IPEDS Peer Analysis System Advanced Module. The place to go for IPEDS data: http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds. Session Agenda. Data availability and issues Important data concepts Review of Peer Analysis System Basics Advanced features Research Questions with PAS
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IPEDSPeer Analysis SystemAdvanced Module
The place to go for
Data Availability by Year
Be very careful working with data from the years when submission is not required.
1. Collection Year vs. Data Year
The surveys and the years for which data are available are displayed on the Master Variables List Selection screen.
This pop-up window precedes any data access. You must agree to the terms in order to proceed with your analysis.
For example, in order to select Hispanic students, you must specify which Hispanic students. All Hispanic students?
Full-time Hispanic students? Undergraduate Hispanic students?
Level of student is the qualifying variable that lets you to choose. Here, choose
Full-time students total and Part-time students total.
Then select Hispanic men and Hispanic women.
The resulting PAS file will contain a value for each possible combination:
Review of strategies
1. Identify a LinchPin institution
2. Construct a comparison group
3. Prepare your analysis
Log On to the Peer Analysis System
Peer Analysis System
Login at the Institution level, which includes early release data with missing values not yet imputed.
You can use your institution’s UnitID or choose another.
Find other UnitIDs using IPEDS Cool.
You can use your own institution as LinchPin,
or select another school that you want as the focus of your analysis
Session Summary identifies the LinchPin institution with no institutions in the comparison group and no variables in the Master Variables List.
Click on Main Menu whenever you want to see a Session Summary or to access your Master Variables List.
Most private institutions allocate some of their own resources to fund scholarships to attract new students. In the aggregate, these scholarships reduce the institution’s average tuition.
Michael Duggan and Rebecca Matthews developed the following strategy: Freshman discount rate is the ratio of institutional grant aid to gross tuition revenue for the full-time first-time cohort.
The most recent financial aid data is 2003-04, so all variables should be selected for this year.
…and it looks like this
-Total Tuition Revenue
-Total Grant Aid
- Freshman Discount Rate
Add a title, modify the headings, and format the numbers. It’s a report!
Answer these questions for four-year public doctoral/research institutions in Georgia and Alabama.
from Public institutions - GASB 34/35: Fiscal year 2004, add
using the 11 components for each year
using the same technique
Why would you create a recursive variable instead of doing the calculation in Excel?
So you can save it in a Multiple Variables List for use in the future!
Check to see if the columns are in chronological order, and fix them if they aren’t.
The Enrollment survey does not collect data by program, but Completions contains degrees awarded. Look at degrees awarded over a three-year period because not all schools with the program may award degrees every year.
From 2003, 2004, 2005 Completions:
Because Exercise Science is a relatively small degree-producing program, you want to include in your sample all schools that awarded doctorates during a three-year period. That is, you want all schools that awarded doctorate in 2002-03 OR in 2003-04 OR in 2004-05, not just those that awarded doctorates in all three years—or only in 2004-05.
From Master Variables List:
Your sample contains 34 schools that awarded one or more doctorates in Exercise Science during one or more of the three years.
Your raw data file should look like this.
Note that some schools did not award doctorates each year.
You can print these results and distribute them!