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Topic: Why Aren't There Standards in Education Research
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Haim

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Re: Why Aren't There Standards in Education Research
Posted: Oct 22, 2012 9:57 PM
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lajones Posted: Oct 19, 2012 7:33 PM

>Is anyone interested in discussing "why there aren't
>standards in education research" or could we change the
>subject to "is it possible to make the public aware that
>there aren't any standards in education research"


I am not sure what a discussion on this subject would look like. Discussing why there are no standards in education research is like discussing why a cat is not a dog. Education research is not research, as that concept is understood in real academic disciplines. Education research looks a lot more like the exegesis of religious text. It has far more to do with faith and received wisdom than with the testing of hypotheses by the logical analysis of empirical evidence.

Education "research" puts me in mid of the Caliph Omar (586-589 AD). Omar destroyed the Library of Alexandria on the simple principle that all knowledge is in the Koran. Because of this, any book in Alexandria that agrees with the Koran is correct but superfluous and distracting (from the Koran), and any book that disagrees with the Koran is wrong. Therefore, just destroy them all. That pretty well sums up education research, I would say.

>The general public could easily agree that real research
>has a sound study design, and any purported results
>should be able to be replicated by others.


I feel confident in saying that the general public has no opinion on research, real or otherwise.

Haim
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