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ERIC Number: ED019733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-8
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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THE FORMAT AND PROCESSING OF INFORMATION IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.
BAUTHUES, DON
THIS PAPER DISCUSSES FACTORS IN THE ACQUIRING, PROCESSING, AND UTILIZING OF INFORMATION IN TEACHER SELECTION, AND DESCRIBES TWO INDEPENDENT VARIABLES IN AN EXPERIMENT ON TEACHER SELECTION--NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS AND MASKING OF INFORMATION. THE DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON SELECTION STRATEGIES, VALIDITY OF INFORMATION, CURRENT PRACTICES OF GATHERING AND UTILIZING INFORMATION, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLES. IT IS FOUND THAT THE SELECTION STRATEGY IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN DETERMINING WHAT INFORMATION WILL BE GATHERED AND HOW IT WILL BE UTILIZED. AN IMPORTANT VARIATION IN SELECTION STRATEGIES IS THE DEGREE TO WHICH THESE STRATEGIES FOLLOW THE CLINICAL OR ACTUARIAL APPROACH. IT IS THE CURRENT PRACTICE TO FOLLOW THE CLINICAL APPROACH WITH EMPHASIS ON THE INTERVIEW. THE TWO EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLES APPEAR TO BE RELEVANT TO A NUMBER OF FACETS OF SELECTION DECISIONMAKING, INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES TO MAKE THE DECISION AND THE EFFECTIVENESS IN UTILIZING INFORMATION. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED TO THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 8-10, 1968). (HW)
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Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)