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Education Research & Program Evaluation - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors explain the meaning of scientific research. They show you how to evaluate different research sources for reliability, credibility and worth. The processes involved in taking research findings and making them usable in practical situations is explained. This chapter will discuss the different types of research design and how to incorporate data collection, measurement, analysis and use of technology resources into program evaluation research.
You'll learn about the empirical foundations of education. You'll find out how to provide assistance in schools and other settings for analyzing, interpreting, and utilizing empirical foundations for developing effective practices. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define scientific research
- Explain how to evaluate research sources for quality
- Describe how to translate research findings into usable practice guidelines
- Identify ways of using data collection, measurement, analysis, accountability, and use of technology resources into program evaluation
- Define and explain the concept of empirical foundations
These topics and more will be taught via brief, engaging video lessons that simplify the learning process. You will also discover self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts to accompany each video. All of these tools are designed and written by experts in their field. You'll learn key terms important to each topic and find video tags to direct you to exact places in a video that you wish to review.
1. What is Scientific Research?
This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!
2. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth
It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!
3. Translating Educational Research into Practice
What makes a good education? In this lesson, we'll look at how educational researchers aim to address this question and how to put their research into practice.
4. Types of Research Design
There are questions to be answered in all areas of psychology. How are these questions answered by professionals in the field? This lesson covers several different options researchers can use to approach such questions.
5. Using Educational Research for Program Evaluation
In this lesson, we will discuss ways to use educational research in order to make evaluations about educational programs. We will also discuss how to identify and conduct quality research.
6. Examining Empirical Foundations in Education
In today's Technological Revolution, it is important to understand and apply empirical foundations to educational practices. In this lesson, we will examine empirical foundations in education and discuss what it means and its contributions and implications in educational research.
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