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ERIC Number: ED263841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Computer-Generated, Three-Dimensional Models of Student Flow Characteristics in Kentucky: A Case Study.
Smith, Alan D.
The use of computer graphic techniques with basic student enrollment statistics is examined to promote understanding of changes in student flow as a function of spatial distribution. Basic initial student enrollment data that serve as input into predictive flow models were modeled at Eastern Kentucky University. The following commercially available software packages were used: SYMAP, a line-printer mapping software, and three-dimensional plotting routines, QUSMO, QUSMO2, QUTAB, and QUCRS. Data on first-time freshmen entering the university from 117 Kentucky counties for 1979-1982 were examined. The three counties with the highest enrollments were not included to avoid skewing the student flow model. Four graphical displays of the student flow statistics are provided that portray: the spatial distribution of first enrolled, 1979 freshmen to Eastern Kentucky University; similar data for 1980 freshmen; 1981 enrollment statistics; and a three-dimensional model of 1982 student flows. (SW)
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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