ERIC Number: ED104861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
Educational Research and the Public Interest.
Bell, T. H.
This document discusses increasing public interest in education and the image problem educational research has with the public. Educational research and development is a new field which is still finding its way. The following recommendations can help meet the general public's expectations and establish a more productive relationship with users: (a) current research must address itself to critical issues; (b) greater efforts should be made to include users in early stages of conceptualization; (c) research should be structured in an appropriate time frame; (d) the researcher should not try to provide users with instant answers. Since many users cannot wait five to ten years for recommendations, the researcher must take a realistic approach to the design of the study, and let the user know how much time will be necessary to complete it; (e) finally, researchers should write concise reports that can be easily understood by school personnel and other users. (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30, 1975)