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ERIC Number: EJ817208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1750-497X
Quantitative Online Student Profiling to Forecast Academic Outcome from Learning Styles Using Dendrogram Decision Models
Strang, Kenneth D.
Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, v2 n4 p215-242 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to inform international student study strategies as well as course design and instructional approach. Design/methodology/approach: Multiple research methods are applied, starting with exploratory data analysis, principal component analysis, confirmatory ordinal factor analysis, then recursive regression. Findings: The meta-cognitive impacts of international learning styles on academic performance over two courses are proven. Research limitations/implications: The learning styles of multicultural university students are assessed using an online a priori instrument to determine predictive impact on academic performance across different courses. Practical implications: The implications of the dendrogram models are briefly explained with respect to student counselling, student study strategies and teaching approaches. The findings are discussed with respect to rival learning style theories and to appease criticisms of meta-analysis reviews. Originality/value: Several statistically significant models were created including varimax and promax rotation solutions from ordinal factor analysis, as well as item response and latent factor dendrograms from recursive regression. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia