Examining Empirical Foundations in Education


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_____ research means that other researchers should be able to duplicate the results by mimicking the study.

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1. A _____ sample size means that you can make assumptions about a larger group based on the characteristics of a sample of that group.

2. _____ refers to evidence which has been found by valid research methods.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of empirical foundations in education, including valid research methods and types of research models.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, your knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • Concept that explains the ability of researchers to mimic the results of a study
  • Type of sample sizes that allow you to make assumptions about a larger group based on that groups characteristics
  • Evidence found by valid research methods
  • Type of study that takes place over several months or years
  • Kind of research model that involves different steps

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about research models in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about mimicking the results of a study
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding empirical foundations in education

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the related lesson titled Examining Empirical Foundations in Education. This lesson covers the following:

  • Scientific methods
  • Tips on research design
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Invalid research
  • Background research