ERIC Number: EJ626650
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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A Conjoint Analysis of Student Registration Decision Making: Implications for Enrollment.
Schuhmann, Peter W.; McGoldrick, KimMarie
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v10 n3 p93-121 1999
Used the statistical technique of conjoint analysis to examine students' choices of elective courses. Computed the relative contributions to student satisfaction, or "utility," of five course- and instructor-level attributes hypothesized to influence registration decisions. Found that students' choices are in large part a function of the course's catalog description, perceived applicability to future career, and time of day the course is offered. Expected grade may also be a factor. (EV)
Descriptors: College Students, Course Selection (Students), Decision Making, Elective Courses, Enrollment Influences, Higher Education, Student Needs
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Note: Earlier version presented at the annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching (18th, November 1998).