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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
  • Carifio, J., Dagostino, L., 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
  • Carifio, J., Dagostino, L., 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
  • James, C., Wei, X., 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
  • Carifio, J., Dagostino, L., 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
  • 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
  • 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., Xu, W., 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
  • Carifio, J., Carey, T. (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
  • Carifio, J., Colombo, L.M., Perla, R.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
  • Carifio, J., Nasser, R., Doumit, 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
  • Carifio, J., Erikson, L. (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
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R.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
  • Carifio, J., Kwong, B.L. (2008) "The Development and Validation of a Research-based, Tiered New Teacher Induction Program Guide for Massachusetts Public Schools,"
  • 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
  • Carifio, J., Allen, B.D. (2007) "Mathematical Sophistication and Differentiated Emotions during Mathematical Problem Solving," Journal of Mathematics and Statistics 3:4 pp. 163-167
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R.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,"
  • Carifio, J., Dominguez, D.M. (2006) "A Retrospective Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the SFA Program with Fourth and Seventh Grade Hispanic Students ,"
  • Carifio, J., Nasser, R.N. (2006) "Learning Styles and the Selection of Majors among Lebanese Youth," Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies 11:2
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R.J. (2006) "Theory Resurrected: An Essay Review," Education Review 9:8
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R.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
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R.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
  • Carifio, J., Dagostino, L. (2001) "Professional Development for University Faculty through Service," WORK-ANDOVER MEDICAL PUBLISHERS INCORPORATED 16:2 pp. 131-138
  • Carifio, J., Baker, N.A., Jacobs, K. (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
  • Carifio, J., Dagostino, L. (1999) "Achieving Proficiency in Various Specialized Literacies," Work 13:2 pp. 83-88
  • Carifio, J., Rhodes, L. (1999) "Community College Students' Opinions Regarding the Value of Their Freshman Seminar Experience," Community College Journal of Research & Practice 23:5 pp. 511-523
  • Carifio, J., Kanellas, R.J., Dagostino, L. (1998) "Improving the Expository Writing Skills of Adolescents,"
  • Carifio, J., Dagostino, L. (1997) "Scientific Literacy: A Goal of Educating People in and for the Health Professions," Work 9:3 pp. 199-208
  • Carifio, J., Dagostino, L. (1997) "Stimulating Adult Development in the Workplace through Critical Thinking," Work 8:2 pp. 181-187
  • Carifio, J., Lanza, M.L., 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
  • Carifio, J., Allen, B.D. (1995) "Nonlinear-Analysis - Catastrophe-Theory Modeling and Cobb Cusp Surface-Analysis Program," Evaluation review 19:1
  • Carifio, J., McBride, B. (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
  • Carifio, J., Nasser, R. (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
  • Carifio, J., Lanza, M.L. (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
  • Carifio, J., Lanza, M.L. (1990) "The use of Control Vignettes," Journal of Nursing Scholarship 22:4 pp. 231-234
  • Carifio, J., Perla, R.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)