ERIC Number: ED131082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Program in Educational Research. Final Report, Part VI; Essays.
Lazarsfeld, Paul F., Ed.
This document, the sixth of a final report on the Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Program in Educational Research, is a collection of three essays. The first--Notes on the History of Interdisciplinarity--by Judy Rosen, brings together and outlines the general points and findings of the literature that has been generated in an attempt to evaluate the importance, success, and drawbacks of conducting research outside the limits of the traditional academic disciplines. It also places the notion of interdisciplinarity and the way in which it is now being discussed in historical perspective. The first two sections of this three-part essay discuss the central viewpoint and doctrine of the moral philosophers and the philosophy and history of the movement away from a unified social science and toward the isolated academic discipline. The third section discusses and assesses the current debate about how and why the social sciences should or should not attempt a reunification. The second essay-- Alternative Approaches to Policy Making--by Merlyn Kettering, is an introduction to the study of policy-making. The framework developed in the essay dramatizes basic themes in policy-making by creating a controversy between rationalistic and incrementalistic approaches to policy-making. The third essay--Humanistic Evaluation-- was prepared as an internal memorandum for use by the committee on evaluation described in the body of the final report. It is intended as a foundation from which to generate a working image of humanistic evaluation. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Note: For introduction and other related documents, see SP 010 639-45