R Dataset / Package HSAUR / schooldays

Documentation

On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the schooldays data set which pertains to Days not Spent at School . The schooldays data set is found in the HSAUR R package. You can load the schooldays data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("schooldays"). This will load the data into a variable called schooldays. If R says the schooldays data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("HSAUR") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the schooldays R data set. The size of this file is about 6,105 bytes.


Days not Spent at School

Description

Data from a sociological study, the number of days absent from school is the response variable.

Usage

data("schooldays")

Format

A data frame with 154 observations on the following 5 variables.

race

race of the child, a factor with levels aboriginal and non-aboriginal.

sex

the sex of the child, a factor with levels female and male.

school

the school type, a factor with levels F0 (primary), F1 (first), F2 (second) and F3 (third form).

learner

how good is the child in learning things, a factor with levels average and slow.

absent

number of days absent from school.

Details

The data arise from a sociological study of Australian Aboriginal and white children reported by Quine (1975).

In this study, children of both sexes from four age groups (final grade in primary schools and first, second and third form in secondary school) and from two cultural groups were used. The children in age group were classified as slow or average learners. The response variable was the number of days absent from school during the school year. (Children who had suffered a serious illness during the years were excluded.)

Source

S. Quine (1975), Achievement Orientation of Aboriginal and White Adolescents. Doctoral Dissertation, Australian National University, Canberra.

Examples

  data("schooldays", package = "HSAUR")
  plot.design(schooldays)
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Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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Attachment Size
dataset-54440.csv 5.96 KB
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0