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Bernard, Robert M.; Borokhovski, Eugene; Tamim, Rana M. – Distance Education, 2014
This article has two interrelated purposes. The first is to explain how various forms of bias, if introduced during any stage of a meta-analysis, can provide the consumer with a misimpression of the state of a research literature. Five of the most important bias-producing aspects of a meta-analysis are presented and discussed. Second, armed with…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Research, Bias, Meta Analysis
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Borokhovski, Eugene; Tamim, Rana; Bernard, Robert M.; Abrami, Philip C.; Sokolovskaya, Anna – Distance Education, 2012
This systematic review draws from and builds upon the results of a meta-analysis of the achievement effects of three types of interaction treatments in distance education: student-student, student-teacher, and student-content (Bernard et al., "Review of Educational Research," 79(3), 1243-1289, 2009). This follow-up study considers two forms of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Interaction, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Bethel, Edward C.; Bernard, Robert M. – Distance Education, 2010
This paper describes a range of models and methods for synthesizing diverse forms of research evidence. Although this topic is applicable to many contexts (e.g. education, health care), the focus here is on the research traditions of distance education and online learning. Thirteen models and methods are described, and seven examples from distance…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Research Methodology, Online Courses
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Abrami, Philip C.; Bernard, Robert M. – Distance Education, 2006
This article extends the issues and arguments raised in Bernard, Abrami, Lou, and Borokhovski ("Distance Education", 25(2), 175-198, 2004) regarding the design of quantitative, particularly experimental research in distance education. A single experimental, study from the distance education literature is examined from six different perspectives to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Distance Education, Experiments, Qualitative Research
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Amundsen, Cheryl Lynn; Bernard, Robert M. – Distance Education, 1989
Discussion of interpersonal communication in distance education focuses on a study conducted at the Institute of Canadian Bankers based on Keegan's theoretical framework of re-integrating interpersonal components through learning materials. Hypotheses tested are explained, and achievement, self-perception of learning achievement, final academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Covariance, Discriminant Analysis, Distance Education
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Naidu, Som; Bernard, Robert M. – Distance Education, 1992
Investigates the effectiveness of inserted questions and concept mapping for enhancing academic performance. The study sample was composed of 141 nursing students enrolled in a 20-week distance education course. Subjects who completed concept mapping exercises outperformed those using inserted questions or a combination of the two instructional…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Analysis, Concept Mapping
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Bernard, Robert M.; Rubalcava, Beatriz Rojo de; St-Pierre, Denise – Distance Education, 2000
Provides an overview of issues relating to practice and research regarding collaborative online learning in distance education. Topics include traditional problems of distance education; instructional design issues, including course preparation, social climate and sense of community, instructor's role, and the effective use of technology; and…
Descriptors: Community, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Instructional Design
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Bernard, Robert M.; Brauer, Aaron; Abrami, Philip C.; Surkes, Mike – Distance Education, 2004
The study reported here concerns the development and predictive validation of an instrument to assess the achievement outcomes of DE/online learning success. A 38-item questionnaire was developed and administered to 167 students who were about to embark on an online course. Factor analysis indicated a four-factor solution, interpreted as "general…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Predictive Validity, Online Courses, Grade Point Average
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Bernard, Robert M.; Abrami, Philip C.; Lou, Yiping; Borokhovski, Evgueni – Distance Education, 2004
This article is about the quantitative research practices and methodologies that are used in distance education (DE). It begins with an analysis and assessment of a segment of the DE research literature, DE/classroom comparison studies, based on a recently completed meta-analysis of that literature from 1985 to 2002. Overall, the 232 studies…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Distance Education, Research Methodology, Educational Research