Randomness and replication revisited: A content analysis of research published in "Science Education" from 1988-1992
Horton, P.B., McConney, A. and Woods-McConney, A. (1994) Randomness and replication revisited: A content analysis of research published in "Science Education" from 1988-1992. In: Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, 6 - 9 January 1994, El Paso, TX.
This study was conceived as a systematic replication of a content analysis of published science education research conducted by Horton et al. in 1993. As such, 47 research articles published in "Science Education" between 1988 and 1992 were examined. Also, this study further extended the findings of Shaver and Norton, and Wallen and Fraenkel, who conducted similar analyses of general and social studies research. One major objective in this analysis was to determine whether science education researchers routinely practice commonly recommended research procedures. In addition, reviewers were interested in whether direct or systematic replication, common practices in other disciplines, play significant roles in science education research. The method of analysis and a discussion of the results are included.
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