ERIC Number: ED038920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Institutional Research as a Discipline or Field of Study.
Institutional Research is a new and fast growing field and those involved in it continually ponder their roles. When colleges were small, the president knew most things firsthand. With the growth of institutions and the increasing need for information, the institutional researcher has assumed the duty of investigating aspects of the college or university. Although it is neither a discipline nor a true interdisciplinary activity, it is learning the advantages of tapping the disciplines, sources of theory, personnel, and research methodology. Several signs indicate that institutional research is moving toward professionalization. Early formalization of institutional research as a discipline or a profession may, however, hamper its effectiveness. Institutional Research should be task-oriented and cooperative; a balance should be maintained between cooperation and specialization. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Research Association of New York State.
Note: Paper presented at the l967 Research Convocation of the Educational Research Association of New York State, Albany, N.Y.