ERIC Number: ED026720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
Research Training Institute for Personnel of State Departments of Education (Madison, Wisconsin, March 13-24, and May 8-19, 1967). Final Report.
Gregg, Russell T.
A 4-week Research Training Institute for personnel of State departments of education interested in improving their research competence was conducted at the University of Wisconsin in 1967. The institute was divided into two separate 2-week sessions which were intended to improve research knowledge and skills and to stimulate research interests. This report contains information concerning the participants in the institute, a description of the program of instruction and activities, and an evaluation of the institute. The program consisted of group instruction emphasizing lecture and discussion methods, small-group laboratory activity, and firsthand experience with data processing equipment. Thirty-four trainees from various geographical areas participated in the institute. The major topics of instruction were measurement and statistics, research design and methodology, data processing in educational research, and research administration. Following the institute, evaluation questionnaires were completed by the participants. The results of these questionnaires showed that (1) the objectives of the institute were appropriate, (2) insufficient emphasis was placed on research design, (3) guest lecturers were of value, (4) the program was too short, and (5) the institute was of very good quality. (HW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Educational Administration.