ERIC Number: ED048617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-31
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Cooperative Research Program Involving a Comparative Study of the Impact of Central States College Association Colleges on the Formation of Student Attitudes and Opinions. Final Report.
Gamelin, Francis C.
This three year project was conducted to foster institutional research as a planning tool with which member colleges could improve themselves and their cooperative endeavors. The prime objective of the project was to gather baseline data on freshmen entering Central States colleges so that the changes occurring in their attitudes and opinions during college and after could be studied longitudinally. At the outset of the project it was learned that the colleges had not been gathering similar student data and were not using standardized information gathering instruments. The College Student Questionnaires and the Omnibus Personality Inventory were selected to gather baseline information on all entering freshmen of fall 1969. In addition a random sample of 50 freshmen at each college was interviewed in depth on the basis of a standard protocol and was rated by the interviewer on a standard form covering interests, attitudes, and personality characteristics. A secondary objective was to encourage institutional research among faculty members of Central States colleges by publicizing opportunities and underwriting promising small studies. The project demonstrated the value of institutional research to member institutions and established it as a regular function of the colleges and the consortium. (Author/SFK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Central States Coll. Association, Rock Island, IL.