ERIC Number: ED135773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Who Produces What in Educational Research and Development?
Guba, Egon G.; Clark, David L.
The results of this study reveal the sources of information apt to go into an information system for education. As part of a national study of the research and development (R&D) capacity of schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDEs), indices of productivity for such units were derived on six variables: (1) the number of articles credited to faculty members in education over a three-year period in 26 journals selected as core publications; (2) the number of documents deposited in the RESOURCES IN EDUCATION portion of ERIC over a two-year period; (3) the number of books in education reviewed in the 26 journals already mentioned; (4) the number of papers read at the national conventions of six professional societies in education over a three-year period; (5) the number and dollar amounts of foundation grants for education research and development over a three-year period; and (6) the number and dollar amounts of government grants and contracts for educational R&D for a 2l-month period. These data were tallied for as many of the 1,367 SCDEs as made contributions and/or received grants and contracts. It was determined that SCDEs contribute approximately 40 percent in most of the above areas and 56 percent in journal articles. However, only one out of five SCDEs contributed to the total educational R&D performance as measured by these six variables. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)