ERIC Number: ED243526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
A Partial Study of Research Needs at Brookdale Community College.
A study was conducted at Brookdale Community College to determine which staff members were conducting research, under what conditions they would continue to do so, and the types of assistance the college's Center for Educational Research could provide to the staff. Questionnaires were sent to all college faculty, staff, and administrators, requesting information on the type and focus of research being conducted, and the respondents' willingness to share methods and findings with colleagues, attend a research workshop, or consider conducting research. Study findings, based on responses from 51 faculty members, 25 staff members, and 13 administrators, revealed the following: (1) 63% of the respondents (75% of the faculty, 69% of the administrators, and 37% of the staff) had conducted research; (2) the major types of investigations conducted were descriptive or historical studies and surveys; (3) 34 of the respondents conducted their research for course work, 29 for curriculum development, and 29 for personal growth; (4) 60% of the respondents indicated a willingness to share their research with colleagues; (5) about 60% of the respondents felt that increased financial reward and release time would encourage them to conduct research; and (6) respondents evidenced greatest interest in workshops on research techniques. The study report includes a review of the literature and the survey instrument. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ.