ERIC Number: ED187728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Overcoming Barriers to School Based Research: A Local School Perspective.
Epps, Jean M.
The importance of collaboration between professional research and professional personnel in the classroom and school office is described, and suggestions are made for overcoming barriers to effective collaboration. Crandall's conditions for effective collaboration are: that the participants possess substantive competency; that both organizations function effectively with clear lines of communication and a minimum of red tape; and that participants possess collaborative competency and a commitment to the task at hand. Suggestions for overcoming barriers include: (1) make data collection profitable to the school districts that collect the data; (2) respect the local districts' way of doing things; (3) use familiar language or define clearly the terms you use; (4) take the time necessary to comply with the Privacy Act; and (5) do not waste peoples' time with poor quality research. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: School Based Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).