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A shocking statistic about the quality of education research

A shocking statistic about the quality of education research | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
A research study about research studies comes up with a cautionary finding.

 

For more than a decade, school reformers have said that education policy should be driven by “research” and “data,” but there’s a big question about how much faith anyone should have in a great deal of education research. This is so not only because the samples are too small or because some research projects are funded by specific companies looking for specific results, but because in nearly all cases, it appears that nobody can be certain their results are completely accurate.


“I would love to believe that every single person doing education research around the world has ethics that are as pure as the driven snow,” Plucker said. “[But] the law of averages tells us there’s something out there.”



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Data is significant yet can be deceptive.  We are developing human potential and there are aspects where data is not as reliable to success as we portray.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 22, 2014 6:32 PM

The concept of replication has never made sense to me. We should be reproducing and reconstructing. Reproducing and reconstructing are not about identical. They are about checking more data against the original data collected. One can never replicate/duplicate the same situation so it is about similarities rather than exactness.

 

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 23, 2014 11:42 AM

This article is about the low value placed on replication studies. It does not call into question all education research! I'd like to see how this replication issue compares to other social sciences before dismissing all ed research! 

Dylan-oliver Sinclair's curator insight, August 24, 2014 10:48 PM

What information should be taught in schools and universities? This topic is suggesting marketing companies have influence over learning and teaching.

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Managing people - The top three reasons why your staff are leaving and what you can do about it

Managing people - The top three reasons why your staff are leaving and what you can do about it | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
The majority of Australians who leave their jobs do so because they are unsatisfied with management.

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Work Engagement and its effect on retaining top talent

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Ian Berry's curator insight, October 20, 2015 8:17 PM

A not surprising result. A key question to ask is How are you helping your employees to achieve what's important to them? Answer this question with action and your employees will soon be helping you to achieve what's important for your business.

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This Is How Millennials Will Change Management

This Is How Millennials Will Change Management | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it

Like thEach generation brings a new set of values. Here's how the growing number of millennial managers are changing the face of the workplace.


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The New World of Work  - employee engagement and Millennial’s born after 1990

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Ian Berry's curator insight, November 4, 2015 1:00 AM

Like the concept of work-life blend. I've been calling it life/work harmony for a some time. Also like "relationships have new priority" This will increase in importance and value as technology continues to disrupt

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Which Digital Marketing Tactic Has the Biggest Revenue Impact?

Which Digital Marketing Tactic Has the Biggest Revenue Impact? | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
Marketing Strategy - One-third of marketers say they do not know which digital marketing tactic has the biggest positive impact on revenue, according to a recent report from Webmarketing123.

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The best strategy are to use the ones you enjoy and the forums / / / /places where your niche market "hang-out" 

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marketingIO's curator insight, March 3, 2015 9:13 PM

I don't know if this is funny or frustrating. How can "Not Sure," in the era of marketing analytics, be the #1 answer? Don't let this be you. If so, watch your budget magically disappear.

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Blended learning design advice for collaboration & retention

Blended learning design advice for collaboration & retention | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
Blended synchronous learning can improve retention and ease online equity concerns; but it has to be done right, say 7 universities with best practices.

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Absolutely! -Blended learning is not a "robotic" do and say / say and do.  It is curriculum development challenge which requires getting to know many factors prior for learning and development success

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6 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make -- And How to Avoid Them

6 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make -- And How to Avoid Them | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
Starting a business is hard enough, and these common mistakes can make it even harder.

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Solid tips to remember. 

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How to make technology a successful partner in teaching

How to make technology a successful partner in teaching | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it

,No matter how clever its functionality, a smart device is a tool like any other, and has to be applied and used skilfully to do the job well.


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Yes, technology is a tool to create and think.  Tools can be created to help and hurt.  Educators are in the business of teaching students how to create and find purpose with positive intentions. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 22, 2014 6:26 PM

On the surface I might disagree with the premise. My reading of Heidegger suggests something different. He proposed that our thinking in using any technology is stultified (incompetent and worthless) or blindly rebelling against the technology. Choosing to use a technology and question it is an important first step in using it as partnership in learning. Is this the right tool for this learning and teaching?

 

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How to Drive Employee Engagement Via a Culture of Sharing

How to Drive Employee Engagement Via a Culture of Sharing | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
We are all living during a time when people want and expect their leaders to be more human, less perfect and at times a bit vulnerable—regardless of hierarchy or rank.

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The new world of work + 1990-1996 Millennial + Work Engagement

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Ian Berry's curator insight, November 13, 2015 12:33 AM

Glenn Llopis on the money "We are all living during a time when people want and expect their leaders to be more human, less perfect and at times a bit vulnerable—regardless of hierarchy or rank."

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Peers, not bosses, are the top drivers of employee engagement

Peers, not bosses, are the top drivers of employee engagement | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
Forget line managers, the HR team is the least likely to have a positive impact on their engagement levels, say employees.

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Work Engagement and the 1990’s Millenial

 

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Ian Berry's curator insight, November 15, 2015 8:21 PM

HR doesn't and should not own employee engagement. Everyone should own employee engagement.

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Three Social Trends That Will Influence Education in 2014

Three Social Trends That Will Influence Education in 2014 | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
There are patterns within the trend predictions for 2014 that are worthy of paying attention to. There is strong, if not overwhelming evidence that behaviour patterns of students, educators, employ...

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These trends proved accurate and continue to grow in our new 2015 academic year.  

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Stop Asking, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Focus.

Stop Asking, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Focus. | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
Tolerating interruptions is not the hallmark of a successful business leader.

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Another good strategy as we schedule our time and efforts. 

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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand

Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
3 Part Series offers a wealth of iPad Apps and Web Tools for the Common Core Literacy Curriculum’s Reading Strand Dr. Leslie Suter and Dr. Melissa Comer are

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Connecting the CCS to our business development strategy and mission of promoting education practices that work.

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A shocking statistic about the quality of education research

A shocking statistic about the quality of education research | Business Development for Instruction Technology | Scoop.it
A research study about research studies comes up with a cautionary finding.

 

For more than a decade, school reformers have said that education policy should be driven by “research” and “data,” but there’s a big question about how much faith anyone should have in a great deal of education research. This is so not only because the samples are too small or because some research projects are funded by specific companies looking for specific results, but because in nearly all cases, it appears that nobody can be certain their results are completely accurate.


“I would love to believe that every single person doing education research around the world has ethics that are as pure as the driven snow,” Plucker said. “[But] the law of averages tells us there’s something out there.”



Via Gust MEES
Educate Massachusetts's insight:

Data is significant yet can be deceptive.  We are developing human potential and there are aspects where data is not as reliable to success as we portray.

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 22, 2014 6:32 PM

The concept of replication has never made sense to me. We should be reproducing and reconstructing. Reproducing and reconstructing are not about identical. They are about checking more data against the original data collected. One can never replicate/duplicate the same situation so it is about similarities rather than exactness.

 

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 23, 2014 11:42 AM

This article is about the low value placed on replication studies. It does not call into question all education research! I'd like to see how this replication issue compares to other social sciences before dismissing all ed research! 

Dylan-oliver Sinclair's curator insight, August 24, 2014 10:48 PM

What information should be taught in schools and universities? This topic is suggesting marketing companies have influence over learning and teaching.