This glossary indexes frequently used research terms. Glossary entries come from different sources: imports, and manual entries by users. The first bulk of glossaries was imported directly from the book Exploring educational research literacy. Others are manually added by different users over time.
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The central focus of Qualitative Research. As a researcher grasps the meaning of things, then insight and understanding follow.
The systematic process of determining values of Variables.
A meta-analysis is a statistical analysis that combines the results of multiple scientific studies. Meta-analyses can be performed when there are multiple scientific studies addressing the same question, with each individual study reporting measurements that are expected to have some degree of error. The aim then is to use approaches from statistics to derive a pooled estimate closest to the unknown common truth based on how this error is perceived. It is thus a basic methodology of Metascience. Meta-analytic results are considered the most trustworthy source of evidence by the evidence-based medicine literature.
A specialized form of Ethnography where the researcher conducts a narrowly focused study over a short period of time.
The measure of Central Tendency that describes the most common score.