ERIC Number: EJ622982
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Can Flexible Non-Linear Modeling Tell Us Anything New about Educational Productivity?
Baker, Bruce D.
Economics of Education Review, v20 n1 p81-90 Feb 2001
Explores whether flexible nonlinear models (including neural networks and genetic algorithms) can reveal otherwise unexpected patterns of relationship in typical school-productivity data. Applying three types of algorithms alongside regression modeling to school-level data in 183 elementary schools proves the hypothesis and reveals new directions for parameter selection. (Contains 31 references.) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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