Gordon B. Stinky
Date: December 30, 2020 01:22AM
"Toward a synoptic model of instructional productivity"
I posted a link to an archived copy of this I found earlier, in another thread that mentioned it (and since that thread's been closed at 60 posts, I started this related thread for anyone interested):https://web.archive.org/web/20070809035629/familyhist.org/meridianjapan/grobergthesis.htm
I decided to take a second pass at searching for it. I found it on proquest.com in it's original form using my university library's academic search tools.
I tried to find a stray PDF out there. It's not unusual for authors to have personal copies on local servers of their work, and also copies on servers in places that aren't as concerned with copyrights and IP as they ought to be. That said, no one seems interested in this one. Frankly, after skimming through it, it strikes me as 500+ pages of nauseating braggadocio that would not be well-regarded outside of Mormondom. It is decidedly un-academic. The "I did this, I did that, I improved such-and-such" write up would not earn a PhD at my institution.
FWIW, I did stumble across another academic paper that seems to discuss this work at some length, and seems to be critical of it, although I didn't read it in detail (it seems to be more readily available than the original dissertation):https://www.jstor.org/stable/23291122?seq=1