ERIC Number: ED246808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Utility of HEGIS Finance Data: A Researcher's Perspective. Working Paper Series.
Factors that affect the utility of financial data collected through the Higher Education General Information Surveys (HEGIS) are examined. Attention is also directed to the process associated with the collection and use of that data; roles and responsibilities of various parties to that process, with a focus on researchers' roles; and possible future steps to improve the usefulness of these data. The following factors are identified as affecting the utility of HEGIS finance data: quality of the data, relevance of the data for decision-making, accessibility of the data, timeliness of the data, and cost-effectiveness of the data. Specific recommendations to improve the utility of HEGIS finance data are offered for provider institutions, the data collector institution, researcher, and users. The recommendations pertain to data collection design, data collection, editing, release, analysis, and use, are presented in detailed tabular form. (SW)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Databases, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Information Sources, Information Utilization, National Surveys, Reliability, Researchers, Statistical Analysis, User Satisfaction (Information)
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, Co 80302 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Program.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: HEGIS Data Quality Project; Higher Education General Information Survey
Note: Report presented as part of the HEGIS Data Quality Project. For related documents, see HE 017 555-558.