ERIC Number: ED051106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Analysis and Evaluation of Undergraduate Research Training Projects. Final Report.
Fields, Ewaugh F.; And Others
This project was undertaken to study past and current experiences in undergraduate research, development, dissemination, and evaluation (RDD&E) programs in order to suggest specific courses of action to develop models for such programs. A survey of the literature was conducted, a nationwide survey made, and data collected from the six institutions currently operating such programs. Responses indicated that little or no private foundation support exists, all programs being federally funded. The techniques employed are questionnaire surveys of program directors, field interviews and observations of programs, and documentary analysis of research proposals and reports, all of which are reported in detail. Results indicate that there is a dire need for governmental support and funding of undergraduate research training programs, since most programs were terminated when federal funds were depleted. Program directors currently operating such programs were enthusiastic; they had good ideas and plans for present and future programs. The six programs currently in existence cannot possibly supply all the paraprofessional and preprofessional educational researchers who will be needed in the next ten years. The document includes the model program prepared as a result of the research, as well as copies of the instruments used in the survey. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Drexel Univ. Consortium, Philadelphia, PA.