Topic: Education

Methods: MANOVA, Multivariate Normality, Plot Matrix, Post Hoc Test, Transformation,
Topics: Education,
Datafile Name: Colleges
Abstract:

This dataset contains information on six continuous dependent variables along with a single discrete variable School Type, which distinguishes between research universities and liberal arts institutions. Twenty-five of each type of school were surveyed. We will use MANOVA to determine if the scho...

Methods: Contingency Table, Chi Square Test,
Topics: Education,
Datafile Name: Education by age
Abstract:

The dataset contains frequency counts that may be used to construct a two-way table of educational attainment by age. Students may be asked to calculate row and column totals and percents. These results may be used to answer questions such as "which age category has the highest percentage of...

Methods: ANCOVA, ANOVA, Scatterplot,
Topics: Economics, Education,
Datafile Name: Educational Spending
Abstract:

Average salary paid to teachers and expenditures per pupil are two commonly used measures of the amount of money spent on education. Data on these two measures are provided by state, and states are classified by region of the country. The two measures have slightly skewed distributions, and Alask...

Methods: Regression, Interaction, Time Series,
Topics: Economics, Education,
Datafile Name: Enrollment Forecast
Abstract:

These data were used by the Office of Institutional Research at the University of New Mexico to forecast fall undergraduate enrollment. Both the January unem- ployment rate and the June high school graduates for a year are known before students enroll in the university in the fall.

The ...

Methods: Proportion,
Topics: Education, Health, Medical,
Datafile Name: Nurses
Abstract:

Friedland, Joffe, Moore, et al. (1992) conducted an experiment to see how an educational program on the importance of using gloves affected the rate of glove use by a group of nurses in an inner-city pediatric hospital emergency department. The participants in the study were all 23 members of the...

Methods: Scatterplot, Time Series,
Topics: Education,
Datafile Name: Graduation
Abstract:

The percentage of each entering Freshman class that graduated on time was recorded for each of six colleges at a major university over a period of several years. One can find trends over time, consistent differences among colleges, and changes in the relative graduation rates over the time observ...

Methods: Two Sample T-Test, Summary Statistics,
Topics: Education,
Datafile Name: DRP Scores
Abstract:

An educator conducted an experiment to test whether new directed reading activities in the classroom will help elementary school pupils improve some aspects of their reading ability. She arranged for a third grade class of 21 students to follow these activities for an 8-week period. A control cla...

Methods: Boxplot, Scatterplot, Outlier,
Topics: Education, Economics,
Datafile Name: Faculty Salaries
Abstract:

A faculty salary study was done at The Ohio State University to compare faculty salaries with those at other universities. Data were collected from the Association of American Universities. The overall average salary for OSU was obtained by computing the weighted average of salaries at each facul...

Methods: ANOVA,
Topics: Education,
Datafile Name: Reading Test Scores
Abstract:

Researchers at Purdue University conducted an experiment to compare three methods of teaching reading. Students were randomly assigned to one of the three teaching methods, and their reading comprehension was tested before and after they received the instruction. Several different measures of rea...

Methods: Experimental Design, T-test,
Topics: Education, Psychology,
Datafile Name: Scents
Abstract:

Can pleasant aromas help a student learn better? Hirsch and Johnston, of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, believe that the presence of a floral scent can improve a person's learning ability in certain situations. In their experiment, 22 people worked through a set of t...

Methods: Chi Square Test, Contingency Table,
Topics: Education, Psychology,
Datafile Name: Popular Kids
Abstract:

The subjects, students in grades 4-6 in selected schools in Michigan, were asked the following question:

1. What would you most like to do at school?

A. Make good grades.

B. Be good at sports.

C. Be popular.

Demographic information was also collec...

Methods: Dummy Variable, Diagnostics, Interaction, Outlier, Residuals, Transformation,
Topics: Economics, Education, Government,
Datafile Name: Teacher Pay by States
Abstract:

The scatter diagram below shows one potential influential observation, namely Alaska, which is an outlier in terms of spending per pupil. In addition, the question can be raised whether the level and slope of an appropriate regression line would be the same for the three regions of the country. S...

Methods: Contingency Table, Chi Square Test,
Topics: Education, Psychology,
Datafile Name: Instructor Behavior
Abstract:

A survey of business students at nine colleges in the United States was taken to determine the instructor behaviors that students believe are more likely to contribute to their academic success. The researchers performed a pilot study from 1989-1991 in which 215 undergraduate students enrolled in...

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