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1

Statistical Power Analysis in Education Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper provides a guide to calculating statistical power for the complex multilevel designs that are used in most field studies in education research. For multilevel evaluation studies in the field of education, it is important to account for the impa...

2010-01-01

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TOWARDS A DATABASE OF RESEARCH IN STATISTICAL EDUCATION2  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Definitions of research in statistical education are discussed. A system of keywords for categorising statistical education research is outlined. Proposals for a Web-based survey of statistical education researchers to collect details of their research activities in statistical education, and the design of a database to store these details are described. The development of a project to collect information about

FLAVIA JOLLIFFE

2003-01-01

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BEING CRITICAL ABOUT APPROACHES TO RESEARCH IN STATISTICS EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anna Reid; Peter Petocz

2006-01-01

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1. TRAINING REGULAR EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN THE USE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Blumberg's paper gives a most comprehensive overview of the research skills researchers in any social science, and in particular education, should be familiar with before carrying out their own research. The author is to be congratulated for such an informative and well-researched paper. In discussing the research methodology and statistics needs of primary and secondary level teachers seeking Master's for

BRIAN PHILLIPS

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Completing the Circle: Researchers of Practice in Statistics Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research in student learning can be based on a theoretical framework, observations of students' learning, the products of this learning, and students' own conceptions of the subject and of learning. In the final analysis, such investigations have a clear purpose—to improve student learning. We report on using the results of research into student learning in statistics to improve the learning

Anna Reid

2003-01-01

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Future Directions and Suggestions for Improving the Use of Statistical Methods in Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This discussion of the use of statistical methods in educational research considers the frequent misuse of statistical procedures, the factors responsible for the misuse, and the remedies that might reduce the misuse of statistical procedures. There are longstanding concerns about the quality of statistical work in general as well as in…

Harwell, Michael

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Glisson, Charles A.; Hudson, Walter W.

1981-01-01

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Completing the Circle: Researchers of Practice in Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research in student learning can be based on a theoretical framework, observations of students' learning, the products of this learning, and students' own conceptions of the subject and of learning. In the final analysis, such investigations have a clear purpose--to improve student learning. We report on using the results of research into student…

Reid, Anna; Petocz, Peter

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Joiner, Lee Marvin

1979-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Karadag, Engin

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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Learning About Education Through Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dow, Daphne

2009-01-01

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Nonparametric Statistical Tests in Business Education Survey Research--The Mann-Whitney U Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mann-Whitney U Test provides an alternative to the parametric test when applied to the kinds of ordinal data typically generated by semantic differential and Likert-type scales. The application of this test to survey research problems in business education is discussed, and a computer program is given for the use by the business education

Adams, David R.

1976-01-01

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Education Statistics Slide Show  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Grace York, coordinator of the University of Michigan's Documents Center, the Education Statistics Slide Show is an online presentation demonstrating how to locate, obtain, and manipulate educational data on the Web. The presentation consists of 72 slides and offers instruction on the use of several Websites including the US Census Bureau's American Factfinder site (see the April 2, 1999 Scout Report), the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) Census Mapping site, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) site, the FEDSTATS site (see the May 30, 1997 Scout Report), and many more. The tutorial presentation also provides ten practice questions and a detailed Webliography.

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Royal Statistical Society Center for Statistical Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-05-04

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Education Statistics Quarterly: Spring 1999 Issue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will be welcomed by researchers, policy analysts, or any user involved in the study of US education statistics. Education Statistics Quarterly, a quarterly compendium of NCES's work, will feature several short publications, executive summaries of longer works, short descriptions of other NCES publications and data products, professional notices, and a feature piece with commentary. The focus of the inaugural issue is teacher quality.

1999-01-01

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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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Statistical Reform in School Psychology Research: A Synthesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Swaminathan, Hariharan; Rogers, H. Jane

2007-01-01

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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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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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Education Statistics Quarterly, Spring 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001

2001-01-01

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Digest of Education Statistics, 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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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, 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.

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Education Statistics. A Pocket Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statistics on higher education and elementary/secondary education are presented, including data on enrollments, instructional staff, expenditures and revenues, federal funds for education, and degrees conferred. Data for school years 1970-71, 1975-76, 1980-81 and estimates for 1985-86, are provided on enrollments, instructional staff, and…

Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

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National Center for Education Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-09-08

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

PubMed

Statistics knowledge is essential for understanding the nursing and health care literature, as well as for applying rigorous science in nursing research. Statistical consultants providing services to faculty and students in an academic nursing program have the opportunity to identify gaps and challenges in statistics education for nursing students. This information may be useful to curriculum committees and statistics educators. This article aims to provide perspective on statistics education stemming from the experiences of three experienced statistics educators who regularly collaborate and consult with nurse investigators. The authors share their knowledge and express their views about data management, data screening and manipulation, statistical software, types of scientific investigation, and advanced statistical topics not covered in the usual coursework. The suggestions provided promote a call for data to study these topics. Relevant data about statistics education can assist educators in developing comprehensive statistics coursework for nursing students. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(4):185-191.]. PMID:24641080

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

2014-04-01

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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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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, Winter 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dillow, Sally, Ed.

2002-01-01

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Education Statistics Quarterly, Summer 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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Digest of Education Statistics, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This edition is the 31st 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 a selection of data from many sources, and draws especially on the results of surveys and…

Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.

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Education and Employment Patterns of Bioscientists. A Statistical Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the study was to collect time-trend statistics describing the education and employment patterns of bioscientists against the background of education, research, and employment activities in the nation as a whole.

F. D. Boercker

1971-01-01

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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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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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Mini-Digest of Education Statistics, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, the eighth edition of the "Mini-Digest of Education Statistics," provides a pocket-sized compilation of statistical information about U.S. education from kindergarten through graduate school. The statistical highlights provide a quantitative description of the current U.S. education scene. Data are from many government sources,…

Hoffman, Charlene

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Dumbing Down Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilson, John

2003-01-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-01-01

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Web Interface for Statistics Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Book Trade Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes six articles that discuss research and statistics relating to the book trade. Topics include prices of U.S. and foreign materials; book title output and average prices; book sales statistics; book exports and imports; book outlets in the U.S. and Canada; and books and other media reviewed. (LRW)

Sullivan, Sharon G.; Ink, Gary; Grabois, Andrew; Barr, Catherine

2001-01-01

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Theorizing Education and Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thompson, Christiane

2012-01-01

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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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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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Educational Researchers and Practicality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Van Velzen, Joke H.

2013-01-01

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The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Gal, Iddo; Garfield, Joan

2009-03-13

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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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Sensing Environmental Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reid, Alan

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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Statistical Methods Used in Gifted Education Journals, 2006-2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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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Research Topics in Statistical Database Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1983-01-01

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Health Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1985

1985-01-01

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Comparing Educational Leadership Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moos, Lejf

2013-01-01

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Projections of Education Statistics to 2010  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Statistical Significance Testing from Three Perspectives and Interpreting Statistical Significance and Nonsignificance and the Role of Statistics in Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Journal editors respond to criticisms of reliance on statistical significance in research reporting. Joel R. Levin ("Journal of Educational Psychology") defends its use, whereas William D. Schafer ("Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development") emphasizes the distinction between statistically significant and important. William Asher…

Levin, Joel R.; And Others

1993-01-01

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Trends in Education Statistics--Sept. 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Principal, 2005

2005-01-01

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Lessons from Inferentialism for Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bakker, Arthur; Derry, Jan

2011-01-01

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Statistics Online Computational Resource for Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dinov, Ivo D.; Christou, Nicolas

2009-01-01

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Educational Statistics for Selected Health Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Donald W.; Holz, Frank M.

67

Statistics Online Computational Resource for Education  

PubMed Central

Summary The Statistics Online Computational Resource (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.

Dinov, Ivo D.; Christou, Nicolas

2011-01-01

68

Priorities for Federal Education Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper suggests priorities for the federal government's elementary and secondary education data collection efforts. Sections on outputs, inputs, and private schools describe what data is needed, what is already available, and what is recommended for data collection. Recommendations include a high priority for federal funding for the National…

Murnane, Richard J.

69

Statistical Contributions to Proteomic Research  

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

70

Open Educational Resources Commons: Mathematics and Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

71

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

72

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

73

Education Statistics Quarterly: Spring 2001 Issue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has recently placed online the Spring 2001 editions of one of their informative publications. Education Statistics Quarterly (last mentioned in the December 1, 2000 Scout Report) gives an overview of all NCES products released in spring 2001. Organized by selected topic, short publications (under fifteen pages) are offered in their entirety, while summaries are provided for longer publications. Short descriptions of other NCES products and notices of training and funding opportunities are also included. The featured topic in this issue is the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study - Repeat (TIMSS-R).

2001-01-01

74

Physiology Educational Research Consortium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Physiology Educational Research Consortium (PERC) is a collaborative research and development effort among 13 physiologists and physiology educators representing 12 post-secondary institutions, ranging from community colleges to medical schools. PERC develops materials and techniques that can help students build "better mental models of physiological systems" and, in order to create more productive learning environments, educates teachers on how to incorporate these techniques into a classroom setting. The site offers research papers, abstracts, workshop and course information, and network support for those needing ideas on how to approach a topic or set of topics in physiology.

1998-01-01

75

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.

76

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

77

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.

78

Projections of Education Statistics to 2009  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Statistics., National C.

79

Book Trade Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The six articles in this section examine prices of U.S. and foreign materials; book title output and average prices; book sales statistics; U.S. book exports and imports; number of book outlets in the United States and Canada; and book review media statistics. (LRW)

Alexander, Adrian W.; And Others

1994-01-01

80

Book Trade Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

81

Doing Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Opie, Clive

2004-01-01

82

AGENDA FOR RESEARCH IN STATISTICAL DISCLOSURE LIMITATION  

EPA Science Inventory

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

83

Statistical Methods in Education and Psychology: A Critical Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper argues that statistical inference practices in both educational and psychological research should be directed away from traditional significance tests in favor of Bayesian inferential methods. Regular use of exploratory data analytic methods is recommended in conjunction with computer intensive resampling methods. Approaches to…

Haig, Brian D.

1996-01-01

84

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rosen, Brittany L.; DeMaria, Andrea L.

2012-01-01

85

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

86

Higher Education Financial Statistics, 1981-82.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hottinger, Gerald W.

87

Research and Research Methods in Geographical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Graves, Norman J., Ed.

88

Research Funding Statistics for FY 2009 Research Topic  

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 2009 Research Funding by Research

89

Research Funding Statistics for FY 2012 Research Topic  

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 2012 Research Funding by Research

90

Research Funding Statistics for FY 2007 Research Topic  

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 2007 Research Funding by Research

91

Research Funding Statistics for FY 2008 Research Topic  

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 2008 Research Funding by Research

92

Socially Responsible Educational Technology Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that the growing demand for educational research to be more relevant and increasing concerns about the generalizability and utility of research findings are related to the concept of "socially responsible research." Identifies problems with educational technology research. Outlines major types of educational technology research goals and…

Reeves, Thomas C.

2000-01-01

93

Intermediate/Advanced Research Design and Statistics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Ploutz-Snyder, Robert

2009-01-01

94

Statistical Research on Problems of Biodynamics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The statistical research conducted focused on two major problem areas within the Navy's biodynamics program at NBDL. Those were: (1) impact acceleration injury and (2) ship motion sickness. Additional research was conducted in the area of performance test...

K. C. Burns C. A. Mauro D. E. Smith

1985-01-01

95

Tools for the advancement of undergraduate statistics education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Schaffner, Andrew Alan

96

Research, Discovery, and Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Literature Cited

  1. Academic Excellence: The Role of Research in the Physical Sciences at Undergraduate Institutions; Doyle, M. P., Ed.; Research Corporation: Tucson, AZ, 2000.
  2. Moore, J. W. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 1383.
  3. Glassick, C. E.; Huber, M. T.; Maeroff, G. I. Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate; Jossey Bass: San Francisco, 1997.

Moore, John W.

2001-04-01

97

TRAINING FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE FACTORS WHICH LEAD TO PRODUCTIVITY IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH WERE STUDIED. THE PROGRAM WAS DIVIDED INTO FOUR SECTIONS--(1) AN ANALYSIS OF QUESTIONNAIRES FROM 818 PERSONS RECEIVING DOCTORAL DEGREES IN 1954, (2) AN ANALYSIS OF A PREVIOUS STUDY OF 1,750 PERSONS RECEIVING DOCTORAL DEGREES IN 1964, (3) A STUDY OF DISSERTATIONS OF 1,598 PERSONS…

BUSWELL, GUY T.; AND OTHERS

98

NCI Funded Research Portfolio: Funded Statistics  

Cancer.gov

Funding statistics are available by cancer type and research topic. Additional cancer types and research topics may be added as the dollars are finalized. Funding statistics are not available for years prior to 2007 due to a lack of percentage data.

99

Improving Education: Perspectives on Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carroll, John B.; And Others

100

Needed Research in Business Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the recommendations of seven business educators and administrators, suggestions for needed research are given in the categories of business education, administration, curriculum, teacher education, teaching methods, international business, and political implications. (SK)

Scriven, Jolene D.

1991-01-01

101

Flipping the statistics classroom in nursing education.  

PubMed

Flipped classrooms are so named because they substitute the traditional lecture that commonly encompasses the entire class period with active learning techniques, such as small-group work. The lectures are delivered instead by using an alternative mode-video recordings-that are made available for viewing online outside the class period. Due to this inverted approach, students are engaged with the course material during the class period, rather than participating only passively. This flipped approach is gaining popularity in many areas of education due to its enhancement of student learning and represents an opportunity for utilization by instructors of statistics courses in nursing education. This article presents the author's recent experiences with flipping a statistics course for nursing students in a PhD program, including practical considerations and student outcomes and reaction. This transformative experience deepened the level of student learning in a way that may not have occurred using a traditional format. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(4):199-206.]. PMID:24654591

Schwartz, Todd A

2014-04-01

102

Airborne Research Experience for Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Airborne Research Experience for Educators (AREE) Program, conducted by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Office of Education in partnership with the AERO Institute, NASA Teaching From Space Program, and California State University Fullerton, is a complete end-to-end residential research experience in airborne remote sensing and atmospheric science. The 2009 program engaged ten secondary educators who specialize in science,

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

2009-01-01

103

Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As an intramural division, the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), has an ambitious three-fold mission that includes: conducting inn...

2010-01-01

104

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.

105

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

106

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Clark, Charles

2011-01-01

107

Qualitative Research: An Essential Part of Statistical Cognition Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

108

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

109

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

110

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bodapati V. R. Gandhi

2006-01-01

111

Comparative Research on Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the need for and use of comparative research in higher education. The current status of comparative research done by independent scholars and international organizations, as well as problems in research methodologies, are examined. (AM)

Goldschmidt, Dietrich

1982-01-01

112

Brain Research and Technology Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Baylor, Steven C.

2000-01-01

113

Research Impact and Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oancea, Alis

2013-01-01

114

Feminist Research in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ropers-Huilman, Rebecca; Winters, Kelly T.

2011-01-01

115

Research Needs in Educational Administration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this conference paper are to point out major research needs in educational administration and to stimulate exploration of methods to resolve those needs. Discussions of apparent problems in educational administration research and suggested responses to these problems are followed by important questions concerning research needs.…

Farquhar, Robin H.

116

Teachers' Views on Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Exploring teachers' attitudes toward educational research has been an important subject for researchers. This study aimed to determine teachers' views on educational research. A three-part survey questionnaire, the first part of which consists of demographic questions, the second part of which consists of statements aiming to determine teachers'…

Beycioglu, Kadir; Ozer, Niyazi; Ugurlu, Celal Teyyar

2010-01-01

117

Can medical education be researched?  

PubMed

Many medical educators are tempted or encouraged to conduct research into teaching techniques, methods of evaluation, and curricular change. These educators are generally career physicians who become distressed by their inability to apply the social science model of research to their project with impunity. This paper addresses the issues involved in conducting educational research and provides some suggestions for methodology that can be used. PMID:1749345

Lloyd, D A

1991-01-01

118

Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research. Conducting Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What does it mean to engage in rigorous research? What does a researcher need to know to produce such research? What is specifically involved in multiple method bricolage research? In an era where talk abounds about scientific rigour and evidence-based research in education, this groundbreaking book presents a new and compelling examination of…

Berry, Kathleen; Kincheloe, Joe

2004-01-01

119

What Does Good Education Research Look Like? Conducting Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book explains the debates that bedevil education research--for example that it is low quality, or not scientific enough, or not useful enough--and shows how research in education must meet different demands in different places, times and conditions. A major part of the book provides detailed analyses and guidance to different areas in which…

Yates, Lyn

2004-01-01

120

Educational Research and the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Internet has major implications for both education and educational research. According to John Dewey (1916), the form of experience that is most educative is participation in shared inquiry. The Internet "represents a dynamically evolving virtual world, with virtual communities forming all over the place, each composed of people with similar…

Mashhadi, Azam; Han, Christine

121

The Higher Education Research Archipelago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Macfarlane, Bruce

2012-01-01

122

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

123

Is Educational Research Any Use?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gingell, John; Winch, Christopher

2006-01-01

124

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

125

Educating Scientifically: Advances in Physics Education Research  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-05-16

126

Adult Education Research in Zambia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes adult education research in Zambia and looks at how it has been undertaken and what else needs to be done. Highlights the paucity of research and the weaknesses in what has been completed. (JOW)

Mtonga, Harry L.

1991-01-01

127

Research, Politics, and Bilingual Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bilingual-education research has helped to inform and to shape federal policy and funding as articulated in the Bilingual Education Act, first passed in 1968 as Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. During the Act's most recent reauthorization, the U.S. Department of Education and others proposed changing the law to fund more all-English language programs. They argued that

Walter G. Secada

1990-01-01

128

Education and Conflict: Research and Research Possibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This project aimed to undertake a scoping study of existent and potential research into the relationship between education and conflict, peace building and post-conflict situations, both nationally and internationally. Within this aim, the project investigates the main research dimensions of this area, identifies gaps in the research literature,…

Tomlinson, Kathryn; Benefield, Pauline

2005-01-01

129

Educational Research in Latin America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While educational research efforts have increased dramatically in Latin America in recent years, diffusion and application of the results remain severely restricted. In this chapter, national and international attention focused on educational research in Latin America from the 1950's to the present is reviewed; particular attention is paid to the…

Schiefelbein, Ernesto

130

Pacific Educational Research Journal, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1996-01-01

131

Research Perspectives in Adult Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses on understanding the epistemological foundation of adult education, the research process, policy issues, and directions for the future. "An Epistemological Overview of the Field" (Garrison) provides an overview of adult education research: the historical development, issues, the scope of the knowledge base, and approaches to…

Garrison, D. Randy, Ed.

132

Physics Education Research Conference 98  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Proceedings of the 1998 Physics Education Research Conference held in conjunction with the AAPT Summer Meeting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It includes a printed version of almost all the talks from the conference, as well as an appendix with historical information and summaries of the activities of the U.S. Physics Education Research groups.

Group, Unl R.

2003-10-10

133

The Structure of Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Clark, Charles

2005-01-01

134

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Elmore, Patricia B.; Woehlke, Paula L.

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brockington, Riley

2009-01-01

136

Museum Education Research: Future Directions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six museum education and learning researchers discuss the need to study how people learn and behave in museums and what kind of current research studies should be undertaken. Mary Ellen Munley, in "Back to the Future: A Call for Coordinated Research Programs in Museums," describes the differences between the terms "evaluation,""audience research,"…

Journal of Museum Education: Roundtable Reports, 1986

1986-01-01

137

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

138

Digest of Education Statistics, 2007. NCES 2008-022  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

139

Distance Learning for Teacher Professional Development in Statistics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

140

ALISE Library and Information Science Education Statistical Report, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

141

Digest of Education Statistics, 2009. NCES 2010-013  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.

2010-01-01

142

Digest of Education Statistics, 2005. NCES 2006-030  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2005 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 41st in a series of publications initiated in 1962. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The "Digest" includes a selection of data from many sources, both…

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

2006-01-01

143

Digest of Education Statistics, 2008. NCES 2009-020  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

144

Digest of Education Statistics 2006. NCES 2007-017  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.

2007-01-01

145

Environmental Education Research News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Creation of an environmentally literate citizenry is a goal of environmental education. Examines literacy as an educational concern; discusses the establishment and identification of consensus standards for environmental literacy; and presents attributes of the environmentally literate person. (Contains 10 references.) (MDH)

Disinger, John F.; Roth, Charles E.

1992-01-01

146

Higher Education and Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article includes reports of meetings held in Dublin, Bonn, and Strasbourg of member State representatives of the Council of Europe. The first meeting discussed problem areas relating to the access to higher education, in particular the implications of the increasing admission restrictions and the diversification of postsecondary education.…

Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.

147

Selected Statistics: Demographic, Social, Economic, Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The publication, intended for persons involved in educational activities, provides selected data on demographic, social, economic, and educational characteristics of Region V, United States Department of Education. Region V comprises Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The majority of the data was drawn from the 1976…

Office of Education (DHEW), Chicago, IL. Regional Office 5.

148

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics Pocket Guide, Issued 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012

2012-01-01

149

A Review of Astronomy Education Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bailey, Janelle M.; Slater, Timothy F.

150

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

151

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

152

Pacific Educational Research Journal, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2000-01-01

153

Empirical research in progressive education  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the development of empirical psychology was helpful for research in several fields of schooling, progressive education gained much from the diverse branches of child studies in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. There are several outstanding examples like G. Stanley Hall, Jean Piaget and the Geneva Institute, and the German movement of “experimental pedagogy.” Progressive education was not

Jürgen Oelkers

1998-01-01

154

Educational Research: A Look Back  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Education Canada, 2010

2010-01-01

155

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.

156

Higher Education and Research Policy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

P. Swinnerton-Dyer

1991-01-01

157

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

158

Internationally Comparable Statistics on Education, Training and Skills: Current State and Proposals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comparable statistics on education, training and skills are not only used by research and analysis to provide explanation and evidence of the functioning of European labour markets and of education and training systems, but also to construct indicators comparing EU Member States, comparing the EU with competitors and assessing the achievement of…

Descy, Pascaline; Nestler, Katja; Tessaring, Manfred

2005-01-01

159

Combining Methods in Educational and Social Research. Conducting Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gorard, Stephen; Taylor, Chris

2004-01-01

160

Multiwavelength and Statistical Research in Space Astrophysics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Feigelson, Eric D.

1997-01-01

161

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

162

Physical Education. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the past 50 years, poor physical health of adolescents has been a concern in the U.S. The obesity rate has tripled from 5% in 1980 to 15% in 2000. With more emphasis placed on high stakes standardized tests, the priority of physical education classes has taken a back seat. Based on a survey done in 2003, slightly more than half of the states…

Walker, Karen

2005-01-01

163

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

164

Ethics in Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

165

Research Degrees as Professional Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barnacle, Robyn; Dall'Alba, Gloria

2011-01-01

166

The Nature of Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gillett, Simon G.

2011-01-01

167

An Exploratory Study on Measuring Educators' Attitudes toward Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ozturk, Mehmet Ali

2010-01-01

168

Moving forward in inclusive education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 of current research on inclusive education. Next, we present school- and

Ozlem Erten; Robert Samuel Savage

2012-01-01

169

Moving forward in inclusive education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 of current research on inclusive education. Next, we present school? and

Ozlem Erten; Robert Samuel Savage

2011-01-01

170

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

171

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gerald, Debra E.; Hussar, William J.

172

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

173

Commercialism in Education Research Unit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Arizona State UniversityâÂÂs College of Education has a distinguished record of conducting important research through its numerous research centers and institutes. One of these groups is the Commercialism in Education Research Unit (CERU), which was formerly located at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The CERU conducts research about commercial activities in schools, and its staff members are âÂÂguided by the belief that mixing commercial activities with public education raises fundamental issues of public policy, curriculum content, the proper relationship of educators to the students entrusted to them, and the values that the schools embody.â The CERU is directed by Professor Alex Molnar, and visitors to the site will want to look through the various sections dedicated to their publications and annual reports. Educational administrators and policy-makers will want to hone in on the resources area, which provides access to helpful information on current guidelines for commercial activities in schools and news about pending litigation in this arena.

174

Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE): Extending GAISE Into Nursing Education.  

PubMed

Statistics coursework is usually a core curriculum requirement for nursing students at all degree levels. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) establishes curriculum standards for academic nursing programs. However, the AACN provides little guidance on statistics education and does not offer standardized competency guidelines or recommendations about course content or learning objectives. Published standards may be used in the course development process to clarify course content and learning objectives. This article includes suggestions for implementing and integrating recommendations given in the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) report into statistics education for nursing students. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(4):192-198.]. PMID:24654590

Hayat, Matthew J

2014-04-01

175

A Roadmap for Educational Research in Pharmacy  

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

176

Pilot Training Program in Undergraduate Educational Research; Spring Trimester Research Training Project (May-August, 1966).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 36-week pilot training program for 20 outstanding undergraduates in education and in the behavioral and social sciences was conducted in 1966. It was designed to assist students (1) to develop basic competencies in measurement techniques and statistical research designs appropriate to educational research, (2) to engage in individual study in…

Gordon, Ira J.

177

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kohli, Wendy R.; Burbules, Nicholas C.

2011-01-01

178

Statistical Typewriting, Business Education: 7705.33.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lowman, Margaret L.

179

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stephen Olejnik; James Algina

2003-01-01

180

How Statistical Educators Can Attract Students to the Discipline of Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Eby, Marlin L.

2009-01-30

181

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.

182

Can the Federal Government Improve Education Research?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jacob, Brian Aaron; Ludwig, Jens

2005-01-01

183

Reporting and Interpreting Effect Size in Quantitative Agricultural Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

184

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.

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

2009-05-18

185

Preconference Educational Research Training Program in Music Education. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1970 Preconference Educational Research Training Program (RTP) provided three 3-day sessions of intensive research training for a total of 160 music educators from across the country. The primary purpose of the RTP activity was to provide music education researchers and users of research with intensive training in three major areas (1)…

Petzold, Robert; And Others

186

Pedagogical Training and Research in Engineering Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wankat, Phillip C.

2008-01-01

187

Educational Challenges and Research Opportunities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gans, Dian Althea

1997-01-01

188

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

189

Multiple Enactments of Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Landri, Paolo

2012-01-01

190

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

191

Statistical Applications in Two Leading Educational Administration Journals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Byrd, Jimmy; Eddy, Colleen

2009-01-01

192

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

193

NIRo Telescope: Research and Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Northwest Indiana Robotic (NIRo) Telescope is a 20-inch telescope and wide-field CCD imager to be used for remote, unattended observing. To be located in southern Lake County, IN, the NIRo Telescope will enjoy darker skies than those around the Purdue University Calumet (PUC) campus. While this project will enable high-quality research for the astronomy faculty and undergraduate students at PUC, its uniqueness lies in the planned education and outreach components. Using synoptic data from the telescope, we will, in conjunction with faculty from the PUC School of Education, develop curricula and assessment tools in line with Indiana earth and space science standards for grades 6 8. While small, robotic telescopes have been successfully used to implement similar programs for undergraduate and secondary education, this is, to the best of our knowledge, the first project to specifically target primary school education. This program will affect a wide range in ethnic and socioeconomic communities immediately surrounding the PUC campus in northwest Indiana. Data from the telescope will be reduced by PUC faculty and undergraduate researchers and disseminated to the participating schools for analysis and discovery and also archived for future use via a dedicated website. The website and its contents will then be accessible to the broader community, allowing schools outside the immediate region to view data and results and potentially participate in the educational component of our proposal.

Rengstorf, Adam W.; Slavin, S.

2006-12-01

194

Making Statistics More Meaningful for Policy Research and Program Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

May, Henry

2004-01-01

195

Effect Size Statistics: An Analysis of Statistics Textbooks Used in Psychology and Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to analyze recent statistics textbooks (n=22) to examine the ways in which authors addressed the issue of effect size (ES) and the practical significance of research results. In terms of the overall prevalence of ES statistics, the one-sample, matched-pair, and two-sample t-tests, and one-factor analysis of…

Curtis, Deborah A.; Araki, Cheri J.

196

Bare Minimum Knowledge for Understanding Statistical Research Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for language teachers who find reading statistical research difficult but necessary, this article focuses on the minimal knowledge needed about statistical techniques for interpreting research findings. It first examines the statistical reasoning underlying quantitative, empirical studies, including normal distribution, standard…

Hiroto, Nagato

197

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

198

TESF Methodology for Statistics Education Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barone, Stefano; Lo Franco, Eva

2010-01-01

199

Educational Research in Denmark, 1971-1972.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fifty-one educational research projects completed or in progress during 1971 through 1972 in Denmark are described. As part of the Third European Survey of Educational Research, the project descriptions cover all areas of research at every educational level. Described are research studies on a variety of topics such as teaching methods, teaching…

Ellberger, Sulamith; Rafn, Niels E.

200

Research Funding Statistics for FY 2012 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 2012 Research Funding by Cancer

201

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Young People in Education and Training, 2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a summary of statistics relating to young people aged 15 to 19 years who participated in an education and training activity during 2010. Information on participation is presented for VET in Schools students, school students, higher education students, apprentices and trainees, and other vocational education and training…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011

2011-01-01

202

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

203

Higher Education and Research in Finland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education and research in Finland are discussed, with attention to Finnish society, the general structure of the Finnish education system, the higher education system, and scientific research. Specific concerns include the following: the social system, the demographic and economic structure, the comprehensive school, secondary education and…

Ministry of Education, Helsinki (Finland).

204

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

205

Embodied Experience in Educational Practice and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bengtsson, Jan

2013-01-01

206

Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Li, Jun Corser; Woodruff, David J.

208

Functional Fun in Statistics Teaching: Resources, Research and Recommendations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents an overview of modalities that can be used to make learning statistics fun. Representative examples or points of departure in the literature are provided for no less than 20 modalities. Empirical evidence of effectiveness specific to statistics education is starting to emerge for some of these modalities--namely, humor, song,…

Lesser, Lawrence M.; Pearl, Dennis K.

2009-01-01

209

Categorising computer science education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

210

Towards Paradigm Peace in Physics Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes two examples in order to predict which of Gage's three scenarios about possible histories of education research will occur. A prediction of educational research for the year 2009 is also made. (KHR)

Hake, Richard R.

211

The Nature of Science Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

212

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

213

Philosophical Confusion in Chemical Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scerri, Eric R.

2003-01-01

214

UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education. UPDATE Yearbook  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 issues of "UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education," in one print volume, presents hard facts and statistical data in a style that can be easily understood and appreciated by music researchers, teachers, graduates, and undergraduates alike. Includes advice to first-year music teachers, instrument…

Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005

2005-01-01

215

Teacher Educators as Researchers: Multiple Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cochran-Smith, M.

2005-01-01

216

Geography Education Research and Why It Matters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lambert, David

2010-01-01

217

Discipline and Methodology in Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tight, Malcolm

2013-01-01

218

BERA review 2006: education research and policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The review examines the relationship between educational research and policy, from the post?war period to the present, throughout the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to (a) illuminate the changing relationship between education research and policy, and (b) to clarify the different ways in which that relationship is understood. Its overarching purpose is to enable the education research community to locate

Delma Byrne; Jenny Ozga

2008-01-01

219

Jewish Educational Research: A Conceptual Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the nature of Jewish educational research. Addresses four questions: (1) what makes Jewish educational research unique; (2) what issues does it address; (3) what methods should it employ; and (4) what sort of institutions should it study? Concludes that it combines educational research and Judaic studies emphasizing transmission of…

Alexander, Hanan A.

1992-01-01

220

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

221

2005 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-10-25

222

Educational Research in Finland 1973. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One-hundred and two ongoing projects and 66 completed projects are described in this survey of educational research in Finland. This is the second English-language survey of Finnish educational research, the first of which covered the years 1971-72. The research projects are concerned with such topics as educational objectives; curriculum;…

Jyvaskyla Univ. (Finland). Inst. for Educational Research.

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schochet, Peter Z.

2008-01-01

224

Products Available from the National Center for Education Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet lists some of the products available from the National Center for Education Statistics. Each product is described briefly, with some notes about its development and use, and ordering information, including cost and stock number. The following products are described: (1) "Student Data Handbook for Elementary, Secondary, and Early…

Fromboluti, Carol Sue

225

Statistical Summary of Missouri Higher Education, 1999-2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides a statistical summary of higher education in Missouri for the 1999-2000 academic year. More than 74 tables provide data on: advanced placement enrollment in secondary schools, American College Testing program scores by institutional sector, high school rankings by institutional sector, the Missouri Coordinating Board for…

Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.

226

Statistical Summary of Missouri Higher Education, 1998-1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides a statistical summary of higher education in Missouri for the 1998-1999 academic year. Seventy-five tables provide data on advanced placement enrollment in secondary schools, American College Testing Program scores by institutional sector, high school rankings by institutional sector, the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher…

Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.

227

Projections of Educational Statistics to 1978-79. 1969 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides projections of statistics for elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education. Projections for the 10-year period from 1969 to 1979 are made for enrollments, graduates, teachers, and expenditures. Based mainly on 1958-59 to 1968-69 data, these projections assume that the past 10 years' trends in…

Simon, Kenneth A.; Fullam, Marie G.

228

Projections of Educational Statistics to 1979-80.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides projections of statistics for elementary and secondary school and institutions of higher education. Projections for the 10-year period from 1970 to 1980 are made for enrollments, graduates, teachers, and expenditures. Based mainly on 1959-60 to 1969-70 data, these projections assume that the past 10 years' trends in…

Simon, Kenneth A.; Fullam, Marie G.

229

1990 Statistical Report. GED. Tests of General Educational Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eleven tables and five graphs present statistical data concerning the Tests of General Educational Development Program (GED Testing Program) in 1990. Data for each state and Canadian province are included. The tables present data on the following topics: testing volumes (i.e., number of people tested), percentage of people tested by age group,…

American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service.

230

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics 1998: Financial Data.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

231

Higher Education in Israel. Statistical Abstract 1980/81.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Council for Higher Education, Jerusalem (Israel).

232

Higher Education in Israel. Statistical Abstract 1986/87.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A statistical abstract provides data on the seven institutions of higher education in Israel: the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology; the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; the Weizmann Institute of Science; the Bar-Ilan University; the Tel-Aviv University; the Haifa University; and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Data on the Everyman's…

Council for Higher Education, Jerusalem (Israel).

233

Research on Non Equilibrium Statistical Physics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Progress in non equilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics achieved in the last two years is summarized. The main emphasis is put on the development of our quasi-particle theory which has now been extended to arbitrary order in the coupling cons...

I. Prigogine

1969-01-01

234

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martin, Shane

2014-01-01

235

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

236

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Elliott, William; Choi, Eunhee; Friedline, Terri

2013-01-01

237

The Use of Statistics in L2 Acquisition Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Loewen, Shawn; Gass, Susan

2009-01-01

238

Research in Engineering Education: An Overview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

LeBold, William K.

1980-01-01

239

Advances in Education Research, Fall 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Craig, Judy A., Ed.

1998-01-01

240

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

241

Doctoral Preparation of Scientifically Based Education Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Eisenhart, Margaret; DeHaan, Robert L.

2005-01-01

242

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

243

Deciphering Attempts To Decipher Postmodern Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pillow, Wanda S.

2000-01-01

244

Educational Research through the Looking Glass.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is concerned with the relationships between educational research, policymaking, and educational change. It takes its title from the prevailing stereotype of educational research as a mirror seeking to reflect the realities of the task of teaching. (Author/KC)

Broadfoot, Patricia

1979-01-01

245

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

246

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

247

Challenges Facing Educational Research: Educational Review Guest Lecture 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pollard, Andrew

2006-01-01

248

Data for Decisions: Resources from the National Center for Education Statistics [videotape].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This videotape introduces resources provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to help educators make good educational policy decisions. The NCES is charged with collecting, maintaining, and reporting statistics about U.S. education, and it makes a variety of resources available to educators and the public to help them use…

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

249

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

250

An Introduction to Physics Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Beichner, Robert J.

2009-04-11

251

Research of ordered statistic CFAR detector  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The basic principle and performance of ordered statistic detector (OSD) is analyzed and compared with CA under the same conditions. It is indicated by simulation that the CFAR loss of OSD is only about 0.1 to 0.2 DB more than that of CA, and compared with CA, OS detector makes 1-2 to 1-10 orders of magnitude improvement in CFAR performance, respectively, at clutter edges and double target situations. Another type of OS detector (OSGJ) is given here which can be CFAR for Log-Normal and Weibull distribution. A new type of OS detector is described whose CFAR performance is four orders of magnitude better than that of CA, and 2-3 orders of magnitude better than that of OS.

Lei, Sun; Li, Wang

252

Research on Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The research covered by the present report ranges over a large variety of topics. The introduction of a quasi-particle description has been shown to lead to a great formal simplification of the generalized kinetic equations, and of the expression for the ...

I. Prigogine

1966-01-01

253

Scientific Research in Education: A Socratic Dialogue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boody, Robert M.

2011-01-01

254

Development of Ethnic Researchers and the Education of White Researchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The most debilitating factor that minority researchers must overcome in order to become active participants in the educational research community is the negative attitude of White researchers toward their minority colleagues. (Author/GC)

Valverde, Leonard A.

1980-01-01

255

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

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mortenson, Thomas G., Ed.

1996-01-01

257

[Statistical research and epidemiology in oncology].  

PubMed

The author indicates briefly the results from the statistical and epidemiological studies of cancer in Spain. Between 1903 and 1978 cancer mortality passed from 39.00 per 100.000 to 152.4 per 100.000, and sex distribution from 43% men and 56% women to 57% men and 42% women. Cancer represented 1.52% of the total mortality in 1903 and 18.95% in 1978. The largest incidence of cancer diseases is observed for ages between 45 and 75 years in men, with a maximum at 60, and between 40 and 71 years in women, with a maximum at 55. In all Spanish regions the most frequent mortal localizations are lung cancer among men and mammary cancer among women. The second place corresponds to stomach cancer in both sexes. Other important causes of death are the tumors of the prostate, liver, urinary bladder, larynx, colon and rectum, hematopoietic system, and esophagus in man, and the neoplasms of liver, lung, body of the uterus, colon and rectum, hematopoietic system and gallbladder and bile ducts in women. It is surprising the high frequency of primitive liver cancer in some regions, reaching an incidence of 4.39% in Tarragona and 6.07% in Zaragoza. PMID:6546166

Zubiri, A

1984-01-01

258

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

259

Trends Shaping Education 2013. Centre for Educational Research and Innovation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2013

2013-01-01

260

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

261

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

262

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

263

Primary Tendencies in Research on Geography Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The principal aim of this study is to classify research on geography education performed in the process from 2000 to present, shed light on research hereafter, and determine the fields of geography education which should be given priority. The items that constitute data of this research are obtained as a result of data scan. As a result of archive…

Gecit, Yilmaz

2010-01-01

264

Economics of Education: A Research Agenda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a taxonomy of research areas in educational economics and outlines key topics deserving more research attention. Emphasizes documenting the unit cost of education at different schooling levels and curriculum types, along with learning and earning schooling outcomes. Topics needing further research include the screening hypothesis,…

Psacharopoulos, George

1996-01-01

265

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

266

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

267

Civil Rights, Education Research, and the Courts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ancheta, Angelo N.

2006-01-01

268

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

269

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

270

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

271

Using Markov Chain Analyses in Counselor Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the efficacy of an infrequently used statistical analysis in counselor education research. A Markov chain analysis was used to examine hypothesized differences between students' use of counseling skills in an introductory course. Thirty graduate students participated in the study. Independent raters identified the microskills…

Duys, David K.; Headrick, Todd C.

2004-01-01

272

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

273

Statistical Methodologies to Integrate Experimental and Computational Research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2008-01-01

274

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

275

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

276

Statistical Literacy among Applied Linguists and Second Language Acquisition Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

277

Education and Poverty in Affluent Countries. Routledge Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

278

Getting Started with Quantitative Methods in Physics Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Ding, Lin; Liu, Xiufeng

2013-01-25

279

Indigenizing Teacher Education: An Action Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kitchen, Julian; Raynor, Marg

2013-01-01

280

Educational Research: Biologists Finding Their Voice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Orsmond, Paul

2007-01-01

281

Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials  

NSF Publications Database

... Materials (PREM) Synopsis of Program: The objective of PREM is to enhance diversity in materials ... careers in materials research.The Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM ...

282

Qualitative Case Study Research in Business Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Connor, Bridget N.

2002-01-01

283

A Program in Polymer Education and Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses educational offerings in polymers within the Chemical Engineering Department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, including research programs, undergraduate and graduate courses offered, and sources of support for research projects. (Author/JN)

Baird, Donald G.; Wilkes, Garth L.

1982-01-01

284

Keyword: International Research on Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Together with overall research on higher education, comparative and international studies of higher education have expanded\\u000a considerably over the past decade in different parts of the world. While truly comparative research is still rather rare,\\u000a it is beginning to yield important theoretical insights into such issues as the institutionalization of higher education,\\u000a governance, access, curricula, and quality assessment. In addition,

Hans N. Weiler

2008-01-01

285

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

286

Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

287

Levels of Analysis in Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tight, Malcolm

2012-01-01

288

Embarking on Collaborative Research in Geographic Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

289

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.

290

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

291

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.

292

Research in Technical Education: A Publication Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kolcz, Matt

293

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

294

BERA Review 2006: Education Research and Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The review examines the relationship between educational research and policy, from the post-war period to the present, throughout the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to (a) illuminate the changing relationship between education research and policy, and (b) to clarify the different ways in which that relationship is understood. Its overarching…

Byrne, Delma; Ozga, Jenny

2008-01-01

295

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.

296

Promoting Business Education through Research Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business education teachers can enhance the image of their profession by becoming actively involved in creditable research projects. Research needs to be provided to business educators and those outside the field and must be reported in a scholarly way and in a variety of journals. (JOW)

Boggs, Lohnie J.; Zener, Marie Friestad

1983-01-01

297

Financial Literacy and Education Research Priorities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

298

Toward a Transdisciplinary Rural Education Research Agenda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stapel, Christopher J.; DeYoung, Alan J.

2011-01-01

299

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

300

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

301

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

302

A Review of Astronomy Education Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Janelle M. Bailey; Timothy F. Slater

2003-01-01

303

The Netherlands: Educational Research at a Crossroads.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

van Seventer, Chris

304

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

305

The Feminist Imagination and Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Weiler, Kathleen

2008-01-01

306

Empire: An Analytical Category for Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Coloma, Roland Sintos

2013-01-01

307

Educational Research as a Practical Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carr, Wilfred

2007-01-01

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Charters, Alexander N.

309

Research Initiatives in Citizenship Education. Research in Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hebert, Yvonne; Page, Michel

2000-01-01

310

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

311

Library Research Strategies for Education Researchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors present information sources and retrieval techniques for persons wishing to search recent educational literature. They discuss card catalogs, bibliographies, periodical indexes, abstracting services, computer databases, interlibrary loaning, and institutional resources. In many cases they name and briefly describe specific reference…

Kartis, Alexia M.; Watters, Annette Jones

1981-01-01

312

Qualitative Research Practice in Adult Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

313

Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

English, Lyn D., Ed.

314

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

315

National Educational Research Policies: A World Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Debeauvais, Michel

316

An evaluation of statistical software for research and instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Darrell L. Butler; Douglas B. Eamon

1985-01-01

317

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

318

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Byrne, Eileen M.

319

Research Education of New Scientists: Implications for Science Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined an interdisciplinary scientific research project to understand how graduate and undergraduate honors students learn to do science. It was found that the education of the students occurs as part of an apprenticeship. The apprenticeship takes place in research groups. In general, research groups are structured in two ways:…

Feldman, Allan; Divoll, Kent; Rogan-Klyve, Allyson

2009-01-01

320

The Internet as a Medium for Education and Educational Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the advent of the Internet and its impact on K-12 education and librarianship. The use of the Internet as a resource for teaching and research and as a virtual classroom, the reasons for investing in the United States and Canadian national supernetworks, and the implications of the supernetworks for education and librarianship are…

Silva, Marcos; Cartwright, Glenn F.

1993-01-01

321

Teacher Leaders In Research Based Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2006-04-10

322

Research in Science Education: An Interdisciplinary Perspective  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Vitale, Michael R.; Romance, Nancy R.

2006-01-01

323

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

324

Clinical research education: perspectives of nurses, employers, and educators.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to understand the current environment around clinical research relating to nursing education and practice. This descriptive study analyzed data from 33 in-depth interviews with faculty members, nurse executives, staff development directors, and practicing nurses, as well as an online interactive brainstorming session with 28 deans of schools of nursing (or their designee). Patterns and themes that emerged within each group were identified and analyzed in relation to study objectives. Central themes emerged around participants' knowledge and attitudes about clinical research education for baccalaureate nursing students, factors enhancing or inhibiting inclusion of clinical research content in baccalaureate nursing programs, and professional roles nursing students could expect to assume after graduation. Although the participants agreed that mastery of clinical research knowledge and related skills is important, there was no agreement whether nurses should receive this education and training in baccalaureate programs or in staff development. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(8):466-472.]. PMID:25050563

Galassi, Annette L; Grady, Meredith A; O'Mara, Ann M; Ness, Elizabeth A; Parreco, Linda K; Belcher, Anne E; Hastings, Clare E

2014-08-01

325

Orthopaedic research and education foundation and industry.  

PubMed

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

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

2003-07-01

326

Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Coats, Alfred C.

2001-01-01

327

Standards in Conducting and Publishing Research in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thompson, Bruce

2007-01-01

328

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

329

Information Technology Research and Education at NSF  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Wink, Donald J.

2000-11-01

330

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Center for Education Statistics, 2004

2004-01-01

331

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

NSF Publications Database

... expertise in education research and/or social science research methods as well as knowledge about ... to develop rigorous research designs, techniques, and methods and to forge partnerships with ...

332

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2011-01-01

333

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Projections of Education Statistics to 2022" is the 41st report in a series begun in 1964. It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary degree-granting institutions. This report provides revisions of projections shown in "Projections of Education Statistics to 2021" and projections of…

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2014-01-01

334

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Projections of Education Statistics to 2021" is the 40th report in a series begun in 1964. It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary degree-granting institutions. This report provides revisions of projections shown in "Projections of Education Statistics to 2020" and projections of enrollment, graduates,…

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2013-01-01

335

Projections of Education Statistics to 2014. Thirty-Third Edition. NCES 2005-074  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Projections of Education Statistics to 2014" is the 33rd report in a series begun in 1964. This report provides revisions of projections shown in "Projections of Education Statistics to 2013." It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and degree-granting institutions. Projections of enrollment, graduates, teachers, and…

Hussar, William J.

2005-01-01

336

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

PubMed

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

Mahon, Pamela Young

2014-01-01

337

Mixed Methodology Research Design in Educational Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kumar, Muthu

2007-01-01

338

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

339

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

340

Survey of Current Research in Further Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to current research in Further Education (FE) provides the title of research projects in progress in the UK, the responsible or sponsoring institute, the composition of the research team, and, where possible, a description of the work. An introductory essay attempts to set this fragmented work in context. This is an invaluable…

Cole, Hilda; Van Der Eyken, Willem

341

Educational Research in Turkey, 1973-1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summaries of 62 educational research projects, completed or in progress in Turkey during 1973-74, are contained in this survey. Information is outlined in 12 major categories. Included in the categories are title, organization, researcher(s), progress status, bibliographic references, background and aims, size and composition of sample, methods,…

Ozgentas, Ibrahim, Ed.

342

Educational Research in Turkey, 1971-1972.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summaries of 34 educational research projects, completed or in progress in Turkey during 1971-72, are contained in this survey. Information is outlined in 12 major categories: title, organization, researcher(s), progress status, bibliographic references, background and aim(s), size and composition of sample, methods, main findings, number of…

Ozgentas, Ibrahim, Ed.

343

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Statistics., National C.

1996-01-01

344

Scientific Research in Education: A Critical Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay looks at governmental incursion into legislating scientific method in the realm of educational research. Using critical theory, I argue that the politics of the science of the U.S. accountability movement in public education is a backlash against efforts to open science up via cultural studies, feminist methodology, and social studies…

Lather, Patti

2004-01-01

345

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Educational Research. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author describes her activities and accomplishments during a fellowship tenure and provides an assessment of the effect of the scholarship policy on her achievements. She concentrated on adult basic education (ABE) programs, literature, and research. Activities included participation in a workshop in adult basic education, and in meetings of…

Doty, Barbara A.

346

An Annotated Bibliography of Latino Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

347

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

348

Claims of Philosophy, Education and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Standish, Paul

2007-01-01

349

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

350

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.

351

Online Distance Education: Hybrid Coursework & Research Methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent trends in education have led to the development of various mediums and methods to instruct courses and conduct research. Engineering pedagogy has evolved to include online courses and distance continuing education opportunities. Video capture, remote conferencing, and other real-time communications techniques have emerged over the past decade which allows faculty and students to collaborate across great distances. Universities around

Dan Bumblauskas

352

Educational Research Networks in Latin America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes and analyzes the accelerated growth of educational research activity in Latin America over the last decade. The role of scholarly journals, existing networks, international aid, and improved training are considered. Appendices list characteristics of Latin American educational journals and organizations sponsoring…

Schiefelbein, Ernesto

1978-01-01

353

Autonomy In Education: A Research Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors provide in this study a paradigm for the systematic investigation of autonomy in education by reviewing the thinking and research on autonomy in philosophy, education, and psychology, all of which define, analyze and value autonomy in different ways. Significant issues surrounding autonomy and strategies for dealing with them are…

Leinhardt, Gaea; And Others

354

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

355

Bringing Research into Educational Practice: Lessons Learned  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hille, Katrin

2011-01-01

356

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

357

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

358

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

359

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

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hecht, Jeffrey B.

361

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

362

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

363

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fienberg, Stephen E.; Larntz, Kinley

364

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Li, Jennifer

2009-01-01

365

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

366

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

367

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

368

Problems of Control in Nonexperimental Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1976-01-01

369

Ethics in Rehabilitation Education and Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Falvo, Donna R.; Parker, Randall M.

2000-01-01

370

Project-Based Transplant Management as a Research Statistical Support  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a transplant management method based on project management concepts applied to organ transplantation processes in all phases to provide statistical support for evidence based medicine (EBM) research. The transplant is viewed as a project composed by phases: (1) Initiation starts with the acknowledgement of transplant necessity. Also, the restrictions and hypothesis are determined thereby defining the medical

P. Letouze; M. M. Teixeira

2009-01-01

371

Peer-Assisted Learning in Research Methods and Statistics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stone, Anna; Meade, Claire; Watling, Rosamond

2012-01-01

372

Statistical power problems with moderated multiple regression in management research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the increasing importance of moderating (i.e., interaction) effects, the use of moderated multiple regression (MMR) has become pervasive in numerous management specialties such as organizational behavior, human resources management, and strategy, to name a few. Despite its popularity, recent research on the MMR approach to moderator variable detection has identified several factors that reduce statistical power below acceptable

Herman Aguinis

1995-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2010

2010-01-01

374

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

375

A Literary Canon in Physics Education Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At the 2005 Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research (FFPER) conference, a subgroup of conferees met to generate a list of recommended articles in PER. The desired outcome was a concise list addressing the fundamental interests and issues of PER as articulated in works by the PER community. The canon is intended as a resource for new graduate students, faculty members entering the field, and physics educators who wish to familiarize themselves with seminal and exemplary research and curriculum development in PER.

Thompson, John R.; Ambrose, Bradley S.

2011-07-28

376

Mathematics and Statistics Research Department progress report, period ending June 30, 1982  

SciTech Connect

This report is the twenty-fifth 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 analysis of large data sets, biometrics research, computational statistics, materials science applications, moving boundary problems, numerical linear algebra, and risk analysis. Collaboration and consulting with others throughout the UCC-ND complex are recorded in Part B. Included are sections on biology, chemistry, energy, engineering, environmental sciences, health and safety, materials science, safeguards, surveys, and the waste storage program. 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.

Denson, M.V.; Funderlic, R.E.; Gosslee, D.G.; Lever, W.E. (comps.)

1982-08-01

377

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

378

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

379

Connecting Education Research to Practitioners--And Practitioners to Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dynarski, Mark

2010-01-01

380

Educational research in Sweden: Reform strategies and research policy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Marklund, Inger

1981-06-01

381

Education | Radiation Research Program (RRP)  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Content Search this site Education Main Published Workshop and Working Groups Workshop Reports Last Updated: 08/23/10 Workshop Reports Workshop on Ion Beam Therapy, January 9-11, 2013 Imaging for Treatment Assessment in Radiation Therapy (ITART),

382

Recent Research in Economics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lumsden, Keith G., Ed.

383

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

384

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Center for Education Research, 2013

2013-01-01

385

Introduction: international research ethics education.  

PubMed

NIH's Fogarty International Center has provided grants for the development of training programs in international research ethics for low- and middle-income (LMIC) professionals since 2000. Drawing on 12 years of research ethics training experience, a group of Fogarty grantees, trainees, and other ethics experts sought to map the current capacity and need for research ethics in LMICs, analyze the lessons learned about teaching bioethics, and chart a way forward for research ethics training in a rapidly changing health research landscape. This collection of papers is the result. PMID:24782067

Millum, Joseph; Sina, Barbara

2014-04-01

386

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

387

Social Change and Adult Education Research. Adult Education Research in Nordic Countries 1992/93.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This yearbook contains 18 papers reflecting the major trends in adult education research in the Nordic countries in 1992-93. The following papers are included: "Popular Adult Education and Social Mobilization: Reflections in Connection with the Swedish Committee on Power" (Rubenson); "Direction of Finnish Adult Education Policies within the…

Tampere Univ., Hameelinna (Finland). Dept. of Education.

388

Langley Research Center Strategic Plan for Education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Proctor, Sandra B.

1994-01-01

389

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 fractions…

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

2012-01-01

390

Consortium for Policy Research in Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

391

Toward Teacher Education Research That Informs Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sleeter, Christine

2014-01-01

392

Choices of Methodology for Cooperative Education Researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research in cooperative education is dominated by quantitative means of inquiry with few qualitative studies reported in the literature. In this paper the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative and quantitative methodologies are described. It is proposed that the choice of methodology should be driven by the research questions or objectives rather than any preference for a given methodology. In particular,

Richard K. Coll; Richard Chapman

393

Action Research for Educators. Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide to a research method that can be used by educators to increase student learning, student self-esteem, and quality of school life in the classroom. This user-friendly book covers the principles and history of action research, ethical and legal considerations, methods for conducting both formal and…

Tomal, Daniel R.

2010-01-01

394

Catastrophe Theory in Higher Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The applicability of catastrophe theory to research in higher education is considered. The controversy surrounding the use of catastrophe theory as a tool for research in the behavioral and social sciences is reviewed, and several problems which appear in the literature are presented in a theoretical framework. (Author/MLW)

Staman, E. Michael

1982-01-01

395

Developing as Teacher Educator-Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

396

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

397

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 argues…

Humes, Walter

2007-01-01

398

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ryten, E.

399

NASA's engineering research centers and interdisciplinary education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Johnston, Gordon I.

1990-01-01

400

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

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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

402

Research Workshop Report. Sociological Theory and Research in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this workshop was to critically examine projects of nine young sociologists and social psychologists who were finalists in the small-grant program for new PhDs sponsored by the Committee on Basic Research in Education (COBRE). Since the awardees who attended the workshop had no prior training or research experience directly related…

Eckland, Bruce K.

403

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

404

The Ethics of Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McKague, Ormond

1975-01-01

405

Education Research: Neurology training reassessed  

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

406

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

407

Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Heyward, Ann; Gott, Susan (Technical Monitor)

2004-01-01

408

Projections of Education Statistics to 1988-89.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In five chapters, 47 tables, and 26 figures, the authors describe national educational trends from 1968 to 1978 and project trends for 1978 to 1989. The report covers enrollments at all educational levels, numbers of high school graduates and earners of higher education degrees, numbers of instructional staff and educational expenditures at all…

Frankel, Martin M.; Gerald, Debra E.

409

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Learning Improving Education Systems: Policies, Organization, Management, and Leadership...Learning. Improving Education Systems: Policies, Organization, Management, and Leadership...Learning. Improving Education Systems: Policies, Organization, Management, and...

2011-03-03

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-05-05

411

Researches on Using Robots in Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

412

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

413

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

414

Immersion Research Education: Students as Catalysts in International Collaboration Research  

PubMed Central

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

Anderson, Kathryn Hoehn; Friedemann, Marie-Luise; Buscher, Andreas; Sansoni, Julita; Hodnicki, Donna

2012-01-01

415

Mini-Digest of Education Statistics, 2009. NCES 2010-014  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This compilation of statistical information covers prekindergarten through graduate school to describe the current American education scene. The "Mini-Digest" is designed as an easy reference for materials found in detail in the "Digest of Education Statistics, 2009". These volumes include selections of data from many government sources,…

Snyder, Thomas D.

2010-01-01

416

Projections of Education Statistics to 2017. Thirty-Sixth Edition. NCES 2008-078  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This edition of "Projections of Education Statistics" provides projections for key education statistics, including enrollment, graduates, degrees conferred, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools. Included are national data on enrollment and graduates for the past 15 years and projections to the year 2017, as well as…

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2008-01-01

417

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Snyder, Thomas D.

2011-01-01

418

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Center for Education Statistics, 2005

2005-01-01

419

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M.

2009-01-01

420

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

421

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

422

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

423

Home Economics Education, Research Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annotations on selected home economics research studies published since 1963 are presented. Program development studies summarize data on such topics as teacher and supervisor involvement in curriculum planning, comparison of instructional methods, curriculum evaluation, preparation for gainful employment, family finance, and attitudes toward the…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Research Coordinating Unit.

424

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.

425

Constructivist Approaches in Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The rationale for a constructivist approach to behavioral and social science research, and studies which have applied this methodology, are reviewed. The author suggests that ethnographic techniques of explaining behavior patterns may be as valuable as or more appropriate than traditional behavioral science methods. (GDC)

Magoon, A. Jon

1977-01-01

426

Federal Underinvestment in Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kuncl, Ralph W.

2004-01-01

427

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

428

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

429

Ideologies and Research in Nursing Care. Nursing Education. Swedish Research on Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Trends in nursing research in Sweden are first discussed in relation to nursing education. Beyond the university, two "roots" of nursing research are investigated: (1) The first studies included analysis of the working conditions of nursing care; and (2) Later research topics covered nurse-patient relations and patients' needs. The research

Wallen, Goran

430

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

431

Research in Disabilities Education (RDE)  

NSF Publications Database

Organization Limit: There is no organization limit on proposals submitted under the RDE-DEI and RDE-FRI program tracks. The categories of proposers identified in the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) are eligible to submit proposals under both of those program tracks. The categories of proposers identified in the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) are eligible to submit proposals under the RDE program tracks. General descriptions of NSF programs, research areas, and eligibility information for proposal ...

432

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

433

An Attractive Choice: Education Researchers' Use of Participatory Methodology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

434

Canada Education Savings Program: Annual Statistical Review--2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2009

2009-01-01

435

Canada Education Savings Program: Annual Statistical Review 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011

2011-01-01

436

A Longitudinal Model for Interpreting Thirty Years of Bilingual Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Power analysis of studies in Greene's meta-analysis of bilingual education programs found that many studies of the past 30 years were statistically weak and uninterpretable. Effect size analysis of Thomas and Collier's 15-year study found that their longitudinal model best explains 30 years of bilingual education research and can serve as a…

Salazar, Jesus Jose

1998-01-01

437

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

438

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brandt, Norman J.

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

Difficulties, Problems and Countermeasures in Chinese Educational Technology Researches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

441

7 CFR 1150.161 - Promotion, research and nutrition education.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-01-01

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7 CFR 1150.161 - Promotion, research and nutrition education.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-01-01

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7 CFR 1150.161 - Promotion, research and nutrition education.  

...2014-01-01 2013-01-01 true Promotion, research and nutrition education. 1150.161 Section...DAIRY PROMOTION PROGRAM Dairy Promotion and Research Order Promotion, Research and Nutrition Education § 1150.161...

2014-01-01

444

High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Improving Education and Public Outreach Through Astronomy Education Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Slater, Timothy F.

2005-04-01

446

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tabatabai, Manouchehr; Gamble, Ralph

1997-01-01

447

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

448

Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics: School Year 1998-99. Early Estimates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The early estimates system from which the data for this report is gathered allows the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to publish selected key statistics during the school year in which they are reported. This publication contains the key statistics for the 1998-99 school year. They include the numbers of students in membership,…

McDowell, Lena M.

449

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

450

Geoscience Education Research Methods: Thinking About Sample Size  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Slater, S. J.; Slater, T. F.; Center for Astronomy; Physics Education Research

2011-12-01

451

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

452

Mathematics Education Research, Diversity and Inclusion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Valero, Paola

2004-01-01

453

Engineering Education in Research-Intensive Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Alpay, E.; Jones, M. E.

2012-01-01

454

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

455

Culture, Rigor, and Science in Educational Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Frederick Erickson; Kris Gutierrez

2002-01-01

456

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is comprised of the two 1999 issues of a biannually-published journal featuring research studies, theoretical essays, and classroom practice articles about the development and education of kindergarten children as well as occasional articles concerning preschool and the early primary grades. The spring 1999 issue contains the…

Robinson, Violet B., Ed.

1999-01-01

457

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

458

Evidence Based Research: Implications for Counselor Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

459

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

460

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

461

Mitigating against Epistemic Injustice in Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Frank, Jeff

2013-01-01

462

Interactive Research in Drama in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davis, David, Ed.

463

Evaluating Nursing Education: A Research Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jako, Katherine L.; And Others

464

Strategies for Research: The Politics of Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines the complexity of the politics of education and the difficulty of dealing with 19,000 districts and fifty States, each of which is relatively unique. A case is made for increased research efforts in this field. (LLR)

Kirst, Michael W.

465

Innovative Research Strategies for Business Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Connor, Bridget N.

2007-01-01

466

Moon Park: A research and educational facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Kuriki, Kyoichi; Saito, Takao; Ogawa, Yukimasa

1992-01-01

467

Action Research in the Educational Computing Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The instructor of the educational computing course at the University of Houston used action research to address the following questions and improve the course: "How could I formalize the process of action, reflection, and feedback?" and "Do certain types of learners do better with certain types of activities and certain structures for activities?"…

Bump, Wren M.

468

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

469

HUT Radio Laboratory Research and Education 2001.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Radio Laboratory is active in research and education in the fields of RF, microwave and millimeter wave techniques and their applications. The Radio Laboratory has now 3 professors as Dr. Pekka Eskelinen started on January 1, 2001 ad the forth profess...

P. Vainkainen S. Lindberg

2003-01-01

470

Reflection on Lived Experience in Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barnacle, Robyn

2004-01-01

471

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

472

2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The theme of the 2013 Physics Education Research (PER) Conference was "From Fearing Physics to Having Fun with Physics: Exploring the Affective Domain of Physics Learning from Multiple Perspectives." Responses to learning physics are strongly emotional, for better or worse. While many students fear physics, an implicit goal that drives many PER researchers is the desire to cultivate in our students a love of the discipline. Nonetheless, affective issues are rarely explicitly addressed in our research or curricula. This may reveal a tacit assumption within our community that such "hot cognition" has little bearing on the "cold cognition" conceptual goals of physics. Recent research calls such assumptions into question, and the goal of this PERC is to highlight research across many disciplines that demonstrate the role of affect in science education. While affect was once seen as a hindrance to cognition, this wide array of research seems to be converging towards a common theme: affect is fundamental to cognition. As a community, attending to affective issues in the teaching and learning of physics is pivotal to our understanding of students' engagement, achievement, and retention in the discipline. The central goal of PERC 2013 was to consider affect in physics education from multiple disciplinary perspectives. The sessions were designed to explicitly attend to affect in the teaching and learning of physics, in part by incorporating active engagement and experiential learning techniques. A preprint of the 2013 PERC Proceedings is attached. Full articles will become available between December 17-December 31, 2013.

2014-02-01

473

Managing the research imagination? Globalisation and research in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues that, during the late twentieth and early twenty?first centuries, universities have been captured by neo?liberal regimes of truth. We suggest that this may inhibit the ‘research imagination’ within universities and, consequently, their role in the democratisation of knowledge. We consider the role of capital in the globalisation of higher education, and the resulting global circulation of people

Rebecca Boden; Debbie Epstein

2006-01-01

474

Implementing the Astronomy Education Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Fucili, Leonarda

475

Some Research Orientations for Research in Social Studies Education. [Draft].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need for a different conception of research from the classical statistical approach to theory development in social studies teaching is addressed in this paper. In a schema of dominant orientations of social theory, the outstanding epistemological features of the three main schools of contemporary metascience are outlined. Three systems of…

van Manen, M. J. Max

476

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

477

Educational Research in Latin America: Review and Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the historical context of educational research in Latin America and focuses on the theoretical frameworks applied to educational research in the area. Identifies the primary institutions involved in educational research in Latin America and suggests priorities for future research. (SLD)

Akkari, Abdeljalil; Perez, Soledad

1998-01-01

478

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

479

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics 1998: In Detail.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication shows the diversity of the Australian vocational education and training system (VET) at the client, provider, and program levels. The report includes all VET delivery by TAFE (Technical and Further Education) and other government providers, registered community providers, some VET delivered in schools, and publicly funded delivery…

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

480

The Condition of Education. A Statistical Report. 1984 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describing conditions in education, this report focuses on trends at the elementary/secondary and higher education levels, current data on special programs and populations, and data illuminating current national concerns. Chapters 1 and 2 present data from a broad national perspective on trends in enrollment, resources and finances, and graduate…

Plisko, Valena White

481

Canada Education Savings Program: Annual Statistical Review 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2012

2012-01-01

482

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

483

The Future of Higher Education and the Future of Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education research is closely linked to the debates on higher education policy and practice. It provides the information basis for decisions about the future of higher education. As the themes of the public debate on problems and reform needs in higher education change quickly, higher education research has to anticipate future problems and…

Teichler, Ulrich

2003-01-01

484

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

485

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

486

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

487

Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

488

What Can Physics Teachers Learn from Research in Physics Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that although findings of the educational research are very valuable in physics education it is not the most important element to improve education. Discusses comparisons of students' academic achievement from an international perspective, students' understanding of scientific concepts, and research and practice in physics education.…

Jenkins, Edgar W.

2000-01-01

489

Protecting Student Records and Facilitating Education Research: A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hilton, Margaret

2008-01-01

490

Higher Education and Research in Finland. Reference Publications 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reviews higher education and research in Finland. Chapter 1, the administration of higher education and research, reviews the Parliament, the President of the Republic, the Cabinet, and the Ministry of Education. Subsequent chapters cover institutions of higher learning, the overall situation in higher education in quantitative…

Ministry of Education, Helsinki (Finland).

491

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

492

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.

493

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

494

Scientific and statistical data management research at LBL  

SciTech Connect

This paper is a review of scientific and statistical data management research at LBL in recent years in the areas of: logical modeling and user interfaces, database operators, and physical organization and access methods. In the area of logical modeling and user interfaces we discuss: SUBJECT, a system for organizing multi-dimensional data, GUIDE, a graphical query system, and logical modeling of temporal data. In database operators we discuss sampling from relational databases, and transposition of compressed data. In the area of physical DB organization and access methods we discuss: header data compression, rearrangement of data arrays to enhance data compression, batched interpolation search, bit transposed file organization, techniques for controlling overflow from multi-dimensional data structures (e.g. grid files), and data structures for temporal data. 31 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

Olken, F.; Rotem, D.; Shoshani, A.; Wong, H.

1986-06-01

495

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

496

Parent Involvement in Children's Education: Efforts by Public Elementary Schools. National Center for Education Statistics Statistical Analysis Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to the National Education Goals panel's recognition of the role that parents can have in children's learning and school performance, the "Survey on Family and School Partnerships in Public Schools K-8" was conducted to determine the ways schools are engaging parents in their children's education and the extent to which parents are…

Carey, Nancy; Lewis, Laurie; Farris, Elizabeth

497

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burma, John H.

498

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Slater, T. F.

2011-12-01

499

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

500

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