2009

Quality Research in Literacy and Science Education

International Perspectives and Gold Standards

ISBN: 978-1-4020-8426-3 (Print) 978-1-4020-8427-0 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxix

  2. General Introduction

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      Pages 3-15

      Education Research Meets the “Gold Standard”: Evaluation, Research Methods, and Statistics after No Child Left Behind

  3. Setting the Agenda: Science Education and Science-based Research

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      Pages 19-39

      Why “Gold Standard” Needs Another “s”: Results from the Gold Standard(s) in Science and Literacy Education Research Conference

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      Pages 41-61

      Research and Practice: A Complex Relationship?

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      Pages 63-81

      Moving Beyond the Gold Standard: Epistemological and Ontological Considerations of Research in Science Literacy

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      Pages 83-105

      Longitudinal Studies into Science Learning: Methodological Issues

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      Pages 107-137

      An International Perspective of Monitoring Educational Research Quality: Commonalities and Differences

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      Pages 139-148

      Considering Research Quality and Applicability Through the Eyes of Stakeholders

  4. Curriculum and Pedagogy

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      Pages 151-168

      Researching Effective Pedagogies for Developing the Literacies of Science: Some Theoretical and Practical Considerations

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      Pages 169-187

      Pedagogy, Implementation, and Professional Development for Teaching Science Literacy: How Students and Teachers Know and Learn

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      Pages 189-211

      Approaching Classroom Realities: The Use of Mixed Methods and Structural Equation Modeling in Science Education Research

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      Pages 213-243

      Mixed-methodology Research in Science Education: Opportunities and Challenges in Exploring and Enhancing Thinking Dispositions

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      Pages 245-260

      New Directions in Science Literacy Education

  5. Statistics, Research Methods, and Science Literacy

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      Pages 263-286

      Multilevel Modeling with HLM: Taking a Second Look at PISA

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      Pages 287-301

      Methods from Item Response Theory: Going Beyond Traditional Validity and Reliability in Standardizing Assessments

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      Pages 303-322

      Confounding in Observational Studies using Standardized Test Data: Careful Disentanglement of Statistical Interpretations and Explanations

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      Pages 323-335

      Predicting Group Membership using National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Mathematics Data

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      Pages 337-355

      Incorporating Exploratory Methods using Dynamic Graphics into Multivariate Statistics Classes: Curriculum Development

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      Pages 357-381

      Approaches to Broadening the Statistics Curricula

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      Pages 383-398

      Dr. Fox Rocks: Using Data-mining Techniques to Examine Student Ratings of Instruction

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      Pages 399-425

      Process Execution of Writing and Reading: Considering Text Quality, Learner and Task Characteristics

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