ERIC Number: ED021280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Counselor Training in Statistical Analysis via Electronic Processing for Research on Local and Regional Student Data. Final Report.
Long, Thomas E.
In this institute, the participants were trained to use peripheral computer related equipment. They were taught Fortran programming skills so they might write and redimension statistical formulary programs, and they were trained to assemble data so they might access computers via both card and punched-tape input. The objectives of the Institute were to train counselors to better collect, assemble, analyze, and report school and student related data to those consumers of such data in our society by: (1) teaching hollerith data processing card characteristics; (2) teaching trainees how to use the key-punch, sorter, collator, alphabetic interpreter, and card reproducer; (3) teaching Fortran programming techniques; (4) reviewing the statistical concepts of central tendency, correlation, standard deviation, chi-square, and t-tests of significance and relating these procedures to electronic analysis of available student data; (5) teaching trainees to operate teletype remote terminals; and (6) offering a supervised practicum in statistical program writing and the use of data processing and computer accessing equipment. The training also attempted to encourage counselors to engage in cooperative research and analysis endeavors with other schools in the area, thereby gaining insight into school and student characteristics on a regional basis. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Altoona Area School District, PA.