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    Conduct a Discriminant Analysis on the GRADUATE.sav file. Use PHD as the dependent variable and create a discriminant function to predict whether the person will finish his or her PhD. Discuss all output.

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    Discriminant Analysis on the GRADUATE.sav

    The table 'Analysis Case Processing Summary' shows that there were no missing data points.

    Analysis Case Processing Summary

    Unweighted Cases N Percent
    Valid 50 100.0
    Excluded Missing or out-of-range group codes 0 .0
    At least one missing discriminating variable 0 .0
    Both missing or out-of-range group codes and at least one missing discriminating variable 0 .0
    Total 0 .0
    Total 50 100.0

    The 'Group Statistics' table shows the means that we asked for—it gives means on each variable for subjects in each sub-group, and also the overall means on each variable. The table has three parts: (i) means for each variable for the subjects that finished PhD, (ii) means for each variable for the subjects that did not finish PhD, (iii) means for each variable for all the subjects.

    Group Statistics
    COMPLETED PHD Mean Std. Deviation Valid N (listwise)
    Unweighted Weighted Unweighted Weighted
    FINISHED PhD GENDER 1.2400 .43589 25 25.000
    OVERALL COLLEGE GPA 3.6296 .17676 25 25.000
    MAJOR AREA GPA 3.8216 .15135 25 25.000
    GRE SCORE ON SPECIALITY EXAM 655.6000 74.94887 25 25.000
    GRE SCORE ON QUANTATIVE 724.0000 46.09772 25 25.000
    GRE SCORE ON VERBAL 643.2000 73.52551 25 25.000
    FIRST LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 7.7200 1.10000 25 25.000
    SECOND LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 7.6400 1.11355 25 25.000
    THIRD LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 7.9600 .88882 25 25.000
    STUDENTS MOTIVATION 8.3600 .81035 25 25.000
    STUDENTS EMOTIONAL STABILITY 6.4000 1.82574 25 25.000
    FINAICIAL/PERSONAL RESOURCES TO COMPLETE 5.9200 1.60520 25 25.000
    MARITAL STATUS 1.6400 .48990 25 25.000
    AGE IN YEARS AT ENTRY 29.9600 5.49606 25 25.000
    ABILITY TO INTERACT EASILY 7.0000 1.29099 25 25.000
    RATING OF STUDENT HOSTILITY 2.1200 .83267 25 25.000
    MEAN RATING OF SELECTORS IMPRESSION OF APPLICANT 7.2800 1.13725 25 25.000
    DID NOT FINISH PhD GENDER 1.4800 .50990 25 25.000
    OVERALL COLLEGE GPA 3.3904 .29072 25 25.000
    MAJOR AREA GPA 3.7340 .23249 25 25.000
    GRE SCORE ON SPECIALITY EXAM 648.8000 67.90434 25 25.000
    GRE SCORE ON QUANTATIVE 646.8000 55.88083 25 25.000
    GRE SCORE ON VERBAL 620.0000 71.29750 25 25.000
    FIRST LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 6.1600 1.06771 25 25.000
    SECOND LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 6.3600 1.18603 25 25.000
    THIRD LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 6.1600 1.06771 25 25.000
    STUDENTS MOTIVATION 7.2800 .79162 25 25.000
    STUDENTS EMOTIONAL STABILITY 6.3600 1.55134 25 25.000
    FINAICIAL/PERSONAL RESOURCES TO COMPLETE 5.6400 1.80000 25 25.000
    MARITAL STATUS 1.5600 .50662 25 25.000
    AGE IN YEARS AT ENTRY 25.1200 3.17962 25 25.000
    ABILITY TO INTERACT EASILY 6.1600 1.34412 25 25.000
    RATING OF STUDENT HOSTILITY 3.0800 1.03763 25 25.000
    MEAN RATING OF SELECTORS IMPRESSION OF ...

    Solution Summary

    Discriminant Analysis was performed and discriminant function was calculated on PHD/ GRADUATE student data

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