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Birley, Graham; Moreland, Neil – 1998
This guide for researchers introduces important research methodologies and data collecting techniques, provides a framework for the critical assessment of existing research, and encourages involvement of academics and practitioners in research. Chapter 1, on planning a research project, discusses scheduling, time management, and planning the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Research
Gersten, Russell; Lloyd, John Wills; Baker, Scott – 1998
This paper, a result of a series of meetings of researchers, discusses critical issues related to the conduct of high-quality intervention research in special education using experimental and quasi-experimental designs that compare outcomes for different groups of students. It stresses the need to balance design components that satisfy laboratory…
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Welch, Nancy; And Others – 1995
This volume presents a comprehensive review of current research on the implementation of quality arts programs in U.S. schools, and an indicator of areas that need to be explored, with emphasis on community priorities and initiatives. The 49 quantitative and qualitative reports, articles, and dissertations are divided into five sections: (1) six…
Descriptors: Art Education, Cognitive Ability, Community Support, Creative Writing
Brophy, Jere – 1995
This paper assesses the value of research, not on its methodology type but on its goal and accomplishments. It outlines an idea for developing a knowledge base capable of informing teacher education program planning and other educational policy decisions. Studies are described that advance knowledge about causal relationships between classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
Laney, James D.; And Others – 1991
This study applied brain lateralization research and a model of generative teaching and learning to economic education. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of verbal-only, imagery-only, and integrated (verbal-to-imaginal) strategies on fifth graders' proclivity to use economic reasoning (i.e. cost-benefit analysis) in personal…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making Skills, Economic Factors
Westmeyer, Paul – 1994
This guide to planning and conducting research projects covers how to decide on a research problem, state a hypothesis, plan for the collection of data, write a proposal, analyze and interpret data, and write the research report. Overall, the book takes a practical, hands-on approach and offers checklists, suggestions, and guidelines for all the…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Computer Software, Data Analysis, Data Collection
Reid, Brian D.; And Others – 1992
A random sample of educators (a total of 2,238 responses from teachers of the gifted, classroom teachers, and gifted education program coordinators) were surveyed regarding their views on major research needs in gifted education. The study evaluated these views as well as differences between groups of educators, and differences among respondents…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
Armstrong, William B. – 1993
A study was performed to test the association between the proportion of liberal arts course offerings and institutional transfer rate by merging the data on liberal arts offerings in the community colleges included in the 1991 National Community College Curriculum Study with the transfer rate data for these same colleges obtained from their…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Curriculum, College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students
Reid, D. Kim; Bunsen, Teresa D. – 1993
This brief paper summarizes a roundtable discussion on the relative lack of use by special education researchers of a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Discussion addressed: (1) the types of knowledge that could be generated by using a wider range of research methods (e.g., structural equation modeling and associated methods…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Zhang, Shu Ya; Carrasquillo, Angela L. – 1992
This document reviews the literature on subjects relating to Chinese-American students. The paper presents information under six major headings: (1) "Asian Immigrants in the United States: Demographic Data"; (2) "Economic and Educational Background of Asian Immigrants"; (3) "Chinese-American Students: Who Are They?"; (4) "Academic and Language…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Chinese Americans, Chinese Culture, Cultural Traits
Dereshiwsky, Mary I.; Packard, Richard D. – 1992
Research practitioners have traditionally collected and analyzed data using experimental designs and inferential statistical procedures. In addition to being difficult to learn and apply, these quantitative procedures generally leave out such variables as attitudes, feelings, and emotions. This paper describes the nature and role of qualitative…
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Practices
Dusewicz, Russell A.; And Others – 1987
This guide is designed to help educators plan and carry out evaluations of adult education programs. Following an introduction, Section 2 discusses how the evaluation process fits into the concept and normal cycle of program development. Section 3 describes the stages of the evaluation process, including needs assessment, program planning, process…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation
Heil, Lillian H. – 1991
Until recently, little scholarly attention has been paid to the art found in children's books. This study describes a project with a fifth grade class in an effort to increase their ability to critique book illustrations. Ten slides from picture books were shown to one experimental and one control group. Students were asked to critique the…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education
Dynneson, Thomas L.; And Others – 1990
In order to understand the mechanisms of the socializing processes associated with citizenship development in the United States, it is necessary to study the interactions of ideology, education, and cultural pluralism as they are manifested in educational programs and in the processes of child development. The means and methods for understanding…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Educational Research
Dickmeyer, Nathan; Cirino, Anna Marie – 1991
Comparative financial information, derived from two national surveys of 531 public community and junior colleges, is presented in this report for fiscal year 1989-90. Chapter 1 provides guidance on using the report to compare institutional statistics with national and peer group norms, and discusses limitations of the data. Chapter 2 summarizes…
Descriptors: Budgets, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance
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