Hostetler, K. (2005). What is "good" education research? Educational Research, 34(6), 16-21. Retrieved April 25, 2008 from http://edr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/refs/34/6/16.
Hostetler discusses methodological as well as ethical considerations necessary for assessing the quality of educational research. The author discusses challenges faced by educational researchers as well as the complexity in defining “good” research. He contends that in addition to sound procedures, effective research also encompasses beneficial aims and results. Hostetler maintains that the ultimate goal for educational research is to enhance individual well-being, so researchers must be able to connect their work to human welfare and interests.
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