Innovation versus Replication in Research Findings:Has the Novelty of New Research Findings Worn Off?

ID: 44504 Type: Panel
  1. Rhonda Christensen, Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning, UNT, United States
  2. J. Michael Spector, University of North Texas, United States
  3. Ann Thompson, Iowa State, United States
  4. Denise Schmidt-Crawford, Iowa State University, United States
  5. Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States
  6. Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States

Tuesday, March 3 4:15 PM-5:15 PM

Hopper Susan, Pedagogical Balance of Effective Teaching, United States

There is a growing recognition for a need to replicate research studies in the field of education. Replication can lend credibility as well as support for decision-making that is based on sound research. Many policy decisions regarding educational technology interventions are made based on research studies. Assuring the studies are reliable and generalizable beyond the original study is an important component to support the decision-making process. Recommendations for promoting the use of replication studies in educational technology are discussed in this paper and will further be discussed and debated during the proposed panel.


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