ERIC Number: EJ678931
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2004
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Understanding Retention Outcomes: Using Multiple Data Sources To Distinguish between Dropouts, Stopouts, and Transfer-Outs.
Porter, Stephen R.
Journal of College Student Retention, v5 n1 p53-70 2003-2004
Discusses empirical problems in confining college student retention studies to stay-versus-go outcomes, reviewing data resources (exit surveys, transcript requests, withdrawn student surveys, state transfer student databases, and the National Student Clearinghouse's Enrollment Search Program), which can enhance understanding of first-year outcomes. By combining these options, assessment and research offices can develop retention and transfer databases with excellent coverage and in-depth information about students and their persistence. (SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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