ERIC Number: ED088799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Cost Models for Educational R&D Projects.
This analysis of 1,200 educational research and development projects taken from the U.S. Office of Education's "Current Project Resumes, July 1970" was made to determine the crucial objectives or activities which have a direct effect on project costs, as part of the planning for the National Institute of Education. Projects were categorized according to the kind of output: theoretical, analytical, and experimental studies; surveys; evaluations;developmental projects; training programs in educational research; conferences, workshops, and symposiums; and research and development centers and regional laboratories. Categories were divided into subgroups according to project cost and were subsequently analyzed for common cost-differentiating characteristics. Flow charts using sequential questions were developed for sorting the projects into their appropriate cost groups. Eight percent of the projects studied did not fit the classification scheme; that is, they were sorted into one group on the basis of their cost and into a different group on the basis of their descriptive characteristics. The classification scheme is limited by the accuracy of the data reported in the project resumes with regard to a) adequacy of funding level, b) quality of investigator or project outcome, and c) amount of supplementary funding from sources other than the Office of Education. (HMD)
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Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.