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This page is about various collections of very best / favourite published
Jo Ferrie's favourite papers in/on qualitative research
- Potter,J. & Wetherell,M. (19xx)
- Reynolds, J. and Wetherell, M. (2003) 'The discursive climate of singleness:
The consequences for women's negotiation of a single identity'. Feminism and
Psychology, vol.13 no.4 pp.489-510.
- Piliavin,I.M. & Rodin,J. (1969) "Good samaritanism: An undergound
phenomenon?" Journal of personality and social psychology
vol.13 no.4 pp.289-299
My favourite Education papers
- Bloom ,B.S. (1984)
"The 2 Sigma Problem: The Search for Methods of Group Instruction as Effective
as One-to-One Tutoring "
Educational Researcher Vol.13 No.6 (Jun. - Jul., 1984) pp. 4-16
- Sfard,A. (1998)
"On Two Metaphors for Learning and the Dangers of Choosing Just One"
Educational Researcher Vol.27 No.2 pp.4-13
- 3 papers on essentially the same study:
Wood, D. & Middleton, D. (1975) "A study of assisted problem-solving"
British j. of psychology vol.66 no.2 pp.181-191
Wood, D., Bruner,J. & Ross, G. (1976) "The role of tutoring in problem
solving" Journal of child psychiatry vol.17 pp.89-100
Wood, D., Wood, H. & Middleton, D. (1978)
"An experimental evaluation of four face-to-face teaching strategies"
Int. j. of behavioral development vol.1 pp.131-147.
- Chi,M.T.H., Roy,M. & Hausmann,R.G.M. (2008)
"Observing Tutorial Dialogues Collaboratively: Insights About Human Tutoring
Effectiveness From Vicarious Learning"
Cognitive Science vol.32 pp.301-341
The biggest published effects in Education
(bloom 1:1 tut)
- Crouch, C.H. and Mazur, E. (2001), "Peer Instruction: Ten years
of experience and results", American Journal of Physics,
vol.69, no.9 pp.970-977
Also available at
- Hake,R.R. (1998a) "Interactive-engagement versus traditional methods: A
six-thousand-student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics
courses" Am.J.Physics vol.66 no.1 pp.64-74
- Two descriptions of one study.
Biederman,I. & Shiffrar,M.M. (1987) "Sexing day old chicks: A case study,
an expert systems analysis of a difficult perceptual-learning task"
JEP: Learning, mem & cog vol.13 no.4 pp.640-645
Baddeley,A. (1997) (2nd edition) Human memory: theory and practice
p.336 (Hove: Psychology Press).
- Bloom mentions a 2 sigma effect for 1:1 tutoring compared to normal
school classroom teaching achieved by 2 of his PhD students:
Anania, J. (1983). "The influence of instructional conditions on student
learning and achievement"
Evaluation in Education: An International Review Series
vol.7 no.1 pp.1-92 (or pp.3-76)
Burke, A.J. (1984)
Students' potential for learning contrasted under tutorial
and group approaches to instruction
(Doctoral dissertation, University of Chicago, 1983)
Dissertation Abstracts International, 44, 2025A.University of Chicago).
Not so much best, as illustrating quite different experimental logics
- Experiment without a theory: a real effect but no explanation.
Perkins,K.K. and Wieman,C.E. (2005)
"The Surprising Impact of Seat Location on Student Performance"
The Physics Teacher vol.43 January pp.30-33
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