ERIC Number: ED102248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-20
Reference Count: 0
Research for New School Programs: A Guide for Program Planners.
Center for New Schools, Inc., Chicago, IL.
This research guide is designed to help people who are working on the development of new educational programs for public schools. By outlining some of the major questions and problems that relate to research of new programs and by suggesting some practical steps, this guide attempts to aid planning groups in the use of research techniques. Research requires consideration of how information is collected and analyzed. The researcher considers the effect of the research approach itself on his conclusions. Before developing a research plan, the basic reasons for doing the research must be clarified. Once the overall questions of the research are clear the next step is to determine what approaches to the collection, analysis, and presentation of information will most productively lead to the research goals. The uses, limits, and costs in terms of time and money are indicated for each approach discussed here as well as some suggestions for implementing that approach. Once the information is collected, the analysis of the information will determine the quality of the conclusions. Much of the best analysis of new school programs has been done by program participants who have had no formalized training in research. The choice of how to present research conclusions should be based on your audience as well as the purpose for presentation. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Illinois Network for School Development.
Authoring Institution: Center for New Schools, Inc., Chicago, IL.