ERIC Number: ED154683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Third Exploratory Analysis of the Relations Among Institutional Variables: A Study of Institutional Preferences in Medical Student Admissions. Final Report.
Sherman, Charles R.
An exploratory factor analysis is used in the study of institutional preferences in medical student admissions. Sources and mathematical derivations of 58 institutional variables are presented. Most of the measures describe attributes related to the admission process. The remainder were selected to represent other dimensions along which medical schools have been observed to vary. The data for 86 established schools were submitted to principal component analysis. From several resulting factor patterns, the most interesting pattern is reported and interpreted. The analysis is exploratory in nature, designed to enhance understanding of new data and their potential usefulness for developing and testing hypothesis concerning institutional variation in admissions preferences. Abbreviations used in variable labels and interpretation of the factor pattern matrix are included in the appendices. (SPG)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Choice, Componential Analysis, Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Matrices, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Research
Association of American Medical Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
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