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Two- way ANOVA and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (2012): Graduation Rates by Type of College

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By: The Odum Institute Published: 2015 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets
Data Type: Survey
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Abstract

This dataset example introduces researchers to two-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Two-way ANOVA is an extension of one-way ANOVA that allows researchers to examine the influence of two different categorical variables on one continuous variable. Two-way ANOVA lets researchers assess the main effect of each categorical variable on the continuous variable in question as well as the interactive effect of the two categorical variables combined. This example uses a subset of data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) at the National Center for Education Statistics, 2012 to examine whether college graduation rates in the United States differ across types of university as well as across regions of the country. This allows for comparisons of college performance across both variables. The sample dataset has ...

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About This Dataset
Data Source Citation

National Center for Education Statistics, United States Department of Education. (2012). Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System [Data file]. Available from http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/

Full title of originating dataset

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2012

Data author(s) and affiliations

National Center for Education Statistics, United States Department of Education

Dataset source website address

http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/

Data Universe

Postsecondary institutions that participate in the federal student financial aid programs

Funding sources/suppliers

United States Department of Education

Sample/sampling procedures

For 2011-2012, the IPEDS sample consisted of 7,479 Title IV postsecondary entities. The data was collected through a web-based survey.

Data collection dates

2011-2012

Time frame of analysis

2012

Unit of analysis

Institutions

Location covered by data

United States

Links to SRM content
List of variables

type

College Type

region

Region

gradrate

Grad Rate - All

gradratem

Grad Rate - Men

gradratew

Grad Rate - Women

Methods Map
Two-way analysis of variance