ERIC Number: ED189972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Is Anyone Out There Listening? AIR Forum 1980 Paper.
Gale, K. Stanley
Results of an attitude survey concerning the impact of quantification trends on the administration of higher education and guidelines for administrators are presented. Sixty-three academic deans from eight midwestern institutions responded to 12 survey statements describing possible relationships between quantification and selected administrative duties. Results indicated that relevance is a problem in regard to quantification methods being used on campuses. Additionally, familiarity with institutional research activities was an inverse indicator of future support for increased uses of quantification. Guidelines on the uses of quantification tools cover the following areas: investigating the purpose of the tool, selecting the appropriate tool, understanding the specialist, understanding the data transformation, focusing on planning, and searching for quantifiability. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1980
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Assoclation for Institutional Research (20th, Atlanta, GA, April 27-May 1, 1980).