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Conway, James A. – 1973
To test the relationship between levels of participation and organizational effectiveness, 166 secondary school teachers completed Likert's "Profile of an Organization" and an adaptation of Belasco-Alutto's""Decisional Participation Scale." It was assumed that Equilibrium (participating as much as desired) was the most…
Descriptors: Correlation, Decision Making, Educational Research, Measurement Instruments
Clarke-Stewart, Alison – 1975
This paper presents arguments for greater use of sophisticated research strategies and statistical analyses of data in dealing with the real-life complexity of social interaction. Three possible procedures are proposed and illustrated in a study of interactions between mothers and their 8- to 18-month-old children. The first strategy is to…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Infant Behavior, Interaction Process Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
Packard, John S. – 1976
Lortie has described teacher sentiments that meld into a structure called the autonomy/equality norm. This norm helps preserve the separation of teaching from organizational and collegial purviews. As part of a larger study which looks for conditions that affect and are influenced by variations in task interdependence among teachers, an effort was…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Behavior Standards, Elementary School Teachers, Group Behavior
Solomon, Daniel; Kendall, Arthur J. – 1976
Research is described which explores the hypothesis that different classroom situations may be optimal for different individuals. The approach used cluster analysis to identify student and classroom "types" whose interactions were then examined in an analysis of variance framework. About 1,300 fourth graders from 50 classrooms were…
Descriptors: Achievement, Classroom Environment, Cluster Analysis, Comparative Analysis
Wash, James A., Jr. – 1967
An evaluation of materials in the sequential anthropology curriculum project with regard to student learning and teacher training is presented. The project sample consisted of 2,183 students in grades 1, 2, 4, and 5. Two forms of the anthropology achievement test were administered as pretest and posttest measures to experimental and control groups…
Descriptors: Achievement, Achievement Rating, Achievement Tests, Anthropology
Harris, Jerry D. – 1976
Major tenets summarizing Jensen's two-level theory of mental abilities were examined in a static-group comparison, correlational study. Caucasian siblings in grades one through four from low- and middle-socioeconomic (SES) populations were administered five Level I (associative learning ability) tasks and Raven's Progressive Matrices. Consistent…
Descriptors: Ability, Aptitude Tests, Associative Learning, Elementary School Students
Lentz, Linda P. – 1977
The question of whether women enrolling in women's colleges are more career-oriented than those enrolling in coeducational colleges was investigated. The study was prompted by earlier work concerning the effects of women's colleges on career success. The 1,818 subjects from generally comparable colleges (five women's and nine coeducational)…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Coeducation, College Choice, Colleges
Wulff, Kenneth R. – 1976
An updated version of Taba's 1966 "Social Studies Inference Test" and "Application of Principles Test" for elementary students is studied. The original tests measured students' abilities to generalize and draw inferences from short paragraphs containing data relevant to social studies. The "Social Studies Inference…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Tests, Data Analysis
Hanson, G.R.; And Others – 1977
This report describes the development and validation of the Unisex ACT Interest Inventory (UNIACT). In contrast to other interest inventories in common use, the UNIACT contains scales on which males and females receive similar scores. In the development of the UNIACT, more than 200 potentially sex-balanced items were administered to 10,211 people,…
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Career Choice, Career Counseling
Jovick, Thomas D. – 1978
As a companion study to the primary analysis of the Management Implications of Team Teaching (MITT) study, the unitized schools in this study were examined alone for predictors of differential success in implementing the innovation. This report briefly describes how the MITT staff handled a problem in the companion study of reducing the number of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Measurement Techniques
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Brinkman, Paul T.; McIntyre, Chuck – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1997
There is no right way to forecast college enrollments; in many instances, it will be prudent to use both qualitative and quantitative methods. Methods chosen must be relevant to questions addressed, policies and decisions at stake, and time and talent required. While it is tempting to start quickly, enrollment forecasting is an area in which…
Descriptors: College Administration, Educational Demand, Educational Trends, Enrollment Management
Rose, B. Keith; And Others – 1972
This program consists of a series of strategies whereby a school district could develop community-ranked educational goals and teacher-developed objectives. Provision is made for the involvement of members of the community, the professional staff, and students in (1) ranking of educational goals in order of their importance, (2) assessing how well…
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Community Involvement, Demonstration Programs
Perrin, David W.; Whitney, Douglas R. – 1975
Six methods for smoothing expectancy tables were compared using data for entering students at 86 colleges and universities. Linear regression analyses were applied to ACT scores and high school grades to obtain predicted first term grade point averages (FGPA's) for students entering each institution in 1969-70. Expectancy tables were constructed…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Expectancy Tables, Grade Point Average
Lunneborg, Patricia W. – 1976
Two college counseling samples, 150 males and 150 females, were administered two new interest inventories based on a similar factor structure. Considerable convergent and divergent validity for both was apparent in the correlations between the eight Vocational Interest Inventory scales and the 153 Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory General Theme,…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Correlation
Bart, William M.; Airasian, Peter W. – 1976
The question of whether test factor structure is indicative of the test item hierarchy was examined. Data from 1,000 subjects on two sets of five bivalued Law School Admission Test items, which were analyzed with latent trait methods of Bock and Lieberman and of Christoffersson in Psychometrika, were analyzed with an ordering-theoretic method to…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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