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ERIC Number: ED314778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 22
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National Forensic Honorary Organizations and the "National" Tournaments: How Do They Relate?
Littlefield, Robert S.
A study was conducted to begin the process of determining the preferences of coaches and/or teams for attending specific national debate tournaments. Ninety-six respondents participated in the study either through an oral survey or a follow-up questionnaire administered at two different national tournaments. The subjects included the directors of forensics, the coach in attendance, and five students unaccompanied by a coach. Respondents provided factors influencing their decisions to attend particular national tournaments which were grouped into 10 reasons: manner of qualification, availability of funding, quality of the tournament, tradition of attending the tournament, location of the tournament, professional affiliation of the coach or program, educational value of participating in the tournament, preference of the students involved, time when the tournament was held, and enjoyment of the coach and students when attending the tournament. Conclusions suggested that while the national tournaments sponsored by forensic honorary organizations ranked second most preferred, the reasons why they might be preferred (tradition, professional affiliation of the coach and/or program, educational value, preference of the student, and enjoyment) were not among the reasons identified. (Twelve tables of data are included.) (Author/MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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