ERIC Number: ED072225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-31
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Sampling and Weighting Considerations for Management and Information System for Occupational Education.
Creager, John A.
Guidelines for basic sampling and weighting procedures for Massachusetts' Management and Information System for Occupational Education (MISOE) are discussed, illustrating solutions relevant for systems development. Disproportionate, stratified random sampling within and across MISOE subsystems will be carried out, with a hierarchical stratification over specified control dimensions. These dimensions will be: (1) sectors and subsectors, (2) educational programs, (3) regions where feasible, (4) locales and school types, and (5) students. As the second of two papers prepared to delineate MISOE's design, these planning considerations are detailed separately for the secondary school sector, the post-secondary programs, and various adult vocational education and manpower programs. Separate weighting procedures may be required for economic and noneconomic data, due to their distinct roles in MISOE. Although the multidimensional distribution of students demands stratification control, the program size limits the amount of control possible. Numerous recommendations are included, noting needs for further development of various aspects of MISOE. Cost effectiveness data are appended for followup purposes. Related documents are available as VT 018 602, VT 018 606, VT 018 809, and VT 018 810 in this issue. (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Research, Educational Planning, Man Machine Systems, Management Information Systems, Operations Research, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Sampling, Secondary Education, Statistical Studies, Systems Development, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: Management and Information System for Occupational Education, Winchester, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts