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ERIC Number: ED078013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 27
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The Use of Explicative Analysis in Educational Research.
Marcus, Alfred C.; Rose, Clare
The Analytical Review Project, conducted by UCLA's Center for the Study of Evaluation under the auspices of the U.S. Office of Education, evaluated 20 major longitudinal studies of the impact of schools and colleges on students' cognitive, personal, and vocational development. This project included a critical appraisal of the methodology used in each study as well as the studies' findings. The convergence and divergence of findings are reported together with underlying methodological problems and recommended methodological procedures for survey research particularly as they pertain to enhanced understanding of the relationship between student development and the educational process. The major recommendation is that research should go beyond merely identifying causal or predictive relationships, which is the current orientation, to explicating causal or predictive relationships with analyses that tell why a specific relationship exists (interpretation) and what conditions maximize and minimize the strength of the relationship (specification). (Author/KM)
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)