ERIC Number: ED486477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Reporting the Results of Your Study: A User-Friendly Guide for Evaluators of Educational Programs and Practices
What Works Clearinghouse
The purpose of this guide is to provide clear, practical advice on reporting the results of an evaluation of an educational program or practice ("intervention"). Specifically, this is a guide for researchers, and those who sponsor and use research, to reporting the results of "impact" studies--that is, studies that evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention by comparing participants' educational outcomes (e.g., reading or math skills) with either those of a control or comparison group that does not receive the intervention, or with participants' pre-intervention ratings on these outcome measures. The Guide suggests key items to include in the study report so as to give the reader a clear understanding of what was evaluated, how it was evaluated, and what the evaluation found. The following is appended: Example of a "Structured Abstract" using the format suggested by the Institute of Education Sciences. (Contains 5 notes.)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Intervention, Research Reports, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Educational Research, Evaluators, Guides
What Works Clearinghouse, 2277 Research Boulevard, MS 6M, Rockville, MD 20850. Web site: http://www.whatworks.ed.gov/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse; Coaltion for Evidence-Based Policy