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ERIC Number: ED504326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-19
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
How to Determine Course Prerequisites: An IR Perspective on What to Do and What Not to Do. IR Applications, Volume 14, October 19, 2007
Abou-Sayf, Frank; Miari, Samir
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1)
One of the most valued approaches to identify course prerequisites relies on statistical techniques, typically requiring institutional-research support. Yet these techniques are often inadequate for prerequisite identification purposes. A discussion of the reasons for the inappropriateness of these techniques is presented. A review of common practices used to identify prerequisites is also presented, and some basic notions related to the concept of prerequisites are discussed. A tool conceived by one of the authors' institutional-research offices for the purpose of identifying prerequisites is presented and demonstrated. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A