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ERIC Number: ED055566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 339
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The American Graduate Student: A Normative Description.
Creager, John A.
For this normative survey of graduate students, questionnaires were sent to 51,429 students at 158 sample institutions that have graduate programs in academic and technical areas that lead primarily to master's and doctoral degrees. Sixty-six percent or 33,511 returned usable forms. For this survey 3 types of weights were developed: (1) a between-college weight, (2) a within-college weight, and (3) a subject weight. The established ACE survey design was used that: (1) defines and stratifies the population of institutions; (2) samples institutions disproportionately within cells; and (3) samples observation units within these institutions. The tables present information on: (1) demographic and background characteristics, (2) academic progress in terms of degrees and institutions, (3) academic progress and experience, (4) career progress and involvement, (5) attitudes toward higher education and their academic experience, and (6) general and political attitudes and preferences, all by sex and highest degree expected. Other tables present data on percentage distribution among academic disciplines by sex, and on (1) demographic and background characteristics; (2) academic progress in terms of degrees and institutions, and in terms of experience; (3) career progress and involvement; (4) attitudes toward higher education and their academic experience; and (5) general and political attitudes and preferences, all by field of study. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Research.
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