A preliminary statement on research in science education



Dr. Novak Prepared his statement on science education research especially for the first issue of the Journal in the hope that it will stimulate thought and discussion by our readers, especially by members of NARST and AETS. Critical responses will be welcomed both by the author and by the Editor. In particular, Dr. Novak solicits comments useful to the NARST Committee on Criteria for Research of which he is currently the Chairman.