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ERIC Number: ED138747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 26
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Guidelines for the Development of Procedural Schematics for Research.
Dolim, Michael P.
To aid the student or researcher in the development of an effective procedural schematic (a graphic description of a research plan showing the steps needed to reach a stated objective), guidelines are presented under three topic headings: Compositional elements, taxonomy of research terms, and examples of procedural schematics. An introduction discusses research as a planned activity and the benefits of procedural schematics. The second section defines and illustrates in graphic form the various elements of a procedural schematic: Activity, arrows, columnar segmentation, connector, constraint, events, format, junction points, loop, sequential events, simultaneous events, and time and phasing. Section three, a taxonomy of research terms used in a schematic, defines the following: Planning the study, tentative problem, feasibility study, statement of problem, background study, research design, pilot study, main study, collect and record data, analyze data, conclusions, validate conclusions, and recommendations for further study. The final section is made up of four examples of procedural schematics for research: One that is developed from material presented in this guide, one illustrating sequential events, one utilizing feedback loops, and one utilizing columnar segmentation and horizontal format. A bibliography is included. (JT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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