ERIC Number: ED247859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Developing an Information System for Graduate Student Demographic Data.
Midkiff, Karen R.
A computer program designed to assist a psychology department in recordkeeping and providing information to the American Psychological Association is presented. Descriptive information about the computer program is also included. The program employs the Statistical Analysis System to access a database of demographic data for students entering the psychology graduate program. The program generates tables of means and standard deviations and/or horizontal and vertical bar charts for the student variables. In addition to facilitating analysis of student data, comparisons can be made within and across subspecialties for first-year students, all students, and students who do not finish their programs of study. Additional options include the time required to finish a program of study and a frequency distribution of careers followed by students who obtain degrees. The information system provides a framework for maintaining student data needed for different purposes, and the computer program can be modified to accommodate subspecialties. Relevant student variables are listed, including name, sex, race, undergraduate grade point average, graduate record exam, dates of admittance and graduation, major, and full- or part-time status. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, IL, May 3-5, 1984).