ERIC Number: EJ1106821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reforms in Academic Publishing: Should "Behavioral Disorders" and Special Education Journals Embrace Them?
Cook, Bryan G.
Behavioral Disorders, v41 n3 p161-172 May 2016
Bias poses a significant threat to the validity of research findings as well as practices and policies based on research. Reforms to academic publishing have been proposed and implemented in other fields to address bias in research. In this paper I review some sources of bias in research, some proposed areas of reform in academic publishing (e.g., disclosure, open data and methods, preregistration, methodological guidelines for reviewers, registered reports, open review), and some potential problems associated with the reforms (e.g., limited empirical support, additional time and effort associated with implementation, placing journals at a competitive disadvantage, researchers relinquishing control of their data). I conclude with some thoughts to frame decisions on whether and how "Behavioral Disorders" and other special education journals might adopt reforms to academic publishing.
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Educational Change, Behavior Disorders, Special Education, Publications, Journal Articles, Bias, Research Problems, Experimenter Characteristics, Change Strategies, Validity, Barriers, Writing for Publication
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site: http://www.ccbd.net/publications/behavioraldisorders
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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