ERIC Number: ED053209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Let's Make Research More Relevant.
Theimer, William C., Jr.
Research in education has not been relevant because: 1) Decision makers have been making decisions without research findings and see no need for this kind of information now; 2) Research findings in the local schools are usually made available to the decision-maker or administrator after the decisions have been implemented; 3) Researchers feel the need to replicate findings before making them known. Several suggestions are made for making research findings available in a form and at times when they can be used by the local decision-maker. Dissemination of information which requires change in curriculum, administration, or methods will be resisted by those in power. Models which will provide information of process as well as product evaluation data are suggested as alternatives which will provide data more quickly, and provide partial replication before decisions are made. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Educational Testing, Evaluation, Information Dissemination, Models, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Problems, Test Results, Testing Problems
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the California Educational Research Association, San Diego, California, April 29-30, 1971