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Ch 18: Researching & Evaluating Education Programs

About This Chapter

Review this chapter to learn more about how to research and evaluate education programs. These lessons will explain techniques for analyzing and evaluating research as well as different forms research may take.

Researching & Evaluating Education Programs - Chapter Summary

This chapter will explain research and its uses in evaluating education programs. These lessons will define and identify key aspects of research in regards to these programs. Our instructors will teach you strategies for analyzing sources to help you conduct educational research. Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define scientific research
  • Analyze a source's credibility, worth, and reliability
  • Put educational research to use
  • Identify variations of research design
  • Conduct educational research to evaluate programs
  • Examine the empirical foundations of education

We present this information to you in the form of brief video lessons that are led by our expert instructors. Each lesson is accompanied by a full transcript that features highlighted words that draw attention to key concepts and ideas. You can test your knowledge of each lesson's content by taking the related self-assessment quizzes, which will help you gauge what you may need to study further.

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: Researching & Evaluating Education Programs
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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
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Practice Final Exam
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