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Re: [Phys-L] Is "Education Research" "Scientific Research" ? YES!"

On 10/19/2012 4:58 PM, Richard Hake abstracted this::
The National Academies' "Scientific Research in Education" at <> suggests six guiding principles that underlie all scientific inquiry, including education research: (1) Pose Significant Questions That Can Be Investigated Empirically, (2) Link Research to Relevant Theory, (3) Use Methods That Permit Direct Investigation of the Question, (4) Provide a Coherent and Explicit Chain of Reasoning, (5) Replicate and Generalize Across Studies, and (6) Disclose Research to Encourage Professional Scrutiny and Critique.

This reads like a sentence which in its parts provides a succinct representation of that endeavor whose description gives list contributors severe indigestion often enough; and which for me calls to mind the aphorism: A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. And ever.

Brian W