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dc.contributor.authorPrice, Aubrey Hamptonen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:09:28Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:09:28Zen
dc.date.issued1994en
dc.identifier.otheretd-02132009-171627en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37349en
dc.description.abstractThe conceptual, methodological, and empirical issues of education production function analysis were examined. Specific issues relating to model design, proxy and variable selection, levels of analysis, standards of adequacy, and implications for policy were addressed. Selected studies and dissertations published since the Equal Education Opportunity Report that identified any positive significant relationship between financial resources and student achievement were evaluated. Each study was examined with reference to conceptual and empirical problems of analysis. Specifically, the researcher identified measures of dependent and independent variables, the level of data aggregation, the direction and effect of independent variables, characteristics of the sample, the statistical methodology employed in the analysis, and the conclusions of the study. This research discussed factors that result in discrepant findings in the relationship between expenditures and achievement. From this perspective, conclusions about the use of education production function studies in assessing this relationship were stated. The examination of empirical studies provided a context for the identification of conceptual, methodological, and data issues necessary to assess the potential of production function analyses to contribute to policy decisions.en
dc.format.extentviii, 188 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 31385850en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1994.P752.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1994.P752en
dc.subject.lcshAcademic achievement -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshEducation -- United States -- Evaluationen
dc.subject.lcshEducation -- United States -- Financeen
dc.subject.lcshEducational productivity -- United Statesen
dc.titleEducation production functions in policy making: a critical analysisen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Administrationen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-02132009-171627/en
dc.date.sdate2009-02-13en
dc.date.rdate2009-02-13en
dc.date.adate2009-02-13en


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