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Ecological Validity

A type of Validity particularly important in Qualitative Research where the Data and the research efforts are true to life and realistic.


A basic aspect of human culture, where people teach and learn from each other. The formal style of education is called schooling.

Educational Research

A form of research that studies how people teach and learn in formal and informal settings.

educational transformation

Educational transformation refers to systemic changes in the prevailing educational model. Distinguishing itself from the theories that defend reforms or renovations of some elements of the model, maintaining the substance of the traditional teaching and learning process, and its organization and structure.

Source: IGI global


Elearning refers to the use of Internet technologies to deliver instruction.




ET is acronym of educational transformation.

See for example in this article.



A Qualitative Research method where researchers immerse themselves in a particular cultural setting in order to understand it better. Most often researchers use Participant Observation strategies to gather Data. Special forms of ethnography include Autoethnography and Micro-ethnography.


A type of empirical activity similar to research where the evaluator seeks to determine if a set of promised or described settings or activities match the reality of the situation.

Experimental Design

A type of Research Design where all factors except for a treatment effect are controlled so as to isolate the impact of that treatment.

Experimenter Effects

An error in Quantitative Research where the experimenter himself or herself has a systematic impact on the Participants or process.