Controlled Experiments: Controlled and Quasi-Experiments in Education
Controlled experiments are often hard to do in education. We can do controlled experiments in short lab studies, but real learning occurs over much longer time scales. However, over those longer time scales, it's difficult to have the control necessary over the various lurking variables to perform true controlled experiments.
Here are a few sources on doing controlled experiments in education:
- Randomized Controlled Experiments in Education, from Adrien Bouguen and Marc Gurgand of the European Expert Network on Economics of Education
- Randomized Trials and Quasi-Experiments in Education Research, from Joshua Angrist of the National Bureau of Economic Research
- Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide, from the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
- Quasi-Experiments in Schools: The Case for Historical Cohort Control Groups, from Tamara Walser of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington
- Experiments, from Research and Education
- Experiments, quasi-experiments, single-case research and internet-based experiments, from Research Methods in Education
- Controlled experiment replication in evaluation of e-learning system’s educational influence, from Ani Grubišic, Slavomir Stankov, Marko Rosic, and Branko Zitko of the University of Split
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