ERIC Number: ED045609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Investigation of Factors Influencing the Training of Educational Researchers. Final Report.
Bargar, Robert R.; And Others
A four-semester undergraduate program in educational research was developed to provide training for those interested in specializing in the field and to provide a general knowledge of educational research for prospective teachers. Thirty students were selected for the first pilot group on the basis of academic ability and interest in research. This group and two control groups were pretested and posttested on their attitudes toward research, educational aspirations, occupational aspirations, and attitudes toward the undergraduate program. Results showed that experimental group members received higher posttest scores on all criterion measures than persons in either control group. There was also a significant positive change for experimental group members in educational aspirations and attitudes toward the undergraduate program. A longitudinal study of graduates showed that half were employed in research, development, or evaluation. In addition, a survey of 100 public school administrators showed that there are job openings and an anticipated increased demand for personnel with training in research, development, and program evaluation. Future plans include improvement of the undergraduate program and the development of a graduate program aimed at students from all fields who have had no previous training in educational research. (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.