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Educational Research

This guide contains resources for educators.


There are two approaches to educational research (Anderson & Arsenault, 2002):

1. Basic- searches for truth in educational theories; research focuses on studies that can test, modify, or develop theories

2. Applied- the pursuit of answers that can be applied to practice; researchers look for solutions to existing problems; applies educational theory to a hypothesis in a specific setting 




  1. Anderson, G., & Aresenault N. (2002). Fundamentals of educational research. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis Inc.