ERIC Number: ED173331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Experimentation, Extrapolation, Exaggeration--Thy Name is Research.
Nickel, K. N.
The failure of educational research to fully allow for limitations in methodology when drawing conclusions is faulted. In addition to this, a failure on the part of the media--educational and other--to fully publicize these limitations is also criticized. Methodological shortcomings of the 1977-78 American Institutes of Research (AIR) study of Title VII bilingual education are used as an example of faulty research methodology and subsequent distortion of the results of that research by media. Guidelines for evaluating the worth of educational research in reference to six possible limitations are presented. (MJB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968