ERIC Number: ED303938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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Research Methodology in the Cognitive Development of Gifted Learners: A Preliminary Analysis.
Rogers, Karen B.
The purpose of this study was to determine the types of research methods used to study cognitive processing development in gifted learners, from 1975-1986. Of 870 research publications identified on giftedness, 522 publications (60 percent) dealt with cognitive processing development. Research designs used most frequently were causal-comparative, correlational, and case studies. Mean sample size across all designs was 141.65, and the mean number of variables studied per design was 2.7. Fifty-two percent of the studies used elementary-aged gifted children. Concerns are raised that more innovative research designs are needed to study metacognition, a more balanced age spread among samples is needed, and research questions need to be more Focused. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).