ERIC Number: ED118269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Conference on Comparability in Research (2nd, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., May 5 and 6, 1975).
Hurt, Maure, Jr., Ed.; Hertz, Thomas W., Ed.
This report presents the proceedings of a conference for researchers and trainers of researchers, convened to discuss the issues involved in improving knowledge by finding better ways to permit cross-research analyses or longitudinal research analyses. Included are: (1) a description of the history, goals, and activities of the Interagency Panel on Early Childhood Research and Development and the Interagency Panel for Research and Development on Adolescence; (2) an address defining the need for comparability and generalizability in research and the problems involved; (3) summaries of the discussions of four separate conference workgroups; (4) post-conference reactions of some of the participants; (5) a brief description of the panels' conference followup activities; and (6) a short paper which summarizes the major recurring recommendations of workgroups from this conference and a preceding one. The paper suggests the organization of Research Progress Monitoring Groups, a tripartite structure of interrelated groups designed to translate policy questions into research questions and to attain answers to these questions as quickly as possible. (ED)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conference Reports, Elementary Secondary Education, Generalization, Government Role, Graduate Study, Information Dissemination, Measurement Instruments, Research Coordinating Units, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Utilization, Synthesis
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.