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Beach, Richard – Research in the Schools, 2012
This article reviews research on English language arts teachers' use of digital tools in the classroom to remediate print literacies. Specifically, this review focuses on the affordances of digital tools to foster uses of digital literacies of informational/accessibility, collaboration knowledge construction, multimodal communication, gaming…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Feedback (Response), Language Arts, English Instruction
Sullivan, Jeremy R. – Research in the Schools, 2001
Summarizes the post-1994 literature in psychology and education regarding statistical significance testing, emphasizing limitations and defenses of statistical testing and alternatives or supplements to statistical significance testing. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Psychological Studies, Research Methodology
Kaufman, Alan S. – Research in the Schools, 1998
Three articles in this special issue explore issues related to the use and misuse of statistical significance testing, the major methodological issue in current educational research. Comments on these articles and rejoinders by the authors of the first three articles explore additional aspects of statistical significance testing. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hypothesis Testing, Research Methodology, Statistical Significance
Levin, Joel R. – Research in the Schools, 1998
Outlines concerns that must be addressed by those who advocate replacing statistical hypothesis-testing with alternative data-analysis strategies. Suggests that commonly recommended alternatives are not perfect and that various hypothesis-testing modifications can be implemented to make the process and its conclusions more credible. Hypothesis…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Research, Hypothesis Testing, Research Methodology
Nix, Thomas W.; Barnette, J. Jackson – Research in the Schools, 1998
Attempts to clarify the positions of T. Nix and J. Barnette on statistical significance testing, advocates the routine use of effect size, and encourages reporting results in simple terms. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Effect Size, Hypothesis Testing, Research Methodology
Ernest, James M.; McLean, James E. – Research in the Schools, 1998
Discusses commonalities in the papers of this special issue, addresses concerns about errors of omission expressed by T. Knapp, and provides some recommendations for the use of statistical significance testing with requirements for estimates of effect sizes. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Effect Size, Estimation (Mathematics), Hypothesis Testing
Nix, Thomas W.; Barnette, J. Jackson – Research in the Schools, 1998
Reviews null hypothesis statistical significance testing (NHST) in its historical context and concludes that workable alternatives to NHST are available. Among suggested alternatives, effect magnitude measures, replication techniques, and meta-analytic techniques are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Effect Size, Hypothesis Testing, Meta Analysis
Knapp, Thomas R. – Research in the Schools, 1998
Expresses a "middle-of-the-road" position on statistical significance testing, suggesting that it has its place but that confidence intervals are generally more useful. Identifies 10 errors of omission or commission in the papers reviewed that weaken the positions taken in their discussions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hypothesis Testing, Research Methodology, Statistical Significance
Daniel, Larry G. – Research in the Schools, 1998
Considers reviews of L. Daniels's article on editorial policy regarding statistical significance testing and concludes that the controversy is not over, although the gradual movement toward requiring additional information in the reporting of statistical results is viewed as a positive trend. (SLD)
Descriptors: Editing, Educational Research, Effect Size, Hypothesis Testing
Thompson, Bruce – Research in the Schools, 1998
Comments on discussions of statistical significance testing in this special issue, placing the articles in the context of contemporary research literature. Empirical evidence is cited that suggests that the American Psychological Association's policy of encouraging effect size reporting has had no appreciable effect on the research literature.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Effect Size, Hypothesis Testing, Research Methodology