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ERIC Number: ED186152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Methodology and Data for a Study of Higher Education in Agriculture and Home Economics in the South: A User's Guide. Volume 1.
Howell, Frank M.; Parent, Dale
The User's Guide to the Regional Study of Higher Education in Agriculture and Home Economics in the South explains the purpose and organization of the study, one of three phases of a larger investigation being conducted by collaborating researchers in several Agricultural Experiment Stations. The guide provides a detailed description of the methodological procedures and data files employed in the study, which involved determining what aspects of social origins, high school and work experience, and college entry influenced the choice of and attitudes toward an agriculturally related major for over 40,000 Agriculture and Home Economics students at 38 land grant colleges (both 1862 and 1890) and other universities. The discussion of methodology includes the development of instruments, sample design, data collection, response rates, data file specifications and usage, and sample weighting and variability. Appendices include the student and institutional questionnaires. The guide has been prepared for and is available to interested researchers. (SB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Occupations, Career Choice, Computer Programs, Data Collection, Higher Education, Home Economics, Land Grant Universities, Majors (Students), Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Sampling, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics
Dr. Carlton R. Sollie, Department of Sociology, Drawer C, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station, State College.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Data File; United States (South)
Note: Appendix B may not reproduce because of small print size. Publication contributes to USDA Cooperative State Research Service Southern Regional Project S-114, "Defining and Achieving Life Goals: A Process of Human Resource Development".