NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED012503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb-18
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE RESEARCH UTILIZATION PROCESS.
LIPPITT, RONALD; AND OTHERS
A SUGGESTED MODEL FOR ADEQUATE DISSEMINATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS CONSIDERS FOUR PRIMARY BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION--(1) DIVISION OF PERSONNEL LABOR INTO TASK ROLES, (2) INSTITUTIONAL DISTINCTIONS, (3) DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE GROUPS, AND (4) GEOGRAPHICAL DIVISIONS. SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS INCLUDE LINKING SYSTEMS AND ROLES, SPECIALIZED COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW INCLUSIVE SYSTEMS WHICH WOULD ENABLE RESEARCHERS AND PRACTITIONERS TO BE PARTS OF THE SAME ORGANIZATION. THROUGH LAND-GRANT, COLLEGE EXTENSION PROGRAMS AND THE COUNTY AGENT PLAN, AGRICULTURE SERVES AS A MODEL FOR INCLUSION OF BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH IN A COMMON SYSTEM WITH AGRICULTURAL PRACTITIONERS. MEDICINE SERVES SIMILARLY AS A PROFESSIONAL MODEL. SIX MAJOR DIFFERENCES DISTINGUISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FROM RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURE AND MEDICINE--(1) TEACHER PERFORMANCE IS A KEY VARIABLE, (2) ADOPTION OF A NEW PRACTICE USUALLY INVOLVES CHANGE IN CERTAIN CENTRAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRACTITIONER, (3) ADOPTION REQUIRES GREATER ADAPTATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERPERSONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM AS A CRUCIAL PART OF THE DISSEMINATION PROCESS, (4) TEACHERS HAVE LESS MOTIVATIONAL SUPPORT TO IMPROVE PRACTICES AND LESS COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE ON ALTERNATIVES, (5) CRITERIA ARE LACKING FOR MEASURING RESULTANT PRODUCTIVITY, AND (6) PRACTITIONERS HAVE LITTLE RESPECT FOR RESOURCE TEAMS AND RESEARCH CENTERS. A GREATLY ENLARGED OUTREACH EFFORT IS NEEDED TO DISSEMINATE RESEARCH FINDINGS IN EDUCATION. THIS DOCUMENT IS MADE UP OF EXCERPTS FROM A SYMPOSIUM AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 18, 1966). (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION; Illinois (Chicago)