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Demystifying Research: What’S Necessary And Why Administrators Need To Understand It, Mary Antony Bair, Ernestine K. Enomoto Jan 2013

Demystifying Research: What’S Necessary And Why Administrators Need To Understand It, Mary Antony Bair, Ernestine K. Enomoto

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Despite the need to adopt evidence-based school reform practices, administrators are often stymied by the proliferation of instructional strategies not supported by research data. In this article, misconceptions about research terms are clarified, and sources for reliable studies are suggested. We offer practical guidelines for determining whether findings are credible and relevant for a particular context. By demystifying research, it is hoped school administrators will be encouraged to be critical consumers of research studies when making administrative decisions.