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ERIC Number: ED103398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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Why Educational Research Is of Limited Use to the Community.
Asbury, Charles A.
Educational research is in drastic need of a new and different perspective. Some factors which cause this research to be of limited use to the community are: (a) a great deal of data is unusable because it is either wrong or too meagerly supported to judge its reliability; (b) there is a lack of communication among researchers resulting in a great deal of duplication of effort; (c) Krathwohl suggests that the impact of educational research is severely limited by the size of the research and development effort in proportion to the size of the field it is intended to affect; (d) research consumers are frequently ignorant of what the researcher is doing and distrustful of her or his efforts; (e) researchers have been too hasty in generalizing findings from the laboratory to classroom behavior; and (f) educational research often seems to have little practical application. It appears that educational research may have to settle for the role of information purveyor rather than that of change catalyst. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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