ERIC Number: EJ883346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Standards for Reporting on Humanities-Oriented Research in AERA Publications: "American Educational Research Association"
Educational Researcher, v38 n6 p481-486 2009
"Standards for Reporting on Humanities-Oriented Research in AERA Publications" has been developed to complement AERA's "Standards for Reporting on Empirical Social Science Research in AERA Publications." The purpose of providing standards for humanities-oriented research in education is to assist researchers who are preparing manuscripts that are humanities oriented, editors and reviewers who are charged with evaluating such manuscripts for publication, and readers of humanities-oriented publications who are interested in learning from and building on such work. In adopting these standards, AERA emphasizes that they are intended to provide a framework of expectations providing guidance for writers, readers, reviewers, and editors, rather than to define the conduct of humanities-oriented research, to specify its acceptable modes or formats, or to suggest that acceptability can be determined through application of a checklist of guidelines and procedures. The main body of this document has two sections. The first describes humanities-oriented research in terms of its primary methods, purposes, and content as well as its inherent controversies. The second section specifies standards for humanities-oriented research in AERA publications. Seven standards, each with a series of substandards that explicate and elaborate the major standard, are set forth: (1) significance; (2) methods; (3) conceptualization; (4) substantiation; (5) coherence; (6) quality of communication; and (7) ethics.
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Educational Research, Ethics, Humanities, Publications, Evaluation, Citizenship, Epistemology, Models, Periodicals, Reader Text Relationship
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