ERIC Number: ED021541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Needed Research in the Junior College.
Roueche, John E.; Boggs, John R.
Junior College esearch Review, v2 n8 April 1968
Needed research refers to both the kind of study and the area in which the work is done. Design elements and characteristics for needed research include (1) normative studies, (2) statements of statistical significance, (3) precisely formulated problems, (4) carefully defined hypotheses, (5) well-defined populations and randomly selected samples, (6) integration of data collection and processing, and (7) critical examination of results. Among suggested topics are ones to determine (1) which experiences in vocational/technical courses relate most directly to vocational success, (2) what constitutes vocational success, (3) if the lives of students are made richer by general education, (4) if students enroll in programs compatible with their interests, abilities, and preparation, (5) how much talent is wasted by poor choice of program, (6) how faculty members may be stimulated to greater professional involvement, (7) which factors encourage student motivation toward desired ends, and (8) to what extent the 2-year colleges have achieved their stated objectives. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.