ERIC Number: ED201286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Design Information Acquisition Methods Regarding 748 and 749 (P.L. 94-484) Eligibility Requirements. Final Report, June 27, 1980-March 26, 1981.
Lane, Marcia S.; Licwinko, Mary Lou
A methodology was developed to assess the impact of the priority requirements of the Health Professions Education Assistance Act (P.L. 94-484), Sections 748 and 749 on admissions, enrollment, and related organizational processes of the programs in health administration and schools of public health receiving support. Information on 21 schools of public health and 25 programs of health administration that received formula traineeship grants were utilized, and the evaluation was designed to test the effects of the priority requirements and traineeship monies on student characteristics and first postgraduate employment. The study design was based upon the utilization of data collected through secondary sources. To develop project outcomes, traineeships who satisfied priority requirements were compared to those who did not. The evaluation plan is described as follows: the methodology and approach for acquisition, compilation, and analysis of information; plan for implementation of acquisition mechanism; and plan for followup of study graduates. The following components are examined: the award/academic years of the study, study programs and schools, experimental and control groups and rationale for their development, project variables, and analysis design. The data collection instruments and the compilation of data from the instruments and on-site visits to schools are examined, along with quantitative and qualitative data analysis approaches. The plan for the followup study of graduates is designed to identify their first postgraduate job settings and functional responsibilities. The data collection and survey instruments and instructions are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Eligibility, Employment Experience, Employment Level, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Graduate Surveys, Grants, Higher Education, Occupational Surveys, Public Health, Research Design, Research Methodology, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Association of Univ. Programs in Health Administration, Washington, DC.; Association of Schools of Public Health, Washington, DC.