Determinants of Successfully Studying at the Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Researcher Prof. Dr. Karl Mosler
Project Description Successfully studying a scientific subject depends on several factors. On the one hand, there are the factors present in the individual student when studying begins. On the other hand, there are the factors regarding the individual design of the course of studies. The project evaluates the data available from the examination office for around 13,000 students in order to investigate the relationship between study success (final grade and length of studies), the choice of subject and study progress, as well as the influence of gender, nationality and the age when studying began.
Furthermore, the project has the aim of recording other covariates used to identify additional study success determinants, as well as to confirm or modify those already in existence, essentially through the results based on the pure exam progress. Data on the additional covariates will be gathered through a random sample from the previously investigated population of the examination office files.
Funding The Centre for Empirical Economic and Social Research is sponsoring this project within the scope of its work focal point "Evaluation of Research and Teaching".
Data Database on study development of students at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University at Cologne.
Methods
  • Analysis of Process Produced Data
  • Regression Analysis
  • Event History Analysis (Duration Data Analysis)
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