Uses and Misuses of Data

"Evidence-based" or "data-driven" decision making are popular buzz words in higher education and reflect a growing trend to collect, develop, and use data and analytics in assessments, policy-making, and planning. This chapter explores the way data is used and misused by institutional officials (and some external stakeholders) and concludes by offering suggestions to improve the use of data and hopefully minimize its misuse.

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  • Title Uses and Misuses of Data TUTKA-icon TUTKA | Open Access
    Author(s) Mathies, Charles
    Editors Webber, Karen L.
    Collective Work Building Capacity in Institutional Research and Decision Support in Higher Education
    Year 2018
  • Title A changing narrative for international students? : The potential influence of Brexit and Trump TUTKA-icon TUTKA
    Author(s) Mathies, Charles & Weimer, Leasa
    Editors Proctor, Douglas & Rumbley, Laura E.
    Collective Work The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education : Next Generation Insights into Research, Policy, and Practice
    Year 2018