Education has continued to grow in stature and significance as an academic discipline. In addition to world renowned research studies the growth of education has been seen in the methodology and methods underpinning its research. The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research provides a cutting edge account of the research and methodology that is creating new understandings for education research, policy and practice. Over two volumes, the handbook addresses educational research in six essential components: Section 1: Understanding Research Section 2: Planning Research Section 3: Approaches to Research Section 4: Acquiring Data Section 5: Analysing Data Section 6: Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research Featuring contributions from more than 50 of the biggest names in the international field, The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research represents a very significant contribution to the development of education.
Chapter 50: Evaluation of and Accountability for Individual and Institutional Research on Education
Evaluation of and Accountability for Individual and Institutional Research on Education
National or local governmental agencies are significant sources of funding for educational research. In recent years these agencies across the world have increased their oversight on the effectiveness of their research programs (Furlong, 2013; Shavelson, 2009). They seek hard evidence about the overall quality of academic research to justify government expenditure for higher-education institutional programs and individual researchers. This growing emphasis on accountability of academic research raises questions about the meaning and measurement of research quality in order to make fair judgments at different stages of the research process (see Shavelson, 2009 for a discussion ...