General Readings & Books

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Corno, L., & Anderman, E. M. (2016). Handbook of educational psychology (3rd edition). New York, NY: Routledge. Filled with over 30 different chapters covering most of the major areas of the sprawling field of educational psychology, including contributions from many EPET faculty. Available as an e-book from the MSU library (requires login).

Booth, W.C., Colomb, G.G., & Williams, J.M. (2008). The craft of research (3rd edition). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Campbell, D. T. & Stanley, J. C. (1963). Experimental and quasi-experimental designs for research. Chicago: Houghton-Mifflin.

Derry, G. (1999). What science is and how it works. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Rose, M. (2004). Mind at work: Valuing the intelligence of the American Worker. New York: Penguin.

Sawyer, K. (2014). The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences (2nd ed.) Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. Available as an e-book from the MSU library (requires login).

Schunk, D. H. (2011). Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley.

Spector, J.M, Merrill, M.D., Elen, J., & Bishop, M.J. (Eds.) (2014). Handbook of research on educational communications and technology (4th edition). New York: Routledge.

Wheelan, C. (2013). Naked statistics: Stripping the dread from the data. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.


Article Critiques

Zhang, S., & Duke, N. (2008). Strategies for Internet Reading with Different Reading Purposes: A Descriptive Study of Twelve Good Internet Readers. Journal of Literacy Research, 40(1), 128-162. doi: 10.1080/10862960802070491.

Lai, C., Yang, J., Chen, F., Ho, C., & Chan, T. (2007). Affordances of mobile technologies for experiential learning: the interplay of technology and pedagogical practices. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 23(4), 326-337. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2007.00237.x.

Tufekci, Z. (2010). Who Acquires Friends Through Social Media and Why? “Rich Get Richer” versus “Seek and Ye Shall Find.” In Proceedings of the 4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM, 2010). AAAI Press.

Li, Q. (2006). Cyberbullying in schools: a research of gender differences. School Psychology International, (27), 1-14. doi: 10.1177/01430343060

Gosling, S.D., Augustine, A.A., Vazire, S., Holtzman, N., Gaddis, S. (2011). Manifestations of personality in online social networks: self-reported facebook-related behaviors and observable profile information. Cyberpyschology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(9), 483-88. doi: 10:1089/cyber.2010.0087


Week 1

Day 1

Schunk, D. H. (2011). (Chapter 1) Introduction to the study of learning. Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition) (pp. 1-28). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley.

Woolfolk, A. (2010). Educational psychology (11th ed.) (pp.8-13). Columbus, OH: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

Berliner, D. (2002). Educational research: The hardest science of all. Educational Researcher, 31(8), 18-20.

[**OPTIONAL**] Basu, K. (2011). Ending the first Ed.D. program. Inside Higher Ed.

Day 2

Abbeduto, L., & Symons, F. (2008). ISSUE 15: Should schools embrace computers and technology? In: Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in educational psychology (pp. 325 – 340). New York: McGraw Hill.

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 1) Research in the real world. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 1-28). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [RVR Ch. 1 QUIZ]

Booth, W.C., Colomb, G.G., & Williams, J.M. (2008). The craft of research (3rd edition) (pp. 35-67). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

[**OPTIONAL**] Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 15) How to find, focus, and present research. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 489-498). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [RVR Ch. 15 Quiz]

Day 3

Forscher, B. K. (1963). Chaos in the brickyard [Letter to the editor]. Science, 142, 339.

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 2) Theory and Models. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 25-54). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [RVR, Ch. 2 QUIZ]

[**OPTIONAL**] Derry, G. (1999). Chapter 6: A universe in a bottle: Models, modeling, and successive approximation. In What science is and how it works (pp. 69-88). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Day 4

[**OPTIONAL**] Roseth, C. J., Saltarelli, A. J., & Glass, C. R. (2011). Effects of face-to-face and computer-mediated constructive controversy on social interdependence, motivation, and achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103, 804-820.

[**OPTIONAL**] Saltarelli, A. J. & Roseth, C. J. (2014). Effects of synchronicity and belongingness on face-to-face and computer-mediated constructive controversy. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106, 946-960.

[**OPTIONAL**] Peterson, A. T., & Roseth, C. J. (2016). Effects of four CSCL strategies for enhancing online discussion forums: Social interdependence, summarizing, scripts, and synchronicity. International Journal of Educational Research, 76, 147-161.

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 6) Secondary data. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 181-210). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [RVR Ch.6 QUIZ]

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 7) Primary data collection: Surveys and observation. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 211-240). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [RVR Ch. 7 QUIZ]

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 3) Qualitative data. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 55-90). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [RVR Ch. 3 QUIZ]

Day 5

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 4) Measurement. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 91-138). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

[RVR Ch. 4 QUIZ]

[**OPTIONAL**] Duckworth, A. L., & Yeager, D. S. (2015). Measurement matters: Assessing personal qualities other than cognitive ability for educational purposes. Educational Researcher, 44, 237-251.

[**OPTIONAL**] Credé, M., Tynan, M. C., & Harms, P. D. (in press). Much ado about grit: A meta-analytic synthesis of the grit literature. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

[**OPTIONAL**] Cole, N. (1990). Conceptions of educational achievement. Educational Researcher, 19(3), 2–7.


Week 2

Day 1

[**OPTIONAL**] Mishra, P., Koehler, M. J., & Greenhow, C. (2016). The work of educational psychologists in a digitally networked world. In L. Corno & E.M. Anderman (Eds.) Handbook of Educational Psychology (3rd edition) (pp. 29-40). New York, NY: Routledge. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/lib/michstate/detail.action?docID=11079411 (need to create a login with MSU ID to access)

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 5) Sampling. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 139-180). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [RVR Ch. 5 QUIZ]

Schunk, D. H. (2011). (Chapter 3) Behaviorism. Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition) (pp. 71-116). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley.

Day 2

Schunk, D. H. (2011). (Chapter 4) Social cognitive theory. Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition) (pp. 117-162). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley.

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 8 ) Making sense of the numbers. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 241-292). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [ RVR Ch. 8 QUIZ]

Day 3

Schunk, D. H. (2011). (Chapter 5) Information processing theory. Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition) (pp. 163-227). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley.

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 9) Making sense of multivariate statistics. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 293-326). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [ RVR Ch. 9 QUIZ]

Day 4

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 11) Observational studies with control variables. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 355-394). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [RVR Ch. 11 QUIZ]

Ethical Considerations

Naturalistic Settings

[**OPTIONAL**] Pepler, D. J., & Craig, W. M. (1995). A peek behind the fence: Naturalistic observations of aggressive children with remote audiovisual recording. Developmental Psychology, 31, 548-553.

Online Trace Data

[**OPTIONAL**] Barnes, K. (2014). Student Data Collection Is Out of Control. Retrieved June 30, 2016, from http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/09/24/protecting-student-privacy-in-online-learning/student-data-collection-is-out-of-control.html.

Online Experiments

[**OPTIONAL**] Goel, V. (2014). As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics. Retrieved June 30, 2016, from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/technology/the-boon-of-online-data-puts-social-science-in-a-quandary.html.

Online Participants

[**OPTIONAL**] Paolacci, G. & Chandler, J. (2014). Inside the Turk: Understanding Mechanical Turk as a participant pool. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 184-188.

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 10) Causation. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 329-354). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [RVR Ch. 10 QUIZ]

Day 5

Abbeduto, L., & Symons, F. (2008). ISSUE 8: Should schools adopt a constructivist approach to education? In: Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in educational psychology (pp. 164 – 195). New York: McGraw Hill.

Schunk, D. H. (2011). (Chapter 6) Constructivism. Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition) (pp. 228-277). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley.

Week 3

Koehler, M.J., & Mishra, P. (2009). What is technological pedagogical content knowledge? Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 9(1), 60-70. [discussion: Q1, Q2, Q3 ]

[**OPTIONAL**] Baker, R., & Siemens, G. (2014). Educational data mining and learning analytics. In R. K. Sawyer (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of the learning sciences (pp. 253-272). doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139519526.016

Schunk, D. H. (2011). (Chapter 7) Cognitive learning processes. Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition) (pp. 278-344). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley. [discussion: Q1, Q2, Q3 ]

Schunk, D. H. (2011). (Chapter 8 ) Motivation. Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition) (pp. 345-398). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley. [discussion: Q1, Q2, Q3 ]

Week 4

Ronau, R.N., & Rakes, C.R. (2012). Making the grade: Reporting educational technology and teacher knowledge research. In R.N Ronau, C.R. Rakes, & M.L. Niess (Eds.), Educational technology, teacher knowledge, and classroom impact: A research handbook on frameworks and approaches (pp. 323-332). IGI Global.[discussion: Q1, Q2, Q3 ]

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 13) Natural and quasi-experiments. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 427-464). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [discussion: Q1, Q2, Q3 ] [RVR Ch. 13 QUIZ]

Schunk, D. H. (2011). (Chapter 9) Self-regulation. Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition) (pp. 345-398). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley. [discussion: Q1, Q2, Q3 ]

Week 5

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 12) Randomized field experiments. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 395-426). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [discussion: Q1 Q2 Q3 ] [RVR Ch. 12 QUIZ]

Phillips (2006). A guide for the perplexed: Scientific educational research, methodology, and the gold versus platinum standards. Educational Research Review, 15-26. [discussion: Q1 Q2 Q3 ]

[**OPTIONAL**] Derry, G. (1999). Chapter 13: Contentious questions: The shadowy borderlands of science. In What science is and how it works (pp. 174-188). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.[ discussion: ]

[**OPTIONAL**] Derry, G. (1999). Chapter 15: Questions of legitimacy: The postmodern critique of science. In What science is and how it works (pp. 207-214). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.[ discussion: ]

Gee, J. P. (2007). Learning and games. In K. Salen (ed.), The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning (pp. 21-40). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. dpi: 10.1162/dmal.9780262693646.021.3646.021. [discussion: Q1, Q2, Q3 ]

Week 6

Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). (Chapter 14) The politics, production, and ethics of research. Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation (pp. 465-488). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [discussion: Q1, Q2, ][RVR Ch. 14 QUIZ]

[**OPTIONAL**] Derry, G. (1999). Chapter 11: Difficult and important questions: Science, values, and ethics. In What science is and how it works (pp. 145-157). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Schunk, D. H. (2011). (Chapter 10) Development. Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition) (pp. 345-398). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley. [discussion: Q1 ]

Schunk, D. H. (2011). (Chapter 2) Neuroscience learning. Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th Edition) (pp. 345-398). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley. [discussion: Q1 ]

[**OPTIONAL**] Bruer, J. T. (1997). Education and the Brain: A Bridge Too Far John T. Bruer. Educational Researcher, 26(8), 4-16.

Week 7

Salomon, G., & Perkins, D. (2005). Do technologies make us smarter? Intellectual amplification with, of and through technology. In R. J. Sternberg, & D. D. Preiss (Eds). Intelligence and technology: The impact of tools on the nature and development of human abilities (pp. 71-86). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [discussion: Q1, Q2]

[**OPTIONAL**] Derry, G. (1999). Epilogue: So, what is science? In What science is and how it works (pp. 303-304). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. [ discussion: ]

Fine, G.A. (1988) The ten commandments of writing. American Sociologist, 19(3), 152-157 [discussion: Q1, Q2, Q3 ]

Bem, D. J. (1995). Writing a review article for psychological bulletin. Psychological Bulletin, 118(2), 172-177. [discussion: Q1, Q2, Q3 ]

[**OPTIONAL**] Kaestle (1993). The awful reputation of education research. Educational Researcher, 22, (1), 23-31. [OPTIONAL] [ discussion: ]

[**OPTIONAL**] Moss et al. (2009). Learning from our differences: A dialogue across perspectives on quality in education research. Educational Researcher, 38(7), 501–517. [OPTIONAL] [ discussion: ]

[**OPTIONAL**] Sword, H. (2012, July 23). Zombie nouns.The New York Times. Retrieved from http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/zombie-nouns/ [OPTIONAL]

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