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Research in Vocational and Technical Education.
Stevenson, William W.
Research is a method of systematically looking at what we are doing--or should be doing-- and determining how we can do it better. Consideration must be given to the how, the who, and the what of conducting research. The best guide for deciding how to carry on research is the underlying principle that the broadest involvement possible in the research effort will result in the broadest acceptance. The more people we can involve in the planning, the execution, and the analysis of the research effort, the more effective our efforts will be. Vocational research must be directed more toward programatic kinds of investigations to answer questions facing practitioners day by day. If research is to contribute to an ongoing program of vocational and technical education, it must be used. A system is needed to combine, package, and deliver information to state and local administrators in the form and at the time it is needed to assist in the administrative decision making process. The application of research findings to classroom operations is even more difficult. Effective strategies must be used to bring about acceptance of research information and resultant change in administrative decisions or program operations. (GB)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Vocational Research Coordinating Unit, Stillwater.
Note: Presentation at the Western Regional Conference of Education Professions Development Act Fellows