ERIC Number: ED040701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project Follow-Through: Progress Report III.
Orange Coast Junior Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.
This is the third progress report on Orange Coast Junior College District's standardized data storage and retrieval system, a system that gives the District the ability to evaluate their programs and analyze student attrition. Progress Report I (ED 027 007) contains a description of the sample population, while Progress Report II (ED 035 410) contains a description of the information system and its operational characteristics. A recent evaluation of the system includes these findings: (1) students who filled out two questionnaires asking identical questions but with different formats, tended to respond differently in each case; and, (2) students who failed to return follow-up mail questionnaires, when contacted by phone, tended as a group to respond differently from those who answered by mail. Among the conclusions reached are: (1) the use of questionnaires or forms filled out by large numbers of students are not effective, and might be replaced by item-sampling techniques used in conjunction with in-depth interviews; and (2) potential user disagreement on uniform data formats, questionnaire items, and procedures restricts the effectiveness of proposed regional data centers. The appendix to this report includes illustrations of the information system, questionnaires and data reports. [Because of marginal reproducibility of original, this document is not available in hard copy.] (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Orange Coast Junior Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.