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ERIC Number: ED057755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 29
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The Characteristics of The Tasks of Academic Areas.
Biglan, Anthony
This paper presents an analysis of the task characteristics of various academic areas. Multidimensional scaling was performed at the University of Illinois on 168 scholars' judgments about the similarities among 36 academic task areas, and 54 scholars at a small western college judged similarities among 30 areas. The method used in the study was that of sorting the academic areas into categories. Three dimensions were found to be common to both samples: (1) concern with objectivity; (2) concern with application; and (3) concern with life systems. It appears that these dimensions are general to the task of most academic institutions. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Psychology.