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Research, Interrupted

Addressing Practical and Methodological Challenges Under Turbulent Conditions

Published Nov 21, 2023

by Susan Bush-Mecenas, Jonathan Schweig, Megan Kuhfeld, Louis T. Mariano, Melissa Kay Diliberti

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Researchers examine the COVID-19 pandemic as one salient case of a large-scale disruption to schooling that exemplifies the challenges faced by researchers evaluating education interventions and policies under turbulent conditions. Presenting qualitative analysis of interviews with research study leaders, this working paper illuminates promising practices that arose during the pandemic and provides recommendations for future education research.

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