Tune-in to our video series, Data's Anatomy, featuring Dan and Daphne, the data interns. Our dynamic data duo will help clarify important data terminology and calculations. In addition, Dan and Daphne will provide refresher tips on easily confused data concepts.
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Data's Anatomy Season 1
Episode 1: Focusing on FTIC
Provides definitions for TCCD's first time in college cohorts.
Episode 2: Wrapping Your Head 'Round Retention
Summarizes the cohort, calculation and data regarding retention measures.
Episode 3: Examining Enrollment Counts
Explains the differences between student headcount and course enrollments.
Episode 4: Considering Course Completion
Defines successful course completion and briefly shows historical course completion data.
Data's Anatomy Season 2
Episode 1: Pondering Percent of a Percent
Demonstrates how to calculate a percent of a percent through real-world and educational examples.
Episode 2: Puzzling Over Populations and Samples
Explains the difference between populations and samples and includes their use in research contexts.
Episode 3: Studying Statistical Significance
Highlights the importance of practical significance over statistical significance.
Episode 4: Persevering Past Probation!
Provides definitions for probation and other student standings at TCCD.
Episode 5: Gearing up for Graduates
Describes the differences between graduates and degrees/certificates awarded at TCCD.
Data's Anatomy Season 3
Episode 1: Comprehending College Cohorts
Emphasizes the importance of defining a trackable group of students with a common starting point.
Episode 2: Covering Community and Industry Education
Introduces CIE and the differences between UG and CIE terminology and structure.
Episode 3: Reflecting on Research
Explains the procedural and scientific foundation of the research process.
Episode 4: Evaluating Effectiveness
Illustrates the difficulty of measuring the effectiveness of specific interventions among many.
Data's Anatomy Season 4
Episode 1: Confusin' Correlation with Causation
Emphasizes the meaning of correlation and details reasons why two variables might be associated.
Episode 2: Summarizing State Reporting
Provides an overview of state-mandated reporting and funding sources.
Episode 3: Showcasing STEM
Highlights the various STEM fields.
Explains the difference between dual credit and early high school students.
Data's Anatomy Season 5
Episode 1: Surveying Successfully
Highlights recommended practices for designing effective surveys.
Episode 2: Picturin' Predictive Modeling
Demonstrates how to use predictive modeling in practice, through real-world and educational examples.
Episode 3: Exploring Early College High Schools
Introduces the history, locations, and impact of the many Early College High Schools at TCCD.
Episode 4: Introducing the IRB
Provides a background of the IRB and its role at TCCD.
Data's Anatomy Season 6
Episode 1: Talkin' About TSI Testing
Illustrates how course placement in determined using the TSI assessment and how college-ready is defined.
Episode 2: Gallopin' Through Guided Pathways
Introduces the practices and benefits of Guided Pathways at Tarrant County College.
Episode 3: Valuin' Veterans
Provides a background of the different opportunities that Veterans and Military Connected students are provided.
Episode 4: Expandin' Upon External Data Sources
Introduces the uses and benefits of the various external data sources for research and for TCC.
Episode 5: Investigatin' Inconsistent Definitions
Gives insight into why and how different definitions for IR terms exist, and what these definitions mean for research.
Data's Anatomy Season 7
Episode 1: Developing Dashboards
Showcases the variety of dashboards housed on the Institutional Research website and how to use them for quick data and research.
Episode 2: Creating Co-Reqs
Distinguishes the differences between the sequential and the co-requisite model for developmental education.
Episode 3: Figuring Formula Funding
Elaborates on Texas' formula funding for Higher Education Institutions.
Episode 4: Highlighting TCC's History
Takes a journey through TCC’s past, paying tribute to key moments through data.
Dataline: A Refresher Report
Review basic data concepts commonly encountered in these brief videos.
- Calculating Success Rates
- Persistence vs. Retention
- The Timing of Academic Standing
- Average of an Average
- Small Sample Stumbles
- Plots and Charts
- Life and Times of a Data Request
- Percentage Point Change vs. Percent Change
Office of Institutional Research
Updated January 20, 2023