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ERIC Number: ED049713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 126
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Encouraging Convergence of Opinion, through the Use of the Delphi Technique, in the Process of Identifying an Institution's Goals.
Uhl, Norman P.
Among the purposes of this study were: (1) to investigate, in a small number of institutions with differing characteristics, what on-campus and off-campus groups perceive the goals of their institutions to be, as well as what they believe their goals should be; (2) to evaluate whether the Delphi technique produces opinion convergence among different on-campus and off-campus groups with regard to an institution's goals; (3) to provide the documentation necessary for the Regional Education Laboratory of the Carolinas and Virginia (RELCV) to replicate the study in other institutions; and (4) to evaluate how well the preliminary form of the Institutional Goals Inventory can assess an institution's goals. This report is primarily concerned with the last three objectives. It presents: (1) the background of the study, including its relationship to RELCV Administrative-Organizational Systems (AOS) model, the development of the Institutional Goals Inventory, and a review of the Delphi technique; (2) the method; (3) the results and a discussion, including the percent of questionnaires returned, reliability estimates of goal areas, institution and group comparisons, and evaluations of the Inventory, and the Delphi technique; and (4) a summary of the results, conclusions and implications--which indicated that the instrumentation and techniques used in this study to assess the present and preferred goals of five institutions were successful. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.