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ERIC Number: ED069267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 3
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Capstone Survey (Mail Questionnaire Returns).
Blai, Boris, Jr.
The responses of some 30 two-year colleges in the northeastern United States to a 13-item questionnaire survey relating to percentage of responses for various types of mail questionnaires are summarized. Results of the survey show that maximum returns might be anticipated from a forced-choice questionnaire among identified administrators, with higher returns from females than males within the 25-40 age group, obtained between the months of October-December. Faculty was found to be the second most responsive group, with "professional colleagues" third and students fourth. On the average, parents, alumni, and males respond only about half of the time to mail questionnaires. A number of responses indicated that persistent follow-ups are necessary. An example of precision follow-up by one survey respondent is included. (This paper might be of help to those who conduct or plan to conduct mailed surveys.) (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.