Student Affairs by the Numbers aims to be the go-to book for student affairs professionals who want to know the basics of quantitative research and statistics for their work. Books on assessment in student affairs tend to discuss processes more than research design and statistics. Most books on statistics share too much information for practitioners, overwhelming them and making it difficult to discern what they need to know. Since these books do not use examples from student affairs, it is even more difficult for practitioners to connect with new concepts.Student Affairs professionals need to know how to design a study, collect data, analyze data, interpret results, and present the results in an understandable manner. This book will begin by establishing the need for these skills in student affairs and then quickly move to how to develop a research culture, how to conduct research, how to understand statistics, and concluding with how to change our research/assessment behaviors in order to make higher education better for students.
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About the Author
Rishi Sriram serves as Associate Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs, Associate Chair for the Department of Educational Leadership, and Residential College Faculty Steward of Brooks Residential College–a living-learning community of approximately 400 students, at Baylor University.
Dr. Sriram spent eight years as a higher education and student affairs administrator before beginning his current role as a professor. He played a primary role in the development of residential colleges and living-learning programs at Baylor, as well as the establishment of a faculty-in-residence program. His administrative work won him a NASPA Excellence Award (Gold Honoree) and a Promising Practices Award from the NASPA Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Knowledge Community.
Dr. Sriram’s research interests include student affairs practice, collaboration between academic and student affairs, and college student retention, engagement, achievement, and learning. His work has been published in respected journals such as the Journal of College Student Development, the Review of Higher Education, the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and the Journal of College Student Retention. He has served on the editorial/review boards of several higher education journals and also served as the first Director of Research for the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators.
Table of Contents
Preface AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1) Student Affairs, Fast and Slow2) An Introduction to Research3) Developing a Research Paradigm4) Research Design5) The Theory Behind Survey Design6) Survey Design in Practice7) Basic Statistics8) Statistical Approach for the Question of Relationship9) Statistical Approach for Comparing Groups10) Statistical Approach for Predicting Groups11) Statistical Approach for Analyzing Structure12) How This Book Should Change Your LifeAppendix: Final ExamReferencesAbout the AuthorIndex