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Bob Hayden

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Posted: Feb 12, 1996 11:04 AM
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> 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
> Resampling Stats
> 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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