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ERIC Number: ED151420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 256
Abstractor: N/A
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FEHR-PRACTICUM: Requests for Proposals for Perceptual Handicaps. Problems 1-8.
Collet, LeVerne S.
The Formative Evaluation and Heuristic Research (FEHR) PRACTICUM, a computerized game, gives practical experience in such program evaluation tasks as problem definition, operationalizing objectives, field study, budgeting, proposal writing, data analysis, and interpretation--without the expense and time commitments required by most research. The players, graduate students or practicing professionals, design and conduct an experiment comparing the effectiveness of available educational programs on students in a mythical school district. As a "research assistant," the computer can identify individuals or groups of students by category (test score, grade, sex), apply educational programs, and administer and score tests which determine the effects of a program over time. There is no predetermined decision; rather, the results of each team are critically evaluated and methodological implications are discussed. The available simulations study preschool to college level populations, and include empirical evaluations of related research. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is presented for each evaluation problem included in this document: Perceptual Handicaps, Remedial Arithmetic, Extended School Year, Early Childhood Education, Validation of a Teacher Questionnaire, Remedial Math for Adults, and Busing to Achieve Integration. Each RFP includes an identification of the content area and grant sponsor, a general narrative description of the problem, and a checklist of tasks to be performed at the game manager's option. The Appendices include details on the research population, educational programs, and available tests. (CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.