ERIC Number: ED400750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Strategies for the Practice of Institutional Research: Concepts, Resources, and Applications. Resources in Institutional Research, Number Nine.
Middaugh, Michael F.; And Others
This book provides conceptual and practical strategies for the data and information collection and analysis needs of a diverse group of institutions, ranging from small rural community colleges to large urban research institutions. The model framework is designed for use by any size or type of institution and gives a broad overview of various approaches to data collection and analysis. Chapter 1 provides a conceptual framework for organizing data collection and analysis around an input-process-output (I-P-O) model; chapter 2 identifies research resources, including books, journals, and monographs, professional associations, computing resources ranging from hardware to software to communications equipment and various data sources; chapter 3 lists the key responsibilities of an institutional researcher; chapter 4 discusses assessment methods and measures, including outcomes assessment in the I-P-O model; chapter 5 covers finances, including ratio analysis, and lists resources for comparing interinstitutional financial data; chapter 6 covers productivity and the management of human resources; and chapter 7 lists seven guidelines for implementation strategies. Most chapters in the book include a relevant bibliography and list specific resources and contacts. Eight appendixes provide sample outputs of newsletters, reports, and other data. (CH)
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Colleges, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Databases, Higher Education, Information Sources, Input Output Analysis, Institutional Research, Measurement Techniques, Models, Money Management, Primary Sources, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reference Materials, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Tools, Resource Allocation, Resource Materials, Universities
Association for Institutional Research, 314 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-3038 ($10 members; $14.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research.; North East Association for Institutional Research.