ERIC Number: ED021560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Research Training Institute: Principles and Methods of Applied Research for Junior College Researchers. Final Report.
Merson, Thomas B.
This report describes a 3-week research training institute supported by USOE funds, which was held at the University of California at Los Angeles, July 1967. It was designed to increase the competence of junior college research directors and staff. The method of recruiting and selecting the trainees is explained. Thirty-eight trainees from 12 states attended all-day sessions offering (1) statistical procedures, (2) research design and methodology, (3) advanced data analysis, (4) guidance in writing up a project for the trainee to do in the 1967-68 year, (5) a review of the junior college collection in ERIC, and (6) time to attend part of the National Conference on the Experimental Junior College. The institute emphasized practicality. Topics selected were those most needed to improve institutional research, especially ones showing the design of experimental models and complex statistical analyses. The trainees evaluated the program on its organization, its interest, the quality of its instructional staff, and its presentation of new approaches to research. The main recommendation was that the next institute be at least four weeks in length. (HH)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento.