ERIC Number: ED062288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Education and Sponsored Research: The Perception, Influence, and Use of Research in the Educational Experience of Recent Ph.D. Recipients.
Toombs, William Edgar
This study aims to a) assess the experience of recent Ph.D. recipients, b) explore the origins and uses of some financial and non-financial resources, and c) examine the perceptions and use by graduates of the research efforts within the University of Michigan. The students' relationship to research was assessed by awareness of research projects, recognition, and self-ascribed categories of involvement with research, association. Data were gathered by questionnaires mailed to recent Ph.D. recipients in 18 departments of arts and sciences at the University. In the questionnaire, about 152 separate items were examined concerning four dependent variables: time, interaction, pre-professional experience, and openness. Significant differences appeared between the non-research group and one or more of the research-connected groups on 69 items. Correlations of scores indicate that research does appear to exist as a separately identifiable activity in student experience. Recognition and association do provide a means of assessing relationships with research more sensitive than mere identification as a research assistant. A 139-item bibliography, tables, illustrations and appendixes are included. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.
Note: Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, 1971