William R. Shadish, M.H. Clark, Peter M. Steiner
A key justification for the use of nonrandomized experiments is that, with proper adjustment, their results can well-approximate results from randomized experiments. This hypothesis has not been consistently supported by empirical studies. (With comments by Little/Long/Lin, Hill, and Rubin, and a rejoinder.)
Lorenz Lassnigg, Martin Unger
The paper describes the new system of funding Austrian universities, which is mainly based on performance agreements. Secondly, the consequences of the old funding system with restricted public budgets in times of a "massification" of university education and an open access policy are described. Equity in access is discussed under these conditions, resulting in a very unequal system mainly due to the strong social selectivity of the school system.
Andrea Leitner, Angela Wroblewski
Zusammenfassung des Eurostudent III Abschlussberichtes "Synopsis of Indicators" in dem Sozialdaten von Studierenden in 23 Europäischen Staaten verglichen werden.
Themen sind u.a. Hochschulzugang, Erwerbstätigkeit, finanzielle Situation und Mobilität.
Andrea Leitner, Peter Prenner, Elfriede Wagner
Elfriede Wagner, Mario Steiner