ERIC Number: ED151971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Proceedings of a National Conference on Productivity and Effectiveness in Educational Research and Development (Palo Alto, California, December 6-7, 1977).
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Twelve papers are contained in this report. Robert M. Ranftl reports on the findings of a study to identify useful techniques for optimizing productivity. John S. Packard contrasts the spirit of inquiry and the norm of productivity, and makes recommendations for the composition of a research team. David L. Williams describes procedures to ensure research and development productivity and effectiveness. Hank Becker discusses incentives and constraints that may be imposed to assist individual researchers in their goal to be more productive. Virginia L. Thompson presents a developer's view of the critical elements necessary to ensure productivity and effectiveness. Carl J. Lyons presents a general management theme and some elements in its implementation. Alexander J. Field states that the productivity and effectiveness of educational research and development is primarily a function of its impact on the educational system itself. Leslie Salmon-Cox discusses some evidence of productivity and effectiveness defined in terms of characteristics of knowledge production. P. Michael Timpane discusses the limitations of the procurement process. Wallace H. Wulfeck talks about how the Navy Department attempts to ensure productivity and effectiveness in educational research and development. George Shollenberger comments on defining performance measures for the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Margaret K. Chandler's comments on future requirements for research and development effectiveness conclude the proceedings. (MLF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Council for Educational Development and Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.