ERIC Number: ED233065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Indexing Combined with Statistical Deflation as a Tool for Analysis of Longitudinal Data.
Babcock, Judith A.
Indexing is a tool that can be used with longitudinal, quantitative data for analysis of relative changes and for comparisons of changes among items. For greater accuracy, raw financial data should be deflated into constant dollars prior to indexing. This paper demonstrates the procedures for indexing, statistical deflation, and the use of appropriate price indexes for characteristics could account for 8-21 percent of the Education Price Index or its subindexes are recommended and examples provided. Included are illustrations from aggregates of enrollment, income, and expenditures categories of a state's public institutions that compare actual dollar amounts and equivalent constant dollars, as well as indexes of the actual dollar amounts and indexed constant dollars. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Higher Education Price Index
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).