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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.
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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