ERIC Number: EJ533503
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Types of Errors in Synthesizing Research in Education.
Dunkin, Michael J.
Review of Educational Research, v66 n2 p87-97 Sum 1996
Nine types of errors occurring in the process of synthesizing research are described, with examples from a recent synthesis of research on teacher professional growth. Types of errors include excluding relevant literature, wrongly reporting details such as sample size, erroneously attributing findings to studies, and stating unwarranted conclusions about the research reviewed. Implications for reviewers are considered. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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