Do Country Stereotypes Exist in PISA? A Clustering Approach for Large, Sparse, and Weighted Data.

@inproceedings{Saarela2015DoCS,
  title={Do Country Stereotypes Exist in PISA? A Clustering Approach for Large, Sparse, and Weighted Data.},
  author={Mirka Saarela},
  booktitle={EDM 2015},
  year={2015}
}
Certain stereotypes can be associated with people from different countries. For example, the Italians are expected to be emotional, the Germans functional, and the Chinese hard-working. In this study, we cluster all 15-year-old students representing the 68 different nations and territories that participated in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2012). The hypothesis is that the students will start to form their own country groups when clustered according to the… CONTINUE READING

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