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Hedges, Larry V.; Rhoads, Christopher – National Center for Special Education Research, 2010
This paper provides a guide to calculating statistical power for the complex multilevel designs that are used in most field studies in education research. For multilevel evaluation studies in the field of education, it is important to account for the impact of clustering on the standard errors of estimates of treatment effects. Using ideas from…
Descriptors: Research Design, Field Studies, Computers, Effect Size
Merriam, Sharan B. – 1998
This book offers a resource guide for qualitative researchers in education, discussing data collection techniques, data analysis, reporting, and the issues of validity, reliability, and ethics. Part 1 reviews the nature and design of qualitative research; it discusses various types of qualitative research (including case studies), and how to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods
Brickell, Henry M.; Aslanian, Carol B. – 1979
Based on the evaluators' experience with a large-scale curriculum development project, this manual is designed to aid those who plan and implement field tests of educational products (instructional procedures and materials) in natural school settings. Within the procedures discussed, problems likely to arise are described. The steps in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods
Merriam, Sharan B. – 1988
A practical guide for designing and carrying out qualitative case study in education is provided. How-to advice for managing all phases of case study research is included. The focus is on case studies that draw from what is commonly known as the qualitative research paradigm rather than a quantitative, positivistic, experimental orientation. Three…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods
This collection of articles on effective teaching strategies is divided into the following ten major categories: (1) the lecture; (2) computers; (3) simulations; (4) peer teaching; (5) case studies; (6) self-pacing and modules; (7) use of multimedia; (8) field studies; (9) problem solving; and (10) research. The book is primarily addressed to…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Case Studies, College Faculty, Computers
Stokoe, William; Kuschel, Rolf – 1979
Field researchers of sign language are the target of this methodological guide. The prospective researcher is briefed on the rationale of sign language study as language study and as distinct from the study of kinesics. Subjects covered include problems of translating, use of interpreters, and ethics. Instruments for obtaining social and language…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Field Studies, Guidelines, Language Research
Cassell, Joan – 1978
In this manual, both methodological and practical guidelines for conducting field research in urban desegregated schools are discussed. Strategies for negotiating access to and studying all participants in the educational system (students, teachers, administrators, other personnel, and parents) are suggested. Fieldwork styles, philosophies, and…
Descriptors: Educational Anthropology, Educational Research, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education
Fine, Thomas W. – 1976
This model for solving educational problems consists of four major steps: (1) the problem is defined and verified; (2) solution criteria are established; (3) solution alternatives are surveyed; and (4) a solution is selected. "Problem" is defined as the discrepancy between an existing condition and a desired condition. This model is to be…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Problems, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Hale, James A.; Starnes, Paul M. – 1977
One of a three-volume series concerning the development and testing of a model for determining the costs of vocational education programs and courses, this user's manual presents an overall conceptualization of the model and briefly describes each dimension. The data elements, organized into data collection instruments and recommended procedures,…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Indexes, Data Collection
National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC. – 1972
This environmental unit is one of a series designed for integration within an existing curriculum. The unit is self-contained and requires minimal teacher preparation. The philosophy of the units is based on an experience-oriented process that encourages self-paced independent student work. In this unit, students construct a stream profile based…
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Field Studies
Jordan, Wayne N.; Biggs, Kenneth L. – 1974
This booklet, the second of three dealing with educational accountability, instructs the professional staff of the school in establishing measurable objectives that will lead toward the accomplishment of the school's goals, proposing solutions, selecting the most likely solution to implement in a field test, implementing the solution in such a way…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Tennessee Valley Authority (Land Between the Lakes), Golden Pond, KY. – 1973
Lesson plans for elementary and junior high grades, developed by teachers in an environmental education workshop, are compiled in this publication. Curriculum areas covered by the plans include science, language arts, mathematics, social studies, art, recreation and health. The lesson plans specify: subject category, contributor's name, title of…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Environmental Education
Sumner, Ray – 1974
This book is intended to give teacher education students and practicing teachers an introduction to research methods and does so by following the procedures and results of a recent study. Chapter 1 discusses the research problem and the procedures for setting up a research design. Chapter 2 discusses the major stages of field work. Chapter 3…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Field Studies
Contract Research Corp., Belmont, MA. – 1975
This booklet is intended to aid curriculum developers in designing and conducting pilot or field tests that yield useful information and sound evidence about the effectiveness of new curricula. Although it was prepared specifically for use by projects funded by the Curriculum Development Branch of the federal Bureau of Occupational and Adult…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Experimental Curriculum
Heilman, James M.; Freund, John Dean – 1974
This teacher's guide grew out of an environmental education project involving personnel from the Ohio State School for the Deaf, the Worthington (Ohio) Outdoor Education Department, and teachers and pupils in one of the Worthington elementary schools. The guide is divided into four parts: Background Information, Strategies (for involving students…
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Educational Games, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education
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