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by Manuelito Biag & Monika Sanchez — 2016
This article examines the challenges and limitations of a research alliance—between a university research center, a high school, and one of its feeder K–8 school districts—focused on improving school climate.

by Nicholas Gage — 1989
This article presents three versions of what may happen in post-1989 research on teaching. In the first version, the quantitative approach dies of wounds inflicted by its critics. In the second, different approaches work in harmony, and in the third, the wars continue among competing approaches to educational research.

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 Joyce Antler — 1982
The history of New York City's Bank Street College (established in 1916 as the Bureau of Educational Experiments) is traced. The school was a laboratory for innovative teaching and fostered progressive educational practices and psychological child development research.

by David McClelland — 1972
The author reviews studies to date and concludes achievement motivation training courses improve school learning by improving classroom and life management skills rather than by changing achievement levels directly.'

by Harry Kersey, Jr. — 1970
The author reports on one of the more positive projects of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. As a faculty member at Florida Atlantic University, he has firsthand knowledge of the Ahfachkee Day School, an elementary school serving Seminole Indian children.

by Morris Bigge — 1970
The author examines some of the paradigms which have emerged in the development of a science of learning. The behaviorists, he believes, have never moved far enough beyond the S-R approach with its presumption of a passive, reactive learner. Drawing his conception of reflective teaching from Deweyan experimentalism, the author concludes that cognitive-field learning theory provides a paradigm most suggestive for "problem-centered, exploratory teaching."

by Willard Congreve — 1968
This chapter is being written from the point of view of a practicing principal for several reasons. Practicing educators have fallen short of their responsibilities to experiment with new ideas and to search for better ways of operating their schools. While there is a shred of truth in the assertion that "ivory tower" researchers fail to communicate with teachers and principals, there is a concomitant and perhaps even more valid assertion that principals and teachers make little or no effort to become knowledgeable about the work of the researcher.

by Edward Thorndike — 1931
I SHALL not take the reader's time with evidence that research has been of value in education. Probably no well-informed student of education has any doubt on the matter.

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

by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann
reviwed by Les McLean — 2002

by Lyn Corno, Lee J. Cronbach, Haggai Kupermintz, David F. Lohman, Ellen B. Mandinach, Anne W. Porteus and Joan E. Talbert
reviwed by Norman Milgram — 2003

by Harvey Averch, Stephen J. Carroll, Theodore S. Donaldson, Herbert J. Kiesling and John Pincus
reviwed by Selma Mushkin — 1973

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

by Eli Ginzberg
reviwed by Marilyn Rawnsley — 1992

by Robert C. Bannister
reviwed by Peter Abbs — 1988

by Morton Deutsch
reviwed by Max Birnbaum — 1974

by Alan Gartner, Mary Kohler, Frank Riessman
reviwed by Mary White — 1972

by B. F. Skinner
reviwed by John Sullivan — 1972

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Resources
  • Paying for University Research Facilities and Administration
    Federal spending for scientific research at U.S. academic institutions equals approximately $15 billion each year. According to the analysis in this report, about three-quarters of this amount supports the direct costs of conducting research.
  • International Journal of Testing
    The International Journal of Testing (IJT) is dedicated to the advancement of theory, research, and practice in testing and assessment in psychology, education, counseling, human resource management, and related disciplines.
  • National Institutes of Health
    The NIH is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Services which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Comprised of 25 separate Institutes and Centers, NIH has 75 buildings on more than 300 acres in Bethesda, MD. From a total of about $300 in 1887, the NIH budget has grown to more than $17.8 billion in 2000.
  • A Primer on Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design
    In the traditions of Campbell and Stanley, and Cook and Campbell, this paper elucidates some of the more common types of research designs, along with the coexistent threats to validity.
  • Applied Measurement in Education
    Applied Measurement in Education's prime objective is to improve communication between academicians and practitioners. To help bridge the gap between theory and practice, articles in this journal describe original research studies, innovative strategies for solving educational measurement problems, and integrative reviews of current approaches to contemporary measurement issues.
  • Ericae.net
    Provides balanced information concerning educational assessment, evaluation and research methodology.
  • True and Quasi-Experimental Designs
    Emphasizing the use of comparative data as context for interpreting findings, experimental designs increase our confidence that observed outcomes are the result of a given program or innovation instead of a function of extraneous variables or events.
  • The Journal of Statistics Education
    The Journal of Statistics Education disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including primary, secondary, post-secondary, postgraduate, continuing, and workplace education.
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology Journals: Guidelines and Explanations
    The Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) convened a committee called the Task Force on Statistical Inference (TFSI) whose charge was "to elucidate some of the controversial issues surrounding applications of statistics including significance testing and its alternatives; alternative underlying models and data transformation; and newer methods made possible by powerful computers"
  • Education Statistics Quarterly
    At NCES, we are convinced that good data lead to good decisions about education. The Education Statistics Quarterly is part of an overall effort to make reliable data more accessible.
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