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Getting Started with Reproducible Research in R: What you need and Where to get it

You have been persuaded that engaging in Reproducible Research is worth your time and effort and now you want to get started. This post is a quick overview of the steps you need to take to install LaTeX and make … Continue reading

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#AERA15 and Ontario School Board Research

The American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2015 Annual Meeting will be starting this Thursday, April 16th with more than 14,000 people participating in over 2,600 sessions. This year AERA is being held in Chicago Illinois with the theme Toward Justice: … Continue reading

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6 Forms of Bias That Weaken Your Research

Dr. John Ioannidis’ 2005 article “Why Most Published Research Findings are False” is a provocative reflection on how vulnerable research can be to bias. With citation in over 1,400 papers over the last 9 years (http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0020124 ) Ioannidis has inspired and … Continue reading

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A look at Twitter and #OERS14

This was the ninth year for the Ontario Education Research Symposium which is organized by the Ontario Education Research Panel.  As with previous years it was a wonderful venue to share research, explore new collaborations and expand networking opportunities.  Throughout … Continue reading

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In the Edlines…

“Edlines” is a new page that features links for current education research, resources, and discussions.  As new links are added, older links will move further down the page. A link to the Edlines page can be found at the top … 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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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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