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Today’s Date (e.g. 6, November 2018) From: Andrew Pritchet To: Dr. Larson Subj: Independent Research Project Report: Topic (e.g. Educational finances per district in Al, MS, Fl, & Tn) IRP Summary: The dataset that I chose for my IRP project is titled Educational finances per district. The original dataset was for every state, but I narrowed it down to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee. I will be analyzing the amount of money that each district gets from federal and state sources in Alabama districts and comparing them to surrounding state districts with similar student populations to see if they are statistically similar. This analysis will help determine whether districts are getting a fair amount of money compared to the similar districts in the surrounding states. The information that I will gain from analyzing the data is important because some districts may not be receiving the amount of funding that they need. I uploaded the dataset into SAS and used different tools to analyze the data. The first thing I did was characterize the data to get the descriptive statistics. Next, I ran a linear regression to compare the data and then I analyzed the results. The dataset I used is titled US Educational Finances by Roy Garrard. The data was last updated two months ago. The dataset was originally for all 50 states, but I narrowed it down to four states. There are 13 atributes and 489 records in my dataset. I ran the Characterized data and examined the descriptive statistics for missing records and none were found. I also analyzed the distribution by state Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee have relatively the same frequency while Florida has a significantly lower frequency. Then I ran a linear regression to compare the number of students enrolled to the amount of money that each district receives from the federal state and local government.
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  • Fall '14
  • Null hypothesis, U.S. state, Federal government of the United States

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