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ERIC Number: ED104188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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An Application of Bayesian/Cost Benefit Analysis in Analyzing Graduate School Admissions Policy.
Duff, William L., Jr.; Lynch, Robert
The purpose of this study was to identify the optimal graduate school admission policy for a medium size state university. The techniques used were Bayesian and cost-benefit decision analysis. Standardized test results, personal interviews with university administrators, and performance of graduate students provide the data necessary for specifying the decision model. The results indicate that graduate admission requirements do not appear to conform to conventional rules of rationality. Moreover, the study indicates that Bayesian/cost-benefit analysis can make a significant contribution to academic policy questions of this type. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C., March 30-April 3, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document