ERIC Number: ED129842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Dangers in Required Comparability.
A number of recommendations are set forth with the purpose of moving toward greater comparability of research results and more efficient accumulation of knowledge. These recommendations include more precise definitions of variables and samples, the inclusion of marker variables, and a review of the literature to plan alignment of new studies with old. Each of these recommendations is worthy of consideration and balanced implementation. Balanced implementation is the key, however. Excessive zeal in forcing any of these recommendations into regulations would seriously hinder the freedom of the researcher to explore and in the final analysis, be counter productive. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)