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ERIC Number: ED003833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 125
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A PILOT PROJECT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES SUITABLE FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL STABILITY AND CHANGE.
TURNEY, DAVID T.
THE PROBLEM INVESTIGATED IN THIS STUDY INVOLVED THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES THAT COULD YIELD MEASURES OF INSTITUTIONAL STABILITY AND CHANGE ALONG A TIME CONTINUUM. THE STUDY FOCUSED ON THE PUPILS AND TEACHERS IN THE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF KENT STATE UNIVERSITY (658 PUPILS IN KINDERGARTEN CLASSES THROUGH GRADE 12 AND 29 INSTRUCTORS). IN THE FIRST PART OF THE STUDY, DATA PROCESSING METHODS WERE DEVELOPED FOR CODING AND STORING DATA ON THE PUPILS. TWO BASIC CARD DESIGNS, EMPLOYING COLOR CODING, WERE DEVELOPED. A COMPUTER PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED TO COMPUTE THE MEAN, STANDARD DEVIATION, AND HIGH AND LOW SCORES ON A SERIES OF TESTS GIVEN AT DIFFERENT TIMES. THE STUDY ALSO USED A STANDARD INTERCORRELATION MATRIX PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROCESS UP TO 50 VARIABLES. ELEVEN INSTRUMENTS WERE EMPLOYED IN GATHERING PUPIL DATA. DATA ON INSTRUCTORS WERE OBTAINED FROM THEIR SCORES ON THE MINNESOTA TESTS OF CREATIVE THINKING, THE ROKEACH DOGMATISM SCALE, AND THE TAYLOR MANIFEST ANXIETY SCALE. THE TEST DATA WERE TREATED IN A NUMBER OF WAYS AND EXAMINED FOR POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIP TO INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF CHANGE OR STABILITY. THE SYSTEM DEVELOPED WAS JUDGED SUCCESSFUL ENOUGH TO WARRANT ITS CONTINUED USE. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA ACHIEVEMENT TESTS; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; MICHIGAN STATE M SCALES; Minnesota Tests of Creative Thinking (Torrance); OHIO; Ohio (Kent); ROKEACH DOGMATISM SCALE; TAYLOR MANIFEST ANXIETY SCALE