ERIC Number: ED069146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Pilot Library of Cassette Tapes Dealing with Recent Advances in the Strategies and Features of Educational Research. Final Report. Including a Report of an External Project Evaluation Conducted by Jerry L. Brown, Indiana University.
Popham, W. James
A project was designed to develop and test a library of cassette audiotapes for improving the technical skills of educational researchers. Fourteen outstanding researchers from diverse fields were identified, and a short instructional tape was prepared by each. Subjects of the tapes included instructional objectives for intellectual skills, sources of bias in surveys, implications for the next 20 years of change, some precepts for conducting educational research, statistical interactions, evaluation skills, learning and instructional psychology, multiple regression analysis, control of student activity in learning, limitations of variables taken from common language, instant feedback displays of teaching behavior, research implications for reforms in educational finance, recent trends in the analysis of multidimensional contingency tables and nonparametric rank analysis of variance, and problems of conducting research with educable mentally retarded children. A separate evaluation of how useful the tapes were to purchasers showed that those who listened to the tapes felt they increased their understanding of the topic discussed. (SH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.