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ERIC Number: ED573515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Studying Educational Effectiveness in Rural Settings: A Guide for Researchers
Sheridan, Susan; Dynarski, Mark; Bovaird, James
Decision Information Resources, Inc
This guide provides experienced education researchers with suggestions for conducting high-quality effectiveness studies to overcome research challenges common to rural settings. The guide addresses four factors that researchers must consider when conducting educational effectiveness research in rural settings: (1) study design, (2) recruitment of participants, (3) supporting and monitoring implementation of the intervention, and (4) data collection. The guide presents economical study designs that can help researchers achieve adequate statistical precision, use cost-effective strategies to support and monitor implementation, and develop alternative approaches for reducing the costs of data collection. [This guide was written with the assistance of Leslie Hawley, Amanda Witte, Shannon Holmes, Mike Coutts, and Ann Arthur].
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Decision Information Resources, Inc.; National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed)
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDIES12C0057