ERIC Number: ED122076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Needs of Oklahoma Citizens for Information About Vocational-Technical Education.
DeGuglielmo, Bob; And Others
The study was undertaken to identify the kinds of information that the Oklahoma public wants about vocational education. Two data collection methodologies were used, the Delphi Technique and task force procedure. Participants were 240 volunteers from a statewide master list of 653 persons selected as representative. After four meetings the task force sample of 26 volunteers prepared a list of priorities and formulated recommendations for vocational information needs. The remaining persons became the Delphi sample, whose opinions were surveyed through mailed questionnaires, without Personal contact. Although any conclusion is premature and should be tested, the major difference in the lists developed by the two methods appears to be: the task force participants, who received more information about vocational education during the course of the study, listed what the general public should need if they knew what was available while the Delphi priorities were more in line with what the general public thought its needs were for vocational information. Throughout the report are tables describing: the task force participants and their priority groupings, Delphi respondents and rank order of information concepts, matched task force and Delphi items, and staff hours and costs for the study. Appended are the master list survey, correspondence, and the Delphi instruments and responses. (Author/MF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma