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B-Course provides a public domain data sets called Popular Kids so that one can try out B-Course without own data. Below you can find some details of the example data set.
Subjects were 478 students in grades 4-6 from three school districts in Ingham and Clinton Counties, Michigan. Researchers stratified their sample, selecting students from urban, suburban, and rural school districts with approximately 1/3 of their sample coming from each district. Students indicated whether good grades, athletic ability, or popularity was most important to them. They also ranked four factors: grades, sports, looks, and money, in order of their importance for popularity. The questionnaire also asked for gender, grade level, and other demographic information.
The question the students was asked was:
Which of the following would make you popular among your friends? Rank in order.
|A||Making good grades.|
|B||Having lots of money.|
|C||Being good at sports.|
|D||Being handsome or pretty.|
The data consists of the following eleven variables:
|1.||Gender:||Boy or girl|
|2.||Grade:||4, 5 or 6|
|3.||Age:||Age in years|
|5.||Urban/Rural:||Rural, Suburban, or Urban school district|
|6.||School:||Brentwood Elementary, Brentwood Middle, Ridge, Sand, Eureka, Brown, Main, Portage, Westdale Middle|
|7.||Goals:||Student's choice in the personal goals question where options were 1 = Make Good Grades, 2 = Be Popular, 3 = Be Good in Sports|
|8.||Grades:||Rank of "make good grades" (1=most important for popularity, 4=least important)|
|9.||Sports:||Rank of "being good at sports" (1=most important for popularity, 4=least important)|
|10.||Looks:||Rank of "being handsome or pretty" (1=most important for popularity, 4=least important)|
|11.||Money:||Rank of "having lots of money" (1=most important for popularity, 4=least important)|
Chase, M. A., and Dummer, G. M. (1992), "The Role of Sports as a Social Determinant for Children," Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 63, 418-424
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