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ERIC Number: ED073963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 8
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Using Evaluative Assertion Analysis for Social Studies Research.
Fox, Thomas E.
There has been increasing pressure in recent years for a more realistic portrayal of societal complexities and problems in elementary and secondary social studies materials--especially textbooks. The author discusses in this paper a research project in which a large sample of social studies texts in wide use in grades three, five, and seven are evaluated. Emphasis is placed on description and evaluation of the ways in which social conflict associated with racial, economic, political, and ecological policies are presented to the young reader. Evaluative assertion analysis, a content analysis research technique, is used to extract from a message the evaluations being made of significant concepts. This technique is briefly described and the author illustrates the assumptions involved in the application of evaluative assertation analysis. (Author/SHM)
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, Massachusetts, November, 1972