Universities and colleges do not like to admit students who do not perform well. It is expensive and unpleasant for both the student and the school. Since you work in the Department of Education and are a trained statistician, your supervisor has asked that you assist the Head of the Admissions Department. You have been given the MIDWEST SCHOLASTIC DATA file to develop a detailed statistical plan that the Admissions Officer can use to determine which students are most successful at the university.
Your data, The MIDWEST SCHOLASTIC DATA file, contains a number of variables. The database contains information on all undergraduate students at the University of West Erlham County (UWEC). Thirteen variables are considered for each student. The variables are : sex (SEX), high school percentile (HSP), cumulative college grade point average (GPA), age (AGE), total college credits earned (CREDITS), classification (CLASS), school/college enrollment (COLLEGE), primary major (MAJOR), out-of-state or local residency, a variable used to calculate tuition cost (RESIDENCY), admission type (TYPE), ACT English score (ENGL), ACT Math score (MATH), and ACT composition, or writing, score (COMP).
PART A IS DUE ON CLASS 8 [if you meet twice a week] or (4) if you meet only once a week. [This part of the project is worth 1 point.] THIS PLAN MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY. READ “ SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS” IN THE PROJECT WORK SECTION OF YOUR COURSE BLACKBOARD SITE. This plan should be 1-2 pages, double-spaced in times or times Roman font, size 12pt..
NOTE: Your instructor will either approve your plan or ask you to revise your plan with the help of the DMLC tutors. You will receive one point for turning in this plan on time and no points if it is late. However, you cannot move forward without an approved plan. Your instructor will use the information (s)he gets from the plans to help the class organize their work going forward.
A. PRE-PROJECT PLAN [1 point]:
Part A: The Plan: this is a communication between you and your instructor and will be used to help you clear up misunderstandings prior to the start of the actual project work. The plan should be from 1-2 pages in length. Please describe, in your own words, what is expected of you (that is, of the report) from the supervisor. What is the purpose of the analysis? Consider each variable; what do you think each might contribute to the results of your investigation? For example, why is the high school average important? Why would we want to know the college GPA of a sample of college students if we are talking about admission to the college? What could/would your recommendations possibly be used for? To whom would they be important?