The tertiary debate : a case study analysis of factors considered when applying for university entry by traditional age school leavers in Brisbane

Harden, Fiona, Davis, Gabrielle, & Mengersen, Kerrie (2014) The tertiary debate : a case study analysis of factors considered when applying for university entry by traditional age school leavers in Brisbane. Australian Universities' Review, 56(1), pp. 39-46.

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Abstract

Many interacting factors contribute to a student's choice of a university. This study takes a systems perspective of the choice and develops a Bayesian Network to represent and quantify these factors and their interactions. The systems model is illustrated through a small study of traditional school leavers in Australia, and highlights similarities and differences between universities' perceptions of student choices, students' perceptions of factors that they should consider and how students really make choices. The study shows the range of information that can be gained from this approach, including identification of important factors and scenario assessment.

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ID Code: 68689
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Brisbane, HERN, Bayesian Network, tertiary choice
ISSN: 0818-8068
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 National Tertiary Education Union
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2014 00:21
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2015 01:49

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