Brandeis College Case Study
campus and traveling for leisure among students? The null hypothesis is that there will be no correlation, since one is a more limited study and the other one is a more inclusive category.
Methodology: To address the research questions, the study relies on descriptive analyses of data from a survey that was administrated to 270 students at Brandeis University from different class years, ethnic/race, sexual identity, social-economical status, undergrad, and graduate students. The descriptive analyses include different statistical methods, such as, Chi-Square, independent sample T-Test, Bivariate correlation, and Binary regression. The survey focuses primarily on the students’ spending, such as acquiring textbooks, living on campus vs. off campus, enrolling in the university’s meal plan, transportation costs, as well as any other costs that are important for the students’ needs and success during college. Since the respondents all come from different backgrounds, there is a high chance that some of the expenses represent a burden for some of the students, it is why the survey also addresses ways students can earn money, such as having a job on or off campus and work study.
Findings: Through a series of different descriptive statistics, from the 270 respondents, 259, in other words, 96% of the respondents, answered the question of whether they live on or off campus. When compared with the variable of whether the student receive financial aid or not, the study found that 166…