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ERIC Number: EJ917021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
What Incentives Can Teach Us about Missing Data in Longitudinal Assessment
Martin, Georgianna L.; Loes, Chad N.
New Directions for Institutional Research, nS2 spec iss p17-28 Win 2010
In this chapter, the authors explore the effect of incentives on attrition and nonresponse in a multi-institutional longitudinal study. They organize this chapter into three sections. First, they review the literature regarding nonresponse among students and the effects of incentives on attrition and nonresponse in studies that employ cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs. Next, they present an example by exploring trends of attrition across cohorts and incentive types using lessons learned from the Wabash Study of Liberal Arts Education (the Wabash Study). Finally, they offer implications for practice for campus institutional researchers for offering incentives and reducing attrition in survey research. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A