A physicist weighs in on the rigor of education research – Daniel Willingham

As someone who spends most of their time thinking about the application of scientific findings to education, I encounter plenty of opinions about the scientific status of such efforts. Almost always, a comparison is made between the rigor of “hard” sciences and education. What varies is the accompanying judgment: derision for education researchers or despondency about the difficulty of the enterprise. In a recent article, physicist Carl Wieman (2014) offers a different perspective on the issue, suggesting that the difference between research in education and in physics is smaller than you might guess.

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