ERIC Number: ED202078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Approaches to Data Analysis in Project MITT: Creating Indices from the Control Structure Interview Through Data Collapsing and Multidimensional Scaling.
Jovick, Thomas D.
This paper describes the methodology used to analyze interview data on school control structures in the Management Implications of Team Teaching (MITT) project. Project MITT looked at school decision issues and their control structures, and at the people making or being governed by those decisions, to test how types of school decisions are related to types of control structures. Data came from two sets of interviews with principals and teachers at 14 experimental and 13 control schools. The paper lists the questions asked about each of 21 decision issues, their associated types of evidence, and the decision-makers and -followers involved. Further, the paper identifies five types of control structures and shows how the schools were scored on control structure for each of the 21 decision issues. Further analysis grouped the 21 issues, through multidimensional scaling and internal analysis, into 13 decision areas clustered into three general task areas. Finally, schools and control structures were scored for these decision areas and task areas. The author concludes with a short discussion of the correlations of these scores with external factors and compares these correlations for the experimental and control schools. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.