Education Research in the Wake of COVID-19

When schools closed their doors this spring, countless educational case studies, clinical trials, surveys and other research came to an abrupt halt.

While not as dire as the pandemic’s impacts on health and instruction, this widespread disruption could reverberate in the education field for years to come.

A new article, coauthored by a team of researchers including the University of Texas at Austin’s David DeMatthews, sheds light on those impacts and offers a number of recommendations for researchers hoping to resume their work – and possibly transform it – in the years ahead.

DeMatthews joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss the article, and how the pandemic may have shown us “the best of what educational research can do.”