ERIC Number: ED150201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Training Teachers in Experiments: Considerations Relating to Nonlinearity and Context Effects.
Brophy, Jere E.
Methods of achieving compromises between the classical laboratory experiment, and the constrictions affecting educational researchers conducting experiments to build upon correlational process-outcome data are suggested. Ecological validity is achieved through partnership relationships between researchers and the teachers implementing treatments, design of treatments to include clusters of related behaviors rather than just one, and provision of complete and detailed information about what to do and why. Simultaneously, a naturalistic analog of experimental control is achieved through judicious selection of research settings, and the capacity for causal inference is retained through collection of data regarding the degree of implementation and short term outcome. Finally, treatments are designed to be as exportable as possible. (Author/MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (61st, New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)