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by Brian Rowan, Richard Correnti & Robert Miller 2002
This papers considers concerptual and methodological issues that arise in large-scale survey research on teaching and uses data from Prospects to draw some substantive conclusions about the overall magnitude and sources of teachers' effects on student achievement in elementary schools.

by Nathan Dickmeyer 1989
The concepts of metaphor, model, and theory are defined and used to show how social science research in general, and education research in particular, has differed from Popper's description of natural science research.

by Martin Katzman & Ronald Rosen 1970
The authors provide an overview of the political and scientific factors pertinent to the "rise and fall" of National Assessment.

by Arthur Allen & Dorothy Seaberg 1967
Complementary in themselves, sociology and human ecology should be vital components of any teacher education program preparing prospective teachers to deal with problems posed by cultural "Disadvantage" and human variability in any form.

by Charles Judd 1938
The survey movement has proved to be highly important, not only because of the information that surveys have supplied to communities and school officers, but also because of the opportunity they have given to students of the science of education to develop techniques of investigation.

by H. L. Smith 1914
In preparing the following paper, I have secured many suggestions from the publications of the National Bureau of Education, from the many excellent annual school reports and school surveys that have been published during the past three or four years, and from several individuals who were kind enough to share a part of their time with me in personal interviews on the subject under discussion. Of the school reports, I wish to mention especially the recent ones from the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio; Elmira, New York; Louisville, Kentucky; Newton, Massachusetts; New York, New York.

by Charles Judd 1914
The summary of school surveys now presented is not complete, but it includes all of the major surveys and gives a view of the different types of such inquiries. The chronology of reports is respected in a general way and the reader will certainly not fail to see that there has been a steady evolution in the methods of inquiry and in the form of presenting results.

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Book Reviews
by Sandra A. Rigazio-DiGilio, Allen E. Ivey, Kara P. Kunkler-Peck, and Lois T. Grady
reviwed by Jeanne Slattery 2006
Sandra A. Rigazio-DiGilio, Allen E. Ivey, Kara P. Kunkler-Peck, and Lois T. Grady

by Sarah Robbins and Mimi Dyer (Editors)
reviwed by Rachel Ragland 2005

by Richard J. Shavelson and Lisa Town, eds.
reviwed by Gary Natriello 2004

by Valerie E. Lee and David Burkam
reviwed by Dick Schutz 2003

by Sharon B. Merriam and Associates
reviwed by Joanne Bookmyer 2003

by Angela Brew
reviwed by Maike Philipsen & Jon Wergin 2003

by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann
reviwed by Les McLean 2002

by Adelheid A. M. Nicol and Penny M. Pexman
reviwed by Howard Wainer 2001

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Resources
  • Learning Environment Research
    Learning Environments Reseach publishes original academic papers dealing with the study of learning environments including theoretical reflections, reports of quantitative and qualitative reseach, critical and integrative literature reviews and meta-analyses, discussion of pedagogical issues, reports of the development and validation of assessment instruments, and reviews of books and evaluation instruments.
  • National Opinion Research Center
    NORC is a non-profit corporation affiliated with the University of Chicago that conducts survey research in the public interest for government agencies, educational institutions, private foundations, non-profit organizations, and private corporations.
  • What Is a Survey?
  • How to Collect Survey Data
    This pamphlet discusses current practices and innovations now in process for the main types of surveys -- mail, telephone interview, and in-person interview.
  • Strategies for Improving Survey Turnaround
    This paper focuses on time as the critical element of conducting a survey. It includes tips for enhancing traditional methods as well as new technologies that are available to increase the timeliness of surveys.
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