ERIC Number: ED110441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Exploratory Study of Selected Variables Related to the Training and Careers of Educational Research and Research-Related Personnel. Final Report.
Worthen, Blaine R.; Byers, Maureen L.
Four major areas of investigation were undertaken in the course of this study on the training and careers of research and research-related personnel in education. The first area covered the development and testing of a classification system of skills necessary for research, development, diffusion, and evaluation in education. Telephone interviews with 58 employers of research personnel indicated that the most important skills and those in shortest supply involved the exercise of judgment. It was suggested that apprenticeship training might be the best way to develop these skills. The second area concerned employment. Employment service data were examined and the most important conclusion obtained was that whereas the number of applicants remained stable from 1968-1970, the number of positions declined. The third area involved an analysis of characteristics of trainees in Graduate Research Training Programs under Title IV of Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Conclusions drawn from this study stated that the Title IV programs are worthy of continued support. The last area examined alternative approaches to training educational researchers. The following three training possibilities were considered: (a) a library of cassette tapes on current research topics, (b) transportable packages of training materials, and (c) simulation techniques. The possibilities for simulation techniques were particularly stressed. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 070 419