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ERIC Number: EJ1094103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1443-2110
Assigning a Socio-Economic Status Value to Student Records: A Useful Tool for Planning, Reporting and Institutional Research
Delaney, Julie; Tangtulyangkul, Ploy; McCormack, Robert
Journal of Institutional Research, v18 n1 p13-25 Aug 2013
In an educational context, the accurate determination of each student's socioeconomic status (SES) is important for planning, reporting and general institutional research. This article describes a project undertaken to develop the means to derive a proxy measure of students' SES, based on home address location and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data, using free Geographic Information System (GIS) software. [This article was first presented at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Institutional Research, "Evolution of IR practice and use of IR," Terrigal, New South Wales, November 12-14, 2013.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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