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ERIC Number: EJ931646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-20
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
Design and Implementation Issues in Longitudinal Research
Ludlow, Larry H.; Pedulla, Joseph; Reagan, Emile Mitescu; Enterline, Sarah; Cannady, Mac; Chappe, Stephanie
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v19 n11 Apr 2011
To meet demands for accountability, most schools and departments of education at institutions of higher education (IHEs) gather information on their current students and graduates. This paper describes issues to consider when designing a longitudinal data collection and management system, drawing on seven years' experience developing such a system. The recommendations provided stem from an attempt to use data collected for accountability more broadly to look at the specific issue of teacher retention and attrition. Recommendations include: involve stakeholders in all phases of the project; minimize staff turnover; attend fastidiously to record keeping and documentation; minimize changes in measures; expect that costs will be underestimated; and gather data on multiple cohorts. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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