ERIC Number: ED021813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Oct-20
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Pilot Training Program in Undergraduate Educational Research; Spring Trimester Research Training Project (May-August, 1966).
Gordon, Ira J.
A 36-week pilot training program for 20 outstanding undergraduates in education and in the behavioral and social sciences was conducted in 1966. It was designed to assist students (1) to develop basic competencies in measurement techniques and statistical research designs appropriate to educational research, (2) to engage in individual study in relation to a specific discipline and its application to educational research, (3) to participate actively as members of educational research projects, (4) to come in contact with professors from a wide variety of orientations who are concerned with and conducting educational research, (5) to develop substantive knowledge of behavioral and social science principles which impinge upon the conduct of effective educational research, (6) to develop familiarity with data processing, and (7) to come in contact with students from other disciplines and exchange ideas as to how these disciplines bear on education. The program consisted of course work in educational research, psychology, and anthropology; a choice of a seminar in issues and problems in education or one in political science; and individual study and on-the-job participation in an educational research project. The major objectives were substantially achieved. Modifications, based upon evaluation, are proposed. Evaluation data is included. (Author/JS).
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.