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For your journal, you have been asked to use the data available on
the CHANCE gopher to investigate whether women's SAT scores
underpredict their achievement in college, as measured either by
cumulative GPA or by performance in individual courses. In order to
help you with this assignment, we would like you to discuss specific
strategies for investigating this question.
- Let's take the particular question of how well the total SAT
score (SATV + SATM) predicts cumulative GPA. We have
data listing for one graduating class of Dartmouth
psychology majors their SAT scores, together with their
final GPA. What can we do with this data? What tests can
we run? What confounding factors will we have to worry
about in interpreting the results of the tests?
- Suppose we wanted to come up with some way of
translating between men's and women's SAT scores. How
could we do this? In particular, how could we determine
what total SAT score for a man would be equivalent to a
- Suppose we find that women's scores systematically
underpredict their achievement in college. Should this
difference be taken into account in the UC admissions
process? If so, then how?
NOTICE. Since the CHANCE fair will be held on Thursday
3 June, the last due date for journals has been changed to Tuesday 1