students.tw: Taiwanese students answer a multiple response question

students.twR Documentation

Taiwanese students answer a multiple response question

Description

This data is a subset from a survey of 49609 first-year college students in Taiwan collected in the year 2003 about their preferences for college study.

Usage

data(students.tw)

Format

A data frame with 49609 observations on the following 12 response variables. For binary variables, a "1" means yes, and "0" means no. See below for exact wording (translated from the original Chinese).

ID

a numeric vector, a unique identification number for each student in the survey.

read

Read Chinese and foreign classics.

t.travel

Travel around Taiwan.

conference

Present academic papers in conferences.

act.leader

Lead large-scale activities.

team

Be on a school team.

stu.leader

Be a student association leader.

intern

Participate internship programs.

love

Fall in love.

sex

Have sexual experience.

o.travel

Travel around the world.

friends

Make many friends.

other

Other experience which is not included in the survey.

Details

This data frame is a subset of a larger data set where any student with any missing value was deleted. The remaining data set contains of 32792 students. Unfortunately, other variables such as age and sex were not made available.

Each student was asked the following multiple response question.

Question : What kind of experience do you expect to receive during the period of college study? (Select at least one response)

1. Read Chinese and foreign classics

2. Travel around Taiwan

3. Present academic papers in conferences

4. Lead large-scale activities

5. Be on a school team

6. Be a student association leader

7. Participate internship programs

8. Fall in love

9. Have sexual experience

10. Travel around the world

11. Make many friends

12. Other

Source

Originally, the data set for was downloaded from a survey center of Academia Sinica https://srda.sinica.edu.tw/news. It now seems unavailable.

References

Wang, H. and Huang, W. H. (2013) Bayesian Ranking Responses in Multiple Response Questions. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, (to appear).

Help from Viet Hoang Quoc is gratefully acknowledged.

Examples

data(students.tw)
summary(students.tw)

with(students.tw, table(love, sex))
## Not run: 
plot(jitter(sex) ~ jitter(love), data = students.tw, col = "blue",
     main = "Taiwanese students")

## End(Not run)

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