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Guiding Principles for Mathematics and Science Education Research

Guiding Principles for Mathematics and Science Education Research

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 principles for designing research studies and evaluating research proposals in the area of mathematics and science education. The guiding principles presented here are intended to help provide a common basis for reviewing many research proposals.


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Teacher Education Editorial Board
21 years ago
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Nancy J. Pelaez
Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)
21 years ago
We have a rubric for evaluating stages for research project proposals by Master
of Arts in Teaching Science candidates: I was concerned
that student researchers could get points for each item on the rubric, and yet
have a POOR proposal. This paper clarified the problem - and was helpful to
student researchers who struggle to allign some problem with a research question
or hypothesis and a method or design expected to lead to useful outcomes for
science education research.