ERIC Number: ED031820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Methodological Problems in the Evaluation of Innovation.
This report outlines three aspects of research and innovation in higher education. First, the relevance of social science research methods to educational policy is discussed in relation to the bureaucratic and democratic distribution of power in higher education. Second, research and innovation are discussed and applied toward determining the proximate and ultimate goals of an educational institution. Finally, the influence of experimental research on educational processes is evaluated. Some research methods to explore these difficulties are outlined. Suggestions are made to make innovative research more enlightening by emphasizing its use in clarifying and identifying processes and procedures in education. Related documents are EA 002 410 and EA 002 536. (MLF)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, College Curriculum, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Experimental Curriculum, General Education, Higher Education, Organizational Climate, Political Influences, Research Problems, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers: Hawthorne Effect
Note: From the Proceedings of the Symposium on Problems in the Evaluation of Instruction (Los Angeles, December, 1967).