Institutional research is more relevant today than ever beforeas growing pressures for improved student learning and increasedinstitutional accountability motivate higher education toeffectively use ever-expanding data and information resources.
As the most current and comprehensive volume on the topic, the Handbook describes the fundamental knowledge, techniques,and strategies that define institutional research. The bookcontains an overview of the profession and its history, examineshow institutional research supports executive and academicleadership and governance, and discusses the varied ways data fromfederal, state, and campus sources are used by researchprofessionals.
With contributions from leading experts in the field, thisimportant resource reviews the analytic tools, techniques, andmethodologies used by institutional researchers in theirprofessional practice and covers a wide range of topics such as:conducting institutional research; statistical applications;comparative analyses; quality control systems; measuring student,faculty, and staff opinions; and management activities designed toimprove organizational effectiveness.
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