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Thompson, W. Burt – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
When a psychologist announces a new research finding, it is often based on a rejected null hypothesis. However, if that hypothesis is true, the claim is a false alarm. Many students mistakenly believe that the probability of committing a false alarm equals alpha, the criterion for statistical significance, which is typically set at 5%. Instructors…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Hypothesis Testing, Misconceptions, Data Interpretation
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Killian, Chad M.; Graber, Kim C.; Kern, Ben D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
The preceding chapters of this monograph have served to situate the study of physical education teacher education recruitment and retention within relevant literature and theory. This chapter outlines the sequential explanatory design methods, whereby participants in an online survey were selected using stratified random sampling to participate in…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Kiranli Güngör, Semra; Aydin, Gizem – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This research study aims to evaluate the graduate theses and articles conducted on the concept of instructional leadership over the period between 2002 and 2017 in Turkey by means of methodological and statistical analysis techniques. In the study, which is configured by using the case study design as one of the qualitative research methods, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Graduate Students
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Sablan, Jenna R. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Critical race theory (CRT) has been used in educational literature to emphasize the influence of racism on educational opportunity and the assets of students of color. Quantitative methods appear antithetical to CRT tenets according to some, but this article endeavors to show why this is not the case, based on both historical and contemporary…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Statistical Analysis, Educational Research
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Jones, Kyle M. L.; McCoy, Chase – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
In this article, we argue that the contributions of documentation studies can provide a useful framework for analyzing the datafication of students due to emerging learning analytics (LA) practices. Specifically, the concepts of individuals being 'made into' data and how that data is 'considered as' can help to frame vital questions concerning the…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Documentation, Guidelines, Data Collection
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Tumbleson, Beth; Burke, John; Long, Jessica – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Librarians are committed to supporting teaching, learning, and research. They are equally committed to supporting student success and retention. Demonstrating the impact that learning management system (LMS) embedded librarians make on student learning has been difficult to correlate, however. Studies that assess this connection, using qualitative…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Integrated Learning Systems, Information Literacy
Hammett, Victoria LaFrieda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research has focused on faculty's preparation and expertise that is vital to successfully integrating technology into courses (Mishra & Koehler 2006). The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine which aspect faculty members are utilizing when integrating technology into courses in higher education. The research questions that…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Technology Integration, Higher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Kristanto, Yosep Dwi – Online Submission, 2018
There has been strong interest among higher education institution in implementing technology-enhanced peer assessment as a tool for enhancing students' learning. However, little is known on how to use the peer assessment system in pre-instructional activities. This study aims to explore how technology-enhanced peer assessment can be embedded into…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Intervention
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Kelly, Sean; Zhang, Yuan; Northrop, Laura; VanDerHeide, Jen; Dunn, Mandie; Caughlan, Samantha – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This article reports results from a study of teacher beliefs among a panel of English and language arts teachers at three universities as the pre-service teachers entered methodological coursework and internships. Using a new assessment tool, the Developmental Instruction Assessment Battery (DIAB), along with a discrete choice task and one-on-one…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Language Arts, English Teachers
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Khosravi, Hassan; Cooper, Kendra M. L. – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2018
Educational environments continue to evolve rapidly to address the needs of diverse, growing student populations while embracing advances in pedagogy and technology. In this changing landscape, ensuring consistency among the assessments for different offerings of a course (within or across terms), providing meaningful feedback about student…
Descriptors: Graphs, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Models
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
"The Expanded Success Initiative: Challenges and Progress in the Pursuit of College and Career Readiness for Black and Latino Young Men" synthesizes findings from the Research Alliance's four-year evaluation of Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). This report, draws on hundreds of interviews and focus groups with ESI school leaders,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Klasik, Daniel; Hutt, Ethan – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2018
Recent trends in higher education have increased interest in improving accountability in U.S. higher education beyond current accreditation practices. Many proposed solutions include using quantitative-performance measures like graduation and default rates to assess performance, but questions remain about how such a system could fit-in with…
Descriptors: Colleges, School Effectiveness, Accreditation (Institutions), Identification
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Linask, Maia; Monks, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Using a dataset of 48 faculty members and 88 courses over 26 semesters, the authors estimate Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) ratings that are conditional on a multitude of course, faculty, and student attributes. They find that ratings are lower for required courses and those where students report a lower prior level of interest. Controlling…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Interests
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Zeitlin, Wendy – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
The field of social work recognizes the need to evaluate one's practice. Social work educators are mandated to prepare students to evaluate their own practices and be knowledgeable consumers of research. The goal of being competent in both of these is often challenged by the fact that many students do not initially understand the relationship…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Instructional Innovation, Research and Development
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