Home Economics Research Activities in Colleges and Universities Not Associated with the Land-Grant System
AbstractAdministrators of 301 home economics units in institutions not associated with the land-grant system 1 were surveyed regarding their 1977 fiscal year research activity. Seventy-four sub mitted data concerning: (1) number of research projects and project equivalents in home economics priority goal categories; (2) personnel engaged in research activity; (3) source and level of funding; and (4) method and amount of sharing of research findings. The involvement was 482 projects, 317 project leaders, 95 scientist years and 208 support staff years. The highest proportion of projects related to home economics research priority Goal II: improve the conditions contributing to man's physiological health and development. Over six million dollars, a sizeable proportion of which came from state and federal departments of education and personal resources of faculty and students, were reported. While average funding per unit, per project, and per project leader did not equal that for researchers of the land-grant system, the average amount available per scientist year is comparable.