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Northern Illinois University Undergraduate Educational Research Training Program (June 6, 1966 to June 12, 1967).
Ellis, Joseph R.
Fourteen superior undergraduates with interest in and potential for educational research were chosen to participate in a 1-year undergraduate training program designed to provide them with an introduction to specialization in educational research. During their senior year they participated in an intensive 11-week summer session, and weekly seminars and field experiences in various research projects extended throughout the academic year. Nine hours credit was awarded for the modified courses which included research design, statistics, and measurement and evaluation. An interdisciplinary approach featured consultants, team teaching, field trips, supervised research experiences, and independent study. Subjective reactions of the faculty, consultants, and others working with the program were generally favorable. Trainee reactions reflected a valuable experience. Two trainees have received grants for 3-year doctoral training programs in educational research, 1 will serve as a research assistant to an educational study while doing graduate work, and 2 have accepted positions as full time evaluators for a Title III project. The director recommends that programs of this nature be continued. Trainee evaluation rating forms are included. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.