The survey questions for the transfer student WELS were developed similarly to the previous WELS surveys. WELS researchers contacted various departments and individuals at Western to discuss information they needed about Western's transfer students. Additionally, WELS researchers conducted a focus group of transfer students in order to obtain insight into the transfer student population at Western and identify areas where transfer students differed from the rest of the Western population. Some questions were chosen to parallel previous WELS surveys. Transfer students were asked questions on a variety of topics including previous educational experiences, transfer student orientation, expectations about their Western experience, their major and advising, personal background, and future plans.
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Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Transfer students--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Longitudinal studies; College students--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Longitudinal studies
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Western Washington University--Students--Longitudinal studies
Title of Series
Technical and research reports (Western Washington University. Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing) ; 2006-02
McKinney, Gary (Gary Russell); Bulcroft, Richard; Jones, Sara; and Clark, Linda D. (Linda Darlene), "Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS): Fall, 2005 Baseline Survey of In-Coming Transfers" (2006). Office of Survey Research. 508.