ERIC Number: ED345648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-26
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The Evening Student Survey: A Teaching Tool and a Tool for Change.
A study was done of higher education evening students in order to both generate information about this increasingly important student constituency and to provide students with a hands on demonstration of research methods. Forty-one undergraduate students in an introductory psychology class designed, distributed and analyzed a survey questionnaire to a study population of 1,499 undergraduate and graduate evening students enrolled at Armstrong State College (Georgia). Of those surveyed, 444 responded. Results of the survey indicated that (1) the average age of evening students was 28; (2) females outnumbered males; (3) not enough classes were scheduled in the evening; and (4) most did not have much time for intramural activities. The students who conducted the study garnered an appreciation for research methods and saw the results of their efforts. Students participated in communicating the results of the study to school administrators and to a local newspaper. As a consequence of the research findings a budget proposal was made to create the position of night administrator and a revised evening program brochure was printed indicating expanded hours for some services. In addition, some departments successfully expanded evening and late afternoon class offerings. Included are eight figures/tables; the survey form is included.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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