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ERIC Number: ED016250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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THE CONCEPTS OF OVER- AND UNDERACHIEVEMENT.
THORNDIKE, ROBERT L.
THIS MONOGRAPH WAS WRITTEN FOR EDUCATORS INTERESTED IN INITIATING RESEARCH STUDIES ON UNDERACHIEVEMENT AND OVERACHIEVEMENT. DEFECTIVE EXPERIMENTAL PLANNING, INHERENT DEFICIENCIES IN CONCEPT DEFINITION, AND OTHER FACTORS RESULTING IN FACULTY RESEARCH DESIGN RENDER MANY RESEARCH FINDINGS IN THIS AREA INCONCLUSIVE OR MISLEADING. THE CONCEPTS OF UNDERACHIEVEMENT AND OVERACHIEVEMENT ARE EXAMINED. METHODOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND ERRORS TO BE AVOIDED ARE POINTED OUT. PRECAUTIONS FOR OBTAINING SOUND AND MEANINGFUL RESULTS ARE DISCUSSED. THE MONOGRAPH COVERS--(1) DESIGNING RESEARCH TO STUDY ACHIEVEMENT VERSUS PREDICTED ACHIEVEMENT, (2) DESIGN I, EXPERIMENTAL MANIPULATION AND FOLLOWUP, (3) DESIGN II, A PREDICTION OVER TIME, (4) DESIGN II-B, CONCURRENT CORRELATION, (5) DESIGN II-C, CONCURRENT COMPARISON OF CONTRASTING GROUPS, AND (6) A CHECKLIST OF QUESTIONS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $3.25 AS LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NO. 63-17266 FROM THE BUREAU OF PUBLICATIONS, TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK 27, N.Y. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
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