Reporting bias: why researchers don’t publish when innovative teaching approaches don’t work

There’s a lot of research about ‘what works’ in education. But what about ‘what doesn’t work’? In a recently published paper in Studies in Higher Education, we investigate a phenomenon called reporting bias, which the Cochrane Collaboration’s handbook defines as: Reporting biases arise when the dissemination of research findings is influenced by the nature and […]

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Ethics in social media research: do we know what we are doing?

By Michael Henderson, Nicola F. Johnson, Glenn Auld and Phillip Dawson – originally published on the Monash Learning with New Media research group blog   Social media, such as social network sites and blogs, are increasingly being used as core or ancillary components of educational research, from recruitment to observation and interaction with participants. However, the new mediated […]

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