Changes in the distribution of response to the 2010 CEQ resulting from changes to response scale labels
As of the 2010 AGS, and following approaches from the higher education sector, GCA accepted CEQ data gathered via telephone. CEQ responses gathered via telephone had previously been excluded because of the potential for variation in data collection processes. A number of protocols were put in place around this change, most notably that no institution could gather its own data via telephone and that independent data collection agencies should be used.
Additionally, GCA undertook an analysis of 2010 CEQ responses to investigate the potential for data collection mode effects wherein the way in which the data were gathered (via hard-copy survey form, online form or telephone) might have an effect on the nature of the response. The full paper, largely the work of GCA Senior Research Associate David Carroll, can be found below:
GCA’s 2012 submission to DEEWR in response to their AGS review discussion paper
This submission from Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) is in response to the DEEWR Review of the Australian Graduate Survey discussion paper published in December 2011.