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ERIC Number: EJ1014910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2680
Numbers, Please!
Thelin, John R.
History of Education Quarterly, v53 n2 p150-156 May 2013
What topic would you choose if you had the luxury of writing forever? In this article, John Thelin provides his response: He would opt to write about the history of higher education in a way that relies on quantitative data. "Numbers, please!" is his research request in taking on a longitudinal study of colleges and universities over time. His aim is to write using statistics with a difference. Instead of emphasizing the heroic and sophisticated techniques of contemporary statistical analysis, he wants to subject the statistical data to the lens of historical context. Herein he explains the reasoning behind his response. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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