ERIC Number: EJ1036734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
A "No Prescriptives, Please" Proposal Postscript: When Desperate Times Require Desperate Measures
Robinson, Daniel H.; Levin, Joel R.
Educational Psychology Review, v25 n3 p353-359 Sep 2013
We appreciate the thoughtful reactions of our colleagues to the "no prescriptives, please" proposal of Robinson et al. (2013), as well as the opportunity to respond to them. For the most part, our colleagues seem to agree that a problem exists in terms of unwarranted recommendations for practice appearing too often in educational research journals. At the same time, we realize that because our proposed policy is rather Draconian--in that it seeks to eliminate all recommendations for practice in all primary research journals--every responder mentioned that it was too extreme. This was intentional on our part. If, as Harris (2013) suggested, increased awareness and scrutiny become topics for further discussion among APA editors, then our modest mission will have been accomplished. In this rejoinder, we attempt to restate and clarify our proposal, along with its entailments, followed by brief comments on each responder's response.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Periodicals, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Journal Articles
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