Retention and attrition of doctoral candidates in higher education

Retention and attrition of doctoral candidates in higher education

Date: December 2000
Creator: Malmberg, Eric D.
Description: A number of studies have been conducted on the attrition rates of undergraduate and graduate students. However, the body of knowledge concerning attrition for doctoral students, especially those who have attained the level of “all but dissertation” (ABD), is limited. The purpose of this research was to examine retention and attrition factors of doctoral candidates from a typical Higher Education Doctoral Program (Research II Public Institution) who were admitted to candidacy from 1991 through July 2000. Participation of the subject population was limited to those who had attained the level of ABD--those who had previously fulfilled the residency, coursework, foreign language or tool-subject requirements, and successfully completed the comprehensive/qualifying exams. This population included current ABDs, previously attrited ABDs, and graduates of the degree program. The research study was qualitative and intended to identify the effect of specific, predetermined factors that may have influenced or affected the progress of current, previous, and graduated students towards the doctoral degree in higher education. This study obtained responses to questions from the questionnaire/survey instrument concerning factors that affected program completion or attrition. Students had the opportunity to elaborate on factors from their dissertation, advisement, and personal, financial, and employment experiences that affected their ability ...
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What makes a quality Ph.D. program in library and information sciences?

What makes a quality Ph.D. program in library and information sciences?

Date: December 2006
Creator: Klingler, Scott Lavell
Description: The intent of this study was to establish and validate criteria for use to assess the quality of a library and information sciences (LIS) Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. student-centric topology for quality Ph.D. programs was developed from a 2001 position statement by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) regarding the quality indicators in research-focused doctoral programs in nursing. Topology components were tested using a survey instrument to establish their importance to the community of practice and their potential use to assess a Ph.D. program. Survey participants were asked to rank terms or concepts in a balanced incomplete block (BIB) design then rate, on a Likert-type scale, statements about the applicability of these terms or concepts to assessing a quality LIS Ph.D. program. Survey participants were from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum jESSE Listserv. Of 225 survey participants affiliated with universities or schools from North America who submitted usable surveys, slightly less than two-thirds (64.4 %) were female while 35.5 % were male. Ninety-eight participants (43.6 %) were faculty, 114 (50.7 %) were Ph.D. students or candidates, and 13 (5.8 %) were in other roles. Statistical analysis of survey responses ...
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Methods for Determining the Energy Release in Hypothetical Reactor Meltdown Accidents

Methods for Determining the Energy Release in Hypothetical Reactor Meltdown Accidents

Date: December 1962
Creator: Nicholson, Richard Benjamin
Description: Report and dissertation issued by the APDA over hypothetical reactor meltdown accidents. Methods for the determination of the energy release from reactor meltdowns are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
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The Technology of Slate

The Technology of Slate

Date: 1922
Creator: Bowles, Oliver
Description: None
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The Mass Transfer of Single, Solid Uranium Spheres to Flowing Molten Cadmium in Laminar and Turbulent Flow

The Mass Transfer of Single, Solid Uranium Spheres to Flowing Molten Cadmium in Laminar and Turbulent Flow

Date: September 1965
Creator: Traylor, E. Dean
Description: None
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Two-Phase Heat Transfer With Gas Injection Through A Porous Boundary Surface

Two-Phase Heat Transfer With Gas Injection Through A Porous Boundary Surface

Date: March 1964
Creator: Kudirka, A. A.
Description: None
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Propagation of Density Disturbances in Air-Water Flow

Propagation of Density Disturbances in Air-Water Flow

Date: June 1965
Creator: Nassos, George P.
Description: None
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Two-Phase Air-Water Flow Phenomena

Two-Phase Air-Water Flow Phenomena

Date: March 1958
Creator: Petrick, Michael
Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing two-phase flow studies that were conducted "to obtain empirical density relationships and pressure drop friction factors for two-phase mixtures" (p. 11). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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An Investigation of Instabilities Encountered During Heat Transfer to a Supercritical Fluid

An Investigation of Instabilities Encountered During Heat Transfer to a Supercritical Fluid

Date: April 1965
Creator: Cornelius, Archie Junior
Description: Report concerning "the unstable behavior of a heat-transfer loop operating at a super-critical pressure (p. 7)" within a nuclear reactor.
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Condensation of Metal Vapors: Mercury and the Kinetic Theory of Condensation

Condensation of Metal Vapors: Mercury and the Kinetic Theory of Condensation

Date: October 1964
Creator: Wilhelm, Donald J.
Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing condensation theories of metal vapors. As stated in the introduction, "the objectives of this research then are critical analysis of condensation theories and data for metal vapors and experimental evaluation of the resistance to condensation for a representative metal such as mercury" (p. 18). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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