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ERIC Number: EJ853354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8259
Making a Difference with Experiential Education Research: Quality and Focus
Sibthorp, Jim
Journal of Experiential Education, v31 n3 p456-459 Mar 2009
Do researchers make a difference with the research they conduct? Most people would like to think so. In this paper, the author argues that much of the research conducted by researchers is guided primarily by personal interests and needs and not because of professional needs or identified gaps in knowledge. The author also argues that experiential education researchers might want to consider program quality as a central theme for future research rather than participant outcomes. The author describes some keys to helping experiential education research make a difference.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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