ERIC Number: ED218303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Do the Consumers in Atlanta Public Schools Use the Research and Evaluation Information for Intended Purposes as Perceived by the Producers?
Taylor, Myrtice Morgan
The study was a descriptive field survey conducted to evaluate the services provided by the Division of Research Evaluation and Data Processing (REDP). An analysis was made to determine whether the information was used by the consumer for the same purposes for which the producers intended. An investigation was conducted to determine if a service was not used because the respondent was unaware of its existence, chose not to use it, or considered it untimely. A questionnaire was designed as an expedient method. It consisted of a section which elicited information about the respondent's present position, educational level, and years of experience in the Atlanta Public Schools. The major portion of the questionnaire requested information about the purposes for which the REDP information was used. The questionnaire was administered to the producers and consumers of the services. The usefulness of information provided is influenced by the value the user perceives of it. The interview technique would improve the quality of information and insight gained. The study concluded the REDP in Atlanta was meeting the needs of its consumers. Urban school systems should continue to seek methods of improving the use of information provided to clients. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Atlanta Public Schools GA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).