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ERIC Number: ED470591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Some Key Concepts for the Design and Review of Empirical Research. ERIC Digest.
Dayton, C. Mitchell
This Digest, intended as an instructional aid for beginning research students and a refresher for researchers in the field, identifies key factors that play a critical role in determining the credibility that should be given to a specific research study. The needs for empirical research, randomization and control, and significance testing are discussed, and seven review criteria are proposed. These criteria are: (1) randomization; (2) control; (3) reliability; (4) validity; (5) implementation of treatment variable; (6) analysis issues; and (7) interpretation issues. (SLD)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, College Park, MD.