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ERIC Number: ED174087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Characteristics of Two-Year Community College Graduates: The Use of Discriminant Analysis to Differentiate Between Transfer and Occupational/Technical Students. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.
Hunt, W. Kevin
A general framework for developing a graduate profile based on academic status is presented. It is the result of a study conducted at Tidewater Community College to examine a methodology for determining general profiles of occupational/technical and transfer graduates. A 24-item questionnaire was mailed to all 1977 graduates, from which 461 usable data records were obtained, representing a 59 percent response. A discriminant analysis procedure was used to identify distinguishing descriptors between the two graduate groups. The resulting profile of graduates based on academic status increased institutional awareness of the major differences between graduates by supplying descriptive information about graduates rather than simply the numerical data normally supplied. Such profiles can assist institutions in their overall evaluation of curricula and services. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: AIR Forum 1979; Tidewater Community College VA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (19th, San Diego, California, May 13-17, 1979)