ERIC Number: ED059545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A Review and Critical Analysis of Mathematical Models Used for Estimating Enrollments in Educational Systems.
Wasik, John L.
This report examines existing mathematical methods that have been utilized to develop educational enrollment estimates and analyzes the applicability of these methods in the community college setting. Models surveyed are based on (1) extrapolation--by either survival cohort or cohort-regression, (2) structural flow, and (3) Markov-type procedures. The paper then presents some of the theoretical and practical problems associated with the formulation and implementation of these models. The final chapter presents a rationale for developing enrollment estimates by institution or curriculum in community colleges. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.
Note: Center Technical Paper No. 5