ERIC Number: ED095624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Use of Innovative Practices: Exploring the Discrepancy Measure as a Tool for Studying Implementation.
Hall, Douglas C.; Turnbull, Brenda J.
This report explores the possibility of using the discrepancy measures to assess the implementation of educational innovations. The discrepancy measure was derived from the decision to segment the educational market, and to select or develop marketing strategies, on the basis of discrepancies between the potential user and the requirements of a product. Discrepancies occur because the nature of the product is incompatible with the nature of the user. The first section of the report considers the discrepancy measure in the general context of implementation assessment and indicates that the measure makes a potential methodological contribution in this area. An analysis of existing data, in the second section of the report, indicates that, even in its present form, the measure generates relatively rich data on implementation and permits a rough classification of different implementation behaviors. A number of modifications which could be made in the measure to make it even more suitable for the collection of implementation data are discussed in the third section of the report. (Author/DN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.