ERIC Number: EJ785469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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Old Advice for New Researchers
Mayer, Richard E.
Educational Psychology Review, v20 n1 p19-28 Mar 2008
In this paper, I offer advice to new researchers on how to conduct a successful research project in educational psychology. I break the research task into three parts: creating a research question, creating a research methodology, and creating a dissemination plan. The criteria for creating a research question include personal interest, educational relevance, theoretical grounding, and empirical testability. The criteria for creating a research methodology include that the method provides relevant evidence, is feasible, and is as simple as possible. The criteria for creating a dissemination plan include basing your argument on research evidence, presenting your argument in coherent style that links your main findings with theoretical and practical implications, and seeking the best possible peer-reviewed publication venue.
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Research Methodology, Interests, Relevance (Education), Criteria, Researchers, Research Projects, Peer Evaluation, Writing for Publication, Rhetoric
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