Building a Database to Answer Pressing Education Issues

Monday, 9 November 2015: 10:20 AM

Michael Yedidia, PhD, MPH, BA
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

To answer the pressing questions facing teachers, researchers, and administrators in nursing, an efficient and comprehensive approach to gathering and analyzing data from faculty, students, and schools is needed. This presentation will provide an overview of the kinds of data that can efficiently be collected via surveys, the questions a large database can then answer, and the analytic techniques that can be employed to that end. Following the overview, participants will engage with presenters to identify critical data needs, to provide input into key issues around data gathering, and to identify how analyses can be most useful in pedagogical decision-making.