Tag Archives: Research

CSSE 2012 – Topics Trending in Education Research (Top-TIER)

This weekend, education researchers from across Canada will be traveling to  Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo to participate in the Canadian Society for the Study of Education’s (CSSE) Annual Congress.  As is traditionally the case, Ontario is … Continue reading

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Research Transparency and Accountability – New Collaborations?

The discussion of a new tri-council policy framework on February 16th , previewed recommendations that have evolved over two years of deliberation and planning to address issues of research transparency and accountability.  During a research integrity workshop session of the … Continue reading

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Education and Health Care – Using Slopegraphs to Understand Complex Systems

Both Education and Health Care are complex systems that impact everyone. Those who work in both of these systems dedicate a great deal of time to collect data to inform and support decision making. Unfortunately, data from a complex system … Continue reading

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5 More Tools for the Researcher Without a Budget

During the final rush of the school year I came across a few more tools and resources that have become regulars in my toolkit.  I hope you will find them as useful as I have. Zotero: http://www.zotero.org/ Level of difficulty: 3 out … Continue reading

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One Message, Two Meanings – What Is Your Data Visualization Saying?

If you have ever said something carelessly then you have probably been told that “you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar”. This piece of practical wisdom reminds us to think about what we say and how we say it. … Continue reading

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Ontario Education Research To Be Featured at CSSE 2011

Ontario is well represented at this year’s Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) conference which will be held May 28 to June 1 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Researchers from across Canada will use this opportunity to present their work … Continue reading

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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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