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Record Type: RIE
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Cooperative Research Act Educational Research Training Institute for Public School Research Personnel (June 13 to August 5, 1966). Final Report.
Erickson, Harley E.
An 8-week summer institute at the State College of Iowa in 1966 provided intensive training in educational research for 26 public school personnel. Participants had been assigned research responsibilities in their local districts for the coming year, so a seminar in educational research problems concentrated on practical planning and analysis of individual projects. (A 2-day follow-up workshop is planned for December.) Also included in the institute program were courses in statistical analysis, research design, and evaluation; a guest speaker series of 13 reports on research developments in various fields; consultation with 5 visiting specialists on research techniques and opportunities; and field trips to system research projects and computerized research centers. Staff members feel the institute accomplished much in terms of its objectives. Expecially noteworthy was the high motivation of trainees which helped to overcome problems of heterogeneity. Trainees indicated satisfaction with the program and confidence in their ability to apply research methodology to local problems. For future institutes, more proper program balance could be achieved with fewer speakers and more data processing work. More time is needed for trainee selection, and follow-up programs should be budgeted. Included with the report are 35 pages of publicity materials, all forms used in conducting the institute, weekly schedules, and the evaluative comments of participants. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: State Coll. of Iowa, Cedar Falls.
Identifiers: Iowa; State College of Iowa