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ERIC Number: EJ793517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
The Educational Researcher Defined: What Will Future Researchers Be Trained to Do?
Capraro, Robert M.; Thompson, Bruce
Journal of Educational Research, v101 n4 p247-253 Mar-Apr 2008
Researchers have conducted studies of curriculum for doctoral students in various disciplines and subdisciplines. In this study, the authors examined methods (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) requirements for doctoral programs in education. Such requirements operationalize visions about the meaning of educational research and the functions that educational researchers should be able to perform. Findings also provide implications about (a) the history of educational research and (b) in which direction it seems to be moving. Approximately 72% of doctoral programs that the authors observed required at least 1 quantitative course, 42% required at least 1 qualitative course, and the mean number of required research methods courses was 2.6 (Mdn = 2.0, SD = 2.2). (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A