ERIC Number: ED021811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-30
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Summer Institute on Research and Evaluation (June 20-August 5, 1966).
A 6-week summer institute was conducted to train and improve the research and evaluation competencies of 19 public school and college teachers and administrators. Instruction was individualized on the basis of pretest information since the major objective was to help the participants develop programs of research to be implemented during the following school year. Small instructional packages lasting from 2 days to 3 weeks were presented to appropriate groups of participants. Each package consisted of units of instruction on research design, scientific method, sampling, operational definitions, test construction and analysis, analysis of commercial tests, interaction analysis, informal inventory techniques, rating scales, basic statistics, computer operation, computer programming, feedback, reproducibility, validity, and new developments in education. Special materials available for instructio included University computer facilities; programmed materials and computer assisted instruction; plus tapes, overhead transparencies, and sound motion pictures recently developed by the institute staff. A major strength of the program was the high level of interest displayed by the students. Posttest results recorded their improved skills, and their research proposals indicated that they were able to conceptualize a problem and put it into operational form. Publicity materials are appended. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Center for the Cooperative Study of Instruction.