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Research-Doctorate Programs Contents

Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change


CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

1 HISTORY AND CONTEXT OF THE 1993 STUDY 8
History of the Project /8
The Context of the 1993 Study /12
Project Goals /14
Organization of the Report /14
Notes /14

2 STUDY DESIGN 16
Field Coverage /16
Eligibility Criteria /17
Characteristics of Participating Institutions /19
Data Collection Strategies /19
Notes /28

3 SELECTED FINDINGS 30
The National Survey of Graduate Faculty /30
Program Characteristics Associated with "Quality" /34
The Calculation of "Change" Measures /41
Selected Information About Program Graduates /49
Interpreting the Findings /56
Notes /56

4 SUMMARY AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS 58
Updating the 1982 Assessment /58
Expanding the "Objective" Measures /58
Calculating "Change" Measures /59
Electronic Data Access /59
Presentation of Findings /60
Need for Periodic Updates /60

REFERENCES 62

APPENDIXES

A Conference Board of Associated Research Councils /67
B Summary of 1991 Project Planning Meeting /71
C Field Coverage /79
D Sample Letters to University Presidents and Institutional Coordinators /85
E Characteristics of Institutions Participating in the 1993 Study /103
F The National Survey of Graduate Faculty /115
G Data Sources Utilized in Profiles of Participating Programs /143
H Faculty Quality Ratings of Research-Doctorate Programs /147
I Effectiveness Ratings of Research-Doctorate Programs /197
J Selected Characteristics of Research-Doctorate Programs in the Arts and
Humanities /247
K Selected Characteristics of Research-Doctorate Programs in Engineering /279
L Selected Characteristics of Research-Doctorate Programs in the Physical Sciences
and Mathematics /311
M Selected Characteristics of Research-Doctorate Programs in the Social and
Behavioral Sciences /349
N Selected Characteristics of Research-Doctorate Programs in the Biological
Sciences /383
O Correlation Tables for Selected Characteristics of Research-Doctorate Programs /427
P Relative Rankings of Research-Doctorate Programs Along Selected Dimensions /469
Q Mean Scores with Confidence Intervals for the Scholarly Quality of Program
Faculty /625
R Change in Magnitude of Selected Measures /699
S Committee for the Study of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States /731

INDEX 737


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