Ch 20: Education Research & Program Evaluation

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about education research and program evaluation. Find out definitions of scientific research and how research is translated into practice.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 20: Education Research & Program Evaluation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Scientific Research?

1. What is Scientific Research?

This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

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!

Translating Educational Research into Practice

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.

Types of Research Design

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.

Using Educational Research for Program Evaluation

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.

Examining Empirical Foundations in Education

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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