Tracer Study Essay example

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A TRACER STUDY ON THE EMPLOYMENT STATUS FOR THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND COMPUTER STUDIES IN CAPITOL UNIVERSITY FOR S.Y 2010-2015

A RESEARCH

Presented to the Graduate Faculty of
Doctor of Management
Capitol University
Cagayan de Oro City

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree
DOCTOR OF MANAGEMENT

By

RENZ P. AGUHOB
LOUELLA YAP BUOT
KERWIN SALVADOR P. CARAGOS
CJ RANIDO

March 2016
APPROVAL SHEET
This research, entitled “A Tracer Study on the Employment Status for the College of Business Administration and Computer Studies in Capitol University for S.Y. 2010-2015” by Renz P. Aguhob, Louella Yap Buot, Kerwin Salvador P. Caragos and Cyril Jane Ranido in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the
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With tracer studies, a large part of the effort is spent tracing the interviewee. In addition, tracer studies are sometimes referred to as follow-up studies because they trace individual some-time after an event has taken place, and follow up on what has happened in their lives since then. Thus, the ultimate objective of a tracer study is similar to that of other impact assessments: “to systematically analyze the lasting or significant changes – positive or negative, intended or not – in people’s lives brought about by a given action or series of actions.” Tracer studies are often compared to impact assessments and project evaluations. There certainly are similarities, but impact assessments usually take a broader outlook and observe impact outside the purview of the immediate beneficiaries. Evaluations emphasize the extent to which the intervention achieved the outputs it set out for itself. A tracer study, in comparison, is concerned primarily with the changes at the level of the former beneficiaries’ or students’ lives. It seeks to document changes but also to determine the extent to which the intervention contributed to the changes.
Moreover, in educational research the tracer study is sometimes referred to as a graduate or alumni survey since its target group is former students. In view thereof, Capitol University has been

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