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ERIC Number: ED081578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 22
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Models for Science Education Research.
Doran, Rodney L.
A review of science education research studies is presented to illustrate the necessity of building a model for research activities. Present trends in research activities are analyzed by summarizing studies, particularly beginning from the Curtis 1926 Digest to the Welch and Gallagher 1972 reviews. The only existing model is one formed through classification of similar studies into groups and subsequent labeling of the groups by common attributes. A research training session oriented toward the model construction is suggested and serves as a way of accomplishing the first step. Generalized components of such a model should include input, process, output, and feedback. Criteria for a model are: logical fertility, multiple connections, permanence and stability, extensibility, casuality, simplicity, elegance, social significance, future orientation, and implication for classroom use or curriculum development. The author suggest that the outlining, elaboration and testing of models is the necessary focus of attention if improvements are to be accomplished in science education research. (CC)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (46th, Detroit, Michigan, March 1973)