ERIC Number: ED482461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
A Framework for Making Quantitative Educational Research Articles More Reader-Friendly for Practitioners.
Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Leech, Nancy L.
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how quantitative research articles can be made much more reader-friendly. It illustrates how statistical language and research terminology can be simplified in reports. The paper also demonstrates how quantitative reports could be restructured to make them more reader friendly without sacrificing any important statistical information. It is suggested that by restructuring these reports, practitioners and stakeholders would be in a much better position to read quantitative research articles, the findings of which could be used to improve the quality of education. Not only would the divide between researchers and practitioners be reduced, educational research studies would have a larger impact on schools. (Contains 3 tables and 22 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Biloxi. MS ( November 5-7, 2003).