ERIC Number: ED044074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
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An Analysis of Spatial Configuration and its Application to Research in Higher Education.
Cole, Nancy S.; Cole, James W. L.
This paper presents an analysis of the spatial configuration of variables in a multivariate system. The purpose of the analysis is to make clearer the relationships among the variables by locating them in a minimally-dimensioned space. Similarly, individuals are located in the smaller space and related to each other on the basis of the variables measured. The analysis is then used to locate some colleges on a planar surface on the basis of variables given by Astin in his book "Who Goes Where to College?" These variables are intellectualism, estheticism, status, pragmatism, and masculinity. In the configuration of colleges in the plane, a college is described in terms of its relative orientation to several educational aspects and the resulting single point location is suggested as a valuable alternative to profile analysis. (Author/AF)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Spatial Relationship, Student Characteristics
American College Testing Program, Research and Development Division, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.