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Renkl, Alexander – Educational Psychology Review, 2013
Robinson et al. ("Educ Psychol Rev" 25:291-302, 2013) have suggested refraining from practice and policy recommendations in primary educational research articles, in particular because primary research journals are not the appropriate outlet for such recommendations, the evidence provided by one research article is usually not…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Journal Articles, Periodicals, Educational Practices
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Robinson, Daniel H.; Levin, Joel R. – Educational Psychology Review, 2013
We appreciate the thoughtful reactions of our colleagues to the "no prescriptives, please" proposal of Robinson et al. (2013), as well as the opportunity to respond to them. For the most part, our colleagues seem to agree that a problem exists in terms of unwarranted recommendations for practice appearing too often in educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Periodicals, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Alexander, Patricia A. – Educational Psychology Review, 2013
In response to the call by Robinson et al. (25(2): 24-28, 2013) for a moratorium on recommendations for practice and policy in articles published in primary research journals, Alexander forwards four counterarguments that allow for what are termed reasoned and reasonable speculations. Among those counterarguments are the claim that (a) seeking…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Policy
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Harris, Karen R. – Educational Psychology Review, 2013
Robinson et al. ("Educ Psychol Rev" 25(2):291-302, 2013) offer a thoughtful and powerful argument for a policy change for primary educational research journals. This policy change would "disallow recommendations for practice" (p. 10) in primary educational research journals. They provided compelling examples of works in which…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Correlation, Attribution Theory, Educational Research
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Alexander, Patricia A. – Educational Psychology Review, 2006
In this response to Muis et al. (2006), I draw on the writings of Dewey to explore three critical questions. The first question is what is gained or what is lost when the study of epistemology moves from philosophy to psychology and eventually to educational practice? The second asks whether the primary question under examination should be "if"…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Philosophy