The use of survey research in the planning of higher education


This paper looks at the way in which survey research has helped at different stages in the life of the Open University in Great Britain. The Open University, set up in 1969 to provide a second chance for adults to obtain a university decree, is based on the idea of adults in work studying at home, with printed course materials and correspondence assignments supplemented by TV and radio broadcasts. It is been in the sense that students are not required to have obtained formal educational qualifications.

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