ERIC Number: ED029552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
General Purpose Sampling in the Domain of Higher Education.
Creager, John A.
The experience of the American Council on Education's Cooperative Institutional Research Program indicates that large-scale national surveys in the domain of higher education can be performed with scientific integrity within the constraints of costs, logistics, and technical resources. The purposes of this report are to provide complete and up-to-date documentation of the sampling and weighting procedures currently being used in the Program, and to make available a record of the Program's experience in applying survey sampling procedures in practical situations. Discussions are presented on: the general principles and purposes of survey sampling; definition of the domain and population to be sampled; development of the actual sampling design; weighting procedures used to adjust for disproportionate sampling; estimation, source, and control of errors; and sampling of the total data file for special purposes. Copies of this report may be obtained from The Office of Research, American Council on Education, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20036. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Research.
Identifiers: American Council on Education