ERIC Number: ED172812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Collection of Survey Data for Testing the Autocatalytic Model for the Diffusion of Educational Innovations.
Lawton, Stephen B.; Currie, A. Blaine
This paper provides a progress report on an investigation to validate and extend the autocatalytic model for the adoption of educational innovations. Three topics are dealt with: (1) a brief description is provided of the autocatalytic model and its current application, (2) the design of a survey to collect data for further tests of the model is described, and (3) certain problems encountered in the design of survey instruments and their theoretical implications are discussed. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)