Reporting What Readers Need to Know About Education Research Measures: A Guide

Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Analytic Technical Assistance and Development
Sep 09, 2014
Authors
Kimberly Boller and Ellen Eliason Kisker

 

This brief provides five checklists to help researchers provide complete information describing (1) their study's measures; (2) data collection training and quality; (3) the study's reference population, study sample, and measurement timing; (4) evidence of the reliability and construct validity of the measures; and (5) missing data and descriptive statistics. The brief includes an example of parts of a report's methods and results section illustrating how the checklists can be used to check the completeness of reporting.