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Research in Vocational Education


by George L. Brandon & Rupert N. Evans 1965

Research is a quest for new knowledge or for a more useful interpretation of facts which are already known. Research of any type can be classified under one or more of the categories appearing in Table 1, which also presents examples of types belonging to each category and drawn from two fields of specialization. This chapter, since it is concerned with research in vocational education, will discuss only types 3, 4 5, and 6, as presented in Table 1. We must recognize, however, that unless the results of research types 1 and 2 are known to our researchers, their work will be seriously handicapped and may be completely worthless.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 64, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 9, 1965, p. 263-279
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19755, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 2:24:04 AM

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  • George Brandon
    Pennsylvania State University
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    GEORGE L. BRANDON is the Head of the Department of Vocational Education at Pennsylvania State University.
  • Rupert Evans
    University of Illinois
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    RUPERT N. EVANS is the Dean of the College of Educaiton and Professor of Vocational and Technical Education at the University of Illinois.
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