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ERIC Number: EJ782093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
The Incidence of "Causal" Statements in Teaching-and-Learning Research Journals
Robinson, Daniel H.; Levin, Joel R.; Thomas, Greg D.; Pituch, Keenan A.; Vaughn, Sharon
American Educational Research Journal, v44 n2 p400-413 2007
The authors examined the methodologies of articles in teaching-and-learning research journals, published in 1994 and in 2004, and classified them as either intervention (based on researcher-manipulated variables) or nonintervention. Consistent with the findings of Hsieh et al., intervention research articles declined from 45% in 1994 to 33% in 2004. For nonintervention articles, the authors recorded the incidence of "causal" statements (e.g., if teachers/schools/parents did X, then student/child outcome Y would likely result). Nonintervention research articles containing causal statements increased from 34% in 1994 to 43% in 2004. It appears that at the same time intervention studies are becoming less prevalent in the teaching-and-learning research literature, researchers are more inclined to include causal statements in nonintervention studies. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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