ERIC Number: ED480146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Reviewing Quantitative Research To Inform Educational Policy Processes. Fundamentals of Educational Planning.
Hite, Seven J.
Educational planners and policymakers are rarely able to base their decision-making on sound information and research, according to this book. Because the situation is even more difficult in developing countries, educational policy often is based on research conducted in others parts of the world. This book provides a practical framework that can be used to locate and evaluate quantitative research. It supplies information on the types of sources to be consulted, the research tools available, and the processes involved in analyzing research findings. The first chapter addresses issues in reviewing educational research and the process of reviewing research. The second chapter focuses on locating research documents and provides information on print and online sources. Chapter 3 describes reliability and validity in analyzing quantitative research. Chapter 4 discusses components of research documents for purposes of analysis. Chapter 5 looks at ways of evaluating research and determining research methodology type. The final chapter discusses synthesizing and presenting research analysis results, including citation and referencing according to the APA format, graphic presentation of results, and drawing conclusions across studies. Appended are a glossary of common Internet terms and a short list of educational Web sites. (WFA)
Descriptors: Credibility, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation, Research Design, Research Skills, Research Tools, Research Utilization
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, International Inst. for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France. Web site: http://www.unesco.org/iiep.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.