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Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development


"This report from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation explains how the two agencies hope to realize the full potential of their education research and development investments-including obtaining meaningful findings and actionable results-through a more systematic development of knowledge. The report describes six types of research studies that can generate evidence about how to increase student learning. Research types include those that generate the most fundamental understandings related to education and learning; examinations of associations between variables; iterative design and testing of strategies or interventions; and assessments of the impact of a fully-developed intervention on an education outcome. For each research type, the report describes the purpose and the expected empirical and/or theoretical justifications, types of project outcomes, and quality of evidence."