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1A: About Education Research

Educational research is done by practitioners (teachers and administrators), scholars, policy-makers, and parents. Research may focus on practical strategies for classroom use or school development, it may focus on surveys, testing, or methodology. There may be a need to gather data from studies or simply to understand educational trends. Research may involve testing theories on live students or may involve understanding laws related to children. Results of education research could influence public policy. Educational research can concern itself with any age group from early childhood development; to elementary, middle and high school age; to higher education; to continuing professional development or adult education.

1B: Of Particular Note for Online Research:

The World Wide Web has developed into an incredibly rich resource for research in a variety of areas in the field of education. There are certain types of information for which searching the Web is particularly useful, including:

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Search for scholarship information using USA.gov.

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The Web is NOT a good source for finding what types of information related to education research?

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