ERIC Number: ED043505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Critical Analysis of Research on Written Problems in Elementary School Mathematics.
Gorman, Charles J.
The purpose of this doctoral thesis was to collect, analyze, and evaluate research of written problems in elementary school mathematics conducted between 1925 and 1965, and to determine generalizations resulting from the studies fulfilling certain criteria. The analytical-documentary method of research was employed in the study. A total of 239 studies related to written problems were evaluated; 37 were found to include sufficient evidence to indicate compliance with the criteria. These studies were used as the basis of generalizations on written problems in elementary school mathematics. Conclusions drawn were that (1) studies conducted between 1925 and 1965 generally were marked by research techniques considered unacceptable under present standards; (2) the effectiveness and suitability of the criteria of evaluation used by the authors were questioned since they endorsed standards of educational research evident only in recent studies; (3) the general trend of research on written problems were toward teaching methods marked by individual approaches by students. (FL)
Descriptors: Analytical Criticism, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Research Design, Research Reviews (Publications), Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.