The impact of social integration on student persistence in introductory Modeling Instruction courses

@article{Zwolak2015TheIO,
  title={The impact of social integration on student persistence in introductory Modeling Instruction courses},
  author={Justyna P. Zwolak and Eric Brewe},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1508.02272}
}
Increasing student retention and persistence -- in particular classes or in their major area of study -- is a challenge for universities. Students' academic and social integration into an institution seems to be vital for student retention, yet, research on the effect of interpersonal interactions is rare. Social network analysis is an approach that can be used to identify patterns of interaction that contribute to integration into the university. We analyze how students position within a… 

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