Research projects

Project CEMAPRE internal

TitleStatistical Modelling in Higher Education Research
ParticipantsMaria Eugénia Ferrão (Principal Investigator)
SummaryThe study focuses on the relationship between students' expectations and persistence in the context
of higher education. It explores the role that high expectations play in increasing the probability
of non-traditional-age students demonstrating persistence, controlling for individual
sociodemographic attributes, skills preparation, values, and commitments. A multilevel logistic
model will be applied to data of first-year students who were enrolled in 54 programmes at a
Portuguese public university during 2015-2016. The extension to an international Open University
data will be launched in 2020.