ERIC Number: ED125912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
NSF University Statistics Analytical Uses for Educational Researchers.
Berry, Richard M.
This report presents examples of statistics on higher education which are collected by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Data are presented from the four annual university surveys conducted by NSF. These concern (1) graduate student enrollment and support, (2) academic research and development expenditures, (3) professional and technical employment, and (4) Federal obligations to institutions of higher education. The reporting and processing characteristics of NSF surveys are discussed, and the quality of the data gathered is examined. Data analysis and presentation in the past have used descriptive statistics primarily, but future plans call for more analytical treatments. NSF plans to have an integrated computerized data base in operation by 1976, and to encourage educational researchers to use the data. Small grants will be available to persons conducting studies of educational policy. (SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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