ERIC Number: ED151165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Career Development of Scientists: An Overlapping Longitudinal Study. An Interim Report.
Cooley, William W.
The general purpose of this project was to examine the process of becoming a scientist, from elementary school through four years of post-college work. Seven hundred male students in the Boston area, from 5 different grade levels (grades 5, 8, 11, 14, and 16), were studied for 5 years, thus covering a 16 year developmental span. Data collection included interviews of students and teachers, standardized achievement and aptitude tests, personality and interest inventories, questionnaires for students and parents, and two projective instruments. The term "Potential Scientist Pool" (PSP) was defined. The boys involved in this study were chosen from the PSP at all grade levels. Movement into or out of the PSP was determined during the 5 years of the study. The rationale behind this experimental design is discussed in detail. (Author/BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document, see ED 002 874; Page 23 missing from document prior to being shipped to EDRS for filming; Best Copy Available; Page 33, Figure 3 "Histogram of the Interest-Temperament Discriminant Function" removed due to marginal legibility of original; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document