Keywords

research-based best practice, decision making, educational leadership, administration and management, school reform

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Education

Abstract

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.

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Original Citation: Antony Bair, Mary, and Ernestine K. Enomoto. "Demystifying Research: What’s Necessary and Why Administrators Need to Understand It." National Association of Secondary School Principals 97, no. 2 (2013): 124-138.

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