ERIC Number: ED048339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Participant Observation and Evaluation Strategies.
Smith, Louis M.
Participant observation is a research and evaluation strategy in dealing with complex educational settings, organizations, and curricula is explored. Three alternative models are presented. The first is a general structural model involving three research strategies: an experimental design with pretests and posttests; a social survey with interviews and questionnaires; and, a participant observer study of the program. Second, a sequential model which attempts to cumulate efforts over time rather than concurrently in time. This model is illustrated in some detail by use of a study on teacher awareness. The third strategy of participant observation and curriculum evaluation is the cumulation of case studies. Substrategies under this model are suggested. (LR)
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Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., Memphis, TN.
Note: From Symposium "Participant Observation and Curriculum: Research and Evaluation," American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971