ERIC Number: ED096748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Sports Institute for Research/Change Agent Research--SIR/CAR.
Moriarty, Dick; Duthie, James
CAHPER Journal, v40 n4 pp22-23, 33-36 Mar-Apr 1974
The decline of the independent, scholar-scientist closeted in a library and/or laboratory resulting from increased social stress on universities for "more scholar per dollar" and "more relevance for the real world" predicts an inevitable shift to action research. The shift in system from relatively independent basic researchers to task force action research teams requires a new organizational structure (accommodating theoreticians and practitioners) and a new action oriented research model and method (allowing tentative solutions to significant problems rather than definitive answers to minute questions). Inflexible university discipline structure and the rigid basic research model, method, and technology are inappropriate to meet the challenge of today's future shock conflict and change. The Sports Institute for Research (SIR) is a voluntary mutual benefit service organization at the University of Windsor in which the physical education faculty has gathered, from the university and the community, scientists, educators, and technicians capable of and dedicated to programs of community service, dissemination of knowledge, and discovery of knowledge. Change Agent Research (CAR) is a systems analysis technique combining organizational development and organizational research, which consists of organizational audit, dissemination of knowledge via communications technology, and organizational reaudit. In short, CAR is a link between theory and practice, while SIR is a link between the university and the community. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada