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ERIC Number: ED011289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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A COMPARISON OF MAIL-TECHNIQUES FOR STIMULATING INTEREST IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH.
BAILEY, WILLARD F., JR.; MOSS, JEROME, JR.
THE STUDY COMPARED THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THREE MAILING TECHNIQUES FOR STIMULATING THE INTEREST OF PERSONS WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN IDENTIFIED AS UNINTERESTED IN CONDUCTING OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 4,222 TEACHERS IN PRACTICAL ARTS, VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, AND COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE. THE AUTHORS HYPOTHESIZED THAT AN INDIVIDUAL MIGHT BECOME INTERESTED IN RESEARCH BECAUSE OF HIS DESIRE FOR PRESTIGE AND PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT OR BECAUSE OF HIS INTELLECTUAL CONCERN ABOUT A SPECIFIC PROBLEM, ESPECIALLY IF RESEARCHABLE PROBLEMS WERE MADE MORE SALIENT, VISIBLE, TANGIBLE, AND SIGNIFICANT. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WAS MAILED TO THE SAMPLE--(1) A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION STUDIES BEING PROPOSED, IN PROGRESS, OR COMPLETED SINCE 1963 IN MINNESOTA, (2) A LIST OF OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION PROBLEMS AND PROBLEM AREAS CONSIDERED SIGNIFICANT, OR (3) BOTH THE BIBLIOGRAPHY AND THE PROBLEM LIST. A COVER LETTER AND A QUESTIONNAIRE WERE INCLUDED IN EACH. THE QUESTIONNAIRE WAS RETURNED BY 156 PERSONS. SAMPLE MEMBERS WERE GROUPED ACCORDING TO SCHOOLS WHICH WERE CLASSIFIED AS HAVING A POSITIVE OR INDIFFERENT RESEARCH ATMSOPHERE. PERSONS EMPLOYED IN SCHOOLS WITH AN INDIFFERENT RESEARCH ATMOSPHERE RESPONDED BEST IN THE COMBINATION TREATMENT. THOSE EMPLOYED IN A POSITIVE RESEARCH ATMOSPHERE RESPONDED BEST TO THE PROBLEM LIST TREATMENT. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis)