ERIC Number: ED271044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Research on Higher Education.
Krakower, Jack Y.
Three factors are considered that contribute to the perception that the higher education research effort has done a poor job in dealing with problems confronting academe. The first factor is the magnitude of the higher education enterprise and the number of problems and issues inherent in it. The second factor is the level of support for research, and the third is potential weaknesses and faults in the research process. The manifestations of these weaknesses and faults include research results that are different from those desired by funding agents, may not be useful to intended audiences, and never reach intended audiences even when they overcome the preceeding two problems. Attention is directed to the following dimensions of the research process: interpreting research issues and problems; the contextual component of the research problem (i.e., the variables that need to be identified, examined, and controlled for in order to properly interpret research results); the primary audience for the research results; the type of research (applied, basic, development); representativeness of the study group; comparability of data; analysis of aggregated data; the research methodology; and factors that mediate research utilization. A 19-item reference list is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.