ERIC Number: ED082642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
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A Program to Increase Educational Research Awareness Among Undergraduate Students in Predominantly Black Institutions. Final Report.
Gunnell, James B.; And Others
The purpose of this six-week training institute was to orient selected black students to the nature and general procedures related to the methodology of educational research. The primary objectives of the program are as follows: (1) to enable the students to identify pertinent educational problems and to formulate appropriate questions for research and policy decisions; (2) to acquaint the students with the general statistical procedures used in analyzing the nature or problems involved in the educational process; (3) to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to actually participate in the conceptualization, development and evaluation of an educational research project; and (4) to identify qualified black students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in educational development or in other related areas. It is apparent from the findings that in spite of their limited resources, black colleges are capable of providing adequate educational research experiences at the undergraduate level. Based on the findings and the conclusions of this report the following recommendations are made: (1) The federal government should continue to fund the research institute on an annual basis. (2) The research institute should be expanded to include: (a) multiple institutes operating simultaneously at different locations or colleges; and (b) the Academic Year Research Methodology Institute. Appendices include the institute staff and description of the site. (For related document, see ED 068 076.) (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.