Days not Spent at School

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Description

Data from a sociological study, the number of days absent from school is the response variable.

Usage

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data("schooldays")

Format

A data frame with 154 observations on the following 5 variables.

race

race of the child, a factor with levels aboriginal and non-aboriginal.

gender

the gender of the child, a factor with levels female and male.

school

the school type, a factor with levels F0 (primary), F1 (first), F2 (second) and F3 (third form).

learner

how good is the child in learning things, a factor with levels average and slow.

absent

number of days absent from school.

Details

The data arise from a sociological study of Australian Aboriginal and white children reported by Quine (1975).

In this study, children of both sexes from four age groups (final grade in primary schools and first, second and third form in secondary school) and from two cultural groups were used. The children in age group were classified as slow or average learners. The response variable was the number of days absent from school during the school year. (Children who had suffered a serious illness during the years were excluded.)

Source

S. Quine (1975), Achievement Orientation of Aboriginal and White Adolescents. Doctoral Dissertation, Australian National University, Canberra.

Examples

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  data("schooldays", package = "HSAUR2")
  plot.design(schooldays)

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