ERIC Number: ED021812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-29
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Pilot Training Program in Undergraduate Educational Research; Spring Trimester Research Training Project (May-August, 1967).
Gordon, Ira J.; Jester, Robert E.
Major objectives of a 1-trimester research training project were (1) to introduce outstanding undergraduates in the behavioral and social sciences to educational research and (2) to introduce outstanding undergraduates currently preparing for the teaching profession to the field of educational research as a possible future career. Approximately half of the 18 juniors and seniors participating were drawn from the College of Education, half from the Liberal Arts College. The program consisted of course work, individual study, and research apprenticeship. It was anticipated that students would (1) develop basic competencies in measurement techniques and statistical designs appropriate for research in an educational setting, (2) conduct individual research in a particular discipline with emphasis on its educational aspects, (3) participate in ongoing educational research, (4) come into contact with professors from a wide variety of orientations who are engaged in educational research, (5) become familiar with basic data processing, (6) exchange ideas with students from other disiciplines and relate these ideas to educational problems, and (7) develop favorable attitudes toward research in education. Student and staff evaluations indicate success in achieving these goals, particularly the last. Included are 16 tables containing data from the evaluations. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.