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ERIC Number: ED056171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 22
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Research Utilization Specialist; Review and Synthesis of Selected Literature on Research Development.
Ward, William Gary
There seems to be a move in the world of education to institutionalize some specific job positions in the development stage of research. One such position is the Research Utilization Specialist, who would bridge the gap between the actual research and its subsequent implementation. Thus, the purpose of this study was to synthesize selected literature and interviews with education research personnel in order to draw conclusions relative to the status of this approach to research development and utilization. This synthesis of information revealed several findings, including: (1) There is a low utilization of research findings and this is considered a problem, (2) The creation of a professional job position in the development stage is being advocated as one solution to this problem, and (3) The position would serve to package research findings for delivery to the practitioner. A major conclusion of this study is that there is a need for a Research Utilization Specialist, and training programs will be established. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Vocational Research Coordinating Unit, Stillwater.