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How university entrants are choosing their department? Mining of university admission process with FCA taxonomies

P. 229-234.
Romashkin N. S., Ignatov D. I., Gorbunova E.

The aim of this paper is to present a case study in the analysis of university applications to the Higher School of Economics (U-HSE), Moscow. Our approach uses lattice-based taxonomies of entrants’ decisions about undergraduate programmes. These taxonomies were built by means of Formal Concept Analysis (FCA). FCA is a well-known algebraic technique for objectattribute data analysis. Admission data as well as formalised survey data were used to reveal possibly significant factors of entrants’ decisions. In this paper we argued that institutional characteristics of the admission process are highly correlated with entrants’ choice. The obtained results are helpful to the university to correct the structure and positioning of its undergraduate programmes.

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Edited by: M. Pechenizkiy, T. Calders, C. Conati et al. Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology, 2011.