This fascinating blog post on the dangers of using statistics and numerical data to measure educational outcomes, is very good at showing us the flaws in some Human Science methods. Especially those used by ‘Naturalists”.
“Increasingly I am becoming frustrated by the lack of sophistication that is applied to the whole process of evaluating educational outcomes. As a consequence, all kinds of perverse and spurious conclusions are drawn and school, teachers and policy makers end up jumping through hoops that have no real basis. If we’re not careful, we’re going to lose sight of what matters….if we haven’t done so already.”
See more on the headguruteacher blog