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ERIC Number: ED041695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 22
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The Convergence Technique for Research in the Social Sciences: An Application in the Study of Reading.
Gephart, William J.; Penney, Monte
The convergence technique developed by Carrese and Baker is described, and an application to reading of this research technique is made. The use of the convergence technique includes (1) a planning session which delineates the final goal of the program, the intermediate goals and their sequence for achievement of the final goal, and research and criteria to ensure achievement of each intermediate goal; (2) construction of a convergence chart for use in program management for decisions on specific projects to be undertaken and movement to the next phase; and (3) updating and possible revision of the convergence chart on the basis of information generated as the research program progresses. The goal for reading is that 100 percent of all people (not in permanent care institutions) over 10 years of age will be able to complete 90 percent of a set of reading behaviors. Two literature searches will be undertaken. The first will be concerned with the reading process, the learning to read process, and language development; while the second will focus on instructional practice. A second phase of the program will be assessing functional reading competence and developing components for instructional systems. Recommendations for continuing the program are listed. Charts and references are included. (WB)
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook, Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969