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ERIC Number: ED314438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Educational Research.
O'Neal, Marcia R.
The role of educational research is examined, focusing on its relationship to the classroom teacher's efforts to promote student learning. After a discussion of the relationship between education and psychology, the individual roles of educational research are discussed; the latter include increasing and disseminating knowledge and assessing student performance. Seven criteria for avoiding failure to use research and evaluative information are discussed; these criteria are associated with historical relevance, the diagnosis of a specific problem, environmental support, organizational structure and individual attitudes, manipulability of the factor, political and economic feasibility, and effectiveness. In order to be more effective in impressing the importance of research upon policymakers and practitioners, researchers must make a better effort to understand cognition or the "action frames of mind" of such potential research users. (TJH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Little Rock, AR, November 8-10, 1989).