. Past issues can be viewed from an archive that dates back to 1993.

2002-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Everson, Howard T.; And Others

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RECONCEPTUALISING 'STATISTICS' AND 'EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although most interesting problems are multivariate (MV) and students and citizens need to be able to reason using MV data, appropriate challenges are rarely encountered in class. In this paper we argue that the curriculum (and ideas about statistical literacy) should encompass reasoning with MV data. Statistics education can occur in a range of disciplines, and in informal settings -

Jim Ridgway; James Nicholson; Sean McCusker

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sroufe, Gerald E.

1995-01-01

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Research in Statistical Inference.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During this period of research a substantial research program continued in statistical inference, one that has seen the publication of nearly 100 papers and a book since the initiation of support. The papers written or revised in 1991-1992 are: (1) An Ass...

R. J. Carroll

1991-01-01

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Educating osteopaths to be researchers - what role should research methods and statistics have in an undergraduate curriculum?  

PubMed Central

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) involves using research data to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. Somatic dysfunction and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) are two unique aspects of osteopathy that will benefit from a greater emphasis on scientific evidence. Most evidence in osteopathy is based on expert opinions, case reports, case series, and observational studies. Only one systematic review of randomized controlled trials, involving OMT for low back pain, has been published. Although this study demonstrates the efficacy of OMT for low back pain, other clinical trials are needed to expand the evidence base in osteopathy. Undergraduate osteopathy curricula should ensure that students acquire the tools necessary to become knowledgeable consumers of the research and statistics presented in biomedical journals. Such curricula need to be supplemented with graduate training programs and research funding mechanisms to ensure that young osteopathic researchers are able to produce the research needed to practice and advance evidence-based osteopathy in the future.

Licciardone, John C.

2008-01-01

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Educating osteopaths to be researchers - what role should research methods and statistics have in an undergraduate curriculum?  

PubMed

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) involves using research data to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. Somatic dysfunction and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) are two unique aspects of osteopathy that will benefit from a greater emphasis on scientific evidence. Most evidence in osteopathy is based on expert opinions, case reports, case series, and observational studies. Only one systematic review of randomized controlled trials, involving OMT for low back pain, has been published. Although this study demonstrates the efficacy of OMT for low back pain, other clinical trials are needed to expand the evidence base in osteopathy. Undergraduate osteopathy curricula should ensure that students acquire the tools necessary to become knowledgeable consumers of the research and statistics presented in biomedical journals. Such curricula need to be supplemented with graduate training programs and research funding mechanisms to ensure that young osteopathic researchers are able to produce the research needed to practice and advance evidence-based osteopathy in the future. PMID:19122835

Licciardone, John C

2008-01-01

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Digest of Education Statistics, 1992.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The publication contains information on a variety of subjects in the field of education statistics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, Federal funds for educ...

J. E. Griffith T. D. Snyder

1992-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Berstecher, D.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Berstecher, D.

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

RUTH BEYTH-MAROM; FIONA FIDLER; GEOFF CUMMING

2008-01-01

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Digest of Education Statistics 1999  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2000-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1998-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1998-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

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Further Studies on the Evaluation of Internal Efficiency of Educational Systems: A Symposium. Current Surveys and Research in Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication describes some of the work of the UNESCO Division of Statistics on Education on the evaluation of the internal efficiency of educational systems that followed from the 1970 International Conference on Education. The first section contains a brief summary of the conclusions of the "Expert Meeting on the Evaluation of Internal…

Hellwig, Z.; And Others

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Learning about Education through Statistics. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) gathers data on all aspects of education from across the United States and releases the resulting surveys and studies as survey reports, information compendia, and special reports that focus on specific educational topics. NCES also participates in joint research activities, brings together data…

Geddes, Claire

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Learning about Education through Statistics. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) gathers data on all aspects of education from across the United States and releases the resulting surveys and studies as survey reports, information compendia, and special reports that focus on specific educational topics. NCES also participates in joint research activities, brings together data…

Geddes, Claire

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Statistical Cognition: Towards Evidence-Based Practice in Statistics and Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beyth-Marom, Ruth; Fidler, Fiona; Cumming, Geoff

2008-01-01

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Learning about Education through Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A wealth of material about education in the United States is collected and released by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The NCES gathers data on all aspects of education from across the country, organizes the data in useful forms, and releases the resulting surveys and studies as survey reports,…

Geddes, Claire

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Digest of Education Statistics, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Spring 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001

2001-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Fall 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2000-01-01

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Digest of Education Statistics, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 36th in a series that provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of U.S. education from kindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes data from many sources, both government and private, and draws heavily on work done by the National Center for…

Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.

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Digest of Education Statistics, 1997.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This 1997 edition of the Digest of Education Statistics is the 33rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. Its primary purpose is to provide a complilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten...

C. M. Geddes C. M. Hoffman T. D. Snyder

1997-01-01

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Reform in Statistical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huck, Schuyler W.

2007-01-01

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Reform in Statistical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huck, Schuyler W.

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Orton, Larry

2009-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly: Winter 2000  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2000-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly: Fall 2000  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2000-01-01

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Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Statistics used in current nursing research.  

PubMed

Undergraduate nursing research courses should emphasize the statistics most commonly used in the nursing literature to strengthen students' and beginning researchers' understanding of them. To determine the most commonly used statistics, we reviewed all quantitative research articles published in 13 nursing journals in 2000. The findings supported Beitz's categorization of kinds of statistics. Ten primary statistics used in 80% of nursing research published in 2000 were identified. We recommend that the appropriate use of those top 10 statistics be emphasized in undergraduate nursing education and that the nursing profession continue to advocate for the use of methods (e.g., power analysis, odds ratio) that may contribute to the advancement of nursing research. PMID:17315562

Zellner, Kathleen; Boerst, Connie J; Tabb, Wil

2007-02-01

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Understanding Statistics and Statistics Education: A Chinese Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

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Statistical Science, Statistical Data Modeling, and Statistical Education.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper is intended to communicate to a general audience current directions in the discipline of statistics, and in my own research. It consists of three parts. Part I (Sections 1-3) explores perspectives on the future development of the science of sta...

E. Parzen

1979-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Spring 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2002-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Fall 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2003-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Summer 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2002-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Summer 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2001-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Fall 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2001-01-01

52

Education Statistics Quarterly, Winter 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2002-01-01

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Introducing the Emerging Discipline of Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ben-Zvi, Dani; Garfield, Joan

2008-01-01

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Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics Pocket Guide, Issued 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011

2011-01-01

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Health Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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STATISTICAL LITERACY: AN EVANGELICAL CALLING FOR STATISTICAL EDUCATORS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: Students,in majors,that do not,require a math,or statistics course are often unbelievers in the value and power,of statistics. If statistical educators are to serve,the quantitative needs of these students, they must be evangelists to non-believers rather than being ministers to believers; they must focus on statistical literacy rather on statistical competence. They must be called to help students see the

Milo Schield

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Statistics Research at Bell Laboratories  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Researching Values in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers methodological issues that arise when values form the main focus of empirical educational research. Includes discussion of the idea that social science, in general, and educational research, in particular, are forms of moral inquiry. Outlines a methodology of educational research, drawing from work by Imre Lakatos, Alasdair MacIntyre,…

Halliday, John

2002-01-01

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Researching Values in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Considers methodological issues that arise when values form the main focus of empirical educational research. Includes discussion of the idea that social science, in general, and educational research, in particular, are forms of moral inquiry. Outlines a methodology of educational research, drawing from work by Imre Lakatos, Alasdair MacIntyre,…

Halliday, John

2002-01-01

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Myths in educational research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational innovation research has been strongly influenced by research in other disciplines, in particular, rural, industrial and medical sociology. The resulting methodology and generalizations have often been wrongly applied to education with resulting distortions about the nature of innovators, the dissemination and the adoption of innovation in education. Research on the dissemination and adoption of new curriculum projects in British

R. B. Nicodemus

1977-01-01

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Research Visibility: Vocational Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brandon, George L., Ed.

1971-01-01

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Research Methods in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Check, Joseph; Schutt, Russell K.

2011-01-01

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Research in Music Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent music education research is reviewed. Topics covered include teaching and learning, development and maturation, training, attitudes, perception and psychoacoustics, automated learning, creativity, and psychological theory. Questions for future research are suggested. Journal available from Council for Research in Music Education, School of…

Leonhard, Charles; Colwell, Richard J.

1976-01-01

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When Education Research Matters  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Frederick M. Hess

2008-01-01

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Distance Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews six papers from the Open University Distance Education Research Group which cover the following topics: the credibility of distance education, admission systems, distance methods in adult basic education, the Universidad Estatal a Distancia (Costa Rica), Radio Ecca (Canary Islands), and the Open University (Great Britain). (EAO)

Curran, Chris

1983-01-01

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Applying Bayesian Statistics to Educational Evaluation. Theoretical Paper No. 62.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Bayesian statistical inference is unfamiliar to many educational evaluators. While the classical model is useful in educational research, it is not as useful in evaluation because of the need to identify solutions to practical problems based on a wide spectrum of information. The reason Bayesian analysis is effective for decision making is that…

Brumet, Michael E.

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Conducting Educational Design Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McKenney, Susan; Reeves, Thomas

2012-01-01

68

Conducting Educational Design Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McKenney, Susan; Reeves, Thomas

2012-01-01

69

Digest of Education Statistics 2010  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In fall 2010, about 75.9 million people were enrolled in American schools and colleges (table 1). About 4.6 million people were employed as elementary and secondary school teachers or as college faculty, in full-time equivalents (FTE). Other professional, administrative, and support staff at educational institutions totaled 5.4 million. This report provides an overview of education in the US.

Snyder, Thomas; Dillow, Sally

2012-03-16

70

Educating Exceptional Children: A Statistical Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents statistical information on children with special needs, their education, and the professionals who serve them. Graphs, tables, and charts are used to illustrate: (1) the number of children receiving special education services from 1989 to 1999; (2) the incidence of different disabilities; (3) the growth of students in the…

Bergert, Susan; Burnette, Jane

71

Statistics Online Computational Resource for Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dinov, Ivo D.; Christou, Nicolas

2009-01-01

72

Statistical power in operations management research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the need and importance of statistical power analysis in field-based empirical research in Production and Operations Management (POM) and related disciplines. The concept of statistical power analysis is explained in detail and its relevance in designing and conducting empirical experiments is discussed. Statistical power reflects the degree to which differences in sample data in a statistical test

Rohit Verma; John C. Goodale

1995-01-01

73

Statistical Problems in ESP Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Persi Diaconis

1978-01-01

74

Education Statistics Quarterly: Fall 2000 Issue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2000-01-01

75

Education Statistics Quarterly: Winter 2000 Issue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2000-01-01

76

Educational Research and the Science of Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues that educational research has not created a science of education in the sense of amassing the body of knowledge, skills, and values that, once acquired, would certify a candidate as a professional teacher. Educational research has not developed a science of education due to: the rigid boundaries between disciplines, the masculinization of research and the feminization of

David Elkind

1999-01-01

77

Higher Education Research Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

78

Higher Education Research Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at the graduate school of Education and Information at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Higher Education Research Institute "serves as an interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education." It is also the home of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), a national longitudinal study of the American higher education system. Established in 1966 at the American Council on Education, the CIRP is "the nation's largest and oldest empirical study of higher education, involving data on some 1,700 institutions and over 10 million students." Visitors to the site can access extensive press releases and data summaries of the latest CIRP's of incoming freshmen as well as data from surveys targeting entering students, other classes of college students, and faculty members. The CIRP Archives section offers an extensive annotated bibliography of related conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and reports. The Website also provides information to educators and administrators on ordering more targeted data drawn from specific schools and/or specific comparative profiles.

79

Educational quality and the crisis of educational research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Heyneman, Stephen

1993-11-01

80

Response Essay: Special Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McGee, Paid

2000-01-01

81

Statistics Concerning Indian Education. Fiscal Year 1972.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statistical facts on the education of American Indian children in 1972 are presented in this booklet. It is noted that many of the treaties between the United States and Indian tribes provided for the establishment of schools for Indian children. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has direct responsibility for the 57,788 children enrolled in Federal…

Hildebrand, Alice S., Comp.

82

Education Statistics Quarterly. Volume 5, Issue 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2003-01-01

83

Higher Education Research in Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Though higher education research has grown substantially over the last three or four decades, it is still conceived as a relatively\\u000a small and vulnerable field of research. Higher education research both gains and suffers from the fact that there are no clear\\u000a borderlines between higher educational researchers and other higher education “experts”. Academic research on higher education\\u000a has gained some

Ulrich Teichler

84

Research Methods, Statistical Procedures, and Psychometric Integrity of Instruments Used in Doctor of Education Dissertations at the University of Alabama 1984-1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Procedures used in Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) dissertations at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) were studied. Focus was on identifying: (1) characteristics of the research designs used; (2) sources of the instruments used to collect data; (3) reports of reliability estimates and evidence of validity of the instruments; and (4) types of…

Jarrell, Michele E.; And Others

85

Education and Culture. Routledge Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Quinn, Jocey

2011-01-01

86

Can Educational Research Inform Educational Practice? Yes!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Responds to Elliot Eisner's claim (Phi Delta Kappan, v. 65, p. 447-52) that educational research often affects educational practice subtly rather than overtly. Also argues, like Eisner, that educational research often is too indebted to social science language and too removed from practical applications. (JW)|

Baker, Eva L.

1984-01-01

87

Researching Research: Mathematics Education in the Political  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Pais, Alexandre; Valero, Paola

2012-01-01

88

Research in Science & Mathematics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication examines science and mathematics educational research in India and the question of whether science and mathematics education in that country has been an instrument of social change. Seven areas of research are included: (1) science education; (2) mathematics education; (3) science curriculum; (4) methods of teaching science; (5)…

Wanchoo, V. N., Ed.; Raina, T. N., Ed.

89

Research Methods Employed in "American Educational Research Journal,""Educational Researcher," and "Review of Educational Research" from 1978 to 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Periodic summaries of research techniques used in important journals help professors of educational research teach each new generation of researchers. Literature published in "American Educational Research Journal" (AERJ), "Educational Researcher" (ER), and "Review of Educational Research (RER) is reviewed for the 10-year period ending in 1987.…

Elmore, Patricia B.; Woehlke, Paula L.

90

The Role of Statistics Educators in the Quantitative Literacy Movement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jordan, Joy; Haines, Beth

2006-01-01

91

Digest of Education Statistics, 2003. NCES 2005-025  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

92

A Distance Education Course in Statistics  

PubMed Central

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.

2010-01-01

93

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Rice, Marti H.; Stallings, William M.

94

Using Tree Diagrams as an Assessment Tool in Statistics Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 for using tree diagrams as assessment tools in statistics education, followed

Yue Yin

2012-01-01

95

One Yard Below: Education Statistics from a Different Angle.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Education Intelligence Agency, Carmichael, CA.

96

Research Schools: Grounding Research in Educational Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hinton, Christina; Fischer, Kurt W.

2008-01-01

97

Science education research program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A deadline for receipt of research proposals on science literacy and science, technology, and society has been set by the National Science Foundation's Research in Science and Education (RISE) program. March 9 is the target date set by NSF to insure that proposals are considered for the RISE fiscal 1981 budget, which is expected to total $6 million.RISE'S purpose is to examine the science literacy of the U.S. public and to determine the publics needs. Although schools have been responsible for teaching science, only 50% of the American public receive formal science instruction after 15 years of age, according to NSF. Those who do not receive formal training must rely on a combination of electronic and print media, museums, and public agencies for science information.

98

Scientific Research in Educational Administration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) ought to reaffirm its commitment to theoretical research. Research in educational administration during the last twenty years has been applied or practical rather than purely theoretical or scientific. Although there is certainly a place for practical research, theoretical research ought…

Hoy, Wayne K.

1978-01-01

99

Research on Globalization and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spring, Joel

2008-01-01

100

Education Research and Government Policy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The accomplishments of education research are many, and they are leaving an indelible imprint on the shape and character of American education. The role of the federal government in education is one of leadership and financial and technical assistance to the states or to individual school districts or higher education institutions. The birth of…

Bell, T. H.

101

"Accessions": Researching, Designing Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor, Yvette

2011-01-01

102

Research: The Region's Educational Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses common themes in the limited research on Appalachian institutions of higher education: interinstitutional links and links between institutions and the broader community. Reviews trends that offer research opportunities (the impact of K-12 reforms on higher education, effects of information technology on higher education, student…

Collins, Timothy

1999-01-01

103

"Accessions": Researching, Designing Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor, Yvette

2011-01-01

104

Cross Cultural Perspectives in Educational Research. Conducting Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Robinson-Pant, Anna

2005-01-01

105

The Federal Role in Educational Research and Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The federal government has been collecting, analyzing, and disseminating educational statistics for more than 130 years. Over time the focus has shifted from data gathering to research and development (R&D) to find more effective ways of educating children. Educational research and development, however, has not been held in high esteem by most…

Vinovskis, Maris A.

2000-01-01

106

Educational Statistics: National and International Sources and Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Unesco data collection system is described. Data suppliers and national publications on educational statistics are listed, as well as 57 publications on education by Unesco's Office of Statistics since 1974. A progress report on the implementation of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) concludes this issue of the…

Educational Documentation and Information, 1977

1977-01-01

107

Educational Statistics: National and International Sources and Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Unesco data collection system is described. Data suppliers and national publications on educational statistics are listed, as well as 57 publications on education by Unesco's Office of Statistics since 1974. A progress report on the implementation of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) concludes this issue of the…

Educational Documentation and Information, 1977

1977-01-01

108

Statistical process control in nursing research.  

PubMed

In intervention studies in which randomization to groups is not possible, researchers typically use quasi-experimental designs. Time series designs are strong quasi-experimental designs but are seldom used, perhaps because of technical and analytic hurdles. Statistical process control (SPC) is an alternative analytic approach to testing hypotheses about intervention effects using data collected over time. SPC, like traditional statistical methods, is a tool for understanding variation and involves the construction of control charts that distinguish between normal, random fluctuations (common cause variation), and statistically significant special cause variation that can result from an innovation. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of SPC and to illustrate its use in a study of a nursing practice improvement intervention. PMID:22095634

Polit, Denise F; Chaboyer, Wendy

2011-11-17

109

ITEM SAMPLING IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF ITEM SAMPLING, OR "PSYCHOMETRIC-STATISTICAL INFERENCE," AN APPROACH TO GATHERING AND USING EDUCATIONAL DATA THAT ALLOWS STATISTICAL INFERENCES TO BE MADE SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH PSYCHOMETRIC INFERENCES. THIS IS A PROCEDURE IN WHICH BOTH PEOPLE AND ITEMS ARE SAMPLED AND THE DATA FROM A SAMPLE OF PEOPLE TAKING A SAMPLE OF…

HUSEK, T.R.; SIROTNIK, KEN

110

Handbook of Education Policy Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

111

Research Mentorship in Counselor Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Briggs, Cynthia A.; Pehrsson, Dale-Elizabeth

2008-01-01

112

Research Mentorship in Counselor Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Briggs, Cynthia A.; Pehrsson, Dale-Elizabeth

2008-01-01

113

Questions for Music Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jorgensen, Estelle R.

2008-01-01

114

Handbook of Education Policy Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

115

Using the 'new' statistics in nursing research.  

PubMed

This paper argues that quantitative methods are under-used in nursing research. Although this is often because the qualitative approach is the most appropriate, it may also be because nurse researchers are not fully aware of modern, sophisticated data analysis techniques and have tended to use simple statistical techniques that often make the quantitative analysis of complex data very difficult and produce simplistic and unsatisfactory answers. The paper briefly discusses probability and survival modelling techniques suitable for use in complex nursing research situations and argues that these methods may help to bridge the qualitative-quantitative gap. Although these techniques are mathematically complex, they are easily applied in practice using dedicated computer programs. The paper describes their application using one such program, GLIM 4. PMID:9515617

Ratcliffe, P

1998-01-01

116

Learning from physics education research: Lessons for economics education  

Microsoft Academic Search

We believe that economists have much to learn from educational research practices and related pedagogical innovations in other disciplines, in particular physics education. In this paper we identify three key features of physics education research that distinguish it from economics education research - (1) the intentional grounding of physics education research in learning science principles, (2) a shared conceptual research

Scott P. Simkins; Mark H. Maier

2008-01-01

117

Learning from Physics Education Research: Lessons for Economics Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

We believe that economists have much to learn from educational research practices and related pedagogical innovations in other disciplines, in particular physics education. In this paper we identify three key features of physics education research that distinguish it from economics education research - (1) the intentional grounding of physics education research in learning science principles, (2) a shared conceptual research

Scott P. Simkins; Mark H. Maier

2008-01-01

118

Physics Education Research User's Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Physics Education Research User's Guide is a web resource providing physics educators with information on research-based methods for teaching and learning. This resource helps teachers and faculty apply the results of physics education research (PER) and teaching methods based on these results. Users can browse through dozens of teaching methods and resources, organized by type of instruction and class, research basis, topic, and similar information. The Guide provides an overview of the each method with references and related teaching strategies. The web site also provides further information about PER and a wide range of reference material and connections to the PER Community.

Mckagan, Sarah B.

2013-03-05

119

Valuing computer science education research?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tony Clear

2006-01-01

120

Doing Educational Research: An Action Research Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An American teaching anesthesiology in Tanzania sought help from a member of the host culture in order to grasp cultural meanings underpinning medical education practices, using action research to develop and refine research methods and solve problems related to the need to accommodate culturally diverse students' learning needs. (SM)|

Otto, Alice; Nkanga, S.

1995-01-01

121

Digest of Education Statistics, 2010. NCES 2011-015  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.

2011-01-01

122

Distance Learning for Teacher Professional Development in Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

123

Improving Educational Research and Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Krathwohl, David

1977-01-01

124

Six Sigma and Introductory Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Maleyeff, John; Kaminsky, Frank C.

2002-01-01

125

Six Sigma and Introductory Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Maleyeff, John; Kaminsky, Frank C.

2002-01-01

126

Effects of Inapplicability of the Continuity Condition upon the Probability Distributions of Selected Statistics and their Implications for Research in Education. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Computer routines were devised to investigate the behavior of two statistics, the Student t and the Mann-Whitney U, under specific conditions. Certain of these conditions were violations of the underlying assumptions of the two tests. Both were computed for 5,000 pairs of samples sized 5, 10, and 20 from a rectangular, a normal and an exponential…

Sparks, Jack N.

127

The Communication Education Research Agenda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Suggests one way that the author would like to see communication educators build on the solid foundation of important communication education research successes. Concludes that contributions to this journal in the past have been much more systematic and thorough when focusing on the communication dimensions of teaching in general. Suggests that…

Friedrich, Gustav W.

2002-01-01

128

The Research on Bilingual Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews research literature on the effectiveness of bilingual education programs. Argues that scientifically valid evaluation studies offer no consistent support for transitional bilingual education as a superior practice for improving the English-language achievement of limited English proficient (LEP) children and, in fact, suggest evidence of…

Rossell, Christine H.

1990-01-01

129

Education in a Research University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arrow, Kenneth J. Ed.; And Others

130

Some Thoughts about Research in Cooperative Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bartkus, Kenneth R.; Stull, William A.

1997-01-01

131

Don't Let Yourself Get Snookered by Education Statistics!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bracey, Gerald W.

2006-01-01

132

Undergraduate Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hall, Megan R.; Rowell, Ginger Holmes

2008-01-01

133

Using Tree Diagrams as an Assessment Tool in Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yin, Yue

2012-01-01

134

Undergraduate Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hall, Megan R.; Rowell, Ginger Holmes

2008-01-01

135

Improving Teacher Education through Action Research. Routledge Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

136

Uses of Sibling Data in Psychological and Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The uses of data on siblings for educational and psychological research purposes are explained. Examples are based on empirical data. Five types of research problems, using sibling data, are explored: (1) statistical control of family background variance in psychological or educational studies which use analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) or multiple…

Jensen, Arthur R.

137

Bayesian statistical inference for psychological research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bayesian statistics, a currently controversial viewpoint concerning statistical inference, is based on a definition of probability as a particular measure of the opinions of ideally consistent people. Statistical inference is modification of these opinions in the light of evidence, and Bayes' theorem specifies how such modifications should be made. The tools of Bayesian statistics include the theory of specific distributions

Ward Edwards; Harold Lindman; Leonard J. Savage

1963-01-01

138

Researching Postgraduate Educational Research in South Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

139

Impact of Equity Models and Statistical Measures on Interpretations of Educational Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We present three models of equity and show how these, along with the statistical measures used to evaluate results, impact interpretation of equity in education reform. Equity can be defined and interpreted in many ways. Most equity education reform research strives to achieve equity by closing achievement gaps between groups. An example is given…

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

2012-01-01

140

Impact of Equity Models and Statistical Measures on Interpretations of Educational Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We present three models of equity and show how these, along with the statistical measures used to evaluate results, impact interpretation of equity in education reform. Equity can be defined and interpreted in many ways. Most equity education reform research strives to achieve equity by closing achievement gaps between groups. An example is given…

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

2012-01-01

141

The Importance of Attitudes in Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ramirez, Caroline; Schau, Candace; Emmioglu, Esma

2012-01-01

142

Litigation Strategies for Educational Equity: Bilingual Education and Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews the role of bilingual education litigation in the formation of educational equity policy. Assesses the nature and role of research on minority group language achievement. Lists fourteen suggestions for future research needed in bilingual education. (MD)|

Baez, Tony; And Others

1985-01-01

143

Mobilising Research Knowledge in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Levin, Ben

2011-01-01

144

Mobilising Research Knowledge in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Levin, Ben

2011-01-01

145

Statistical Power for Random Assignment Evaluations of Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schochet, Peter Z.

2005-01-01

146

National Higher Education Statistics: Fall 1991 (Early Estimates).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Total enrollment at institutions of higher education in the United States reached a record high of nearly 14.2 million students in fall 1991, according to the 'Early Estimates' survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Estim...

1991-01-01

147

Public Administration Education in Italy: a Statistical Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents a statistical analysis exploring public administration education in Italian universities. It highlights the main specificities of PA education in Italy with reference to the disciplinary character, the geographical distribution, the type and level of PA programs, etc. and aims at describing how universities are adjusting curricula in relation to public sector modernization, by comparing the main faculties

Denita Cepiku; Marco Meneguzzo

2009-01-01

148

Representations of Internationalisation in Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Internationalisation is an important but contentious issue in higher education. For some it means the facilitation of student mobility and an important source of funding for universities, while for others it forms a philosophy of teaching and student engagement, highlighting issues of global inequality. In this study, the papers from a recent…

Smith, Narelle; Reid, Anna; Petocz, Peter

2009-01-01

149

Wisconsin Center for Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

150

Interpretation and use of statistics in nursing research.  

PubMed

A working understanding of the major fundamentals of statistical analysis is required to incorporate the findings of empirical research into nursing practice. The primary focus of this article is to describe common statistical terms, present some common statistical tests, and explain the interpretation of results from inferential statistics in nursing research. An overview of major concepts in statistics, including the distinction between parametric and nonparametric statistics, different types of data, and the interpretation of statistical significance, is reviewed. Examples of some of the most common statistical techniques used in nursing research, such as the Student independent t test, analysis of variance, and regression, are also discussed. Nursing knowledge based on empirical research plays a fundamental role in the development of evidence-based nursing practice. The ability to interpret and use quantitative findings from nursing research is an essential skill for advanced practice nurses to ensure provision of the best care possible for our patients. PMID:18560290

Giuliano, Karen K; Polanowicz, Michelle

151

Statistical Power for Random Assignment Evaluations of Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Schochet, Peter Z.

2008-01-01

152

Introductory Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hall, Megan R.; Rowell, Ginger Holmes

2008-01-01

153

Statistical Power for Random Assignment Evaluations of Education Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 literature. Focusing on standardized test scores of elementary school students, this article

Peter Z. Schochet

2008-01-01

154

Statistical Power for Random Assignment Evaluations of Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Schochet, Peter Z.

2008-01-01

155

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL FOR CLASSES ON PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this work is to develop educational material applied to transport matters to support practical classes on Probability and Statistics of the Civil Engineer Course. This material concerns Descriptive Statistics, Probability Theory and Inference, and the data used comprises (i) flow of people by mode of transport that arrive at the university campus, (ii) the number of passengers

Maria Angélica; Fabris de Oliveira; Maria Inęs Faé

156

Introductory Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hall, Megan R.; Rowell, Ginger Holmes

2008-01-01

157

Methodological note Statistical power in operations management research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the need and importance of statistical power analysis in field-based empirical research in Production and Operations Management (POM) and related disciplines. The concept of statistical power analysis is explained in detail and its relevance in designing and conducting empirical experiments is discussed. Statistical power reflects the degree to which differences in sample data in a statistical test

Rohit Verma; John C. Goodale

158

Scientific Culture and Educational Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2002-01-01

159

Research Funding Statistics for FY 2010 Cancer Type  

Cancer.gov

Skip to content Your source for National Cancer Institute funded research grants, contract awards, and intramural research projects. More Home Advanced Search Funding Statistics About NFRP Contact Us Related Links Help FY 2010 Research Funding by Cancer

160

Mathematics Education Research: 1985 in Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports developments in mathematics education research for 1985. Items discussed are: (1) establishment of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board; (2) Journal for Research in Mathematics Education monograph series; (3) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Advisory Committee Research Award Program; (4) Research Agenda Project;…

Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1986

1986-01-01

161

Science versus Basic Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One goal of basic research in education is to identify the variables of effective instruction. As this pursuit has been conceived, however, its theoretical problems make it unlikely that the effort will provide a clear picture of instructional variables, their interactions, or the kind of teacher training that is implied by instructional variables.

Engelmann, Siegfried

2008-01-01

162

Fine Arts Education. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walker, Karen

2006-01-01

163

Researching Race in Mathematics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Martin, Danny Bernard

2009-01-01

164

Arkansas Educational Research Stimulation Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the Arkansas Educational Research Stimulation project was to encourage educational research in higher education institutions in the State and to foster a high quality product. Activities of the project were initiatory seminars and workshops on educational and institutional research conducted at both the institutional and…

Chamberlin, Gary D.

165

2006 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-10-25

166

Some Remarks on Research Directions in Statistical Data Protection.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Modern research on statistical data protection (SDP) draws upon a rich, diverse subset of the mathematical sciences--statistics, mathematical programming, combinatorics, graph theory and heoretical computer science. This paper offers observations on selec...

L. H. Cox

1998-01-01

167

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Reese, Donna J.

2004-01-01

168

Confidentiality of Research and Statistical Data.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document was prepared by the Privacy and Security Staff, National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service, in conjunction with the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) Office of General Counsel, to explain and discuss the requ...

1978-01-01

169

Statistical Considerations in Duration of Load Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Duration of load factors is the most significant factor that reduces allowable design stresses for lumber. The paper discusses statistical considerations for the design of duration of load tests and for analysis of the resulting data. Duration of load fac...

C. L. Link

1988-01-01

170

Multichannel Computer - Dispersiometer - For Statistical Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A discussion is given of the design and principles of operation of a specialized computer intended for experimental statistical investigations of complex nonlinear controlled plants on the basis of processing recordings of technological parameters, such a...

A. I. Starostin L. V. Gigineishvili Y. L. Romanov

1972-01-01

171

Connecting Research in Physics Education with Teacher Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This book from the International Commission on Physics Education (ICPE) makes available the results of research in physics education to physics educators working with pre- or in-service physics teachers. Three editions are avaiable, in English, French, and Spanish.

Tiberghien, Andrăâ©e; Jossem, E. L.; Barojas, Jorge

2009-05-18

172

Connecting Research in Physics Education with Teacher Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This book from the International Commission on Physics Education (ICPE) makes available the results of research in physics education to physics educators working with pre- or in-service physics teachers. Three editions are avaiable, in English, French, and Spanish.

2003-10-10

173

Evaluation of Individualized Instruction in Educational Statistics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

R. A. Karabinus S. E. Nord

1977-01-01

174

2008 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-10-25

175

Research Bulletin of the National Institute for Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

176

Research of Education Issues in Southern Regional Education Board States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report, which focuses on education in Louisiana, gives the results of research on various education issues in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states and provides information on how southern states collect and use different education-related data. The article discusses education costs and revenues, as well as how financial, student,…

Louisiana State Legislative Auditor, Baton Rouge.

177

Principal Components Regression in Exploratory Statistical Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Regression upon principal components of the percentage points of the income and education distributions for 1950 census tracts in the city of Chicago led to the estimation of “beta coefficient profiles” for television receiver and refrigerator ownership, for central heating system usage, and for a measure of dwelling unit overcrowding. The betas are standardized coefficients of regression of a dependent

William F. Massy

1965-01-01

178

Statistics and The Science of Turfgrass Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

2007-01-01

179

Research Agenda for Computer Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Christian Holmboe; Linda McIver; Carlisle George

2001-01-01

180

Using Educational Research: A School Administrator's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this book is to help school administrators who use educational research by describing and explaining the components of research and skills of researchers. Chapter 1 defines educational research. Chapter 2 describes streams of research on particular administrative problems. Chapter 3 illustrates the conduct of a research review and…

Haller, Emil J.; Kleine, Paul F.

181

Ignorance, Environmental Education Research and Design Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barron, Deirdre; Jackson, Simon; Anderson, Lyndon

2005-01-01

182

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Simon C Parker

183

Annual Report, 1995. California Educational Research Cooperative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The California Educational Research Cooperative (CERC) of the School of Education, University of California, Riverside, was established in 1988 as a joint venture designed to bring educational professionals and researchers together. CERC is a partnership among the Riverside and San Bernadino County Offices of Education, 19 local school districts,…

Zykowski, Jane L.; And Others

184

[Clinical research=design*measurements*statistical analyses].  

PubMed

A clinical study must address true endpoints that matter for the patients and the doctors. A good clinical study starts with a good clinical question. Formulating a clinical question in the form of PECO can sharpen one's original question. In order to perform a good clinical study one must have a knowledge of study design, measurements and statistical analyses: The first is taught by epidemiology, the second by psychometrics and the third by biostatistics. PMID:22834102

Furukawa, Toshiaki

2012-06-01

185

Network Services for Library Education and Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

J. A. Tessier

1970-01-01

186

Controversies Around the Role of Statistical Tests in Experimental Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

In spite of the widespread use of significance testing in empirical research, its interpretation and researchers' excessive confidence in its results have been criticized for years. In this paper, we first describe the logic of statistical testing in the Fisher and Neyman-Pearson approaches, review some common misinterpretations of basic concepts behind statistical tests, and analyse the philosophical and psychological issues

Carmen Batanero

2000-01-01

187

Questionnaire Surveys: Four Survey Instruments in Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Inoue, Yukiko

188

Reflections on Experimental Research in Medical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cook, David A.; Beckman, Thomas J.

2010-01-01

189

The Current Status of STEM Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brown, Josh

2012-01-01

190

Moving Forward in Inclusive Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Erten, Ozlem; Savage, Robert Samuel

2012-01-01

191

Research facility access & science education  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1994-10-01

192

National Center for Educational Statistics Bulletin Number 8: Advance Statistics for Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin, produced by the National Center for Educational Statistics, releases information collected by the School Staffing Survey, Spring 1970. The data base consisted of approximately 1,200 public elementary and secondary schools. Data presented include: Environmental Health courses, Pupils Enrolled in Environmental Health Courses,…

National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.

193

Projections of Education Statistics to 2001: An Update.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Statistical projections for elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education are provided at the national and state levels through the year 2001. National projection tables cover enrollment, high school graduates, earned degrees conferred, classroom teachers, and expenditures of public elementary and secondary schools.…

Gerald, Debra E.; Hussar, William J.

194

Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States: 1982.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A narrative summary and detailed 1982 statistics on social work programs, students, and faculty are presented. Data were obtained from a total of 292 programs accredited by the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE). Information is provided on: the geographic distribution of social work programs; number of programs and faculty by type of…

Rubin, Allen; Waterman, Denise

195

Education and Employment Patterns of Bioscientists. A Statistical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

196

Summary Statistics, Educational Achievement Gaps and the Ecological Fallacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Connolly, Paul

2006-01-01

197

Statistics of Statisticians: Critical Mass of Statistics and Operational Research Groups  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using a recently developed model, inspired by mean field theory in statistical physics, and data from the UK's Research Assessment Exercise, we analyse the relationship between the qualities of statistics and operational research groups and the quantities of researchers in them. Similar to other academic disciplines, we provide evidence for a linear dependency of quality on quantity up to an upper critical mass, which is interpreted as the average maximum number of colleagues with whom a researcher can communicate meaningfully within a research group. The model also predicts a lower critical mass, which research groups should strive to achieve to avoid extinction. For statistics and operational research, the lower critical mass is estimated to be 9 ± 3. The upper critical mass, beyond which research quality does not significantly depend on group size, is 17 ± 6.

Kenna, Ralph; Berche, Bertrand

198

Comparative Adult Education. The Position of Adult Education Research. Recent Planning Work of Adult Education and Research in Finland. The Contents of Adult Education Research in Five Countries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue examines the following topics: comparative adult education (its scientific status and development), adult education research activity in system analysis, the inner structure of the system of adult education, adult education research and recently completed planning work, and the contents of adult education research in West Germany,…

Pantzar, Eero

1985-01-01

199

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Finnie, Ross; Qiu, Theresa

2009-01-01

200

Quality in statistics education : Determinants of course outcomes in methods & statistics education at universities and colleges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although Statistics is not a very popular course according to most students, a majority of students still take it, as it is mandatory at most Social Science departments. Therefore it takes special teacher’s skills to teach statistics. In order to do so it is essential for teachers to know what students’ attitudes are and what factors influence course outcomes. In

P. S. Verhoeven

2009-01-01

201

Citizenship Education, Policy, and the Educationalization of Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hodgson, Naomi

2008-01-01

202

Single Subject Research: Applications to Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cakiroglu, Orhan

2012-01-01

203

Science education research interests of elementary teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education researchers have always sought to improve the quality of our nation's schools. One way of doing this is to make research findings on the teaching of science available to teachers. Perhaps an even more effective way is to plan research studies with teachers' interests in mind. The purpose of this study was to determine the science education research

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

1987-01-01

204

Study Designs and Statistical Analyses for Biomarker Research  

PubMed Central

Biomarkers are becoming increasingly important for streamlining drug discovery and development. In addition, biomarkers are widely expected to be used as a tool for disease diagnosis, personalized medication, and surrogate endpoints in clinical research. In this paper, we highlight several important aspects related to study design and statistical analysis for clinical research incorporating biomarkers. We describe the typical and current study designs for exploring, detecting, and utilizing biomarkers. Furthermore, we introduce statistical issues such as confounding and multiplicity for statistical tests in biomarker research.

Gosho, Masahiko; Nagashima, Kengo; Sato, Yasunori

2012-01-01

205

Association between nurses’ education about research and their research use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knowledge about research methods, skills for critical appraisal of research reports, and a positive attitude towards research have been identified as means to potentially overcome barriers to individual nurses’ research utilization, and ultimately improve nursing practice. The objective of this study was to examine independent relationships between nurses’ education about research and research use and their attitudes towards research, knowledge

G Ted Brown

2003-01-01

206

Limitations of Experiments in Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore

2012-01-01

207

Researching Early Childhood Education: European Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

David, Tricia, Ed.

208

Researching Nomadic Education: A Nigerian Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the development of education in Nigeria for two migrant groups, nomadic pastoralists and migrant fishermen, and describes the current state of research on nomadic education in Nigeria. Suggests some concepts and research strategies that would engender greater understanding of nomadic education and promote international cooperation. (SLD)

Umar, Abdurrahman; Tahir, Gidado

2000-01-01

209

Limitations of Experiments in Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore

2012-01-01

210

Doctoral Preparation of Scientifically Based Education Researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Margaret Eisenhart; Robert L. DeHaan

2005-01-01

211

On Reflective Practitioner Research in Czech Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a study of reflective practice, which has been a gradual process in education in the Czech Republic. Until the 1990s, most research and development in education and in preservice and inservice teacher education and training had been different from this reflective approach. Instead, quantitative research approaches had been…

Pol, Milan

212

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH MANPOWER--PROJECTED NEEDS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE AUTHOR STATES FOUR MAJOR PROBLEMS THAT PLAGUE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH--ISOLATION FROM THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, PRESSURES FROM SCHOOLS, CHRONIC SHORTAGE OF SCHOOL PRACTITIONERS, AND THE POOR QUALITY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS IN EDUCATION. FOUR POLICY IMPLICATIONS RESULT FROM THE FAILURE OF THE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FIELD TO RECRUIT ENOUGH…

SIEBER, SAM D.

213

Considering Trilingual Education. Routledge Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Henn-Reinke, Kathryn

2012-01-01

214

Researching the Family: A Guide to Survey and Statistical Data on U.S. Families.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide catalogs and describes over 60 major survey and statistical databases containing useful information about the characteristics, experiences, and behavior of U.S. families and is designed to assist researchers in locating suitable databases. The surveys described deal with substantive issues, including health, education, employment and…

Zill, Nicholas, Ed.; Daily, Margaret, Ed.

215

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Lin; Fan, Xitao

216

Educators' experience of teaching nursing research to undergraduates.  

PubMed

Most research pertaining to the teaching of nursing research has focused on learning outcomes and students' attitudes toward research. Few scholars have explored what it is like to teach nursing research. The purpose of this study was to describe the experience of teaching undergraduate nursing research. Data were obtained from 12 nurse educators through e-mail interviews and analyzed using Giorgi's method of descriptive phenomenology. Four meaning units describe the experience: marketing research content, introducing the research process, enhancing student abilities to learn about research, and enhancing personal abilities to teach research. The three meaning units that focus on faculty intentions toward students are somewhat consistent with prior research but include interesting new ideas. Concerning the last meaning unit, participants reported an interest in learning about teaching strategies, advanced statistics, and informational technology. Deans and directors should explore the learning needs of such faculty and offer appropriate ongoing education. PMID:18359922

Mansour, Tamam B; Porter, Eileen J

2008-03-21

217

Research Review: Issues in Magazine Journalism Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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)|

King, Elliot

1994-01-01

218

Trends in Research in Chemical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kornhauser, Aleksandra

1979-01-01

219

TEACHING STATISTICS AND RESEARCH METHODS: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional curricula in the social sciences result in students having statistical knowledge that is inert and consequently of low transferability. This is in part because these curricula separate mathematical and probabilistic content (present in statistics service courses) from the context in which the collection of observational and experimental data is designed (present in courses about research methods). This paper proposes

Hans van Buuren

2006-01-01

220

Middle-Level Education: A Researcher Speaks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Changes in teacher education programs and middle-level curricula are advocated based on the sociological implications of research on middle-level education. Teaching and learning effectiveness can be improved with better understanding of adolescent development. (DF)

Thornburg, Hershel D.

1984-01-01

221

A Decade of Literacy Research in the "Journal of Educational Research".  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A total of 378 articles were published in the "Journal of Educational Research" from 1990-1999. Ninety-seven (26%) focused on literacy. Information was categorized for each article with respect to authors' gender, multiple versus single authorship, study design, use of statistics, age of subjects, number of subjects, and kind of research. There…

Knudson, Ruth E.; Theurer, Joan Leikam; Boyd-Batstone, Paul

222

Can Findings of Qualitative Research in Education be Generalized?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most qualitative researchers do not recommend generalization from qualitative studies, as this research is not based on random\\u000a samples and statistical controls. The objective of this study is to explore the degree to which in-service teachers understand\\u000a the controversial aspects of generalization in both qualitative and quantitative educational research and as to how this can\\u000a facilitate problems faced by the

Mansoor Niaz

2007-01-01

223

Rescuing Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Education.  

PubMed

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

Kalichman, Michael

2014-01-01

224

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Young People in Education and Training, 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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 2011. Information on participation is presented for VET in Schools students, school students,…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012

2012-01-01

225

Consequential Research Designs in Research on Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

226

Trends in Career and Technical Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

227

Expanding Global Engineering Education Research Collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within many traditional disciplines, international collaborations have developed around specific research areas. But since engineering education research is a relatively new field of activity, few international research collaborations in this area have yet emerged. As engineering becomes more global, these types of collaborations are increasingly important, especially to promote continued innovation in engineering education and ensure the employability and mobility

B. Jesiek; M. Borrego; K. Beddoes

228

Survey Practices in Dental Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of mailed questionnaires in research on dental education is examined, and several factors that researchers should consider when reporting mailed questionnaire research to journal editors are identified. Examples from the "Journal of Dental Education" are used. (Author/MLW)

Creswell, John W.; Kuster, Curtis G.

1983-01-01

229

Proteus Rising: Re-Imagining Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Richard

2008-01-01

230

Research on Mathematics Education Reported in 1983.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the fourteenth annual listing of research on mathematics education prepared for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. References are organized alphabetically by author within three categories: research summaries, articles, and dissertations. Included are 37 summaries, 247 articles, and 300 dissertations. Studies focused on…

Suydam, Marilyn N.

1984-01-01

231

Research on Mathematics Education Reported in 1984.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the fifteenth annual listing of research on mathematics education prepared for the "Journal for Research in Mathematics Education." References are organized alphabetically by author within three categories: research summaries, articles, and dissertations. Included are 33 summaries, 220 articles, and 297 dissertations. Studies focusing on…

Suydam, Marilyn N.

232

Proteus Rising: Re-Imagining Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Richard

2008-01-01

233

Hedgehogs and Foxes among Educational Researchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cuban, Larry

1995-01-01

234

Seeding Literacy: Adult Educators Research Their Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davis, Janelle; Searle, Jean

235

Research Projects Scheme in Distance Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

236

Hedgehogs and Foxes among Educational Researchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cuban, Larry

1995-01-01

237

Mapping Music Education Research in the UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

238

Educational Research and the 'Bermuda Triangle.'  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Halls, W. D.

1983-01-01

239

The Role of Research in Educational Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

240

Software Development as Music Education Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 established research methods are drawn, with particular focus on action research, case

Andrew R. Brown

241

Values and Objectives in Computing Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What is Computing Education Research (CER), why are we doing this type of research, and what should the community achieve? As associate editors to this special edition we provide our perspectives and discuss how they have influenced the evolution of the Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research over the last nine…

Pears, Arnold; Malmi, Lauri

2009-01-01

242

Advances in Education Research. Volume 2, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Advances in Education Research, 1997

1997-01-01

243

Issues in Education Research: Problems and Possibilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

244

Dynamic Methods for Research in Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Alexander Wettstein; Beat Thommen

245

Educational Research and Educational Change: The Case of Sweden.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the history of the scientific approach to educational issues in Sweden, educational research has been viewed as a scientific activity either because it is based in scientific institutions, because it uses scientific procedures, or because it is seen as a process of mapping reality. Initially, the creation of a specific discipline of education

Lundgren, Ulf P.

246

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reddy, C.

2011-01-01

247

Social Influences on Educational Attainment. Research Perspectives on Educational Equality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This monograph discusses some basic concepts and reviews some of the more salient research findings dealing with equality of educational opportunity. Major emphasis of the author's inquiry is on how educational opportunity and educational attainment relate to social background. Chapter 1 attempts to clarify what is meant by equality of…

Husen, Torsten

248

Liberalism: Notes on a Concept for Educators and Educational Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates the history and concept of liberalism from its first uses to its most modern incarnations. The paper aims to serve as a primer for educators and educational researchers to better understand liberalism and its place as a foundational and controversial discourse in politics, social science, and education. Through reference to…

Cooley, Aaron

2009-01-01

249

Evidence-Based Education Policies: Transforming Educational Practice and Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the dawn of the 21st century, educational research is finally entering the 20th century. The use of randomized experiments that transformed medicine, agriculture, and technology in the 20th century is now beginning to affect educational policy. This article discusses the promise and pitfalls of randomized and rigorously matched experiments as a basis for policy and practice in education. It

Robert E. Slavin

2002-01-01

250

The Media as Educators, Educational Research, and Autonomous Deliberation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article explores the connections between the media's responsibility to educate the public, politically and morally contested education policy debates, and public information and deliberation. The author argues that it is crucial for education policy researchers to clarify the competing perspectives on policy disputes by providing theory and…

Moses, Michele S.

2007-01-01

251

Policy as Numbers: Ac/Counting for Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lingard, Bob

2011-01-01

252

Sex, Science and Educational Research: The Unholy Trinity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stronach, Ian; Frankham, Jo; Stark, Sheila

2007-01-01

253

Stress and Stress Relief in the Educational Research Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilson, Vicki A.

254

Using Cluster Analysis for Data Mining in Educational Technology Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

255

Policy as Numbers: Ac/Counting for Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lingard, Bob

2011-01-01

256

A Guide To Improving the National Education Data System: A Report by the National Education Statistics Agenda Committee of the National Forum on Education Statistics. October 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report represents a first step in a voluntary cooperative effort among Federal and State governments and education associations to: identify the most critical needs for education policy information; assess the present capacity of the national statistical system to address these needs; and provide broad direction for system improvements.…

Forgione, Pascal D., Jr., Ed.; Orland, Martin E., Ed.

257

Physical Research Program: Research Contracts and Statistical Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The AEC-sponsored physical research program consists of theoretical and experimental investigations designed to support the objectives of the AEC's nuclear and non-nuclear energy efforts. The program is directed toward discovery of natural laws and new kn...

1974-01-01

258

Physical Research Program: Research Contracts and Statistical Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The physical research program consists of fundamental theoretical and experimental investigations designed to support the objectives of ERDA. The program is directed toward discovery of natural laws and new knowledge, and to improved understanding of the ...

1975-01-01

259

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brynildssen, Shawna

260

Educational Neuroscience: New Horizons for Research in Mathematics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campbell, Stephen R.

2006-01-01

261

Education and Poverty in Affluent Countries. Routledge Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

262

Mathematics and Statistics Research Department progress report for period ending June 30, 1977. [ORNL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brief descriptions are given of work done in mathematical and statistical research (moving-boundary problems; numerical analysis; continuum mechanics; matrices and other operators; experiment design; statistical testing; multivariate, multipopulation classification; statistical estimation) and statistical and mathematical collaboration (analytical chemistry, biological research, chemistry and physics research, energy research, engineering technology research, environmental sciences research, health physics research, meterials research, sampling inspection and

W. E. Lever; D. E. Shepherd; R. C. Ward; D. G. Wilson

1977-01-01

263

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Levesque, Karen; Wun, Jolene; Green, Caitlin

2010-01-01

264

Impact of Video Tutorials in an Online Educational Statistics Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Thomas A. DeVaney

2009-01-01

265

Approaching Mass Media Education Through Communication Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This set of three papers is an account of the Finnish approach to mass media education and to the research orientation which instigated it. 'From Mass Media to Mass Consciousness; Current Thinking in Scandinavia' provides a research orientation, presents ...

Y. Littunen

1974-01-01

266

USING CASESTUDY ANALYSIS IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION RESEARCH  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case-study analysis is an appropriate choice for educational researchers who investigate a topic in depth. There are a number of recent examples of the application of case-study models in Canadian and European research of technology and industrial education, but far fewer from the U.S. This paper provides researchers with information useful in identifying problems suitable for case-study research, conducting methodological

Patrick N. Foster

267

[Possibilities of utilising official statistics for health services research].  

PubMed

This report deals with the experiences and problems with using official statistics on a limited area level of Germany's 440 administrative districts. The data comprised health-related issues and were used for an ecological analysis of the determinants of hospital use. We obtained health statistics data from homepages of the German health report, the Federal statistics office, and the 16 statistics offices of the Federal states. We also made use of the data base of the joint regional statistics published by the Federal and regional statistics offices. Finally, there was a co-ordinated inquiry to the regional statistics offices about the supply of data on mortality, hospital discharges, structure of hospital care and several socio-economic indicators. The process of data collecting was mostly unproblematic. On the other hand, not all of the data were available on a limited area level in a satisfying form and quality. For reasons of data protection some information of small districts was transmitted incompletely. Additionally, there are procedural differences between regional statistics offices regarding the differentiation between some variables and in the exchange of data between the federal states. Finally, some problems were due to varying age classifications for different health indicators. For health services research the use of official statistics becomes increasingly comfortable via health reports and Internet. However, for specific questions of research some problems still remain, rising from missing standardised health indicators and deficient availability of limited area health data. Data collection is exacerbated by restrictive interpretation of data protection acts and the different handling of data inquiries in the regional statistics offices. Finally, there is a lack of data on morbidity and use of ambulatory care. PMID:12007066

Swart, E

2002-05-01

268

Educational Cost-Benefit Analysis. Education Research Paper. Knowledge & Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of educational cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is now widely accepted, not least in connection with the development of education systems in Third World countries. It has much to recommend it and is widely seen as preferable, both in theory and in practice, to the major alternative techniques, namely manpower planning and the social-demand…

Hough, J. R.

269

Statistical Study on Higher Education in Europe, 1971/72 and 1972/73.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) collects statistics on education, both within the different countries and on an international basis. Its object is to facilitate the compilation and international comparison of these statistics. Tables cover: (1) national statistics of higher education in Europe; (2) study-program…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

270

25. THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN STATISTICS EDUCATION: A VIEW FROM A DEVELOPING REGION  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine the role of technology in statistics education from the viewpoint of a developing country. We begin with a brief overview of the developing region in question. We next provide a definition of statistics education which, in our view, may be used to identify in general who needs statistics education, who should provide it, and at

Michael J. Glencross; Kamanzi W. Binyavanga

271

Environmental Education Research: To What Ends?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jickling, Bob

2009-01-01

272

Current Educational Technology Research Trends in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To examine trends in educational practice research, this article conducted a survey and analysis of factors affecting the review of research papers in the field of the educational technology in Japan. Two factors, namely, practical orientation and theoretical orientation, were extracted from 63 survey responses, and scores from members of a…

Nakayama, Minoru; Ueno, Maomi

2009-01-01

273

University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group is a combined effort of the Physics Department and School of Education. They study the learning and teaching of physics at the high school and university level. This site offers links to information about PER and teaching and research resources.

Perg, Umd

2004-12-15

274

Supporting Educational Researchers of the Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

Postgraduate research in fields such as education is characterised by long completion times and high attrition rates when compared to science?related fields. This paper reports on a project which established a collaborative group of postgraduate students and supervisors in a Faculty of Education to explore issues related to postgraduate supervision. Comments from students suggested that they perceived postgraduate research as

Sue Johnston; Juliana Broda

1996-01-01

275

Educational Research in Europe. Yearbook 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

276

Single-Subject Research in Gifted Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brandi Simonsen; Catherine A. Little

2011-01-01

277

The Black Hole of Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, D. W.

1999-01-01

278

Current Educational Technology Research Trends in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To examine trends in educational practice research, this article conducted a survey and analysis of factors affecting the review of research papers in the field of the educational technology in Japan. Two factors, namely, practical orientation and theoretical orientation, were extracted from 63 survey responses, and scores from members of a…

Nakayama, Minoru; Ueno, Maomi

2009-01-01

279

Ethical Approval for Research in Physiology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kibble, Jonathan D.

2009-01-01

280

Single-Subject Research in Gifted Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simonsen, Brandi; Little, Catherine A.

2011-01-01

281

Psychological Research in Educational Technology in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information and communication technology (ICT) has increasingly been bringing about significant changes in education in an ongoing process. The educational reform is not a mere technological issue but rather is based on an empirical grounding in a psychological research approach to learning and instruction. This paper introduces the research work…

Ru-De, Liu

2010-01-01

282

Needed Research in Business Education. Sixth Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rader, Martha H.; Wilhelm, William J.

283

What Research Reveals about Email in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|How educators, especially those in the field of literacy, view and make use of email and its text-based features has been the subject of research. Journal articles addressing what educators and researchers know about email and how they work with email communication were reviewed. Email has moved from a limited group of users to the masses.…

Tao, Linqing; Reinking, David

284

Education Research and Reform: An International Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

285

Scientific research in education: A critical perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Patti Lather

2004-01-01

286

Culture, Rigor, and Science in Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asserts that both the Feuer, Towne, and Shavelson article on scientific culture and educational research and the recent National Research Council (NRC) report must be understood in the context of current federal discourse focused on experimentally derived causal explanations of educational program effectiveness. Notes that the NRC report risks…

Erickson, Frederick; Gutierrez, Kris

2002-01-01

287

New Trends in Swedish Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Englund, Tomas

2006-01-01

288

Doctoral Research Training of Counselor Education Faculty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Counselor educators (N = 167) in programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs were surveyed regarding research training received during their doctoral studies. Respondents shared perspectives regarding the quality and quantity of their research course work as well as suggestions on how to…

Okech, Jane E. Atieno; Astramovich, Randall L.; Johnson, Megan M.; Hoskins, Wendy J.; Rubel, Deborah J.

2006-01-01

289

Education Research and Reform: An International Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

290

Research in Teacher Education: International Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

291

Reasoning from Educational Research to Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter1 is written in a context in which there has been publicly expressed discontent among the educational policy community about\\u000a the failure of educational research to engage effectively with and to inform policy (Hargreaves, 1996; Hillage, Pearson, Anderson,\\u000a & Tamkin, 1998; Tooley & Darby, 1998; Blunkett, 2000), echoed slightly less volubly by discontent among the educational research\\u000a community with

David Bridges

292

Using experimental methods in higher education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

EXPERIMENTAL METHODS have been used extensively for many years to conduct research in education and psychology. However, applications\\u000a of experiments to investigate technology and other instructional innovations in higher education settings have been relatively\\u000a limited. The present paper examines ways in which experiments can be used productively by higher education researchers to\\u000a increase the quality and rigor of studies. Specific

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

2005-01-01

293

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1962-01-01

294

Counselor Educators and Qualitative Research: Affirming a Research Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The lack of enthusiastic research activity among counseling professionals has been a subject of professional concern for the last 2 decades. Many graduates of counselor education programs are not connected to academic research and do not establish a research identity. Qualitative research methods have the potential for creating this connection for…

Reisetter, Marcy; Korcuska, James S.; Yexley, Melinda; Bonds, Deborah; Nikels, Holly; McHenry, William

2004-01-01

295

Variables Affecting Productivity in Special Education Researchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In a survey on variables affecting research and publication productivity, 100 special education researchers were divided into three groups: low producers, intermediate producers, and high producers. Significant results were obtained for teaching load research participation during graduate training sources of research support, availability of…

Center, David B.; Obringer, Stephen J.

1984-01-01

296

Using Qualitative Research Methods in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Savenye, Wilhelmina C.; Robinson, Rhonda S.

2005-01-01

297

Nursing research education practices in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

An Australia-wide survey of nursing research education practices found wide variability in subject requirements for the same award. Respondents disagreed about when students should first implement research projects using 'real' data from the clinical practice environment. Half believed research projects at the undergraduate level were more appropriate, while the other half thought research implementation should be reserved for honours and

Rita L Axford; Barbara E Carter

1995-01-01

298

Action Research in Rehabilitation Education: Curricular Applications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

299

Researcher Risk Perception in Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Wells, Cris

2010-01-01

300

Gaming Research for Technology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy

2009-01-01

301

Using qualitative research methods in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Wilhelmina C. Savenye; Rhonda S. Robinson

2005-01-01

302

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-04-22

303

The influence of educational research on education in Poland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is no need nowadays to convince people that modern education cannot function properly without the help of scientific research, and especially of pedagogical research. It is true that there still appear many pedagogical works `inflated by wind', as Comenius expressed it more than three hundred years ago, and these publications may even acquire a temporary popularity. But the general trend towards the development of pedagogy as a discipline based on research has been established for quite some time and is constantly gaining strength in the developed countries. Concurrently, pedagogical disciplines have had increasing influence on the development of education. The question of how these disciplines have developed in Poland and how they have influenced the educational system calls for a broader review, such as to allow one to draw conclusions on how to harmonise more effectively the domain of educational research with that of education. Such a review is the aim of the present paper. The following issues are considered: the functions of educational research, the kinds of educational investigations conducted in Poland, ways of disseminating their findings, and the organisation of research in Poland. The paper ends with a discussion of some of the more important conclusions reached.

Oko?, Wincenty

1981-06-01

304

Evaluation of statistical approaches in quantitative nursing research.  

PubMed

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

Gross Cohn, Elizabeth; Haomiao Jia; Larson, Elaine

2009-05-15

305

Misuse of Statistical Tests in Three Decades of Psychotherapy Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews misuse of statistical tests in psychotherapy research studies published in "Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology" in 1967-68, 1977-78, and 1987-88. Focuses on inappropriate uses of null hypotheses tests and p values, neglect of effect size, and inflation of Type I error rate. Concludes with practical suggestions for rational…

Dar, Reuven; And Others

1994-01-01

306

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Coughlin, Mary Ann; Pagano, Marian

307

Intersectionality and Race in Education. Routledge Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

308

Intersectionality and Race in Education. Routledge Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

309

Litigation Strategies for Educational Equity: Bilingual Education and Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The effects of bilingual education and programs for students who are not native speakers of English have not been researched thoroughly enough to provide sufficient, accurate, and meaningful evidence that will support litigation. Accordingly, this paper provides a historical review of the role of litigation in obtaining educational equity for…

Baez, Tony; Fernandez, Ricardo R.

310

Anthropology of Education and Educational Research: CAE Presidential Address.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses distinctions between the anthropology of education and educational research. Although the educationist generally has a technocist view of the reality of schooling (how to do it more efficiently), the anthropologist deals with the relational reality of schooling (what events mean to participants). (SLD)

Smith, David M.

1992-01-01

311

[Nursing education research groups in Brazil].  

PubMed

The aim of this study is to characterize the organization of nursing education research groups in Brazil. This is a quantitative, descriptive and documentary study. Census data for 2006 were collected from the CNPq database website. Brazil has 47 education research groups, comprised of 412 researchers, of whom 91% have masters, doctoral or postdoctoral degrees. There are 307 students, of whom 92% are nursing undergraduates. However, only 9% are recipients of young investigator grants. There are also 112 technicians, of whom 75% are nursing professionals; 46% have a masters or doctoral degree. In Brazil, there are a considerable number of nursing education research groups, which contribute significantly to scientific production of nursing knowledge in Latin America. In this scenario, there are many challenges to be overcome: poor interdisciplinary cooperation; limited integration between education and practice; low number of grants awarded to young investigators and significant inequalities between the country's geographic regions in terms of access to research development. PMID:22576549

Backes, Vânia Marli Schubert; do Prado, Marta Lenise; Lino, Mônica Motta; Ferraz, Fabiane; Reibnitz, Kenya Schmidt; Canever, Bruna Pedroso

2012-04-01

312

Chemical Education Research: Improving Chemistry Learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Chemical education research is the systematic investigation of learning grounded in a theoretical foundation that focuses on understanding and improving learning of chemistry. This article reviews many activities, changes, and accomplishments that have taken place in this area of scholarly activity despite its relatively recent emergence as a research area. The article describes how the two predominant broad perspectives of learning, behaviorism and constructivism, have shaped and influenced chemical education research design, analysis, and interpretation during the 1900s. Selected research studies illustrate the range of research design strategies and results that have contributed to an increased understanding of learning in chemistry. The article also provides a perspective of current and continuing challenges that researchers in this area face as they strive to bridge the gap between chemistry and education - disciplines with differing theoretical bases and research paradigms.

Dudley Herron, J.; Nurrenbern, Susan C.

1999-10-01

313

Teacher as Researcher: Teacher Action Research in Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Souto-Manning, Mariana

2012-01-01

314

The complexity of educational design research  

Microsoft Academic Search

To enhance the relevancy of educational research findings, a research approach known as design research has gained influence.\\u000a This approach is described as complex, but no satisfying explanation of this complexity has been provided. In this paper we\\u000a question why design research is complex by nature. Following a longitudinal case conducted by the third author, we argue that design research

Sanne F. Akkerman; Larike H. Bronkhorst; Ilya Zitter

315

Which Brain Research Can Educators Trust?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Willis, Judy

2007-01-01

316

2004 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-10-13

317

Countercontrols for the american educational research association  

PubMed Central

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

Greer, R. Douglas

1982-01-01

318

Mapping Music Education Research in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cheung, Jane

2004-01-01

319

Research and Practice in History Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a study designed to investigate what history student teachers from a range of higher education institutions read during their year of post-graduate professional education (PGCE) and, in so far as their reading can be taken as a proxy for acquaintance with research, what value they thought that had for them and their professional development. Despite its methodological

Anna Pendry; Chris Husbands

2000-01-01

320

Democracy in American Education: Research Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The works of John Dewey and John Childs are reviewed with reference to the implications for research inherent in society's moral choice to provide a democratic education for its children. The selectivity of the educational system represents a moral choice in that it is a deliberate structuring of learning tasks, formulated by adults, for the…

Avery, Robin D.

321

Integrating Robotics Research with Undergraduate Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The field of robotics moves so quickly and encompasses such a wide range of disciplines and applications that education in robotics must be adapti ve and incorporate a multidisciplinary approach. The key is to provide an education in the fundamentals--as best we can define them-- while maintaining strong connections to current research results. T o build these connections we are

Bruce A. Maxwell; Lisa Meeden

2000-01-01

322

Developing a Research Agenda in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

323

Mapping Music Education Research in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cheung, Jane

2004-01-01

324

Fictional Writing, Educational Research and Professional Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article argues that fictional writing has the potential to make a distinctive contribution to educational scholarship but brings challenges to conventional ways in which educational research is judged. It focuses on the discipline required by fictional writing and on the interplay between reader and text. It is argued that the rigour and…

Spindler, John

2008-01-01

325

Biology Education Research: Lessons and Future Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

326

Research on Teaching Issues in International Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of ten studies commissioned to investigate research needs and to stimulate activities, this paper focuses on teaching issues in international education. This encompasses education about the planet, the human species, and the social structures of the world as a whole. The "teaching issues" in question are matters relating to the quality of…

Anderson, Lee F.

327

Research in Vocational Education and Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Winch, Christopher

2012-01-01

328

Researching Shadow Education: Methodological Challenges and Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bray, Mark

2010-01-01

329

Biology Education Research: Lessons and Future Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

330

Australian Higher Education Research and Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

D. S. Anderson; E. Eaton

1982-01-01

331

2003 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-10-13

332

Ethical approval for research in physiology education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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!

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

2009-12-01

333

Research and education: Committed to optics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The creation of institutes dedicated to combining photonics research and education under one roof is helping the field to thrive. The latest country to embrace the idea is Australia, with the opening of a new institute in Sydney.

Won, Rachel

2009-06-01

334

Federal Data Bases for Health Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilson, Ronald; Iverson, Donald

1982-01-01

335

Lewis' Educational & Research Collaborative Internship Project  

NASA Website

[Students Grades 12-Higher Education] [Available: Nationally] LERCIP provides students with introductory professional experiences to complement their academic programs and research interests under the guidance of a NASA mentor. The project provides ...

336

Globalization, Immigration, and Education: The Research Agenda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo M.

2001-01-01

337

2011 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-05-15

338

Integrating robotics research with undergraduate education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Swarthmore College takes a two-pronged approach to undergraduate education by integrating educational goals with robotics research. First, it offers courses in artificial intelligence, computer vision and robotics. Both AI and computer vision serve as prerequisites for the robotics course. Second, it involves students in ongoing research projects as part of their undergraduate experience. To keep up with the wide-ranging, fast-moving

Bruce A. Maxwell; Lisa A. Meeden

2000-01-01

339

Integration of Research and Education at USGS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ridky, R. W.

2003-12-01

340

Researching Media Education in English  

Microsoft Academic Search

n various forms, and under different names, Media Education is now well established as a recognised curriculum area within mandatory schooling in many parts of the world. Yet it is still struggling to establish itself as a coherent and respectable academic discipline. Why should this be? One obvious answer is that, unlike other academic disciplines, it cannot yet claim to

Andrew Hart; Rebecca Soden

341

Pacific Educational Research Journal, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Articles in this issue vary widely in method, content, and sample size, but come together to produce a valuable collection of knowledge about education in the Pacific Basin, with emphasis on issues of under-representation. The articles are: (1) "Effects of a Culturally Competent School-Based Intervention for At-Risk Hawaiian Students" (Douglas C.…

Berg, Kathleen F.; Lai, Morris K.

1998-01-01

342

Education Statistics Quarterly. Volume 6, Issue 3, 2004. NCES 2005-612  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Center for Education Statistics, 2005

2005-01-01

343

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Thompson, Carla J.

2009-01-01

344

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McGraner, Kristin L.; Robbins, Daniel

2010-01-01

345

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blanchard, Rebecca D.; Konold, Timothy R.

2011-01-01

346

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Li, Jennifer

2009-01-01

347

Relating health education research to health policy.  

PubMed

This paper argues that research in health education is being driven by a set of implicit values that emphasize formality, rigor and objectivity, and that relatively little attention is being paid to the ways in which research findings are subsequently used. A critique of a detached and formal research perspective is developed around the problems of 'pure' knowledge and the potential incompatibility between this and policy-making processes. In this light, it is suggested that the pursuit of academic research rigor at the expense of practical utility is hindering the development of a stronger research-policy link. The paper then goes on to suggest that in adopting a sharper political orientation, health education research could legitimately become less concerned with the restrictive nature of academic formalism with research. The nature of this type of research, the potential it has as well as its limitations are subsequently explored. PMID:10150461

Whitelaw, A; Williams, J

1994-12-01

348

Brain Research and Childhood Education: Implications for Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bergen, Doris; Coscia, Juliet

349

Connecting Research in Physics Education with Teacher Education - Volume 2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-03-11

350

Multilevel Analysis in Higher Education Research: A Multidisciplinary Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Within higher education research, both hierarchical linear models (HLM) and econometric panel models are commonly employed\\u000a in studies examining multilevel data. These two statistical traditions are interesting to compare, because despite a number\\u000a of underlying similarities, they differ in complementary but often confusing ways. The confusion arises from varying terminology\\u000a and model presentation, which makes almost identical models appear different.

John J. Cheslock; Cecilia Rios-Aguilar

351

Doing research on education for sustainable development  

Microsoft Academic Search

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. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Reunamo's general model of agentive perception was used to design the 32-item questionnaire, Research for ESD so

Jyrki Reunamo; Anita Pipere

2011-01-01

352

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bayard, Justin; Greenlee, Edith

2009-01-01

353

Coordinating Space Nuclear Research Advancement and Education  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2009-11-01

354

Teachers' Perspectives on Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Based on two studies that we conducted in the Chicago metropolitan area in 2009 and 2010, we found that teachers do, in fact, use research, although they tend to seek it out under very specific conditions and circumstances. Namely, teachers tend to look for research in response to an immediate, pressing concern, such as how to best teach…

Drill, Karen; Miller, Shazia; Behrstock-Sherratt, Ellen

2012-01-01

355

Political Ideologies and Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a growing awareness among scientists and researchers in every field that the selection of problems for research, the guiding theories, the interpretation of evidence, and resulting conclusions can be, and in fact often are, shaped by political or social ideology. If infused with keenly critical vigilance, such awareness affords the best…

Jensen, Arthur R.

356

Collaborative Research and Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Christianakis, Mary

2010-01-01

357

Education(al) research and education policy making: is conflict inevitable?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between research and policy and practice in education is a long?standing issue in many countries. Focusing on the UK Government, which is responsible for education in England, this paper looks at the criticisms of education research that have been made in recent years by government and related non?departmental public bodies and stakeholders. It then looks in more detail

Geoff Whitty

2006-01-01

358

Mapping Music Education Research in Germany  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gruhn, Wilfried

2004-01-01

359

Educational Research and Evidence-Based Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hammersley, Martyn, Ed.

2007-01-01

360

Research on Internationalisation in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This contribution provides an overview of the developments of research undertaken since the mid-1990s on international higher education. The general state of research is characterised by an increase of theoretically and methodologically ambitious studies without a dominant disciplinary, conceptual, or methodological "home." The main topics of…

Kehm, Barbara M.; Teichler, Ulrich

2007-01-01

361

Mapping Music Education Research in Germany  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gruhn, Wilfried

2004-01-01

362

Assessing Testing Tools in Research and Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

An evaluation of three software engineering tools based on their use in research and educational environments is presented. The three testing tools are Mothra, a mutation-testing tool, Asset, a dataflow testing tool, and ATAC, a dataflow testing tool. Asset, ATAC, and Mothra were used in research projects that examined relative and general fault-detection effectiveness of testing methods, how good a

Joseph Robert Horgan; Aditya P. Mathur

1992-01-01

363

Grounded Theory in Medical Education Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The grounded theory method provides a systematic way to generate theoretical constructs or concepts that illuminate psychosocial processes common to individual who have a similar expe- rience of the phenomenon under investigation. There has been an increase in the number of pub- lished research reports that use the grounded theory method. However, there has been less medical education research, which

Mohsen Tavakol; Sima Torabi; Ali Akbar Zeinaloo

2006-01-01

364

Variables Affecting Productivity in Special Education Researchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study presents the results of a survey of 100 special education researchers on variables that might affect research and publication productivity. The Ss were divided into three groups: low producers, intermediate producers, and high producers. The data were analyzed using the Kruskall-Wallis one-way analysis of ranks and the Chi-square test.…

Center, D. B.; Obringer, S. J.

365

Educational Research: A Review of Bibliographic Tools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This bibliographic essay provides a sequence for searching and a list of 60 reference sources useful for retrieving educational research literature. Many of these sources are briefly described in the essay. The bibliography includes reviews of research, bibliographies, indexes, abstracts, yearbooks, dictionairies, and such government publications…

Masters, Ronald G.

366

Postscript: Locating Narrative Research in Comparative Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Crossley, Michael

2008-01-01

367

Research on Educational Innovations. Third Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The focus of this book is major educational innovations, that is, programs and curricula that have achieved widespread influence. It presents such fundamentals as definitions, descriptions, theoretical and empirical bases, critical analyses, and conclusions from published research. (The book discusses only published research.) Titles of the 15…

Ellis, Arthur K.

368

Basic Research in Esthetic Education. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report reviews five current research projects in aesthetic education. Chapter 2 describes recent studies at the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research (IPAR) which relate aesthetics and creativity. Chapter 3 reviews measures of perceptual and cognitive performance; perceptual and aesthetic preference; and aesthetic interests,…

Barron, Frank

369

Open Access, Education Research, and Discovery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Furlough, Michael

2010-01-01

370

The Infrastructure of Educational Research in Scotland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article offers a descriptive and analytical account of the current state of educational research in Scotland, viewed against the background of constitutional change within the United Kingdom and debates about the nature, function and quality of research activity and output. It starts by considering how to undertake the task in hand and…

Humes, Walter

2007-01-01

371

University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Minnesota Physics Education Research and Development group. Links to materials on cooperative problem solving, context rich problems, and implementation of innovative teaching methods in the large lecture format. The site also features new and events and profiles for faculty and graduate students doing research in the program. The authors also provide links to other physics education websites from around the nation. This is a nice resource for those looking for broad information about physics research at the University of Minnesota and beyond.

Heller, Patricia; Heller, Ken

2009-05-27

372

Teaching Fieldwork to Educational Researchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines an approach to teaching fieldwork that the author has used in graduate seminars. The course, which requires students to engage in data collection, is organized to follow the stages of an actual research project. (GC)

Bogdan, Robert

1983-01-01

373

Research training and biomedical education.  

PubMed

In an effort to increase the number of well trained minority healthcare professionals and basic science researchers, Jackson State University, (JSU, a historically black institution) in partnership with Hinds Community College (HCC, a 2-year college) and consultant biomedical researchers/healthcare professionals at the University of Mississippi Medical Center established a Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree Program (BBDP). The purpose of the BBDP was to enhance HCC students transfer rates to 4 year institutions and to motivate trainees to seek Baccalaureate and advanced degrees in the biomedical and health sciences areas. The program utilized faculty and administrators at each institution in the planning and implementation of all programmatic aspects, including student selection, advisement procedures and program activities. HCC students (280) were recruited, 94.5 % of whom were African American, and trained in research laboratory methodologies, responsible conduct of research concepts, literature survey mechanisms, and scientific writing techniques during the academic year. Students engaged in specific individualized research projects during the summer and presented their research findings at local scientific seminars and professional meetings e.g., Mississippi Academy of Sciences, ABRCMS, FASEB, and the Endocrine Society. Sixty-five percent of students eligible to transfer actually transferred to Jackson State University and 8 other colleges and universities. Approximately 70% of the transfer students obtained Baccalaureate degrees and many received or are enrolled in masters and doctorate degree programs. HCC science faculty also received additional research training experiences and in 6 cases, initiated or completed terminal degrees in the sciences. In conclusion, it is clear that exposure to research training in the biomedical sciences can enhance community college students transfer rates and potential to seek advanced degrees. PMID:22846265

Cameron, Joseph A; Farah, Ibrahim; Venkatraman, Ramaiyer; Wells, Hilda; Feaster, Sharon; Tucci, Michelle; Benghuzzi, Hamed

2012-01-01

374

Using an Interactive Computer System to Teach Statistical Methods in Education.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper discusses the use of an interactive computer system as a major component of instruction for the graduate level introductory educational statistics course at the University of Maine at Orono. Four major computer topics are covered in the statist...

E. Caffarella

1981-01-01

375

Research-based nurse education: understandings and personal accounts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite longstanding recognition, in Britain and elsewhere, of the problems of relating research to nursing practice and education, the authors found no previous research on nurse educators' understandings of the term ‘research-based nurse education’ (RBNE). In a cooperative inquiry, four nurse educators with varying lengths of experience in different kinds of educational institutions explored their understandings of the term and

Stephen Tilley; Phyllis Runciman; Lisbeth Hockey

1997-01-01

376

Reflections on an Emerging Field: Researching Mathematics Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

377

Reflections on an Emerging Field: Researching Mathematics Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports a survey of research in mathematics teacher education from 1999 to 2003 done by an international team of five mathematics educators and researchers. The survey included published research in international mathematics education journals, international handbooks of mathematics education and international mathematics education

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

2005-01-01

378

7 CFR 1250.341 - Research, education, and promotion.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Research, education, and promotion. 1250.341 Section 1250.341 Agriculture...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EGG RESEARCH AND PROMOTION Egg Research and Promotion Order Research, Education, and Promotion...

2010-01-01

379

7 CFR 1250.341 - Research, education, and promotion.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false Research, education, and promotion. 1250.341 Section 1250.341 Agriculture...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EGG RESEARCH AND PROMOTION Egg Research and Promotion Order Research, Education, and Promotion...

2009-01-01

380

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1981-09-01

381

Astronomy Education Research Down Under  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a review of research conducted in Australasia over the past decade into students' concept development in astronomy. The literature identifies a number of learning difficulties pertinent to astronomy such as the lack of prior knowledge interplay of intuitive or naive beliefs problems with juxtaposition difficulties in mental-modelling the inappropriate use of analogies and the absence of consideration of the historical development of astronomy in teaching. This paper also reports on the impact on and effectiveness of some teaching and learning strategies that have been developed and employed in a variety of learning environments to address some of these learning difficulties. The discussion concludes with a number of recommendations for further focussed research into the learning and conceptual needs of students. It is suggested that there needs to be a greater research focus on strategies to ensure that students can scaffold and challenge their own learning of abstract and spatial ideas that are fundamental to their understanding of astronomy.

Broadfoot, John M.; Ginns, Ian S.

382

A critique of statistical hypothesis testing in clinical research  

PubMed Central

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

Raha, Somik

2011-01-01

383

Center for Research and Reform in Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

384

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

385

Exploration of Mixed Metaphors in Educational Administration Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the way the metaphorical language used by researchers in educational administration to describe the processes, concepts, and relationships they are investigating reveals their attitudes and biases toward education, educational administration, and research. (PGD)

Hanson, Marjorie

1984-01-01

386

School of Education strengthens research profile  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney’s School of Education is moving forward into new areas of educational research.\\u000aICT Lecturer, Dr Chris Campbell, has recently published The role of the Internet in primary school classrooms: From learning and teaching perspectives.\\u000aThe book is based on her PhD thesis and investigates ways in which the Internet is used to support

Moira Saunders

2009-01-01

387

Television and education: A review of research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

James D. Finn

1953-01-01

388

Educational Research--Past, Present, and Future as Viewed by Graduates of an Educational Research Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The objectives of this study were to determine the adequacy of the preparation of Educational Research graduates from the University of Alabama, assess their employment history, and solicit opinions concerning the present and future status of Educational Research. A survey instrument mailed to graduates (Ed.S. and Ph.D) from 1973 to the present…

Jarrell, Michele G.; And Others

389

Evaluating Impact. Education Research Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

390

Federal Underinvestment in Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kuncl, Ralph W.

2004-01-01

391

Technology in Education: Research Says!!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Canuel, Ron

2011-01-01

392

Brain Research: Implications for Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crouch-Shinn, Jenella; Shaughnessy, Michael F.

393

Brain Research: Implications for Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crouch-Shinn, Jenella; Shaughnessy, Michael F.

394

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hoachlander, Gary; And Others

395

Getting Started in Qualitative Physics Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this article, we introduce strategies and procedures for collecting and analyzing qualitative data and discuss other aspects of qualitative research such as the role of theory. There are multiple traditions of qualitative research, each with its own methods and terminology. Here, we provide a generic approach to qualitative research that is consistent with most qualitative research traditions. This article consists of nine sections: 1) Introduction, 2) Research Questions and Study Design, 3) Collecting Data, 4) Processing Data, 5) Coding and Analyzing Data, 6) Multiple Representations and Making Inferences, 7) Theoretical perspectives, 8) An Illustration of the Research Process and 9) Validity and Reliability in Qualitative Research. Throughout this article, strategies and examples are provided to help researchers that are both new and veterans to Physics Education Research (PER) to get started in qualitative PER.

Otero, Valerie K.; Harlow, Danielle

2009-06-11

396

Methods in Educational Research: From Theory to Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

397

Educational research in Mainland China: current situation and developmental trends  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Miantao Sun

2011-01-01

398

Outlook on Research in Education for Sustainable Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

399

USDA: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

400

Mentorship: The Education-Research Continuum  

SciTech Connect

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

Correll, D

2008-05-29

401

Markets and Misogyny: Educational Research on Educational Choice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Power, Sally

2006-01-01

402

What Does Research Suggest about the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Statistics at the College Level? A Review of the Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since the first studies on the teaching and learning of statistics appeared in the research literature, the scholarship in this area has grown dramatically. Given the diversity of disciplines, methodology, and orientation of the studies that may be classified as "statistics education research," summarizing and critiquing this body of work for…

Zieffler, Andrew; Garfield, Joan; Alt, Shirley; Dupuis, Danielle; Holleque, Kristine; Chang, Beng

2008-01-01

403

Methods for optimizing statistical analyses in pharmacogenomics research  

PubMed Central

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

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

2010-01-01

404

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

405

Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics: School Year 2000-2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides current-year estimates of selected key statistics for public elementary and secondary schools. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data indicate enrollment, numbers of teachers, student/teacher ratios, high school graduates, and education revenues and expenditures. (Author/SLD)

McDowell, Lena

2001-01-01

406

STRENGTHENING RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL SKILLS OF MEDICAL DOCTORS THROUGH A HANDS-ON APPROACH: A CASE STUDY FROM IRAN  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students in medical and health-related fields as well as seasoned medical practitioners need to understand the issues related to the process of planning a scientific study, conducting the study, analysing data and reporting the findings. Recognizing this need, the Iranian medical education system (IMES) started to design and implement a series of workshops in research methodology and statistical data analysis

Abbas Bazargan

2006-01-01

407

Physics Education Research with the SUPER Group  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Sydney University Physics Education Research group (SUPER) has an active program offering (a) PhDs by research for students and (b) research projects for visiting scholars. So why do we need to undertake such projects within a physics school rather than in education schools and faculties? The prime reason is that adequate domain knowledge and skills are required to work in areas such as conceptual change, subject-specific cognitive theories, expert/novice modeling, and multiple representations. In addition, a decrease in student motivation for studying physics has captured the interest of research-based university departments who are now interested in reversing the trend. The areas under investigation by the SUPER group include student understandings of gravity, collaborative learning environments for large first-year classes, and the transfer of mathematics skills and knowledge.

Sharma, Manjula Devi

2005-10-01

408

National Science Foundation: Education-Research Overview  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Mathematics education research embracing arts and sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Norma Presmeg

2009-01-01

410

Facebook: a tool for nursing education research.  

PubMed

Facebook is an online social networking Web site that allows users to connect with other users. Nurse educators can use this technology to advance nursing research. Social networks provide new opportunities for locating potential research participants and maintaining contact during the research process. The purpose of this article is to explain how the researcher used Facebook to locate previous nursing students to ask them to participate in a qualitative study. Between 2006 and 2008, 22 nursing students had participated in international trips over a 3-year period. Because the students had graduated and moved to other geographical areas, the researcher had little or no contact information to use to follow-up with them. The researcher used Facebook to locate 18 of the 22 nursing graduates and invite them to participate in a qualitative research study. A discussion of the process and the potential ethical issues are provided. PMID:21449530

Amerson, Roxanne

2011-03-31

411

Research Perspectives on Education. Occasional Paper No. 41.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

412

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

413

Indigenous Educational Research: Can It Be Psychometric?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McInerney, Dennis

414

Research in Native American Mathematics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses past research involving Piagetian conservation concepts in Native American students; the relation of language to mathematics education; holism in mathematics learning; mathematics and culture; the Outdoor World Science and Mathematics Project, which developed learning modules involving Native Americans; and mentorship in an atmosphere…

Moore, Charles G.

1994-01-01

415

Early Education in Italy: Research and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Musatti, Tullia; Picchio, Mariacristina

2010-01-01

416

Making Research and Education Cyberinfrastructure Real  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Berman, Francine

2008-01-01

417

Coordinating Space Nuclear Research Advancement and Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

418

Brain Research Strategies for Physical Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blakemore, Connie L.

2004-01-01

419

On the Nature of Educational Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many different languages and logics of educational research. One helpful way to get some perspective on them is to see their roots in three dominant 20th century philosophical traditions (? la Bernstein): logical empiricism (positivism); interpretive theories (analytic, phenomenological, and hermeneutic); and critical theory (neo-Marxist). Another way is to demonstrate through an analysis of the universal phenomenon of

JONAS F. SOLTIS

1984-01-01

420

Structural Analysis and Ethnographic Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To illustrate how theoretical studies should blend with empirical research, this article describes how scholars changed the ways they thought about schools and poverty. It begins with a historical review of the perspective of educational theorists and public policy prior to the 1970s. Taking a Marxist perspective, Bowles and Gintis (1976)…

Korn, Karen Abney; Watras, Joseph

2009-01-01

421

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Robinson, Violet B., Ed.

2000-01-01

422

Issues in Synthesizing Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Andrews, Richard; Harlen, Wynne

2006-01-01

423

Handheld Computers in Education. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Education Partnerships, Inc., 2003

2003-01-01

424

Early Education in Italy: Research and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Musatti, Tullia; Picchio, Mariacristina

2010-01-01

425

Challenges in Exercise Physiology Research and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

426

Shifting Paradigms of Research in Medical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1990-01-01

427

Centralization and Vigor - French Education and Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Since the mid 1950's French science and technology have developed at a phenomenal rate. French National Planning which has led to centralization of scientific education and the planning of research, is summarized as an introduction to a discussion of Fren...

P. Stocklin

1975-01-01

428

Researching Educational Praxis: Spectator and Participant Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kemmis, Stephen

2012-01-01

429

Interviewing in Educational Research: A Bibliographic Essay.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chu, Felix T.

430

Implications of Brain Research for Educational Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent brain research demonstrates that the left hemisphere of the brain processes information in a linear, organized way. The right hemisphere processes the same information as a whole, with a focus on nonverbal, spatial components. Current educational practice is inordinately skewed to develop only the left hemisphere of the brain. Data from…

Guckes, Lucille; Elkins, Robert

431

Rethinking Measurement in Higher Education Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Higher education research has long relied on Classical Test Theory (CTT) principles, despite compelling arguments made by measurement theorists that suggest CTT techniques make a number of erroneous assumptions. Item Response Theory (IRT) techniques overcome many of CTTs deficiencies and lead to more valid and reliable results. Despite the popularity of IRT models in fields such as psychology, medicine and

Kenneth D. Royal; Kelly D. Bradley

432

Participatory Research, Monitoring & Evaluation: Applications in Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rena Brar Prayaga

433

The AFT Educational Research and Dissemination Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

American Federation of Teachers, 2007

2007-01-01

434

Handheld Computers in Education. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Education Partnerships, Inc., 2003

2003-01-01

435

Online Methods in Geography Educational Research. Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Madge, Clare; O'Connor, Henrietta

2004-01-01

436

Enhancing Engineering Education through Undergraduate Research Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the University of the Philippines, Diliman requires its undergraduate students to take a course where they will do an undergraduate research project. This paper presents the history of the course, the way the course is handled, and how the course can enhance engineering education. The objective of the course is for the

Joel Reyes Noche

2001-01-01

437

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.

438

An application of statistical matching with the survey of income and education and the 1976 Health Interview Survey.  

PubMed Central

This article outlines an alternative procedure to household surveys for obtaining individual observation-level data. The procedure, called statistical matching, integrates data on an individual observation from one source with data on a different observation identified as the "best matching" or "most similar" record from a second source. The best match is determined by objective statistical criteria. Also reported is a significant application of the procedure between the Survey of Income and Education and the 1976 National Health Interview Survey. The success of merging these two large, nationally representative data files shows statistical matching as a viable method of creating databases for health services research.

Gavin, N I

1985-01-01

439

Advanced quantitative measurement methodology in physics education research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Wang, Jing

440

The Astrophysics Project Integrating Research and Education (ASPIRE)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Callahan, J.

441

Developing a Research Profile: Mentoring and Support for Teacher Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Griffiths, Vivienne; Thompson, Simon; Hryniewicz, Liz

2010-01-01

442

Trends of Science Education Research: An Automatic Content Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

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

2010-01-01

443

When Research Matters: How Scholarship Influences Education Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hess, Frederick M., Ed.

2008-01-01

444

Scientifically Based Research in Education: Epistemology and Ethics  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, the author begins to trace the concept scientifically based research in federal legislation, in the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, and in the reports of several National Research Council committees. She also discusses how this concept has produced a certain scientism that has been deployed to attempt to control the field of educational research. She

Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre

2006-01-01

445

West Virginia Review of Educational Research. Number 2, Fall 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains abstracts of experimental and descriptive educational research in West Virginia. The stated purposes of the document are to disseminate relevent educational research to West Virginia teacher educators, to encourage ongoing research in all areas and at all levels in education, and to develop professional utilization of…

Murray, C. Kenneth, Ed.

446

When Research Matters: How Scholarship Influences Education Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hess, Frederick M., Ed.

2008-01-01

447

Developing a Research Profile: Mentoring and Support for Teacher Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Griffiths, Vivienne; Thompson, Simon; Hryniewicz, Liz

2010-01-01

448

Bridging the Poles: Education Linked with Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2004-12-01

449

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yu, Chong Ho

2004-01-01

450

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Engelhart, Max D.

451

International Dimensions of NSF Research and Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Science Foundation spends approximately $350 million annually on projects with a significant international character. This site offers the full text of the FY 1997 report on these projects as well sections on the following topics: US participation in global-scale projects and research networks, support for international facilities overseas and in the United States, US access to the research programs and facilities of other countries, international experience for new US scientists and engineers, and monitoring research and education developments in other countries.

452

Research statistics in Atopic Eczema: what disease is this?  

PubMed Central

Background Atopic eczema is a common and distressing disease. This study aims to review PubMed indexed research statistics on atopic eczema over a-10?year period to investigate the clinical relevance and research interest about this disease. Methods PubMed (a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine) was searched for the terms “atopic dermatitis” and “eczema”, with limits activated (Humans, Clinical Trial, Meta-Analysis, Randomized Controlled Trial, English, published in the last 10?years), and editorials, letters, practice guidelines, reviews, and animal studies excluded. Journal impact factor (IF) is in accordance with Journal Citation Report (JCR) 2009, a product of Thomson ISI (Institute for Scientific Information). Results A total of 890 articles were retrieved. Taking out publications that were irrelevant and those without an impact factor, 729 articles were obtained. These articles were grouped into dermatology (n?=?337, mean IF: 3.01), allergy/immunology (n?=?215, mean IF: 4.89), pediatrics (n?=?118, mean IF: 2.53) and miscellaneous subject categories (n?=?142, mean IF: 5.10). The impact factors were highest in the miscellaneous category (p?=?0.0001), which includes such prestigious journals as the New England journal of Medicine (n?=?1, IF: 47.05), the Lancet (n?=?4, IF: 30.76) and BMJ (n?=?6, IF: 13.66). There was no publication in any family medicine or general practice journal. The British Journal of Dermatology (n?=?78), Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (n?=?49) and Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (n?=?46) had the highest number of publications on the subject. Atopic eczema ranked higher in impact factors in allergy/immunology although more publications appeared in the dermatology category. Conclusions Atopic eczema is a multidisciplinary disease. Its clinical relevance and research interests are definitely beyond that of a mere cutaneous disease. Investigators may consider allergy/immunology and miscellaneous journal categories for higher impact of their research.

2012-01-01

453

The Quality of Research on Education: An Empirical Study of Researchers and their Work.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study is concerned with measuring and explaining the quality of recent research in education. The problem was approached by locating empirical research in education published in American behavioral science and education journals in 1967-68, plus empir...

C. H. Persell

1971-01-01

454

Selected Styles in Web-Based Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mann, Bruce, Ed.

2006-01-01

455

Selected Styles in Web-Based Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mann, Bruce, Ed.

2006-01-01

456

Exploring the Nexus between Research and Doctoral Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pearson, Margot; Evans, Terry; Macauley, Peter

2012-01-01

457

NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, FINAL REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

LIEBERMAN, MYRON

458

2002 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-05-29

459

Virtual learning environments for statistics education and applications for official statistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hans-Joachim Mittag

460

Selected Statistical Notes on American Education, May 1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Ranging from information on the percentage of college students living at home to a composite picture of a typical faculty member, the following articles and charts, reprinted from "American Education," November 1972 through December 1973, illustrate the nation's increased effort in education from preschool through graduate school. This rapid rise…

Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

461

AAMC Data Book. Statistical Information Related to Medical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This 1994 version of an annual data book on United States medical education offers extensive data on 12 topics which are fundamental or most frequently requested. Data sources include the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, the National Institutes of Health, Health Care Financing…

Jolly, Paul, Ed.; Hudley, Dorothea M., Ed.

462

Grade Retention during Compulsory Education in Europe: Regulations and Statistics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is a contribution from the Eurydice Network to the debate on school failure and early school leaving within the framework of the European Commission's policy on education and training. In all education systems, in one form or another, pupil progress is assessed throughout the school year and various measures are put in place to support…

Borodankova, Olga; Coutinho, Ana Sofia Almeida

2011-01-01

463

Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States: 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Descriptive statistics on students and faculty are presented in this annual publication. Information on the number of students receiving degrees are for the academic year 1974-75. Data were obtained from 216 "approved" programs, including 151 accredited bachelor's level and 81 master's level programs--some in collaborative programs. Statistical

Sheehan, Joseph C., Ed.; And Others

464

Applying Statistical Process Quality Control Methodology to Educational Settings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Blumberg, Carol Joyce

465

Analogical Instruction in Statistics: Implications for Social Work Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thomas, Leela

2008-01-01

466

Stem Cell Research and Health Education  

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

467

Statistical consulting, a matter of breaking tradition in applied research  

Microsoft Academic Search

common task for a statistician is to analyse data and to deliver tables, curves and p-values for the paper to be written. A statistical consultant can also be involved in a project at an even later stage-to interpret what the computer has done. The accessibility and reliance on statistical software imply that advanced statistical analyses and modelling can be performed

Elisabeth Svensson

468

Discriminant Analysis in Higher Education Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Most empirical research in higher education involves the study of multiple characteristics of students, faculty, and institutions.\\u000a Collections of such analysis units may be in a single group or in multiple groups. Purposes behind the construction of multiple-variable\\u000a data sets may involve the study of prediction, identification, group comparison, typology discovery, relationship, characteristic\\u000a structure, data reduction, and causal modeling, as

Carl J Huberty; Laureen L. Lowman

469

Protecting Student Records and Facilitating Education Research: A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hilton, Margaret

2008-01-01

470

Researching computers and education — glimpses of the wider picture  

Microsoft Academic Search

With information and communications technology (ICT) beginning to form the basis of extensive educational reform around the world, this paper considers how research into educational computing can move beyond its 'hobbyist' origins and keep abreast of the burgeoning role of technology in education policy and practice. By discussing the present limitations of educational computing research the paper goes onto suggest

Neil Selwyn

2000-01-01

471

2001 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-07-11

472

The Fit and Misfit of Sociological Research and Educational Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

DAVID LEE STEVENSON

473

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

474

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

DeBoer, George E., Ed.

2011-01-01

475

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2002-01-01

476

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rokicka, Wanda, Ed.

477

Statistics in Brief: Regional Differences in Kindergartner's Early Education Experiences.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report attempts to answer two questions about kindergartners' early education experiences within and across four regions of the United States: What are the regional differences in kindergartners' preschool experiences (e.g., center-based care or Head...

E. Rosenthal A. Rathbun J. West

2005-01-01

478

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

479

Research on Distance Education Development in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Xin, Ding; Jian, Niu; Yanhui, Han

2010-01-01

480

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

481

Developing a Research Agenda on the Media and Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

V. Darleen Opfer

2007-01-01

482

Cultural Capital: The Promises and Pitfalls in Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle

2010-01-01

483

The Future of Educational Research in the Professions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bland, Carole J.; And Others

1986-01-01

484

What Brain Research Has To Tell Educators: Mandates and Metaphors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper addresses the contributions that brain research makes to education. Topics pertaining to typical brain research findings and their educational significance, caution in the application of findings to explain differences by population, and the types of research that could be potentially helpful to educators are discussed. Among the…

Andrews, David

485

University Teacher Educators' Research Engagement: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Borg, Simon; Alshumaimeri, Yousif

2012-01-01

486

Researchers in higher education: a neglected focus of study?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The literature on higher education acknowledges the importance of context to the effective completion of research by postgraduate students but overlooks to study the importance of this factor for academics in higher education. The research reported here explores the extent to which academics in higher education sense that their research engages them in a collective effort, as against individualistic effort

G. Moss; K. Kubacki

2007-01-01

487

Utilising Collaborative Forms of Educational Action Research: Some Reflections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article considers the value of collaborative forms of educational action research in higher education and the difficulties involved in implementing such forms of research. It is argued that educational action research represents an opportunity for improving teaching and learning and developing the knowledge and skills of those participating…

Greenbank, Paul

2007-01-01

488

SAFETY ISSUES IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION LABORATORIES: A SYNTHESIS OF RESEARCH  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objectives of this investigation were to synthesize research related to safety in agricultural education laboratories and to identify areas of deficiency in laboratory safety-related research. Findings showed that research in this area is primarily a mixture of descriptive, survey, and experimental research. Most laboratory research has been focused on agricultural mechanics laboratories. Studies revealed that agricultural education laboratories are

James E. Dyer; Randall J. Andreasen

489

Action Research Projects in Distance Education: A Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

490

A New Era for Research Education in Australia?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

491

Viewing Agricultural Education Research through a Qualitative Lens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dooley, Kim E.

2007-01-01

492

Word frequency statistics by tree-structure algorithm research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

English articles for obtaining statistics is very convenient, Because there are space between words , While due to the characteristics of Chinese word-formation, Chinese articles statistical is very difficult. In the study on the basis of previous methods put forward a new kind of more keywords matching method-- Word frequency statistics by Treestructure algorithm. In implementing this algorithm based on its performance is analyzed. The result shows that this method can realize a scan statistics shows all words of information. Consumed time is greatly reduced.

Li, Huanqin; Yan, Shi-Tao

2013-03-01

493

Teacher Leaders in Research Based Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NOAO facilities will be used in support of ``Teacher Leaders in Research Based Science Education" (TLRBSE), a new Teacher Retention and Renewal program that will be funded through the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Education and Human Resources. The goal of TLRBSE is to provide professional development for secondary teachers of mathematics and science in an effort to support novice teachers beginning their careers as well as to motivate and retain experienced teachers. Within the context of astronomy, TLRBSE will develop master teachers who will mentor a second tier of novice teachers in the exemplary method of research-based science education, a proven effective teaching method which models the process of inquiry and exploration used by scientists. Participants will be trained through a combination of in-residence workshops at Kitt Peak National Observatory and the National Solar Observatory, a distance-learning program during the academic year, interaction at professional meetings and mentor support from teacher leaders and professional astronomers. A total of 360 teachers will participate in the program over five years.

Rector, T. A.; Jacoby, S. H.; Lockwood, J. F.; McCarthy, D. W.

2001-05-01

494

Teacher Leaders in Research Based Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NOAO facilities will be used in support of ``Teacher Leaders in Research Based Science Education" (TLRBSE), a new Teacher Retention and Renewal program that will be funded through the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Education and Human Resources. The goal of TLRBSE is to provide professional development for secondary teachers of mathematics and science in an effort to support novice teachers beginning their careers as well as to motivate and retain experienced teachers. Within the context of astronomy, TLRBSE will develop master teachers who will mentor a second tier of novice teachers in the exemplary method of research-based science education, a proven effective teaching method which models the process of inquiry and exploration used by scientists. Participants will be trained through a combination of in-residence workshops at Kitt Peak National Observatory and the National Solar Observatory, a distance-learning program during the academic year, interaction at professional meetings and mentor support from teacher leaders and professional astronomers. A total of 360 teachers will participate in the program over five years.

Rector, T. A.; Jacoby, S. H.; Lockwood, J. F.; McCarthy, D. W.

2001-12-01

495

The Search for a Terminology of Adult Education and for Better Statistics: Exploration in a Semantic Jungle  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A classification system for educational statistics, the International Standard Classification of Education, was created to compare statistics on adult education. However, it is necessary to untangle the terminology associated with adult education in order to utilize ISCED. Authors attempt to restate and refine terms and concepts for that purpose.…

Bowers, John; Fisher, E. A.

1972-01-01

496

Center for Labor Research and Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

497

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Seybold, Hansjorg; Rieb, Werner

2006-01-01

498

Statistical Measures, Hypotheses, and Tests in Applied Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Saville, David J.; Rowarth, Jacqueline S.

2008-01-01

499

Statistical methods for describing temporal order in longitudinal research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Although traditional epidemiological statistical methods (e.g., logistic regression) are useful for describing predictive relationships in longitudinal panel studies in which changes in risk factor levels occur before change in the outcome variable, more sophisticated statistical methods must be used when the temporal order between variables is unknown. Methods: Using national survey data, the current study shows how log-linear models

Todd Q. Miller

1997-01-01

500

STATISTICAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING IN UNIVERSITIES FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: THE COLOMBIAN CASE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on describing the experience of statistical researchers and consultants of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, faculty and students, and of researchers who are not statisticians, at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. An analysis is made of the statistics programs of study including consulting activities, and of three surveys that were designed, distributed and analysed: one for

DAVID OSPINA; JORGE E. ORTIZ