ERIC Number: ED320881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Research Methods Courses and Post-Bachelor's Education: Effects on Teachers' Research Use and Opinions.
Green, Kathy E.; Kvidahl, Robert F.
This study assessed the contribution of training in research methods and post-bachelor's education to explaining teachers' self-reported use of research in their classrooms and their opinions about research. Subjects were 441 teachers from 2 Midwestern states. Significant differences in use of research were found for degree held (bachelor's, advanced degree) and for whether coursework in research methods had been taken. Those with advanced degrees and research methods coursework reported a greater use of research. Significant effects were also found for attitude toward the quality and usefulness of the research methods coursework. No significant interactions were found among independent variables. Results support the provision of research methods courses in either undergraduate or graduate programs if one's purpose is to increase teachers' use of research. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 17-20, 1990).