ERIC Number: ED218324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Research Based Method by Which a State or Regional Association May Select Its Outstanding Paper.
McLean, James E.
Presented is a research based method by which a state or regional professional organization may select the outstanding paper from those submitted for consideration. The procedure is conducted in three steps: submission, initial review, and final selection. During the initial review process the selection committee (four or more members) reviews all of the papers submitted. They are reviewed and rated on an instrument used by Ward, Hall, and Schramm in 1975 in a study of published educational research. The resulting rankings are used to identify the top five papers. The final selection requires that 10 qualified judges from outside the state or region be identified. Each paper is paired with every other paper. The readers compare the two papers in one of the 10 pairs. Standard pair comparison procedures are then used to determine the best paper from among those submitted. This method has resulted in the successful selection of the outstanding paper in the Mid-South Educational Research Association for the past 4 years. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).