Gough, David, "Appraising Evidence Claims," Review of Research in Education, March, 2021. Vol. 45, pp. 1-26.


David Gough


Summarizes the task of, and the tools used in, appraising the quality and fitness-to-purpose of research evidence claims; sets forth a framework for doing this that addresses 1) the nature of an evidence claim, 2) the basis for making such claims, and 3) the standards used to judge these claims, as well as 4) the communication of these claims to policy makers, practitioners, and others using the research in their educational decision-making; focuses on doing reviews of research that aim to match user contexts.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generartion, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization


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