ERIC Number: ED173881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Approaching the Comparison of Competing Studies.
Ternent, William A.
This paper addresses the problems posed by the staggering volume of research in human communication and by vital supportive studies in social and behavioral sciences, as well as the difficulties in comparing competing studies to determine greatest usefulness and merit. The paper describes an approach to the systematic consideration and evaluation of competing research that focuses on improving the internal structuring of certain segments of the review of research literature--such as the sorting and classification of documents based on the researcher's focus, range of convenience, and the purpose and nature of the reported research, as well as the comparison and analysis of competing studies. (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association/National Council of Measurement in Education Conference (Ellenville, New York, October 26-28, 1977); Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document; Figure 1 may not reproduce well due to small type