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ERIC Number: ED529834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
No Evidence of Substantive Nonresponse Bias for the 2011 Administration. SERU Project Technical Report
Chatman, Steve
Center for Studies in Higher Education
This study of the 2011 administration focused on principal component scores based on the 2008 and 2009 SERU (Student Experience in the Research University) administrations. The first analysis is a traditional nonresponse examination where the response rates of various groups are compared to determine if the responding students represent the larger student body. Table 1 displays response rates for nine demographic distributions including: grade point average, SAT scores, gender, entry from high school or other college, class level, race/ethnicity, area of major (CIP), residency and financial independence. Table 2 presents the results of a test of subgroup differences, analysis of variance, and relies on variance explained to identify important differences. Table 3 displays the difference between the mean of each principal component factor score as computed from the respondents and from a distribution weighted by the proportions in the population. Table 4 addresses the possibility that subgroups of students participated at different rates over the collection period and that some are more or less likely to respond early or late. (Contains 4 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education