ERIC Number: ED245605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Changes in Types, Topics, and Methods Employed in College Student Research between 1969 and 1983. ASHE 1984 Annual Meeting Paper.
Kuh, George D.; And Others
The methods used and substantive topics addressed in various kinds of college student research published between 1969 and 1983 were studied. The RAND Case Survey Method guided the development of the instrument and data collection. One of five reviewers read each of 1,189 articles and completed a questionnaire to analyze the article. The primary data gathering tool was the College Student Research Case Study Questionnaire. Topics were classified into five categories: behavior (e.g., achievement, extracurricular activities); selected student characteristics (e.g., career interests, ethnic group); student development (e.g., moral/ethical); instruction (remedial), and miscellaneous (e.g., finances). Notes were also made on sample characteristics, the kinds of data collection methods and sources of data employed in each article, and design and analytical techniques that were used. The primary and secondary thrusts of the article were also identified, and the reviewer attempted to determine whether a theory base had been used. Conclusions included the following: most studies employed pencil and paper instruments administered to relatively large combined gender samples, and most articles were about students attending public, doctoral-granting institutions. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Chicago, IL, March 12-14, 1984).