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ERIC Number: ED253978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Variables Affecting Productivity in Special Education Researchers.
Center, D. B.; Obringer, S. J.
The study presents the results of a survey of 100 special education researchers on variables that might affect research and publication productivity. The Ss were divided into three groups: low producers, intermediate producers, and high producers. The data were analyzed using the Kruskall-Wallis one-way analysis of ranks and the Chi-square test. Statistically significant results were obtained for five variables: teaching load, participation in research during graduate training, sources of support for research, availability of graduate assistants, and attitude toward research. The results are discussed and suggestions offered on how Colleges of Education might increase the productivity of their faculties. These suggestions include making attempts to reduce teaching load and provide graduate assistants. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Faculty Publishing
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (13th, New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1984).