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Editorial 6(1)

Welcome to the first issue of the Queensland Researcher for 1990. The editorial panel extends to all readers the invitation to contribute to our publication in any ways you consider appropriate.

The lead article on the 'problem' of determining the unit of analysis in educational research was written by Barry Tainton who has worked in Research Services for the Queensland Department of Education for 15 years. The author urges researchers to consider carefully the implications of their decisions about the levels at which conceptualisation, measurement and analysis of data occur.

Two Research Reports related to schooling focus upon organisation and curriculum issues at Roma Middle School in South-Western Region, and upon the nature of school personnel's concerns about changes in secondary education. In the latter, strategies for managing the effects of change are explored.

Thesis Abstracts outline briefly recent research conducted for tertiary studies, and a Book Review looks at a recent offering in the literacy field. Publications designed to help parents to diagnose their children's learning problems and provide remedial assistance deserve particular attention. They raise questions about the interface between home and school roles and the extent to which the two roles are interchangeable.

Please cite as: QIER (1990). Editorial 6(1). Queensland Researcher, 6(1), 3. http://www.iier.org.au/qjer/qr6/editorial6-1.html

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