Welner, Kevin G., Patricia H. Hinchey, Alex Molnar, and Don Weitzman, eds., Think Tank Research Quality: Lessons for Policy Makers, the Media, and the Public. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, 2010.


Critiques several Think Tank "research" reports on topics ranging from school choice, vouchers, charter schools, NCLB, standards, to teacher quality; prepared by Think Tank Review Project at University of Colorado-Boulder; gives evidence of weaknesses in many Think Tank studies and urges techinical critiques of other such reports be done; cautions policy makers, media, and the public not to rely upon non-peer reviewed studies.

Broad Topical Focus

Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Evaluative Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Collection of Studies

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and Politics


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