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Australian Universities' Review, v56 n1 p39-46 2014

Many interacting factors contribute to a student's choice of a university. This study takes a systems perspective of the choice and develops a Bayesian Network to represent and quantify these factors and their interactions. The systems model is illustrated through a small study of traditional school leavers in Australia, and highlights similarities and differences between universities' perceptions of student choices, students' perceptions of factors that they should consider and how students really make choices. The study shows the range of information that can be gained from this approach, including identification of important factors and scenario assessment.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Student Attitudes, College Choice, Decision Making, Questionnaires, Bayesian Statistics, Focus Groups, College Bound Students, Models, Case Studies

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Author: Harden, Fiona; Davis, Gabrielle; Mengersen, Kerrie

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=70&id=EJ1018016







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