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ERIC Number: EJ826057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1931-7913
Grappling with the Literature of Education Research and Practice
Dolan, Erin L.
CBE - Life Sciences Education, v6 n4 p289-296 Win 2007
The absence of a central database and use of specialized language hinder nonexperts in becoming familiar with the science teaching and learning literature and using it to inform their work. The challenge of locating articles related to a specific question or problem, coupled with the difficulty of comprehending findings based on a variety of different perspectives and practices, can be prohibitively difficult. As I have transitioned from bench to classroom-based research, I have become familiar with how to locate, decipher, and evaluate the education research literature. In this essay, I point out analogies to the literature of science research and practice, and I reference some of the literature that I have found useful in becoming an education researcher. I also introduce a new regular feature, "Current Insights: Recent Research in Science Teaching and Learning," which is designed to point "CBE-Life Sciences Education (CBE-LSE)" readers to current articles of interest in life sciences education, as well as more general and noteworthy publications in education research. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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