ERIC Number: ED229449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Methodological Research on Knowledge Use and School Improvement. Volume III. Measuring Knowledge Use: A Procedural Inventory.
Dunn, William N.; And Others
This volume presents in one collection a systematic inventory of research and analytic procedures appropriate for generating information on knowledge production, diffusion, and utilization, gathered by the University of Pittsburgh Program for the Study of Knowledge Use. The main concern is with those procedures that focus on the utilization of knowledge by policymakers and practitioners. The aim was to select research instruments with maximum relevance to methodological problems. A documentary and archival search was narrowed to 64 procedures that were compared, contrasted, and assessed in accordance with a standardized abstracting procedure. Each abstract provides a general information profile including (1) author, (2) availability, (3) purpose, (4) variables, (5) description, (6) development, (7) reliability/validity, (8) administration, and (9) sources. In addition, study designs were investigated in terms of employer procedures. Where possible, a study profile describing the unit of analysis, sampling procedure, type of design, research methods, practice area or population, definition of knowledge use, and other key methodological issues was constructed. General information profiles were limited to procedures that satisfied the criteria of reproducibility and face relevance to knowledge use. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.