> > Anyone interested in organizing an informal survey of admissions > departments? I think the first pass should be an "open-ended" question on > the order of "what high school math courses give applicants the best chance > of admission?" > > We're looking for what they tell H.S. guidance departments. > > If 10-15 people query 2 colleges each, we'd have a good start. It'd be good > if someone with authority could grant us the appropriate "silver sceptre" > (I'm inquiring on behalf of the AP statistics advisory committee, or > something similar). > > Peter Bruce email@example.com > Resampling Stats http://www.statistics.com > 612 N. Jackson St. Phone: 703-522-2713 > Arlington, VA 22201 Fax: 703-522-5846
Sounds like a great student project. Right now I have a student working on the data from two earlier surveys done by other students on the statistical training of future teachers. We got a college guide and took a simple random sample of 100 colleges. We got about a 75% response rate.
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