History of Educational Research

INTRODUCTION The history of the development of educational research can be traced to the late 19th century and particularly to the time of Edward L. Thorndike (1874-1949). Thorndike carried Out pioneer research work not only in learning theory but also in areas of comparative psychology, intelligence testing, verbal behaviour, transfer of training, and the application of quantitative measures to socio-psychological problems. His years of animal research were summarized in his doctoral dissertation entitled Animal Intelligence: «An Experimental study of the Associative processes in Animals” published in … Read more