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An Introduction to Research Procedures in Education


reviewed by N. A. Fattu - 1965

coverTitle: An Introduction to Research Procedures in Education
Author(s): J. F. Rummel
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Deficiencies in educational research organizations and personnel are the focus of the Lazarsfeld and Sieber study. The authors find that educational research, in its organized form, has changed little in twenty years, even though marked strides had been made in the related areas of psychology and sociology. Among the problems of educational research institutes are those stemming from the perennial conflict between service and research. Research has appeared geared to improvement of specific practices in particular locales rather than to understanding. In this local emphasis on service, routine "social bookkeeping" has been confused with research. Within these organizations, preference for former practitioners rather than academic researchers have meant that scholars with a knowledge of educational theory were not often involved. Students with a research commitment are more likely to enter a related academic area rather than education. Efforts to develop researchers are frustrated by a prior commitment to a future administrative or... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 3, 1965, p. 233-233
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2383, Date Accessed: 12/12/2019 6:46:02 AM

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