ERIC Number: ED284976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the Dynamics of Postsecondary Education: A Design Study. Final Report.
Hollenbeck, Kevin M.; Dean, George D.
This report documents the activities of the first year of a two-year project to design and conduct a data collection effort focused on postsecondary occupational education delivery. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 contains a description of the key issues that will be addressed by the data collection effort and justification for narrowing the focus to two particular substantive areas--curriculum decision making and student motivation. In chapters 3 through 7 various aspects of the survey design are presented. Chapter 3 discusses the unit of analysis and definition of the universe of interest. It also documents the process whereby that universe was listed. Chapter 4 discusses the survey media to be used and the procedures that will be followed to obtain maximum response. The sampling plan comprises chapter 5, and chapter 6 considers the questionnaire development process. Chapter 6 discusses not only the processes that were followed to develop the study, but also the justification for each item from an analysis perspective. Chapter 7 discusses the data collection procedures to be followed. The universe list of institutions, the precise sample chosen, and the questionnaires are appended and comprise the greater part of the document. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
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