Entropy of Co-Enrolment Networks Reveal Disparities in High School STEM Participation

@article{Turnbull2020EntropyOC,
  title={Entropy of Co-Enrolment Networks Reveal Disparities in High School STEM Participation},
  author={Steven Martin Turnbull and Dion R. J. O'Neale},
  journal={Frontiers in Big Data},
  year={2020},
  volume={3}
}
The current study uses a network analysis approach to explore the STEM pathways that students take through their final year of high school in Aotearoa New Zealand. By accessing individual-level microdata from New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure, we are able to create a co-enrolment network comprised of all STEM assessment standards taken by students in New Zealand between 2010 and 2016. We explore the structure of this co-enrolment network though use of community detection and a novel… 

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