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Holliman, Andrew J.; Jones, Tim – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Identifying a 'promising' topic for a psychology dissertation is widely recognised as one of the most important, challenging, and stressful parts of the research process. Students are required to work in a relatively unstructured way (compared with other modules) to independently identify a topic that is not only appropriate, of personal interest,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Supervision, Supervisors, College Faculty
Anzelone, Caitlin; Yu, Justine; Subedi, Prabin – Administration for Children & Families, 2018
This case study is designed to be a teaching guide for graduate and undergraduate students in behavioral science courses, as well as a resource for practitioners curious about this field. It is intended to help readers practice applying a behavioral diagnosis and design methodology to a real-world challenge: increasing attendance at an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Services, Attendance, Tax Credits
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Domke, Lisa M.; Weippert, Tracy L.; Apol, Laura – Reading Teacher, 2018
When using film adaptations of children's literature, teachers often limit learning opportunities to comparisons and contrasts of film and text or use movies as rewards. To develop deeper understandings of film adaptations of literature, students must learn that film adaptations do not merely translate a text but rather reenvision it within a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Childrens Literature, Creativity
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Ryan, Sarah; Cox, Joshua D. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Many states are moving away from approaches that base student advancement on credits and "seat time" toward competency-based learning approaches that provide schools with the flexibility to link a student's advancement to mastery of content. Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, in partnership with the Northeast…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Student Surveys, Student Experience, High School Students
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Carr, Jeremy M.; Carr, June M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Chemical laboratory safety education is often synonymous with boring, dry, drawn-out lectures. In an effort to challenge this norm and stimulate vivid learning opportunities about laboratory safety, college chemistry classes analyzed a short, humorous video clip of a character, named Mr. Bean, who visits a chemistry laboratory and commits several…
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Chemistry, Safety Education, Vignettes
Hancock, Dawson R.; Algozzine, Bob – Teachers College Press, 2016
Reflecting recent knowledge and developments in the field, this very practical, easy-to-use guide emphasizes learning how to do case study research--from the first step of deciding whether a case study is the way to go to the last step of verifying and confirming findings before disseminating them. The authors show students how to determine an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Research, Novices, Research Design
Glassman, Michael – Cambridge University Press, 2016
The first comprehensive, research-based textbook on Internet-infused education, "Educational Psychology and the Internet" offers students an accessible guide to important issues in the field. Michael Glassman begins with an overview of the history that traces the evolution of the Internet and its significance for education. He outlines…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Psychology, Internet, Integrated Learning Systems
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Soundranayagam, Luxshmi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
College students in the non-English-speaking world have to overcome formidable barriers in reading and writing when their medium of instruction is English. One particular problem faced by science majors is the writing of lab reports, a demanding task that might not be effectively supported by the standard guides and manuals available. This paper…
Descriptors: Guides, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Science Education
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McGuire, Linda – PRIMUS, 2014
This article will describe a writing assignment designed for use in a liberal arts college whose mission stresses effective written communication both within and across disciplines. In this assignment, students write three separate solutions to the same mathematics problem: one for a mathematical peer, a second for a contemporary that does not…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Writing Assignments, Problem Solving
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Jacobs, Ronald L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The one constant for all dissertations, and for all research for that matter, is the need to state the problem of the study based on the scholarly literature. Doctoral programs commonly require that students take a sequence of research courses that usually focus on how to carry-out a study. That is, the design, the methodology, and the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Educational Research
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Rossi, Robert D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
Many students find the transition from first-year general chemistry to second-year organic chemistry a daunting task. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is their lack of a solid understanding and appreciation of the importance of some basic concepts and principles from general chemistry that play an extremely critical role in…
Descriptors: College Science, Undergraduate Study, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles
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Black, Ronald – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
We all think of a marathon as a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles and 385 yards). Throughout time marathon runners have pursued their longest goals by allowing their body to adapt to the new stresses through training. Training for a marathon takes intense preparation, dedication and skill. It is…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, College Faculty
Hiskes, Dolores G. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches reading using sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns are introduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables, phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin every lesson. Although originally designed for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book is…
Descriptors: Sentences, Spelling, Learning Disabilities, Word Lists
Distance Education and Training Council, 2011
Prospective distance education students are faced with a bewildering number of choices in selecting an institution that is best suited to achieving their educational goals. They also face a confusing forest of institutions' promotional claims of being the best or most respected school. This primer is intended to help the prospective student of an…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Transfer Policy, Educational Quality
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Murphy, Corinne M.; Verden, Claire – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2011
Graduate students must complete a research project to receive their degree. In addition to this basic requirement, the student may be required to submit a research proposal and application to the governing Institutional Review Board (IRB) for approval prior to beginning the research project. This article describes the IRB process and offers tips…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Projects, Student Research, Degree Requirements
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