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Unlu, Fatih; Lauen, Douglas Lee; Fuller, Sarah Crittenden; Berglund, Tiffany; Estrera, Elc – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2021
Do quasi-experimental (QE) studies conducted with baseline covariates that are typically available in the longitudinal administrative state databases yield unbiased effect estimates? This paper conducts a within-study comparison (WSC) study that compares experimental impacts of early college high school (ECHS) attendance with QE impacts drawn from…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Longitudinal Studies, Databases, Statistical Bias
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Abalkheel, Albatool; Brandenburg, Tara – English Language Teaching, 2020
Many language teachers spend countless hours correcting student writing in hopes of improvement in accuracy, but as of yet, there has been little consensus regarding the efficacy of written corrective feedback (CF) or the type of CF that is most efficient. Although many studies have been conducted on the topic, conflicting results have arisen. In…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Written Language, Feedback (Response), Educational Research
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Gopalan, Maithreyi; Rosinger, Kelly; Ahn, Jee Bin – Review of Research in Education, 2020
In the past few decades, we have seen a rapid proliferation in the use of quasi-experimental research designs in education research. This trend, stemming in part from the "credibility revolution" in the social sciences, particularly economics, is notable along with the increasing use of randomized controlled trials in the strive toward…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Quasiexperimental Design, Research Problems, Research Methodology
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Kassab, Omar; Mutz, Rüdiger; Daniel, Hans-Dieter – Research Evaluation, 2020
With the growing complexity of societal and scientific problems, research centers have emerged to facilitate the conduct of research beyond disciplinary and institutional boundaries. While they have become firmly established in the global university landscape, research centers raise some critical questions for research evaluation. Existing…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Research and Development Centers, Evaluation Methods, Quasiexperimental Design
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Watson, Scott B.; Barthlow, Michelle J. – Science Teacher, 2020
Ms. Jones stared at the stack of biology quizzes and wondered what went wrong. She thought about the lesson plans and wondered what she should have done differently. Ms. Jones is not alone in wondering how to improve student learning and classroom instruction. To improve student achievement, educators must determine what is working and what is…
Descriptors: Action Research, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Instructional Improvement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2020
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), which was established under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. It is an important part of IES's strategy to use rigorous and relevant research, evaluation, and statistics to improve the nation's education system.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Evidence, Statistical Significance
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2020
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) systematic review process is the basis of many of its products, enabling the WWC to use consistent, objective, and transparent standards and procedures in its reviews, while also ensuring comprehensive coverage of the relevant literature. The WWC systematic review process consists of five steps: (1) Developing…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Research Reports, Standards
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Wang, Liyan; Chiang, Feng-Kuang – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2020
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has become an international priority. STEM education provides students with interdisciplinary knowledge and promotes the cultivation of high-level skills. However, STEM training opportunities for teachers are rare, which results in fewer opportunities for primary and secondary…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Engineering Education, Methods, STEM Education
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Beier, Margaret E.; Kim, Michelle H.; Saterbak, Ann; Leautaud, Veronica; Bishnoi, Sandra; Gilberto, Jaqueline M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Can engaging college students in client-centered projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) coursework increase interest in STEM professions? The current study explored the effectiveness of project-based learning (PjBL) courses on student attitudes, major choice, and career aspirations in STEM. Framed in expectancy-value…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Active Learning
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Li, Chunxiao; Wu, Yandan – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Information regarding how the Special Olympics programs affect volunteers' self-esteem and attitudes towards individuals with intellectual disability (ID) is limited. We conducted a quasi-experimental study to address this gap. Method: The intervention group participants (n = 120) were Chinese volunteers for the Special Olympics Eunice…
Descriptors: Competition, Intervention, Self Esteem, Volunteers
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Schrijvers, Marloes; Janssen, Tanja; Fialho, Olivia; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – Review of Educational Research, 2019
In this review, we explore whether and how literature education may foster adolescent students' insight into human nature. A systematic search of five databases was complemented with citation tracking, hand searches, and expert consultation. We included 13 experimental and quasi-experimental intervention studies. Methodological quality and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Databases, Citation Analysis, Literature Appreciation
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Borquist-Conlon, Debra S.; Maynard, Brandy R.; Brendel, Kristen Esposito; Farina, Anne S. J. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: To examine the effects on anxiety of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) among youth with anxiety disorders. Method: Systematic review and meta-analytic procedures were employed to synthesize experimental and quasi-experimental studies authored between 1980 and 2015. Results: The search yielded five studies from five countries…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Meta Analysis, Intervention, Anxiety Disorders
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Gu, Xiaoqing; Cai, Huiying – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
A semantic diagram tool is proposed in this study in order to structure collaborative problem solving (CPS) based on cognitive load theory (CLT). To investigate its effects on transaction cost and the deepening of user understandings, a comparative quasi-experiment was designed and conducted with 49 participants from a university in East China.…
Descriptors: Semantics, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Ability, Foreign Countries
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Sentz, Justin; Stefaniak, Jill; Baaki, John; Eckhoff, Angela – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
This study examined how practicing instructional designers manage cognitive load in a standardized scenario as they select and implement instructional strategies, message design, content sequencing, delivery medium, and technology within various domains with learners at different levels of expertise. The study employed a quasi-experimental, mixed…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Instructional Design, Vignettes, Teaching Methods
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Taber, Keith S. – Studies in Science Education, 2019
Experimental studies are often employed to test the effectiveness of teaching innovations such as new pedagogy, curriculum, or learning resources. This article offers guidance on good practice in developing research designs, and in drawing conclusions from published reports. Random control trials potentially support the use of statistical…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Educational Research, Research Design, Research Methodology
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