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Avoiding Data Analysis Pitfalls

Avoiding Data Analysis Pitfalls By: Quinhua (Queenie) Nian As a statistician and researcher with over 10 years of experience, I have provided data analysis assistance to many stakeholders and clients, for a variety of projects. In my current role as … Continue reading

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How to Determine the Validity and Reliability of an Instrument

How to Determine the Validity and Reliability of an Instrument By: Yue Li Validity and reliability are two important factors to consider when developing and testing any instrument (e.g., content assessment test, questionnaire) for use in a study. Attention to these … Continue reading

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Advice in Building and Boasting a Successful Grant Funding Track Record

Advice in Building and Boasting a Successful Grant Funding Track Record By: Emily Ryan In late January (2016), a panel of five experts from Miami University (Oxford, OH), including faculty and staff from departments and offices across campus, met to … Continue reading

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Personal History of Miami University’s Discovery and E & A Centers

Personal History of Miami University’s Discovery and E & A Centers By: Jane Butler Kahle In 1991, Ohio was one of the first 10 states to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Statewide Systemic Initiative (SSI) award of more than … Continue reading

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Center Director’s Message

Asking the Challenging Questions in STEM Education By: Sarah B. Woodruff “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why. . . I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” Since stumbling … Continue reading

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Our Recent Merger

Combining Resources to Support Mathematics and Science Education Improvement By: Emily Ryan and Sarah Woodruff When The Discovery Center and Ohio’s Evaluation & Assessment Center for Mathematics and Science Education were first established, they existed as independent entities. That is, … Continue reading

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Welcome and Thanks for Visiting!

Welcome to the Discovery Center for Evaluation, Research, and Professional Learning’s Blog (formerly the Discovery and Ohio’s Evaluation & Assessment Centers). Whether you’re here to learn about who we are, and what we do, we thank you for stopping by. We ask for … Continue reading

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