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ERIC Number: ED507620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Code Book for Student Outcome Survey 2006 (Student Suggestions) Confidentialised Unit Record File. Support Document
Misko, Josie; Priest, Suellen
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This booklet provides details on the codes used to classify the verbatim suggestions for improvement made by students in their responses to the Student Outcomes Survey as well as the codes for various types of demographic information, and responses to questions about how students evaluate their training. These verbatim suggestions represent a random sample of responses to the Student Outcomes Survey. Students are able to make up to three suggestions for improvement and these have been classified according to what the authors have called sub-domains and major domains. Sub-domains try to capture as closely as possible the specific detail of the suggestion while the major domain categorises the specific details into key themes. The authors indicate the various sub-domain and major domain variables, descriptions and umbrella categories in the next section of the report. They enable students to provide three suggestions which are coded to sub-domains and major domains. In one case only they allow a fourth suggestion because it relates to the type of facilities that students find lacking. They start off by providing descriptions of what each column in the database contains. This includes the column reference, the variable name and the data codes for each of the numeric variables. In the domain mapping section they provide descriptions of the variables used for sub-domains and major domains. [This document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report "Students' suggestions for improving their VET experience." For the main report, see ED507619.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia