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Toma, J. Douglas – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
Considering accountability, affordability, and access through the experiences in Chile, East Asia, Australia, Croatia, and the United States offers a clear reminder that trends and issues in higher education are often more similar across national contexts than they are distinct. Across higher education, institutions and systems are responding to…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Carter, Deborah Faye; Hurtado, Sylvia – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
This chapter serves as a guide for quantitative researchers who seek to approach their research questions critically.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology, Autobiographies, Interpersonal Relationship
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Teranishi, Robert T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Cross-sectional frameworks, or between-group approaches, in quantitative research in higher education have limitations that hinder what we know about the intersection of race and educational opportunities and outcomes. (Contains 5 figures.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Statistical Analysis, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy
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Stage, Frances K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Most traditional models, frameworks, and findings that apply to the majority of students and faculty do not adequately apply to important subpopulations. The recommendations here will help researchers become more sensitive to the nuances among various educational subgroups, and to pay more attention to outliers.
Descriptors: Probability, Statistical Analysis, Models, Higher Education
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Paulsen, Michael B.; Toutkoushian, Robert K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
This chapter introduces the key economic concepts, models, and methods that can help inform institutional research in higher education. (Contains 1 table and 9 figures.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Microeconomics, Economics
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Cheslock, John J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
To properly evaluate the financial contributions of each revenue source, institutional researchers must use key economic concepts in their work. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Economics, Institutional Research, Income, Higher Education
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Brinkman, Paul T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
Economics provides fertile ground, both theoretical and empirical, for institutional researchers interested in higher education costs. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Researchers, Costs, Economics
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DesJardins, Stephen L.; Bell, Allison – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
This chapter demonstrates how institutional researchers at institutions of higher education can use economic theory for enrollment management. (Contains 4 figures.)
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Enrollment Management, Microeconomics, Higher Education