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EDUC 461 Instructional Design: Finding Information

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Tips on locating empirical research

To find articles that report on empirical research, some keywords you might want to use:

study, results, discussion, data, variables, limitations, implications, survey, respondents, population, conclusion

Such terms should be searched as keywords rather than subject terms because they reflect the kind of language used in an article describing empirical research, but they are not the topic or subject of the study.

Helpful Electronic Resources

These online sources are good general database for your research.

California State Board of Education, Standards & Frameworks

Standards and Frameworks can be described in three categories:  Content standards, Common Core State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks.

Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English-language arts and mathematics were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) on August 2, 2010.

Curriculum Frameworks
Frameworks are blueprints for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education and are developed by the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission.

Useful Online Books About the Common Core

Find additional online books by searching the term "common core' in the EBL e-book library

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