Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/17618
Title: What are the chances of success for my project? And, what if it was already done? Using meta-analyzed effect sizes to inform project decision-making
Authors: Soh, Kay Cheng
Keywords: Meta-analysis
Action research
Curriculum innovation
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Soh, K. C. (2010). What are the chances of success for my project? And, what if it was already done? Using meta-analyzed effect sizes to inform project decision-making. Educational Research Journal, 25(1), 13-25
Abstract: Action research projects have been used as a means of innovations in curriculum and in-service professional up-grading of teachers. Many instructional innovations of the Western world are being replicated in Asian's education systems often without due consideration of success rates. As such endeavour consumes much time and other resources, it would be prudent that account be taken of success rates based on the Western experiences. This paper suggests using meta-analyzed effect sizes hitherto available for (1) making pre-project decisions as to whether a project is worth trying in view of the relevant past experiences, and (2) evaluating a project effect, post hoc, vis-a-vis the average effect size available for similar projects for a contextualized interpretation. Examples and information for doing these are given. Relevant conceptual issues are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/17618
ISSN: 1560-8263 (print)
2227-0884 (online)
Website: http://hkier.fed.cuhk.edu.hk/journal/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/erj_v25n1_13-25.pdf
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
ERJ-25-1-13.pdf129.71 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s) 50

28
checked on Oct 20, 2017

Download(s)

18
checked on Oct 20, 2017