ERIC Number: ED131083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Program in Educational Research. Final Report, Part VII; Evaluation of the Multi-Disciplinary Program in Educational Research.
Lazarsfeld, Paul F., Ed.
In the Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Program in Educational Research, graduate students at the doctoral level were participants. This program required exposure to other disciplines, to various approaches to problem definition, to various methodologies, concepts, and research techniques. It was expected that the students had gained experiences and acquired competencies within their individual disciplines. The subject of education research was chosen as being broad enough in scope to encompass other disciplines and to aid the students in their explorations in their own fields. In the group participating in the program the following disciplines were represented: information sciences, clinical psychology, economics, social psychology, pediatric psychology, counselor education, educational anthropology, sociology, educational psychology, and educational research. Under the guidance of experienced leaders, seminars were conducted; guest speakers contributed on different subjects; and there was frequent informal interchange between participants. Many students found that they gained an understanding of the strengths and limitations of their own discipline as well as those of other disciplines. At a future date the data collected from this program will be analysed, evaluated, and published. The methodology involved will be included for guidance of those who may wish to conduct a similar program. (JD)
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