ERIC Number: ED099472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Selected Measures of Diffusion Variables. Occasional Paper No. 1.
Kester, Ralph J.; Gallagher, John V.
This volume has been prepared to assist researchers who are seeking procedures or devices for measuring the variables related to the diffusion of innovations in education. Measurement procedures and devices are reviewed, and abstracted information is provided for an initial review of the instrument by researchers. The abstract is not intended as a review of the literature relative to findings. The variables represented by the measurement references contained in this document can be considered only as representative of what is contained in the literature relative to the five categories outlined: (1) characteristics of innovations, (2) social contest of educational organizations, (3) characteristics of organizations, (4) characteristics of individuals, and (5) degrees of acceptance/adoption/installation. This document should expedite the location and/or development of instruments in the following ways: (1) in the case that the measure does not need to be translated, the researcher is saved the time and expense of developing his own instrument; (2) the researcher is provided a base or framework within which to set his ideas; and (3) if no relevant information can be found, the researcher can be somewhat confident that he has searched a significant section of the instruments available to meet his purpose. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.