Design and Analysis Considerations for Longitudinal Retention and Attrition Studies
Issues and considerations likely to be confronted in designing and constructing longitudinal institutional databases or studies are examined, including operational definitions of retention and attrition. The intent is to reduce current limitations in dropout research.
Rugg, E. (1983). Design and analysis considerations for longitudinal retention and attrition studies. College and University, 58(2), 119-134.