Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2017, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (3): 57-63+169.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2017.03.006

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Quantitative Research Driven by Rural Education Problems

LIU Shanhuai   

  1. China Institute of Rural Education Development, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
  • Online:2017-06-20 Published:2017-05-16

Abstract: Quantitative research on rural education, having undergone three stages of development, is now moving towards scientific and standardized. Its research paradigm is characterized by problem-driven, evidence-based and multidisciplinary. Moreover, three basic types of research have emerged. The first is the large-scale investigation to find out the truth, using the data to answer "What".The second is the interrelationship study for the purpose of interpretation, using statistical model to answer "Why". The third is the constructive research that aims to support policy decision-making, using the value model to answer"How".

Key words: rural education, problem-driven, evidence-based, investigation, causal inference, model construction