Summer School on Mining Big and Complex Data

The summer school includes lectures on predictive modelling methods for big and complex data. Check it out!

By: ana / March 24, 2017

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Comment1 Olive, May 17, 2017 at 5:47 p.m.:


Comment2 Olive, May 17, 2017 at 5:48 p.m.:

As researcher with say, it makes sense that students will benefit academically from not having the long summer break. However, a quibble with the article's quoting teachers who thought that students who did the voluntary summer program did better in the fall than those who did not do the voluntary summer program: Since the program was voluntary, the students who did do the summer program were not a representative sample of all students. Rather, they were all students who either were personally motivated to take the summer program or were children of parents who were concerned/functional enough to make the students take the summer program. By contrast, the students who did not take the voluntary summer program included all the students who were neither personally motivated nor had parents who were as concerned/functional. In other words, we would expect that the students who took the voluntary summer program to have been -- on average -- better in the fall than the students who did not take the voluntary summer program, even if the voluntary summer program had not existed.

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