ERIC Number: ED027050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-3
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Readership Study of the "Review of Educational Research".
Harris, Linda S.
Approval and use of the 15 issues of the Review of Educational Research which appeared from June, 1965 to June, 1968 were determined for each issue separately and for all the issues as a set. The survey respondents, all members of the American Educational Research Association, were teachers, administrators, consultants, and researchers. Half had Ph.D's and most were authors of papers and articles as well as active readers of other journals. They advocated more frequent review of several topics. Respondents proposed changes to improve the writing style, editorial quality, and scope of the Review. Half indicated they would prefer an annual review of educational research to the current Review. Overall use of the journal was found to be moderate, partly because each educational researcher tends to read issues only in his areas of specialization. Two major uses of the Review were for current awareness and for learning about areas peripheral to one's speciality. In addition, the Review acted as a stimulus to information-seeking. The author recommended changes in format and content so that each issue would appeal to specialists on the topic reviewed and also to a more general audience attracted by current awareness features. (Author/CC)
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Sponsor: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.