ERIC Number: EJ525453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Confronting Counsels of Despair for the Behavioral Sciences.
Gage, N. L.
Educational Researcher, v25 n3 p5-15,22 Apr 1996
Summarizes and challenges criticism that the behavioral sciences have failed to produce long-lasting generalizations due to cultural and historical relativism and interaction effects. Using findings from meta-analysis, the author argues that considerable consistency and validity across contexts of many generalizations exists, as well as promising methods for quantifying and analyzing the generalizing ability of research results. (GR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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