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ERIC Number: ED013070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 6
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INSTITUTIONAL STUDIES OF JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.
THOMSON, JACK
JUNIOR COLLEGE RESEARCH IS TYPICALLY "INSTITUTIONAL" WITH APPLICABILITY ONLY TO THE SPECIFIC INSTITUTION. MOST REPORTS RECEIVED AT THE CLEARINGHOUSE DESCRIBE COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF POPULATIONS (ENTIRE CLASSES, STUDENT BODIES, ETC.) INVOLVING NO SAMPLING PROCESSES. DATA WERE COMMONLY COLLECTED THROUGH RECORDS SEARCHES AND PRESENTED IN FREQUENCY COUNTS AND TABLES, WITH LITTLE ANALYSIS. PROCEDURAL IMPROVEMENTS ARE NEEDED. (1) TO PERMIT COMPARISONS, SEVERAL COLLEGES COULD DETERMINE COMMON VARIABLES AND CODING SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING NORMATIVE STUDIES. (2) QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEYS SHOULD BE BASED ON RANDOM SAMPLES WITH VIGOROUS FOLLOWUP OF NONRESPONDENTS. (3) USE OF MULTIPLE-CHOICE RESPONSE ITEMS FACILITATES MECHANICAL PROCESSING. IMPROVEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WILL NOT DEEMPHASIZE THE JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHING FUNCTION, AND IT WILL PROVIDE MORE MEANINGFUL DATA FOR THE INSTITUTION AND THE ENTIRE FIELD. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "JUNIOR COLLEGE RESEARCH REVIEW," VOLUME 1, NUMBER 4, MAY 1967. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges