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Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution. METHODOLOGY 21 nominated to serve as evaluators. 10 Each evaluator was asked to consider a stratified random sample of 50 research-doctorate programs in his or her discipline—with programs stratified by the number of faculty members associated with each program. Every program was included on 150 survey forms. The 50 programs to be evaluated appeared on each survey form in random sequence, preceded by an alphabetized list of all programs in that discipline that were being included in the study.

Measure 03 represents the total number of full-time and part-time students reported to be enrolled in a program in the fall of 1980, who intended to earn research doctorates. All three of these measures describe different aspects of program size. In previous studies program size has been shown to be highly correlated with the reputational ratings of a program, and this relationship is examined in detail in this report. It should be noted that since the information was provided by the institutions participating in the study, the data may be influenced by the subjective decisions made by the individuals completing the forms.

Alabama, University of-Tuscaloosa 16 20 Chemistry 43 43 004. American University 11 32 Chemistry* 38 46 005. Arizona State University-Tempe 24 45 Chemistry 51 49 006. Arizona, University of-Tucson 28 51 Chemistry 55 50 007. Arkansas, University-Fayetteville 22 32 Chemistry 19 46 008. Atlanta University 8 NA Chemistry* 35 009. Auburn University 17 10 Chemistry 44 41 010. Baylor University-Waco 12 14 Chemistry 39 42 011. Boston College 19 10 Chemistry 46 41 012. Boston University 22 28 Chemistry 49 45 013.

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