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Formación universitaria

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CARVAJAL, Cristian M.; GONZALEZ, José A.; TASSARA, Claudia A.  and  ALVAREZ, María S.. Over-duration: A Quantitative Approach. Form. Univ. [online]. 2018, vol.11, n.3, pp.19-28. ISSN 0718-5006.

A study on timely qualification is presented, a problem of great interest for higher education institutions. In the process of organizing research, the so-called over-duration is taken as the baseline concept, where the appropriate degree is transformed into a particular case. A predictive model for over-duration applied to a real data set of a higher education institution is determined. The levels of significance of the variables characterized as predictors are established, as well as percentage variations per unit of change in them. To facilitate the study of hierarchical dependence, a representation methodology called the hierarchical root of the third order is structured, which allows to quantify the effects and their level of implication. As a consequence of this it was established that the over-duration can be explained by a set of variables of first order, such as gender, year of graduation from high school, college dependency group, promotion, position of the teacher thesis guide, among others, of which many of them cannot be directly disturbed.

Keywords : timely graduation; late graduation; higher education; over-duration.

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