ERIC Number: ED096193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-16
Reference Count: N/A
Emphasis in Educational Research: A Description of Selected Substantive and Methodological Characteristics of Proposals in the 1973 National Institute of Education (NIE) Field Initiated Studies (FIS) Program.
Knudsen, Kjell R.; And Others
Some 3,000 proposals submitted for Research Grants in Education and Small Grants, two of the major topic areas in the 1973 Field Initiated Studies (FIS) program of the National Institute of Education (NIE), are analyzed in this report to identify research features which seemed to receive priority emphasis and to describe some of the methodological features of these projects in order to focus questions about the potential for integrated, cumulative knowledge in education. The report contains selected characteristics of research from a considerably longer list in the original report which is the third in a related series of investigations in which the characteristics of federally funded social research are assessed. Objectives of the study for NIE were to develop an instrument to assess the methodological quality of the research component of proposals; describe the substantive issues of proposals; determine issues removed and retained at each step of the NIE review process; relate proposed characteristics of the research component; and assess systematic preferences in the NIE proposal review process in terms of the review process used by Minnesota Systems Research, which conducted the project. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A