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ERIC Number: ED350010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Do Leading Research Universities with High Reputational Ranks Have Better Library Resources?
Two primary data sources were used to create a database of 68 research libraries for this study: (1) Alexander Astin's report for the National Academy of Sciences on the reputational ranks of the top 20 graduate programs at U.S. universities (1985); and (2) a list of 70 "Research Universities I" identified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as top research institutions. The Carnegie list included the NAS top 20; two universities in the Carnegie list, however, could not be included in this analysis because of incomplete information). Seven library-related predictor variables were used to predict the reputational ranks of the universities, i.e., number of volumes in the library; volumes added; current serials total; total microform units; total library expenditures; books per student; and library expenditures per student. Analyses of the resulting data demonstrated that the universities included on the Carnegie list that have also been ranked by NAS in the top 20 have significantly better library resources than institutions with lower reputational ranks. Six tables display lists of Astin's top 20 universities and the Carnegie Foundation's top research institutions together with the results of the statistical analyses. (Contains 11 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching; National Academy of Sciences; Ranking
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).