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ERIC Number: ED013084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 1
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DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS IN A PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE.
RIENDEAU, ALBERT J.
DATA ON CHARACTERISTICS OF 324 SECOND SEMESTER FRESHMEN AT WEST VALLEY COLLEGE WERE ANALYZED BY USE OF THE "PATTERN SEARCH AND TABLE TRANSLATION TECHNIQUE". A COMPUTER WAS PROGRAMMED TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE OF RELATIONSHIP AMONG CHARACTERISTICS. THE COMPUTER PRINTOUT WAS IN THE FORM OF COMPLETE SENTENCES CONCERNING SUCH RELATIONSHIPS. THUS, FOR EXAMPLE, IT WAS FOUND THAT STUDENTS WHO WERE 20 OR MORE YEARS OF AGE 1) TENDED (A STRONG RELATIONSHIP) NOT TO BE LIVING WITH PARENTS OR RELATIVES, 2) LEANED (A MODERATELY STRONG RELATIONSHIP) TOWARD BEING THOSE WHOSE AVERAGE GRADE IN ENGLISH WAS B-MINUS OR BELOW, AND 3) TILTED (A RELATIVELY WEAK RELATIONSHIP) TOWARD BEING THOSE WHO WERE MALE, AND SO ON. SIMILARLY, THE PRINTOUT DESCRIBED THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THOSE WHO WERE LIVING WITH PARENTS OR RELATIVES, AND (SINCE EACH CHARACTERISTIC WAS DESCRIBED IN TERMS OF A DICHOTOMY) OF STUDENTS WHO WERE NOT LIVING WITH PARENTS OR RELATIVES. THE DECISION AS TO WHETHER A RELATIONSHIP EXISTED BETWEEN CHARACTERISTICS WAS BASED ON STATISTICAL DATA INCLUDED IN THE PRINTOUT, AS WAS THE DECISION CONCERNING THE DEGREE OF RELATIONSHIP. (THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT THE PROCEDURE EMPLOYED PROMISES TO BE OF GREAT USEFULNESS TO JUNIOR COLLEGE COUNSELORS AND PLANNERS.) THIS DISSERTATION IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 313 N. FIRST ST., ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48107. (AD)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.
Identifiers: Pattern Search and Table Translation Technique