ERIC Number: ED285467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
A Primer on Institutional Research.
Muffo, John A., Ed.; McLaughlin, Gerald W., Ed.
The state-of-the-art in 10 areas of institutional research is considered in this collection of 10 articles. Of concern are: student attrition and retention, academic program evaluation, financial issues and economic impacts of higher education, institutional self-study and regional accreditation, peer studies of institutions, statistical packages and spreadsheets, and the institutional factbook. Titles and authors are as follows: "Principles of Longitudinal Enrollment Analysis: Conducting Retention and Student Flow Studies" (Peter T. Ewell); "Studying Student Attrition and Retention" (Patrick T. Terenzini); "Designing and Conducting Needs Assessment Studies" (Mary Katherine Wilders); "Program Evaluation in Higher Education" (Richard F. Wilson); "Budgeting and Financial Planning" (Stefan D. Bloomfield); "Economic Impact Studies" (Mary K. Kinnick, R. Dan Walleri); "Institutional Research Support of the Self Study" (Richard D. Howard, James O. Nichols, Larry W. Gracie); "Peer Institutional Studies/Institutional Comparisons" (Deborah J. Teeter, Paul T. Brinkman); "The Institutional Factbook: Key to Perception of Institutional Research and Information Dissemination on the Campus" (J. Nichols, R. Howard, Bobby H. Sharp); and "Using Statistical Packages/Spreadsheets" (Bernard D. Yancey, Maryann S. Ruddock). (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Budgeting, College Programs, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Research, Economic Factors, Higher Education, Information Needs, Institutional Research, Needs Assessment, Peer Institutions, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Self Evaluation (Groups), Statistical Analysis, Student Attrition
Association for Institutional Research, 314 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research.