ERIC Number: EJ1035094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Research Use by Cooperative Extension Educators in New York State
Hamilton, Stephen F.; Chen, Emily K.; Pillemer, Karl; Meador, Rhoda H.
Journal of Extension, v51 n3 Article 3FEA2 Jun 2013
A Web-based survey of 388 off-campus Cornell Extension educators in New York State examined their attitudes toward research, sources of research-based information, knowledge and beliefs about evidence-based programs, and involvement in research activities. Strong consensus emerged that research is central and that educators are capable of reading and applying it. The Web is their most frequent source. Time is the greatest barrier. Educators know about evidence-based programs but do not necessarily regard them as superior. Research experience is common among educators in agriculture, much less in 4-H. New methods are needed to connect educators with faculty.
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Extension Education, Attitude Measures, Extension Agents, Access to Information, Research, Knowledge Level, Information Sources, Barriers, Time, Agricultural Occupations, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Youth Programs, Research Utilization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York