ERIC Number: ED034948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Office of Extension Studies, New York Cooperative Extension; A Case Study.
Alexander, Frank D.
Based on criteria drawn from a policy and functions statement, an evaluation was made of activities from 1956 to 1968 by the Office of Extension Studies (OES), a research unit attached to the Office of the Director of New York Cooperative Extension. Formulated in 1958, the statement covers the nature of Extension studies, planning principles for OES studies, OES cooperation in studies by other Extension personnel, the communication or feedback of findings, and specific OES ties with New York Extension Service staff, college departments, and others. Research areas are delineated: needs and socioeconomic status; Extension effectiveness in terms of resulting changes in behavior, attitudes, and knowledge; and Extension Service policies, organization, operations, costs, and personnel. OES also bears responsibility for assisting the Extension Staff with study designs, construction of questionnaires, and data processing. An examination of the characteristics of the 57 OES studies, together with staff involvement, distribution of reports, and other aspects of program operation, has uncovered many important strengths and weaknesses. (Appendixes list OES reports and staff members' publications.) (ly)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture at Cornell Univ.; State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Home Economics at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; New York; New York Office of Extension Studies