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ERIC Number: ED107202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 11
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Assessing Impact of Institutional Studies.
Willett, Lynn H.
With the increase in institutional research activity and the number of reports resulting therefrom, there is a growing need for better assessments of the impact of such reports. This paper proposes a framework for analysis of institutional research report impact. The three major dimensions identified are: (1) time (short-term, intermediate, and long-term); (2) action (accepted, nonresponse, and rejection); and (3) audience (primary or wirter/user the same, secondary or written for someone else, and tertiary or written for someone else but passed on to and read by a third part). A series of longitudinal case studies is proposed as a means of implementing the procedures described. A Research Impact Gram (RIG) that incorporates all three dimensions is described. The RIG draws on the sociogram techniques developed in the discipline of sociology. While the approach does have limitations, it provides a simple technique for determining the impact of institutional research reports. (DGC)
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