ERIC Number: ED077427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Selected Variables from the 1965 and 1970 Doctoral Dissertations of the College of Education, University of Maryland.
Auton, Sylvia C.
This paper proposes the idea that dissertations may be used as data in a model for analyzing the research aspects of the graduate program. The model simply states that characteristics of dissertation research provide estimates of research patterns and training in the college of education. The data from such an analysis can show the professional interests of the college faculty, the ideas that are prevalent during a given time period, and the technology known to be sufficient to solve the problems posed. By omission, they provide indicators of the gaps between questions that need to be answered and questions that are being answered. While this type of information is available in the professional literature, dissertations provide a more complete picture of the total body of graduate student research for one institution. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Measurement and Statistics.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, February 1973