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Gold in them there hills?: Extracting and using data from existing sources

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Journal publication date2006
JournalTertiary Education and Management
Journal number3
Volume12
Number of pages13
Pages201-213
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Data residing in institutional and system-level record systems are often under-exploited as a resource for decision-making. Whilst the data might neither have the characteristics, nor meet the quality demanded, of formal research projects, their relative availability offers advantages to the policy-maker and practitioner. This article illustrates with a number of examples the potential of available data for informing policy and practice at different levels within an education system.