ERIC Number: ED423142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Science Textbook Studies Reanalysis: Teachers "Friendly" Content Analysis Methods?
Wang, HsingChi A.
This study focuses on designing a content analysis method that is real to daily instructional practice. The research questions explore the trends in conducting textbook content analysis method in science educational research, and how these trends address daily instructional needs. This paper also includes a review of literature on the role of instructional materials--especially textbooks--in science education research, a review of literature on past content analysis methods for science textbooks, a review of research of instructional needs and recommendations, and a proposal for a content analysis method for teacher education. Findings suggest that in order to design a teacher-friendly content analysis method, researchers must start to survey teacher needs. (Contains 48 references.) (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (71st, San Diego, CA, April 19-22, 1998).