ERIC Number: ED046456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Factor Analysis of Selected Information Science Curricula.
Dexter, Margaret E.
It is concluded that the techniques of automatic indexing and factor analysis are appropriate tools for curriculum analysis. However, the techniques need to be refined, and more care needs to be taken to insure that the criteria for the selection of data for the study are objective. In addition to predicting future developments, the data resulting from factor analysis can be used to derive profiles of various programs studied. In a field as diverse as information science, most programs stress one or more of the areas and offer but a few courses in other areas. An analysis of the various existing programs will be performed based on the 1968-69 course descriptions and given in a later report. (MF)
Descriptors: Automatic Indexing, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Factor Analysis, Information Science
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-187 857, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. School of Information and Computer Science.