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Using Discriminant Analysis to Identify Major Prerequisites for Success in Specific Courses of Study in a University System by Iduseri A. and Osemwenkhae J. E. (Pages 99-106)
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Abstract

Inappropriate choice of course of study at tertiary institutions results in unacceptable levels of attrition and poor throughput rate. The impact on students can cause lasting damage to self-esteem and the consequences can influence an entire lifetime. In this paper discriminant analysis was used to identify major prerequisite for success in a specific course of study in a university system. We present a case study with forty (40) industrial mathematics majors where discriminant analysis was used successfully to determine the major prerequisite for success in industrial mathematics.

                Keywords: Major prerequisite, throughput rate, industrial mathematics, discriminant analysis

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