Generalizability, transferability, and the practice-to-practice gap

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 45 (2022)
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Abstract

Emphasizing the predictive success and practical utility of psychological science is an admirable goal but it will require a substantive shift in how we design research. Applied research often assumes that findings are transferable to all practices, insensitive to variation between implementations. We describe efforts to quantify and close this practice-to-practice gap in education research.

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