ERIC Number: ED039427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Research in Socio-Cultural Development.
Frei, J. W.
Research efforts relating to community development, social action, and other forms of sociocultural development seem to focus on three lines of approach: exploratory and descriptive studies of the more or less classical type; evaluative and predictive research; and the measurement and evaluation of results. The second type of research emphasizing the study of processes, is not yet sufficiently developed, but some existing methods could be applied in it. The third approach can use many of the existing methods and techniques based on the use of standards which, however, are still in the process of development. A suggestion is made to see the problem of conflict between the research and practice requirements in the action process in terms of a combination of concepts reflecting both requirements. These must be delicately balanced to be productive in enhancing sociocultural development. A need is felt for training specialists, practitioners, and researchers in this field, and for acceptance and use of a multiprofessional approach. (The document includes 33 references.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Community Development, Research Methodology, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Action, Social Change
Montreal Council of Social Agencies, 1040 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, P. Q., Canada
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montreal Council of Social Agencies (Quebec).
Note: Paper presented at the Seminar of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, February 1969