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Spybrook, Jessaca; Shi, Ran; Kelcey, Benjamin – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
This article examines the statistical precision of cluster randomized trials (CRTs) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Specifically, it compares the total number of clusters randomized and the minimum detectable effect size (MDES) of two sets of studies, those funded in the early years of IES (2002-2004) and those funded in the…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Federal Aid, Public Agencies, Comparative Analysis
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Nakata, Yoshiyuki – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2015
The present paper discusses three types of research perspective on the insider-outsider continuum: outsider research, (insider's) outsider research, and insider research. It examines the essential features of the insider-outsider distinction with reference to categories such as researcher, students, classroom context, contribution, control of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Classroom Environment, Language Teachers, Teacher Education
Sikes, Pat – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper considers some of the decisions that researchers take and raises issues around researcher reflexivity, identity, values and ethics. It focuses attention on researchers and reflects on how the research they do, the topics they investigate, the methodologies they espouse, the methods they use and the writing/reporting styles they adopt,…
Descriptors: Researchers, Integrity, Ethics, Educational Research