Ming, Norma C., and Lauren B. Goldenberg, "Research Worth Using: (Re)Framing Research Evidence Quality for Educational Policymaking and Practice," Review of Research in Education, March 2021. Vol. 45, pp. 129-169.


Introduces a "Research Worth Using Framework" for designing and using educational research that focuses on the quality of evidence most helpful to policymakers and practitioners; the framework includes five dimensions (with several sub-dimensions): 1) relevance of question, 2) theoretical credibility, 3) methodological credibility, 4) evidentiary credibility, and 5) relevance of answer.

Broad Topical Focus

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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