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Decision-Oriented Educational Research

  • Authors
  • William W. Cooley
  • William E. Bickel

Part of the Evaluation in Education and Human Services book series (EEHS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 3-13
    3. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 15-21
  3. Generalizations About Decision-Oriented Educational Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 25-39
    3. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 41-56
    4. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 57-71
    5. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 73-82
    6. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 83-104
    7. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 105-116
    8. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 117-138
    9. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 139-152
  4. The Case Histories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 155-162
    3. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 163-169
    4. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 171-182
    5. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 183-196
    6. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 197-210
    7. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 211-219
    8. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 221-238
    9. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 239-251
    10. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 253-264
    11. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 265-273
    12. William W. Cooley, William E. Bickel
      Pages 275-278
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-297

About this book

Introduction

Decision-Oriented Educational Research considers a form of educational research that is designed to be directly relevant to the current information requirements of those who are shaping educational policy or managing edu­ cational systems. It was written for those who plan to conduct such research, as well as for policy makers and educational administrators who might have such research conducted for them. The book is divided into three main parts. Part I is background. Chapter 1 describes some of the basic themes that are woven throughout subsequent chapters on decision-oriented research. These themes include the impor­ tance of taking a systems view of educational research; of understanding the nature of decision and policy processes and how these influence system re­ search; of integrating research activities into the larger system's processes; of the role of management in the research process; of researchers and managers sharing a sense of educational purposes; and of emphasizing system improvement as a basic goal of research process. Chapter 2 is a discussion of the background of the research activities that form the bases of this book. Our collaboration with the Pittsburgh public school system is described, as are the methods and structure we used to build the case histories of our work with the district. Part II, encompassing chapters 3 through 9, addresses basic generaliza­ tions about decision-oriented educational research that we have derived from our experiences.

Keywords

District computer development education educational research educational system election evaluation information management monitoring organization organizations research school

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4227-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8376-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4227-1
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