ERIC Number: ED073793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Scientific Communication in Educational Research. Final Report.
Nelson, Carnot E.
A series of studies concerned with the dissemination and assimilation of material contained in journal articles in educational research were conducted. These studies dealt with authors of the articles and other educational researchers conducting research in the same subject matter areas as the articles. The dissemination process was found to be extremely long and slow with little information reaching the general educational research and development community until late in the process. The results of these studies and previously conducted ones dealing with the national meeting indicate that both the informal and formal dissemination systems in educational research are extremely diffuse. Thus it is extremely difficult for the educational researcher to find the information he needs. Moreover, few authors published further in the same area as their original article. A number of suggestions for improving the current dissemination system in educational research are mentioned. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa.