EXPLORING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA STUDENT POPULATION THROUGH DATA VISUALIZATION

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Title:
EXPLORING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA STUDENT POPULATION THROUGH DATA VISUALIZATION
Author:
VO, KARYN BAO AN
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
What makes some students change their majors often, while other students choose a major and stick with it for the entirety of their college life? In order to answer this question, we created a number of interactive data visualizations using data provided by the University of Arizona’s office of analytics and institutional research. The programs we wrote allow users to explore the academic careers of the student population at the University of Arizona. Data visualizations are visual representations of a dataset, instead of presenting the user with lists of numbers, visualizations attempt to create renditions of the data that are richer and easier to read. The interactive features we implemented let users filter the dataset, “zooming in” on specific aspects of interest such as demographic features of the dataset. We used the d3.js library to build these visualizations. In this document, we discuss some of the design choices, their consequences, and show some of the findings from this dataset.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Computer Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Scheidegger, Carlos

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dc.titleEXPLORING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA STUDENT POPULATION THROUGH DATA VISUALIZATIONen_US
dc.creatorVO, KARYN BAO ANen
dc.contributor.authorVO, KARYN BAO ANen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractWhat makes some students change their majors often, while other students choose a major and stick with it for the entirety of their college life? In order to answer this question, we created a number of interactive data visualizations using data provided by the University of Arizona’s office of analytics and institutional research. The programs we wrote allow users to explore the academic careers of the student population at the University of Arizona. Data visualizations are visual representations of a dataset, instead of presenting the user with lists of numbers, visualizations attempt to create renditions of the data that are richer and easier to read. The interactive features we implemented let users filter the dataset, “zooming in” on specific aspects of interest such as demographic features of the dataset. We used the d3.js library to build these visualizations. In this document, we discuss some of the design choices, their consequences, and show some of the findings from this dataset.en
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorScheidegger, Carlosen
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