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Makel, Matthew C.; Smith, Kendal N.; Miller, Erin M.; Peters, Scott J.; McBee, Matthew T. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
Existing research practices in gifted education have many areas for potential improvement so that they can provide useful, generalizable evidence to various stakeholders. In this article, we first review the field's current research practices and consider the quality and utility of its research findings. Next, we discuss how open science practices…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Mullet, Dianna R.; Kettler, Todd; Sabatini, AnneMarie – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
This qualitative study was conducted to explore gifted students' conceptions of their high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Participants were seven male and female college freshmen selected from the Honors College of a large research university. In-depth interviews captured students' retrospective accounts…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Robinson, Shawn Anthony – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe my academic journey as a gifted Black male with dyslexia. The central research question was the following: What were some of the stories along my academic pathway that seem significant? The research design positioned me inside the culture in which I am the topic of examination. The research methodology…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Ethnography, African American Students
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Coleman, Laurence J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
Although a general understanding of the phenomenon of giftedness is evident in the literature, missing is a body of information on the thoughts and actions of gifted persons in those situations that we suspect influence the emergence of extraordinary accomplishment. In this article I propose a change in direction for the study of the advanced…
Descriptors: Gifted, High Achievement, Theories, Individual Development
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
As the world becomes smaller in a small field like gifted education, cross-cultural research gives us a unique opportunity to understand top students and academic interventions in a deeper way. In this article, the author describes the importance of cross-cultural research as a way to serve gifted children globally. A description of a…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Cross Cultural Studies, Academically Gifted, Gifted
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Mendaglio, Sal – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
There has been an increase in publications of quantitative research studies investigating overexcitabilities (OEs) and giftedness. On one hand, increased interest in OEs bodes well for the dissemination of Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration (TPD), from which OEs are derived. On the other hand, recent research raises concerns regarding…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Research Methodology, Self Control, Questionnaires
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Walsh, Rosalind L.; Kemp, Coral R.; Hodge, Kerry A.; Bowes, Jennifer M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
A search of the literature from the past 30 years reveals that there is a dearth of research surrounding effective interventions for intellectually gifted children in the early childhood years. The findings of 11 empirical studies of educational provisions for young gifted children were located and the methodological rigor of the studies examined.…
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Gifted, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Leech, Nancy L.; Collins, Kathleen M. T.; Jiao, Qun G.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of mixed research techniques in empirical studies published in gifted education journals. During Phase 1, empirical full-text databases and relevant electronic bibliographic databases related to gifted education were searched during a time span of 10 to 18 years, resulting in the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Research Methodology, Bibliographic Databases, Identification
Gottfried, Allen W.; Gottfried, Adele Eskeles; Guerin, Diana Wright – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2006
The Fullerton Longitudinal Study is a contemporary prospective investigation that spans approximately a quarter of a century. Commencing at age 1, children and their families were systematically followed every 6 months from infancy through preschool and annually at ages 5 through 17. They were again assessed at age 24. The course of development…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Gifted, Learning Motivation, Young Children
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Johnsen, Susan K.; Ryser, Gail R. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1996
Citations (n=675) regarding classroom practices in journals dedicated to gifted education from 1989 to 1996 were reviewed. Only five percent of the identified references addressed issues of demonstrated effectiveness with acceptable research standards. Most of these focused on specific instructional strategies and program models that were found to…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Ryser, Gail R.; Johnsen, Susan K. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1996
This article examines the dearth of published research on effective practices for teaching gifted students in general education settings. Suggestions for defining the effects that should be measured are provided, as well as guidelines for technically adequate measures and procedures for gathering and analyzing the necessary data. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Carter, Kyle R. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1992
The article presents and illustrates use of an evaluation model for assessing programs for the gifted where tight experimental control is not possible. The model consists of four components: ex post factor designs including intact groups; comparative evaluation; strength of treatment; and multiple outcome assessment from flexible data sources. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Models
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Kunkel, Mark A.; And Others – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1994
This article argues that more theoretically based research is needed on the academic expectations of gifted adolescents regarding summer enrichment programs. Concept mapping is suggested as an alternative methodological approach to such research and one such map is presented, which was developed by mapping expectations of 74 seventh and eighth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Concept Mapping, Enrichment Activities, Expectation
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Begin, Jean; Gagne, Francoys – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1994
Analysis of studies on predictors of people's attitudes toward gifted education reveals that about 50 variables have been examined as potential sources of differences, but not a single variable emerges as a substantial explanatory factor. Major methodological problems in the studies are identified and proposals for future research are offered.…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Meta Analysis
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Tomlinson, Carol; And Others – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1993
This review offers a general theory of utilization of educational evaluation and considers factors affecting utilization, including evaluation context factors and evaluator-controlled factors. Special challenges in evaluating programs for gifted students and design shortcomings common in evaluation of such programs are identified. Specific…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization
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