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ERIC Number: ED491037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Faculty Salary: Issues in Multiple Regressions
Liu, Richard; Liu, Rebecca
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) (45th, San Diego, CA, May 29-Jun 1, 2005)
Equity in faculty salaries has always been a controversial issue facing institutions of higher education. As a bastion of academic freedom where faculty and students purse knowledge, it is almost anti-intellectual to find a gender gap in salaries. More importantly, there are laws, which ensure gender equity in salaries. Thus, salary equity has evolved from a moral issue to a legal issue. A judicial salary decision has become all the more important when faculty discrimination can be brought to court. In order to fend off any legal challenges in court, an institution of higher education has to first decide whether or not there is a salary disparity among faculty on campus. There are various ways of pursuing this inquiry. First, descriptive statistics are informative, yet they lack inferential power. Then, the use of inferential statistics such as regression analysis provides more probative values yet poses some difficult statistical problems. The nature of these statistical problems is rather different if one views it statistically or substantially. The purpose of this paper is to discuss some major statistical issues involved in the court system, and to explore solutions to such problems. Actual data was used in presenting the problems and solutions. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A