The Quality of National Data: IR Professionals’ Ratings

​Can you trust national data? Are the data available to institutional researchers reliable? AIR asked a random sample of members to rate the quality of 11 large-scale data sets often used in IR studies. Quality was defined as the degree to which data are complete, robust, and accurate.  

Survey Specifications 

Time Frame: December 14, 2012 – January 4, 2013 

Random sample of 490 members 

Response rate: 151 (30.8%)

Survey Results  



 

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