Staying Within One’s Data to Make Recommendations for Practice in Primary Educational Research Journals


The authors respond to Robinson and colleagues’ proposal for editorial change in primary educational research journals (requiring authors to restrict discussion and conclusions narrowly to the data reported and to eliminate recommendations for practice from primary studies). In their response, Vaughn and Fuchs consider the proposal through the lens of intervention research. They identify some important benefits of such editorial leadership but also raise several concerns, leading to proposed amendments to Robinson et al.’s ideas.


Vaughn, S., & Fuchs, L. S. (2013). Staying within one’s data to make recommendations for practice in primary educational research journals. Educational Psychology Review, 25(3), 339–343. doi:10.1007/s10648-013-9232-4