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EDLF 8387: Program Evaluation

This guide is designed to support EDLF 8387.

Recommended Search Techniques

  1.  Start with the Advanced Search menu.

2. Set your Advanced Search filters to retrieve empirical articles only. You will want to check the "Peer Reviewed" box. Then, under Publication Type, select "Reports-Research" and if looking for quantitative articles, also select "Numerical/Quantitative Data".

3.  Scroll back up to the search bars. Enter in the search phrase:

DE Evidence OR DE Program Effectiveness OR DE Evaluation Utilization OR DE Outcomes of Education

DE stands for descriptor. Descriptors are tags assigned to articles by metadata experts. Similar to how hashtags operate on social media, these terms will help return the articles on program evaluation in ERIC.


4. Finally, in the second search bar, enter in keywords for your topic. Work with your librarian, Ashley, to brainstorm keywords for your topic and design a search strategy!