ERIC Number: EJ702010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-1
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Research: The Trouble with Research, Part 2
Bracey, Gerald W.
Phi Delta Kappan, v85 n8 p635 Apr 2004
In this article, the author argues that there appears to be a thrust, at least from the federal government, to provide a rigid definition of what counts as "science": namely, randomized field trials. Code words for this method pervade the No Child Left Behind Act; the phrase "scientifically based research" occurs more than 100 times. The author provides many examples on this issue and offers his own personal insights.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Scientific Research, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Field Studies, Definitions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001