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ERIC Number: ED001238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 10
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SEEKING STYLES AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN PATTERNS OF INQUIRY. PAPER PRESENTED AT AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 12, 1965.
SHULMAN, LEE S.
A NATURAL INQUIRY SITUATION WAS CONSTRUCTED WHICH INCLUDED A RANGE OF POTENTIALLY PROBLEMATIC SITUATIONS WHICH COULD BE REACTED TO BY THE SUBJECTS, A ROLE PLAYING SET TO ENGAGE THE SUBJECTS' EMOTIONAL INVESTMENT, AND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL INFORMATION SOURCES WHICH THE TEACHERS COULD MANIPULATE IN THEIR INQUIRIES. THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO DEVELOP A METHOD OF OBSERVING AND MEASURING INQUIRIES AND TO RELATE INQUIRIES TO OTHER INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN PERSONALITY AND INTELLECTUAL CHARACTERISTICS. A SITUATION WAS CREATED CALLED "TEACHERS IN-BASKET," A SIMULATED TEACHER'S DESK WITH A PILE OF POTENTIAL PROBLEMS. FIVE SCORES WERE ELICITED IN THIS SITUATION--MATERIALS ATTENDED, PROBLEMS SENSED, INFORMATION SOURCES, COMPETENCE, AND TIME. TWENTY-TWO SUBJECTS WERE CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE. THE RESULTS SHOW THAT PRECISE AND MEANINGFUL DESCRIPTIONS OF INQUIRY BEHAVIOR CAN BE MADE WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF PRESENTING SUBJECTS WITH SPECIFIC "PROBLEMS" TO SOLVE. IN ADDITION, MANY DIFFERENCES IN HABITUAL PATTERNS OF SEEKING AND IN INQUIRY STRATEGIES CAN BE UNDERSTOOD IN TERMS OF PERSONALITY, MOTIVATIONAL, AND INTELLECTUAL MEASURES WHICH CAN BE GATHERED OUTSIDE THE INQUIRY SITUATION ITSELF.
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Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (East Lansing)