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ERIC Number: ED473068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 31
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Data for Multi-Institution Research. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.
Cohoon, J. McGrath
Although multi-institutional data are more available than ever, researchers still face daunting hurdles when collecting data from multiple institutions. These hurdles are particularly high for stand-alone projects. This paper makes the case that, despite the difficulties, results from multi-institution research benefit both participating colleges or universities and higher education as a whole. In support of this argument, a detailed case study of the data collection for one multi-institutional research project is reported. This case study describes an investigation into the departmental factors associated with disproportionate loss of women from undergraduate computing majors. The case study identified data source, illustrated challenges to collecting data from numerous institutions, and noted potential rewards for both higher education and participating institutions. (Contains 2 figures and 16 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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