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James Carifio

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James CarifioProfessor, Research and Evaluation in Education
  • CollegeGraduate School of Education
  • DepartmentSchool of Education
  • Phone(978) 934-4609
  • EmailJames_Carifio@uml.edu

Research Interests

Curriculum & Instruction

Education

  • BA: Pre-medical studies; concentrations in Physics, Literature, & Philosophy, Columbia College - Columbia University
  • EDD: Educational Research, Psychology & Statistics, Boston University - Boston, MA
  • Other: Science, Philosophy & Literature, Edinburgh University - Edinburgh, Scotland
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Hunking Foreign Study Fellowship

Awards and Honors

  • Appointed advisory board member, Leadership - Ucomparehealthcare.com
  • Appointed as a Research Fellow, Scholarship/Research - Kerr Work Environment and Ergonomic Institute
  • Appointed Federal Review Panel Member, Scholarship/Research - Title XX Training Programs, Department of Public Welfare.
  • Appointed Higher Education panel member and reviewer - National Science Foundation
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - Advances in Medical Education and Practice
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - Instructional Review
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - Instructional Science
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - Journal of Research in Education
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Appointed reviewer, Teaching - The Educational Researcher
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - The Journal for Research and Development in Education
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - The Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - The Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - The Journal of Mathematics Education
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - The Journal of Medical Education
  • Appointed reviewer, Scholarship/Research - Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
  • Best Research Paper of the Conference, Scholarship/Research - New England Educational Research Organization
  • Best Research Paper of the Conference Award, Scholarship/Research - Eastern Educational Research Association
  • Coburn Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship/Research - University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education
  • Elected Special Interest Research Groups Director, Leadership - Eastern Educational Research Association
  • Founder, Leadership - Eastern Educational Research Association
  • Founding teacher and developer, Leadership - The Hyde School
  • Inducted into Phi Lambda Theta, Leadership - National Honor Society of Excellence in Education
  • Nominated for the 1996 and 1997 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award, Teaching - University of Louisville
  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award for 1994-95, Scholarship/Research - University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate Students Association
  • Outstanding Theoretical Paper Award, Scholarship/Research - Eastern Educational Research Association
  • Paper published in Evaluation Review - The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • President Elect - Eastern Educational Research Association
  • Technical advisor and elected technical committee chair, Leadership - National Center for Educational Statistics
  • The 2009 Thomas F. Donlon Memorial Award for Distinguished Mentoring, Teaching - The New England Educational Research Association

Publications

  • Carifio, J. (2015) "Updating, Modernizing, and Testing Polya’s Theory of [Mathematical] Problem Solving in Terms of Current Cognitive, Affective, and Information Processing Theories of Learning, Emotions, and Complex Performances.," Journal of Education and Human Development 4:3 pp. 105-117
  • Dagostino, L., Carifio, J., Bauer, J.D., Zhao, Q., Hashim, N.H. (2015) "Using Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy to Analyze a Reading Comprehension Instrument," Current Issues in Education 18:2
  • Dagostino, L., Carifio, J., Bauer, J.D., Zhao, Q., Hashim, N.H. (2014) "Assessment of a Reading Comprehension Instrument as It Relates to Cognitive Abilities as Defined by Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy," Current Issues in Education 17:1 pp. 1
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R.J. (2013) "Not Just a Fleck on the Epistemic Landscape: A Reappraisal of Ludwik Flecks Views of the Nature of Scientific Progress and Change in Relation to Contemporary Educational and Social Issues," Research in Science Education 43:6 pp. 2349-2366
  • Wei, X., James, C., Lorraine, D. (2013) "Validating a Research-Based Monograph for Teaching Post-Secondary EFL Reading Teachers the Meta-Cognitive Aspects of How to Teach Summarizing Strategies for Expository Text: Phase II of a Harvard Business School Type Case Study.," Creative Education 05 pp. 322
  • Carifio, J., CAREY, T. (2013) "The Arguments and Data in Favor of Minimum Grading," Mid-Western Educational Researcher 25:4 pp. 19-30
  • Dagostino, L., Carifio, J., Bauer, J.D., Zhao, Q. (2013) "Cross-Cultural Reading Comprehension Assessment in Malay and English as it Relates to the Dagostino-Carifio Model of Reading Comprehension," Current Issues in Education 16:1 pp. 1
  • Nasser, R., Carifio, J. (2012) "Belief in a just world and depression in elderly nursing home residents," Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation
  • Carifio, J., Nasser, R. (2012) "Belief in a just world and depression in elderly nursing home residents," Work (Reading, Mass.) 43:3 pp. 303-12
  • Xu, W., Carifio, J., Dagostino, L. (2012) "Constructing a Metacognitive Knowledge Framework for Post-Secondary EFL Reading Teachers Summarizing Strategies Instruction with Expository Text: A Case Study, Phase I," Creative Education 3:26 pp. 829-839
  • Carifio, J., Doherty, M. (2012) "Results of Using the Take-away Technique on Students Achievements and Attitudes in High School Physics and Physical Science Courses," Journal of Education and Learning 1:2
  • Carey, T., Carifio, J. (2012) "The Minimum Grading Controversy: Results of a Quantitative Study of Seven Years of Grading Data From an Urban High School," Educational Researcher 41:6 pp. 201-208
  • Carifio, J. (2012) "The Program Assessment and Improvement Cycle Today: A New and Simple Taxonomy of General Types and Levels of Program Evaluation," Creative Education 3:26 pp. 951-958
  • Colombo, L.M., Perla, R.J., Carifio, J., Bernhardt, J.M., Slayton, V.W. (2011) "Organizational and leadership perceptions assessment: opportunities and challenges using the Baldrige companion surveys.," Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality 33:1
  • Nasser, R., Doumit, J., Carifio, J. (2011) "Well-being and belief in a just world among rest home residents," Social Behavior and Personality 39:5 pp. 655-670
  • Carifio, J., Carey, T. (2010) "Do Minimum Grading Practices Lower Academic Standards and Produce Social Promotions?," educational HORIZONS 88:4 pp. 219-230
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R.J. (2009) "A critique of the theoretical and empirical literature of the use of diagrams, graphs, and other visual aids in the learning of scientific-technical content from expository texts and instruction," Interchange 40:4 pp. 403-436
  • Erikson, L., Carifio, J. (2009) "Implementing the Current Science and Citizenship Mandates: A Learning Theory Analysis and Set of Recommendations," Journal of Social Sciences 5:3 pp. 193-205
  • Perla, R.J., Carifio, J. (2008) "Can our conception of the nature of science be tentative without qualification?," Journal of Educational Thought 42:2 pp. 127-150
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R. (2008) "Inciting striving speech (ie, BS) and imperfect dialogical exchanges is exactly what is needed in higher education today," Journal of Social Sciences 4:1 pp. 68-74
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R. (2008) "Resolving the 50-year debate around using and misusing Likert scales," Medical education 42:12 pp. 1150-1152
  • Kwong, B.L., Carifio, J. (2008) "The development and validation of a research-based, tiered new teacher induction program guide for Massachusetts public schools by Brandi L. Kwong,"
  • Carifio, J., Everritt, A. (2007) "Further validation of Hanson's learning profile indicator and silver, Hanson, and strong's teaching style inventory," Work 29:2 pp. 165-174
  • Allen, B.D., Carifio, J. (2007) "Mathematical sophistication and differentiated emotions during mathematical problem solving," Journal of Mathematics and Statistics 3:4 pp. 163-167
  • Perla, R.J., Carifio, J. (2007) "Psychological, Philosophical, and Educational Criticisms of Harry Frankfurtââ?¬â?¢s Concept of and Views About ââ?¬Å"Bullshitââ?¬Â in Human Discourse, Discussions, and Exchanges," Interchange 38:2 pp. 119-136
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R.J. (2007) "Rejoinder to Geelan,"
  • Dominguez, D.M., Carifio, J. (2006) "A retrospective evaluation of the effectiveness of the SFA program with fourth and seventh grade Hispanic students by Dalis M. Dominguez,"
  • Nasser, R.N., Carifio, J. (2006) "Learning styles and the selection of majors among Lebanese youth," Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies 11:2
  • Perla, R.J., Carifio, J. (2006) "Theory resurrected: An essay review," Education Review 9:8
  • Perla, R.J., Carifio, J. (2005) "The nature of scientific revolutions from the vantage point of chaos theory :Toward a formal model of scientific change," Science and Education 14:3-5 pp. 263-290
  • PERLA, R.J., Carifio, J. (2004) "The Nature of Scientific Revolutions from the Vantage Point of Chaos Theory: Toward a Formal Model of Scientific Change,"
  • Carifio, J., Rhodes, L. (2002) "Construct validities and the empirical relationships between optimism, hope, self-efficacy, and locus of control," Work 19:2 pp. 125-136
  • Carifio, J., Jackson, I., Dagostino, L. (2001) "Effects of diagnostic and prescriptive comments on the revising behaviors of community college students," Community College Journal of Research & Practice 25:2 pp. 109-122
  • Dagostino, L., Carifio, J. (2001) "Professional development for university faculty through service," WORK-ANDOVER MEDICAL PUBLISHERS INCORPORATED 16:2 pp. 131-138
  • Baker, N.A., Jacobs, K., Carifio, J. (2000) "The ability of background factors, work practices, and psychosocial variables to predict the severity of musculoskeletal discomfort," Occupational Ergonomics 2:1 pp. 27-41
  • Dagostino, L., Carifio, J. (1999) "Achieving proficiency in various specialized literacies," Work 13:2 pp. 83-88
  • Rhodes, L., Carifio, J. (1999) "COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS'OPINIONS REGARDING THE VALUE OF THEIR FRESHMAN SEMINAR EXPERIENCE," Community College Journal of Research & Practice 23:5 pp. 511-523
  • Kanellas, R.J., Carifio, J., Dagostino, L. (1998) "Improving the expository writing skills of adolescents,"
  • Dagostino, L., Carifio, J. (1997) "Scientific literacy: A goal of educating people in and for the health professions," Work 9:3 pp. 199-208
  • Dagostino, L., Carifio, J. (1997) "Stimulating adult development in the workplace through critical thinking," Work 8:2 pp. 181-187
  • Lanza, M.L., Carifio, J., Pattison, I., Hicks, C. (1997) "Validation of a Vignette Simulation of Assault on Nurses by Patients," Journal of Nursing Scholarship 29:2 pp. 151-154
  • Carifio, J., Dagostino, L. (1996) "Literacy in the health professions today," Work 7:1 pp. 31-36
  • Carifio, J. (1995) "BRADFORD D. ALLEN," Evaluation review 19:1-3 pp. 64-83
  • Carifio, J., Lanza, M. (1995) "Empirical finding on the external validity of patient assault vignettes," Work 5:4 pp. 265-276
  • Allen, B.D., Carifio, J. (1995) "Nonlinear-Analysis - Catastrophe-Theory Modeling and Cobb Cusp Surface-Analysis Program," Evaluation review 19:1
  • McBride, B., Carifio, J. (1995) "Speeches/Conference Papers (150),"
  • Carifio, J. (1994) "Sensitive Data and Students Tendencies to Give Socially Desirable Responses," Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 39:2
  • Nasser, R., Carifio, J. (1993) "Third Misconceptions Seminar,"
  • Carifio, J., Biron, R., Shwedel, A. (1992) "RESULTS OF THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM EMPLOYER FOLLOW-UP SURVEY FOR MASSACHUSETTS COMMUNITY COLLEGES," Community/Junior College Quarterly of Research and Practice 16:3 pp. 293-303
  • Carifio, J. (1992) "Some Equations for Logically Scoring and Logically Indexing Bipolar Items and Variables," Evaluation review 16:5
  • Lanza, M.L., Carifio, J. (1992) "Use of a Panel of Experts to Establish Validity for Patient Assault Vignettes," Evaluation review 16:1
  • Carifio, J., Biron, R., Shwedel, A. (1991) "A comparison of community college responders and nonresponders to the VEDS student follow-up survey," Research in Higher Education 32:4 pp. 469-477
  • Lanza, M.L., Carifio, J. (1990) "The use of control vignettes," Journal of Nursing Scholarship 22:4 pp. 231-234
  • Perla, R.J., Carifio, J. (1982) "Toward a general and unified view of educational research and educational evaluation," Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation 6:11

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • PUBLISHED MASSACHUSETTS STATE-WIDE RESEARCH STUDY (), - Massachusetts Department of Vocational Education
    Carifio, J.
  • The Department of Vocational Education (1983), Sponsored Research - Massachusetts Department of Vocational Education
    Carifio, J. (Principal), Biron, R., Schewdel, A.
  • The Department of Vocational Education (), Sponsored Research - Massachusetts Department of Vocational Education.
    Carifio, J. (Principal), Schewdel, A., Biron, R.
  • (), - Massachusetts Department of Vocational Education.
    Carifio, J. (Principal), Schewdel, A.
  • PUBLISHED MASSACHUSETTS STATE-WIDE RESEARCH STUDY (), - Massachusetts Department of Vocational Education
    Carifio, J.
  • (1983), Sponsored Research - National Committee of State Legislators
    Carifio, J.
  • (1982), Sponsored Research - National Committee of State Legislators.
    Carifio, J. (Principal)
  • (), Sponsored Research - Massachusetts Department of Vocational Education
    Carifio, J. (Principal)
  • NIAAA (), - National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
    Carifio, J. (Principal), Biron, R., Sullivan, D.
  • (), Sponsored Research - National Institute of Health.
    Carifio, J. (Co-Principal), Gardner, D. (Co-Principal)
  • (), Sponsored Research - Massachusetts Department of Vocational Education.
    Carifio, J. (Co-Principal), Resnick, H. (Co-Principal)
  • National Science Foundation (), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation
    Carifio, J. (Co-Principal), Archambault, F. (Co-Principal)
  • National Science Foundation (), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation
    Carifio, J., Hamilton, J. (Co-Principal)