Category Archives: Research Methodology

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND HOMESCHOOLING: It Depends on the Goals

Record: Ari Neuman and Oz Guterman, “Academic achievements and homeschooling—It all depends on the goals.” Studies in Educational Evaluation, 51 (2016): 1-6. [Abstract] Summary: Neuman is senior lecturer of education at Western Galilee College, in Akko, Israel, and Guterman is a professor in the Department … Continue reading

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RESEARCH AND TRENDS IN STUDIES OF HOMESCHOOLING PRACTICES: Review of Selected Journals

Record: Khairul Azhar Jamaludin, Norlidah Alias, and Dorothy DeWitt, “Research and Trends in the Studies of Homeschooling Practices: A Review on Selected Journals” in The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (2015): 111-119. [Article] Summary: Jamaludin, Alias, and DeWitt are … Continue reading

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OPINIONS AND LIFESTYLE SURVEY: Characteristics of Home Educating Families in the UK

Record: Emma Smith and Jeanette Nelson, “Using the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey to Examine the Prevalence and Characteristics of Families who Home Educate in the UK” in Educational Studies, 41 (3), (2015): 312-325. [Abstract] Summary: Emma Smith is a professor of Education at the University … Continue reading

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The HARO 2014 Survey of Homeschool Alumni

Record: Coalition for Responsible Home Education, “A Complex Picture: Results of the 2014 Survey of Adult Alumni of the Modern Christian Homeschooling Movement” Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out (2 December 2014).  Available Here. Summary:  Readers of these reviews are likely familiar … Continue reading

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HOW TO MISLEAD WITH DATA: A Critique of Brian Ray’s Methodology

Record: Chelsea McCracken, “How to Mislead with Data: A Critical Review of Ray’s ‘Academic Achievement and Demographic Traits of Homeschool Students: A Nationwide Study’ (2010).” Coalition for Responsible Home Education (15 January, 2014).  [Available Here] Summary:  McCracken, who serves as … Continue reading

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THE POLITICS OF HOMESCHOOLS: Culture Wars and State Regulations

Record: Andrea Vieux, “The Politics of Homeschools: Religious Conservatives and Regulation Requirements” in The Social Science Journal (9 July, 2014).  [Abstract Here] Summary: Vieux, a Political Science professor at the University of Central Florida, here provides quantitative data to try … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.: A Comprehensive Analysis, part 2

Record: Alex Molnar, ed., Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2014: Politics, Performance, Policy, and Research Evidence (Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center, 2014).  Available here. Summary: This post summarizes the second of three sections of this report.  For a summary of … Continue reading

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SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES: A Review of the Literature

Record: Joseph Murphy, “The Social and Educational Outcomes of Homeschooling” in Sociological Spectrum 34, no. 3 (April 2014), 244-272. [Abstract Here] Summary: Murphy, a professor at Vanderbilt University and author of the excellent book-length review of homeschooling scholarship Homeschooling in … Continue reading

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HOMESCHOOLED ADOLESCENTS: Drugs, Delinquency, and Grade Level

Record: Sharon Green-Hennessy, “Homeschooled Adolescents in the United States: Developmental Outcomes” in Journal of Adolescence 37, no. 4 (June 2014): 441-449 [Abstract here] Summary:  Green-Hennessy is a psychology professor at Loyola Maryland.  After beginning with a very strong lit review, … Continue reading

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DOES HOMESCHOOLING PROMOTE INTOLERANCE: A Quantitative Study

Record: Albert Cheng, “Does Homeschooling or Private Schooling Promote Political Intolerance? Evidence from a Christian University” in Journal of School Choice 8, no. 1 (2014): 49-68. [Abstract Here] Summary and Critique: Cheng, a doctoral student at the University of Arkansas, … Continue reading

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