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dc.contributor.advisorPham, Van Hoang.
dc.contributor.authorBeckham, Stephen Ryan.
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-05T13:17:37Z
dc.date.available2014-09-05T13:17:37Z
dc.date.copyright2014-08
dc.date.issued2014-09-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9141
dc.description.abstractEssays submitted out individuals applying to Baylor University may contain hidden information that would assist the admissions department in their decision to accept the appicant. Through textual analysis, this paper attempted to reveal signals of a student's intent to attend Baylor if accepted as well as offering an additional platform to judge a student's ability. Both results are independent of other information gathered from the application process. The models created were found not to be strong enough to act as a stand-alone decision rule. However, the new variables created can be used in Baylor's admission model to increase its effectiveness. The groups of words in commitment, Baylor and admissions groups all prove to be influential, which can be used in other parts of the enrollment process, such as phone interviews. This paper also simulates a confidence range around yield estimates generated from the current model being used at Baylor.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectAdmissions predictions with textual analysis.en_US
dc.subjectAbility prediction with textual analysis.en_US
dc.subjectConfidence interval estimation with bootstrapping.en_US
dc.subjectCollege admissions.en_US
dc.titleA baseline admissions prediction model with textual analysis and confidence interval estimations.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.Eco.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEconomics.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Economics.en_US


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