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ERIC Number: EJ1131571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
What Do We Know and How Well Do We Know It? Identifying Practice-Based Insights in Education
Miller, Barbara; Pasley, Joan
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v8 n2 p193-212 May 2012
Knowledge derived from practice forms a significant portion of the knowledge base in the education field, yet is not accessible using existing empirical research methods. This paper describes a systematic, rigorous, grounded approach to collecting and analysing practice-based knowledge using the authors' research in teacher leadership as an example. Practitioners with relevant experience and expertise participated in multi-round, online panels in which they responded to several types of items, culminating in "advice to the field". Strategies used for sampling, panel implementation, and analysis are described for identifying practice-based insights that are useful to practitioners, policy makers and researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
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