Welcome to this set of internet links relating to educational research and development. I hope you find them useful. This page is one of two sections of my Research & Development Resources which is, in turn, one of four sections of my Educational Resources. Please also consider visiting my Action Research Support page. If you find other sites that I might add here, please send me the URL addresses (e.g., http://......). A great search engine for finding sites on particular topics is @ Google and Google Scholar.
While methods that may apply across a variety of contexts can be helpful, researchers always will be limited by what theoretical perspectives are available to them (for analyses and planning). Access to numerous theoretical perspectives is provided through the link at right.
Generic Research Resources
APA Guide to Academic Papers.
The Research Process.
Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research.
Research & Teaching.
Research Methods Knowledge Base.
School Improvement Resources (WestEd).
Theories for Research (J. Lemke).
Complementary Research Methods.
Comparing Conceptual Structures.
Scientific Research in Education.
A Guide to Doctoral (& Masters) Work.
Correlation and Causality.
Quantitative Research in Education.
Quantitative Research Websites.
Reliability & Validity.
Personal Construct Theory & Rep Grids.
Repertory Grids: A Summary.
Repertory Grid Technique.
Qualitative Methods Workbook.
Qualitative Research: A, B.
Qualitative Research Resources: A, B.
Primer in Qualitative Methods.
Qualitative (Web) Pages.
Qualitative Research in Practice (S. Merriam).
Qualitative Research (U Colorado).
Validity in QualRes.
Trustworthiness in Qualitative Research.
Semiotics & Qualitative Research.
Constant Comparative Method.
Qualitative Research Data Analysis.
On-line Qualitative Data Analysis.
A Guide to Qualitative Research.
Qualitative Research in Education.
Text Content Analysis Tool.
QSR (Qualitative Data Analysis Software).
Science, Mathematics & Technology Education
Ontario College of Teachers.
Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario.
Science Coordinators' & Consultants' Association of Ontario.
The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario.
Ontario Teachers' Federation.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation.
Ontario Public School Boards' Association.
Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Assocation.
Ontario Association of Physics Teachers.
Canadian Association of Learned Journals.
Canadian Teachers' Federation.
Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE).
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
Youth Science Canada.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
National Research Council.
National Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
Engineering Institute of Canada.
International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group: A, B.
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science.
SchoolNet's On-line Educators' Forums.
Canadian Federation for the Humanities & Social Sciences.
Canadian Education Association.
Ontario Society for Environmental Education.
Federation of Ontario Naturalists.
History of Science in Science Education Research Group (UWinnipeg).
School Science & Mathematics Association.
American Educational Research Association.
National Science Teachers' Association.
American Assoc. for Advancement of Science.
Association for Science Education.
National Academy of Science.
National Assoc. for Research in Science Teaching.
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.
The Jean Piaget Society.
Paulo Freire Institute.
British Educational Research Association.
National Association of Biology Teachers.
Center for Science Education.
International Technology Education Assoc.
International Organization for Science and Technology Education.