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2. How the Study Was Conducted
Pages 15-18

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... Other suggested changes were to: · Attack the question of identifying interdisciplinary and emerging fields and revisit the taxonomy for the biological sciences, · Make an effort to measure educational process and outcomes directly, · Recognize that the mission of many programs went beyond training Ph.D.s to take up academic positions, · Provide quantitative measures that recognize differences by field in measures of merit, · Analyze how program size influences reputation, · Emphasize a rating scheme rather than numerical rankings, and · Validate the collected data. In the summer following the Planning Meeting, the presidents of the Conference Board of Associated Research Coun2Two examples of these studies were: Ehrenberg and Hurst (1998)
From page 16...
... They were joined by: Jules LaPidus, president, Council of Graduate Schools; Nils Hasselmo, president, Association of American Universities; arid Peter McGrath, president, National Association of State Universities and Larld Grant Colleges. 4Participants were: Jonathan Cole, Columbia University; Steven Fienberg, Carnegie-Mellon University; Jane Junn, Rutgers University; Donald Rubin, Harvard University; Robert Solow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Rachelle Brooks and John Vaughn, Association of American Universities; Harnet Zuckerman, Mellon Foundation; and NRC staff.
From page 17...
... In addition, it explored effective methods for data collection. The following issues were also addressed: · Identification of scholarly productivity measures using publication and citation data, and the fields for which the measures are appropriate.
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... Coordinators at the pilot sites then worked with their offices of institutional research and their department chairs to review the questionnaires and provide feedback to the NRC staff, who, in turn, revised the questionnaires. The pilot sites then administered theme Two of the pilot sites, Yale University and University of California-San Francisco, provided feedback on the questionnaires but did not participate in their actual administration.

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