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ERIC Number: EJ408623
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Methodological Problems in Estimating Dropout Rates and the Implications for Studying Dropouts from Special Education.
MacMillan, Donald L.; And Others
Exceptionality: A Research Journal, v1 n1 p29-39 1990
Arguing that reliable and valid dropout rate estimates are prerequisite to establishment of causal factors and intervention programs, this article examines differences in definitions of dropouts, computational methods, and the complexities in defining cohorts, as well as the importance of sample attrition. Several sources of error are discussed. (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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