ERIC Number: EJ905591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
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Analyzing the Factors that Influence Persistence Rates in STEM Field, Majors: Introduction to the Symposium
Ehrenberg, Ronald G.
Economics of Education Review, v29 n6 p888-891 Dec 2010
To improve our understanding of the factors that influence persistence rates in STEM field majors, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation provided a grant to the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute in 2007 to study the question. The five papers in the symposium represent the output of the project. This introduction explains the motivation for undertaking the study, describes the questions the researchers asked and the data bases they used in their studies, summarizes their findings, and suggests directions for future research.
Descriptors: Research Projects, Majors (Students), Databases, Research Methodology, Research Needs, STEM Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Attainment, Academic Persistence, Influences, Program Descriptions, College Students
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IES Cited: ED544470