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Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development


A Report from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation

The Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development can assist MSP evaluators to conduct relevant project evaluations by providing a detailed understanding of various research types and their possible and intended impacts. The following six types of research are presented:
1. Foundational Research
2. Early-Stage or Exploratory Research
3. Design and Development Research
4. Efficacy Research
5. Effectiveness
6. Scale-up Research
In an easily accessible table format, details related to the six research types are discussed, including the:
€ Purpose of the research type and when they are most commonly used
€ Justification guidelines for using a specified research type
€ Guidelines for evidence to be produced by studies based on research type
€ Guidelines for external feedback plans