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ERIC Number: ED019749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-9
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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DATA ACCESSIBILITY--POLICIES AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRICTURES IN BIG CITY SCHOOLS.
MONAHAN, WILLIAM G.
THIS PAPER HAS TWO PURPOSES--(1) TO PRESENT A SUMMARY ANALYSIS OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY REGARDING RESEARCH REQUESTS IN 15 BIG CITY SCHOOLS AND SOME COMMENTARY ON THE PROCESSING OF SUCH REQUESTS AND (2) TO MAKE THEORETICAL SPECULATIONS REGARDING CERTAIN ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS IN LARGE SCHOOL SYSTEMS WHICH OPERATE AS RESEARCH RESTRAINTS. IT IS DISCOVERED THAT THE ESTABLISHED POLICIES REGARDING THE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH OR THE COLLECTION OF DATA BY PERSONS OR AGENCIES OUTSIDE THE LARGE SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE GENERALLY CONCERNED WITH THE ASSESSMENT OF VALUE AND PURPOSE, THE NATURE AND ADEQUACY OF DESIGN, THE APPROVAL OR VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION BY SUBJECTS, AND THE PURPOSES AND REPUTATION OF THE RESEARCHER. POLICIES RANGED FROM RELATIVELY CONCISE STATEMENTS TO MORE COMPLEX LISTINGS OF SPECIFIC PROCEDURES. THE NATURE OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY REGARDING RESEARCH, HOWEVER, SUGGESTS THAT THE DIFFICULTY RESEARCHERS CONFRONT IS NOT A CONSEQUENCE OF INABILITY TO CONFORM WITH ESTABLISHED POLICY, BUT IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO CERTAIN FACTORS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION ITSELF. CERTAIN POSTULATIONS REGARDING THE TYPE AND NATURE OF THESE ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS ARE PRESENTED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 9, 1968), AND APPEARS IN THE IOWA CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION "RESEARCH REPORTS." (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Iowa Center for Research in School Administration.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago); Iowa (Iowa City)