ERIC Number: ED360338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Replication: A New Look at an Old Idea.
An approach to research that was conceptualized with the idea of replicating one study in dozens of locations simultaneously is described, focusing on two research projects with simultaneous replication. In 1988 researchers in 85 locations collected data in 276 schools as part of the Phi Delta Kappa Study of Schools At Risk. In 1982, data were collected in 106 schools in 41 communities as part of the Kappa Delta Pi Good Schools Project. In both studies, data were collected with identical instruments and identical procedures, and analyzed site by site in identical ways. The work of the Students At Risk project is summarized to provide an understanding of the methodology. To assure commonality, the project began with preparation of a manual of instructions. Participants met in advance of the study for training and to become familiar with the manual. Data files were analyzed in aggregated and disaggregated form, the disaggregated form being the simultaneous replication. Researchers at each site received all of the data from all of the sites. An attachment presents a section of the manual. Appendix A contains the matrix data sheet, and Appendix B contains instructions for recording information. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.