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Research Methods

by Mary Crist
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California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)

Added 07/28/2006
One out of eight students in the US is enrolled in a school in California. This resource puts California schools and student data in the hands of social scientists, teachers and teacher educators - with pull-down menus on state, county, district, and scho

California Educational and Demographic Profiles

Added 07/28/2006
These Educational and Demographic Profiles provide a graphic portrayal of factors related to the educational and economic well being of Californians. They highlight the variations that exist in the State. The information contained in these profiles demons

Assessing Student Engagement Rates

Added 07/28/2006
The purposes of this overview are to (i) outline some key dimensions of student engagement based on an integrated review of relevant literature, and (ii) describe the various methods that have been used to assess engagement levels in empirical research st

Correlation exercise

Added 07/28/2006
This site presents an interactive correlation exercise designed for a research methods in psychology course. Students can administer and score any one of six on-line personality tests. Instructions for how to use the site to design and analyze a research

Internet 2

Added 07/28/2006
Internet 2 is the next generation of research and development network. This site is the primary informational site for Internet 2 activities.

The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal

Added 07/28/2006
The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal is a fully-refereed journal with an editorial board of scholars in the fields of second language acquisition and applied linguistics. The journal seeks to disseminate research to educators around the wor

CORE: Comprehensive Online Research Education

Added 07/28/2006
CORE is an interactive information literacy tutorial. It was developed by a team of librarians and others at Purdue University. One of the key aims with CORE is to help the user become more proficient in identifying, locating, evaluating, and managing inf

Visual Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

Added 07/28/2006
Visual ANOVA is an interactive Flash program which demonstrates visually how variability between and within experimental groups contributes to the F ratio in the Analysis of Variance. It is not a numerical calculator; rather it visually and holistically d

Utah Virtual Lab for teaching Science, Methods, and Statistics

Added 07/28/2006
The Utah online Virtual Lab is a JAVA program run dynamically off a database. Instructors author a statistical virtual reality simulating theories and data in a specific research focus area by defining independent, predictor, and dependent variables and t

American Psychological Association

Added 07/28/2006
"Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide

Cyberlab for Psychological Research

Added 07/28/2006
This site is designed to be a guide to research methods and topics in psychology. Theories, phases of research, and research methods are all discussed. Activities and quizzes sorted be level of difficulty are also provided.

Some Simple Effective Psychological Experiments

Added 07/28/2006
This site is a component of a course entitled "The Experimental Analysis of Behaviour". The author-identified purpose of this material is " present two simple demonstrations of the application of scientific method and of proven learning principles to

AllPsych Online - The Virtual Psychology Classroom

Added 07/28/2006
A vast collection of information on various aspects of psychology, including online texts and articles. It is described by its developers as " of the largest and most comprehensive psychology websites on the Internet. Inside the site you'll find over

Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research

Added 07/28/2006
This site is a collection of links to free online books, manuals, and articles on how to do social research, including surveys, interviews, observations and more. Links are also provided to research about research methods, free software, and sites on how

PORT (Psychology Online Research Tutorial)

Added 07/28/2006
The Psychology Online Research Tutorial (PORT) is comprised of a series of short modules to teach the basics of doing research in psychology. The modules are arranged approximately in order of the steps a student would take to select a research topic, sea

Psychology Research on the NET

Added 07/28/2006
"links to known experiments on the internet that are psychologically related. They are organized by general topic area with the topic areas listed alphabetically." Also allows for submission of a Study.

Characterization of quack theories

Added 07/28/2006
A posting by permission by Russell Turpin of his very useful article on the Characterization of Quack Theories. Included are comments on the original article by Eric Pepke and Ken Arromdee, also posted with permission.

Pitfalls of Data Analysis

Added 07/28/2006
""There seems to be a pervasive notion that "you can prove anything with statistics." This is only true if you use them improperly. In this workshop we'll discuss things that people often overlook in their data analysis, and ways people sometimes "bend th

Psychology With Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide

Added 07/28/2006
This hypertext guide is an attempt to make the style of writing used in the field of psychology clear to you.

Principles and Methods in Educational Research

Added 07/28/2006
This is part of a web based course on educational research methods from the University of Conneticut. This section focuses on Measures of Central Tendency

Psychological Tutorials and Demonstrations

Added 07/28/2006
Author: John H. Krantz, Ph.D.
From site: This is a page that will contain links to hypertext tutorials in psychology as they

Plagiarism Prevention for Students

Added 07/28/2006
goal of the Plagiarism Prevention for Students site is to reduce plagiarism resulting from ignorance or poor study/writing habits. The tutorial has four objectives: 1. Help students understand what plagiarism is ? from the black and white of exact copying

Computer-Based Training for Researchers on Protecting Human Subjects

Added 07/28/2006
This site links to computer-based training for researchers on protecting human subjects and information on topics related to human subjects research including forms, checklists and figures to initiate and facilitate the review of research activities. It a

"No Significant Difference Phenomenon"

Added 07/28/2006
The question is whether the use of certain technologies impacts the quality of teaching and learning. This site provides selected quotations from the 355 research reports highlighted in book "The No Significant Difference Phenomenon," including one from 1

Concept Map Software (CMAP) Version 3

Added 07/28/2006
The IHMC Concept Mapping Software empowers users to construct, navigate, share, and criticize knowledge models represented as Concept Maps. The recently released Version 3 of CmapTools takes concept mapping to a new level, providing a powerful means for c

Child Development Institute

Added 07/28/2006
The child development section of our site provides parents with information on physical, mental and emotional growth and development in children and teenagers. The information on the pages in this section helps parents know what to expect from their chil


Added 07/28/2006
The National Center of Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. The NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by re

Encouraging Mathematical Thinking, Discourse around a Rich Problem

Added 07/28/2006
This videopaper by the Math Forum's Bridging Research and Practice Group (BRAP) of teacher practitioners and Math Forum Staff opens a conversation around the use of discourse as a basis for encouraging students' mathematical thinking and supporting teache

Guiding Principles for Mathematics and Science Education Research

Added 07/28/2006
A June 21, 2000, NSF report on a workshop of science and math education researchers. The purpose of this report is to present a brief review of research methods employed in recent studies and to propose, for discussion purposes, a number of guiding princi

ERIC/AE Test Locator

Added 07/28/2006
The Test Locator is a joint project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, the Library and Reference Services Division of the Educational Testing Service, the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln

How People Learn, a National Academy Press book

Added 07/28/2006
This book presents a contemporary account of the principles of learning. It provides an authoritative and comprehensive review of the research literature on issues in teaching and learning. The National Academy Press is neither a government publication ce

Study Guides and Strategies

Added 07/28/2006
This is a public educational resource. This excellent web site provides various guides for college students. Topics include studying, reading, classroom participation, writing, math and science skills.

Test Reviews Online

Added 07/28/2006
A comprehensive source of test review information from the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. It claims to provide the most current and complete test reviews available--just as they appear in the Mental Measurements Yearbook. Although the Buros Insti

A Brief Guide to Questionnaire Development

Added 07/28/2006
Most people have responded to so many questionnaires in their lives that they have little concern when it becomes necessary to construct one of their own. Unfortunately the results are often unsatisfactory. A reason for this outcome may be that many of th

NoodleTools Quickcite

Added 07/28/2006
NoodleTools is a suite of interactive tools designed to aid students and professionals with their online research. From selecting a search engine and finding some relevant sources, to citing those sources in MLA or APA style, NoodleTools makes online rese

Periodicals in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)

Added 07/28/2006
A web site to assist faculty in locating periodicals that publish literature in the area of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

The Concord Consortium Video Paper Builder 3.0

Added 07/28/2006
VideoPaper Builder 2 (VPB2) is a software application for use in creating VideoPapers. It is a free, easy-to-use authoring tool that generates HTML documents viewable with any Internet browser and QuickTime viewer. The VideoPaper is ideal for the producti

The Grantsmanship Center

Added 07/28/2006
The Grantsmanship Center offers a workshop with a structured format for proposal development that can be quite useful in improving proposals. They offer consultation on proposal concepts, suggestions on editing of proposals themselves, and a search of dat

Research Randomizer

Added 07/28/2006
This web site is designed to assist researchers and students who want an easy way to perform random sampling or assign participants to experimental conditions. Research Randomizer can be used in a wide variety of situations, including psychological experi

Conceptual Frameworks Learning Object

Added 07/28/2006
The site guides a student through an introduction to conceptual frameworks, help in forming a research question, the process, steps and examples of creating and refining an appropriate conceptual research framework for a study. The text and related resour

National Survey of Student Engagement

Added 07/28/2006
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) provides an online edition of the NSSE 2005 Annual

California Ed-data

Added 07/28/2006
One out of eight students in the US is enrolled in a school in California. This resource puts California schools and student data in the hands of social scientists, teachers and teacher educators - with pull-down menus on state, county, district, and scho

Scientific Research in Education

Added 07/28/2006
This book provides guiding principles for scientific inquiry as applied to education research.


Added 07/28/2006
PO is an entry word to Peace Language. Initially coined by Edward de Bono, the word moves us from the Yes No paradigm and offers the opportunity to investigate other ideas, concepts

Teacher Quality and Student Achievement: A Review of State Policy Evidence

Added 07/28/2006
Using data from a 50-state survey of policies, state case study analyses, the 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Surveys (SASS), and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), this study examines the ways in which teacher qualifications and other s

National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement

Added 07/28/2006
CELA is a research resource website for teachers of English, as first or second language. Its target audience includes, but not limited to, teachers of English language arts, literacy researchers, and reading clinicians or specialists. It provides a catal

Online Evaluation Resource Library: Teacher Education

Added 07/28/2006
This site provides a collection of NSF teacher education projects that aim to increase the quality and quantity of math and science teachers. It offers examples of evaluation plans, instruments, and reports for teacher education projects in the OERL libra

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics

Added 07/28/2006
Resources to assist students in understanding of statistics. Topics covered include Analysis of Variance, Boxplot, Confidence interval, Contrast among means, Correlated t-test, Correlation, Histogram, Independent groups t-test, Regression, Repeated measur

Explorations in Learning and Instruction: The Theory Into Practice Debate

Added 07/28/2006
Database of summaries of 50 major theories of learning and instruction ranging from John Anderson's ACT* Theory to Robert Sternberg's Triarchic Theory. Includes applications of theories to learning domains (aviation to sales) and concepts (arousal to tran

American Educational Research Association Electronic (AERA) Electronic Journals in the Field of Education

Added 07/28/2006
An extensive list of easily accessible online journals dealing with education.

Education Presentations Archive

Added 07/28/2006
The Education Presentations Archive is a collection of renowned educators who have spoken at Brigham Young University. All of their presentations are available to the education community at this site.

Confidence Intervals for Effect Sizes in Social Science or Education Research

Added 07/28/2006
Author: Bruce Thompson
An improved quantitative science would emphasize the use of confidence intervals (CIs), and

Effect Size Calculators

Added 07/28/2006
Effect Size Calculators (Lecture/Presentation)
Author: Lee A. Becker
This tools shows you how to calculate the value of Cohen's d and the effect size correlation in one

News from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Added 07/28/2006
Author: Paul Baker
Digests of research into teaching and learning, education policy, professional development, early

Participant Perception Indicator ( PPI ) Evaluation/Assessment Tool

Added 07/28/2006
The Participant Perception Indicator (PPI) is a tool to help evaluate and/or assess instructional projects or courses that may have technology components or be technology enabled. The PPI contains questionnaires of one page length, or a short web survey,

Doing educational research and evaluation using the Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills (PREST)

Added 07/28/2006
The Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training (PREST) series is published by COL in collaboration with the International Research Foundation for Open Learning. The PREST materials are designed for use by two target groups ┬ľ ODL practitioners wa

Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG)

Added 07/28/2006
The Classroom Assessment Techniques -- CATs (Angelo and Cross, 1993) within the FLAG are succinct, self-contained, self-instructional, web-based modules that introduce a broadly applicable technique for use in college or university SMET courses. Each CAT

Sense About Science: Promoting an evidence-based approach to scientific issues

Added 07/28/2006
Scientific evidence should be central in debates about science, medicine and technology. It is vital for clear public deliberation, scientific development and good policy.

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

Added 07/28/2006
Interactive lesson about the not-so-obvious as well as the obvious ways students may commit academic integrity offenses.

News from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Added 02/16/2007
Digests of research into teaching and learning, education policy, professional development, early child care, and special education. Available as text and as podcasts.

News from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Added 07/28/2006
Digests of research into teaching and learning, education policy, professional development, early child care, and special education. Available as text and as podcasts.

National Center for Education Statistics

Added 07/28/2006
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to the United States and other nations. NCES has a searchable database. Key rea

Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR)

Added 07/28/2006
This site contains an elaborate collection of online, interactive and dynamic tutorials, demonstrations and tools for data visualization, statistical analysis and virtual experimentation. The site is useful for educational and research purposes by student

The US Dept of Education's Digital Divide Homepage

Added 07/28/2006
This site provides reports, news, and statistics on the "digital divide" in American education. It also contains information about grants and activities that address this problem.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology (OET) Homepage

Added 07/28/2006
This website provides information to assist the education community with meeting the national goals for educational technology. I contains links to contemporary issues on the digital divide, statistics on Internet access in education, Congressional Web-Ba

Harvard-Smithsonian Digital Video Library (HSDVL)

Added 07/28/2006
Although still somewhat incomplete, the Harvard-Smithsonian Digital Video Library is now available for preview and user feedback. For this project, video segments are being linked to benchmarks, state standards, and other instructional criteria. The Stran
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