ERIC Number: ED243337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Jones, Lyle V., Ed.; And Others
U.S. research-doctorate programs in the social and behavioral sciences were assessed by a committee of the Conference Board of Associated Research Councils. Attention was focused on 639 research-doctorate programs in seven disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political sciences, psychology, and sociology. The effectiveness of these programs in preparing students for research careers was assessed. Indices that might be relevant to program quality were examined, and information was provided to evaluators on the names of faculty members involved with each program to be rated and the number of research doctorates awarded in the last 5 years. After describing the background to the study and the research methodology, survey findings are presented for each discipline. In addition to extensive statistical findings and analyses, the following appendices are presented: the Survey of Earned Doctorates, the instrument used in the reputational survey, the ARL Library Index, data on faculty research support and research and development expenditures, data on publication records, and lists of planning committee members and participants of the Conference on the Assessment of Quality of Graduate Education Programs. (SW)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Behavioral Sciences, College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Economics, Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Geography, Graduate Study, Higher Education, History, Political Science, Program Evaluation, Psychology, Questionnaires, Reputation, Research, Scholarship, Social Sciences, Sociology
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20418 ($10.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conference Board of Associated Research Councils.
Note: Product of the Committee on an Assessment of Quality-Related Characteristics of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States. For related documents, see SE 044 404-406 and HE 015 958.