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ERIC Number: ED381481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Demistifying Research in Education and the Social Sciences. A Primer for LRE Folks.
McBee, Robin Haskell
The article argues that the law-related educational (LRE) community should understand education research methods better to demonstrate to policy makers and funding sources the value of LRE and to evaluate alternative educational strategies. To facilitate the reading and conducting of research, the article explains for LRE practitioners research procedures and the format in which research results are presented. The scientific method is described as a process of forming a hypothesis and systematically and objectively testing the hypothesis through observation and experimentation. The article explains the differences between quantitative and qualitative research, experimental and non-experimental research, basic and applied research, and the problems of subject selection, sampling, reliability, and validity. Contains seven references. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A