Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tips and Tricks – Data Cleaning (SQL Constants and Appending)

It has been a busy week for data cleaning. The data for one project was spread across several different files and formats. It takes a lot of time and patience to reorganize data and it is easy to get lost or … Continue reading

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5 Tools for the Researcher Without a Budget

One of the things I enjoy about research is that each day is different. Many projects have a predictable progression from research question to data collection, analysis and reporting. Other requests are less structured and can fall anywhere on the … Continue reading

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This Week in Education – a Research Resource Roundup

Today’s blog post highlights some of the resources and articles that have crossed my desk. Research Issues – Sampling Sampling was a popular topic this week. Rather than simply cite chapter and verse from my collection of statistics textbooks, I … Continue reading

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Research Lessons from Poetry

The following poem is one of my favorites and is also a good guide for writing research reports.  Unfortunately, I do not know who originally wrote this poem since it is attributed to “Anonymous”.  As you read it, try to … Continue reading

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Topics Trending In Education Research (Top-TIER): Ontario at the AERA

As mentioned earlier this week in the post “End of an AERA“, Ontario was well represented at this year’s American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting.  Using this year’s program (“2011 Annual Meeting Program” ISSN 0163-9676) it was possible to … Continue reading

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End of an AERA – AERA 2011 through the eyes of Twitter and R

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) holds an annual meeting that brings together researchers from across North America.  This year the AERA conference was held from Friday April 8 to Tuesday April 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana and had the … Continue reading

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Three Questions Education Research Should Answer

Putting research into the hands of teachers is not very difficult in Ontario. The professional development opportunities for teachers and the body of research in education grow every day. Research is most often presented to teachers with the hope that … Continue reading

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