The Social Characteristics of Postgraduate Students in Ecuador: A Multidimensional Statistical Analysis

Andrés Bonilla Marchán, Ramiro Delgado, Efstathios Stefos

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to investigate social characteristics of postgraduate students in Ecuador. The study was conducted with the use of a descriptive and multidimensional statistical analysis, and data from the National Survey of Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment corresponding to 2015. The descriptive analysis has shown the frequencies and percentages of the variables of the research. The multidimensional statistical analysis was used in order to show the main and most important criteria of differentiation and the classification in clusters of people being studied. The methods used are the factorial analysis of multiple correspondences that presents the criteria of differentiation and the hierarchical clustering that defines the groups of people due to their common characteristics.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/res.v9n2p35

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