by Martin Cothran
How many times have you been told that some trendy new education practice is “research-based”? The implication, of course, is that the mere application of this scientific-sounding label to the practice should cause the hearer to lay aside any further critical inquiry on the matter.
- Controlling for sampling error
- Controlling for artifacts
- Controling for fraud
- Generalizing different/larger populations
- Assessing the study’s general hypothesis
- Of the 164,589 studies published in these education journals, only 221 of them were replications–an overall replication rate of .13%.
- Of the studies that were replicated, only 67.4% were successful.
- Also, 48.2%, nearly half of the replications, were conducted by the same people who did the original study.
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