ERIC Number: ED042405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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The Development and Evaluation of Undergraduate and Graduate Research Curricula; Section III, Part IIa: Instrument Development.
The undergraduate research-development program aims to increase students' orientation and commitment toward future research-development training and professional engagement. This paper focuses upon the instrument development training and professional engagement. This paper focuses upon the instrument development efforts in this area. Two new instruments were constructed: the Research Orientation Index (ROL) and an Omnibus Questionnaire to be used on a pretest-posttest basis. The ROI was constructed according to Likert's method of summated ratings; subjects were asked to place themselves on a 5-point continuum, ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. A pretest draft of a 82-item scale was administered to 204 selected education students. Their responses were submitted to a preliminary analysis, to a correlational analysis, and to a second analysis on the basis of which 25 items with the highest discriminations were selected. The Omnibus Questionnaire attempted to obtain information on biographical data; attitudes about existing undergraduate education programs at the Ohio State University, and attitudes toward research in terms of educational and occupational aspirations. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.