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Hustedt, Beth; Franklin, Jeff; Tate, Nicole – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
We discuss methods that can improve response rates in large-scale cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Regardless of the specific study topic, sample member population, or method of contact, data collections should be designed with certain core principles in mind: legitimizing the study to prospective participants; presenting study…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Response Rates (Questionnaires)
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Ramirez, Nestor Alexis; Lacy, Austin; Duprey, Michael; Jones, Anthony – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
The resources needed to conduct high-quality and large-scale survey research are often beyond the reach of institutional researchers and higher education analysts. However, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides many national student surveys that researchers can utilize. We outline four NCES studies--the High School…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, National Surveys, Student Surveys
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Chan, Hsun-Yu; Wang, Xueli – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
In this chapter, we review the strengths of NCES survey data, provide an example of analyzing NCES survey data to explore the pathways between coursework in career and technical education in high school and postsecondary success, and offer suggestions for future data collection.
Descriptors: Surveys, Data Analysis, Vocational Education, High School Students
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Cooney, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
In institution research, surveys of students or faculty can be a helpful tool to gather data. Surveying a sample of students or faculty and computing weights to be able to make inferences to your student or faculty population are important. In this chapter, we introduce the connected topics of sampling and weighting. We begin with a discussion on…
Descriptors: Sampling, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Weighted Scores
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Kinney, Satkartar K.; Cooney, Darryl A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
Nonresponse is an increasing problem in sample surveys and student surveys are no exception. When nonrespondents differ from respondents in meaningful ways, respondents may not be representative of the population. Hence, analyses of survey data may be biased and not generalizable to the population. In this chapter we provide an overview of…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Data Analysis, Generalization, Responses
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Miller, Elise S.; Shedd, Jessica M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
The federal government has collected data from colleges and universities for more than a century. However, how and what data are collected has evolved over time, as has the purposes for collecting those data. The most systematic collection of data happens through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), which is required to be…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Databases, Data Collection, Educational History
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Kelchen, Robert – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
In order to demonstrate the value of higher education and evaluate the effectiveness of various policies and practices, researchers are increasingly expected to merge data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) with a range of other federal and private-sector data sources. In this article, I detail a number of the most…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Databases, Data Analysis, Educational Policy
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Zinth, Jennifer; Taylor, Jason L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
Dual enrollment is a complex policy issue and is increasingly of interest to state policymakers. Adequate data and data systems are critical to informing dual enrollment policy, yet the data at the federal level and many state data systems suffer from common challenges and lack the capacity to address dual enrollment policy. We review the…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Educational Policy, State Policy, Data Collection
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Shapiro, Douglas T.; Tang, Zun – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
We provide an overview of existing and emerging ways that institutional researchers can leverage National Student Clearinghouse data to expand a culture of data-driven decision-making across campus, with a focus on examples from the field.
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Educational Improvement, Decision Making, Data Analysis
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Rubel, Alan – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
Despite widespread agreement that privacy in the context of education is important, it can be difficult to pin down precisely "why" and "to what extent" it is important, and it is challenging to determine how privacy is related to other important values. This chapter seeks to better understand the concept of privacy in…
Descriptors: Privacy, Educational Research, Moral Values, Institutional Research
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Cubarrubia, Archie; Le, Michael – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
In this chapter, we explore the contexts within which institutional researchers must try to ensure the ethical use of data. We also identify challenges institutional research professionals can face when navigating college culture while trying to ensure the ethical use of data. Finally, we identify potential solutions for improving institutional…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Educational Research, Ethics, Data Use
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Fritz, John; Whitmer, John – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
In this chapter, we explore the obligations for individuals and institutions that emerge from the newfound insights that are enabled through learning analytics. While ethical concerns are raised through learning analytics, a misplaced trend is a "do nothing" approach as a way to assure we "do no harm." We suggest that this is a…
Descriptors: Ethics, School Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility, Educational Research
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Appel, Michelle S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
This chapter begins with an overview of the history of the Association for Institutional Research's use of ethical guidelines. The Association reworked these principles during 2019, the next chapter discusses the rationale and process for this rework. Next, AIR's new Statement of Ethical Principles is presented and discussed, and finally the…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Ethics, Guidelines, Professional Associations
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Palmer, Iris; Carpenter-Hubin, Julie – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
In this chapter, we walk the reader through a set of scenarios that administrators might face when using different types of data on campus. We also provide guiding questions to help institutional research professionals explore how to think about these scenarios with ethics in mind.
Descriptors: Vignettes, Decision Making, Ethics, Data Use
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Hubin, Donald C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
Institutional researchers can be confronted with ethical quandaries. Pressures from their institutions can conflict with professional standards and general ethical requirements. Analyses that appear to be neutral can conceal hidden assumptions that are unintentionally harmful to those individuals whom institutions have a responsibility to protect.…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Educational Research, Researchers, Ethics
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