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A Course in the Technique of Educational Research


by Percival M. Symonds - 1927

IN 1924 I was confronted with the problem of taking over and developing a course in research in secondary education. There was very little written at that time that one could refer to for help in determining the organization of such a course. No one had, or even has to date, told what research in education demands. In analyzing the problem confronting me I asked myself the question, "What do persons undertaking educational research in education have to do? What are the procedures and processes that educational research as an activity involves?" A method of obtaining an answer to these questions was to find out what procedures and processes others have used who have already undertaken and completed a piece of research. To do this I read twenty-one Teachers College Contributions to Education, listing as I went along all the different operations that were performed (as nearly as could be determined from the description of the research) from the initial analysis of the problem to its appearance in book form. The Contributions used were Nos. 146-167, with the exception of No. 164, these being the last ones published at that time.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 29 Number 1, 1927, p. 24-30
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5770, Date Accessed: 8/20/2019 7:08:41 PM

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