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ERIC Number: ED237114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Research Goes To School: How to Find and Use Research for Improving Schools.
Newman, Joan; And Others
Designed to help educators locate the best, most up-to-date research and information available for decision making, this handbook focuses on computer searching of databases, manual searching of materials, and telephone searching of "people networks." A rationale is presented for using research on education and a discussion of where to find research information describes ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center), WLN (Washington Library Network), information utilities, and information networks. A second section on how to access research information discusses commercial search services and the KNOW-NET project (Knowledge Network of Washington), a state education service designed to stimulate and increase the use of research information by Washington's elementary and secondary educators. Other sections cover what to expect from an information search, how to become a KNOW-NET linker (a field representative for KNOW-NET), how to build your own information service, and techniques for summarizing research information. Appendices include lists of available databases from BRS and DIALOG, ERIC ordering information and forms, information on database access and on journal collections, and examples of paragraph and short-phrase outline research summaries. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. KNOW-NET Dissemination Project.
Identifiers: ERIC; Research Summaries; Washington
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