International Education Research Foundation, Inc.

Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Lille, 5-8 September 2001
The faculty in Educational research offer a variety of courses in educational research methods. These courses are open to graduate students in the college and across campus. There are , offered on a regular basis.
We invite applications in a range of areas of educational research, primarily:
The publishes critical, integrative reviews of research literature bearing on education. Such reviews should include conceptualizations, interpretations, and syntheses of literature and scholarly work in a field broadly relevant to education and educational research. encourages the submission of research relevant to education from any discipline, such as reviews of research in psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, political science, economics, computer science, statistics, anthropology, and biology, provided that the review bears on educational issues. does not publish original empirical research unless it is incorporated in a broader integrative review. will occasionally publish solicited, but carefully refereed, analytic reviews of special topics, particularly from disciplines infrequently represented. The following types of manuscripts fall within the journal’s purview: In support of our mission, Dimensions Educational Research Foundation offers:Need mapping for schools, education or research projects? Here's our range of resources.Three UW faculty specialize in Educational Research.
Educational research is the answer to all of the above questions. Educational research uses the scientific method to study best practices in teaching. An educational research study can be conducted to answer the question: Will students learn better or worse when they are given positive encouragement? To do this, the scientific method will be employed to compare a group of students who are given positive encouragement with a group of students given negative criticism and a control group of students given no encouragement. After receiving positive encouragement, negative criticism, or no encouragement, individuals in these groups will then be compared on important dependent learning variables such as their performance, effort, and motivation. Once this has been done, the data will provide a definitive answer about whether positive encouragement, negative criticism, or no encouragement results in the best academic performance. Educational research that uses the scientific method to collect scientific data can provide a definite answer about best practices in teaching.By collecting scientific data about these important topics in education, educational research can establish the best practices that teachers, counselors, administrators, and students should use to improve learning outcomes. Therefore, educational researchers - particularly researchers in Nigeria - should focus on practical research projects that will have significant implications for education.The purpose of educational research is to develop new knowledge about the teaching-learning situation to improve educational practice. Educational research can address the following variables:Whatever type of educational research you are pursuing, though, recall that the purpose of educational research is to improve educational practice. Having an understanding of educational research and conducting high quality educational research can have the following benefits for educational practice:Therefore, develop a research study that can have a significant impact on improving the teaching-learning situation.If you are conducting an educational psychology research study, then your topic will be primarily focused on individuals in an educational context. The purpose of psychological research is to study key variables about a human being: how they behave, think, feel, believe, etc. As such, psychological research must examine individual characteristics, not group structures. Therefore, an educational psychology study will examine student performance, student motivation, student attitudes, student beliefs, teachers' knowledge, etc. However, an educational psychology study will not examine school-level variables, such as school facilities, government funding, etc.Annual event at which researchers, educators and policy makers build networks and partnerships, gain insights into existing education research, identify gaps for future research, and share approaches for connecting research to practice. Various years include papers, presentations and summary reports.