ERIC Number: ED117191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Educational Researchers and Evaluators. TM Report 48.
Aimed at those individuals who are in a position to hire or promote educational researchers or evaluators, this paper provides some practical suggestions for assessing these personnel. Selection of a research or evaluation (R and E) firm is not treated separately from the task of hiring an individual; the quality of work done by a firm depends largely on the people who do the job. Much consideration should be given to specifying job descriptions and requirements. The value of R and E competencies depends upon the specific tasks expected to be performed. A synthesis of the efforts of a task force of the American Educational Research Association to identify educational R and E competencies grouped under 25 general tasks is included in the document. In an effort to identify a universe of evaluation competencies, Stufflebeam and Bunda produced approximately 250 items grouped under eight major categories. The categories and examples of corresponding self assessment items are also included. Several strategies for assessing whether an individual possesses the competencies needed for a specific job are considered. These include discussions of certification, formal training, testing, R and E output, bibliographic and academic characteristics, and membership in special professional associations and directories having more stringent entry requirements than presently exist. (RC)
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