Investigating Undergraduate Brazilians Students’ Performance in STEM Courses

Laci Manhães, Jorge Zavaleta, Renato Cerceau, Renato Cerceau, Raimundo Costa, Sergio Serra da Cruz

Abstract

This article presents the characteristics of final year students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees in tertiary education in Brazil. Public datasets maintained by National Institute for Educational Studies and Research Anísio Teixeira (INEP) were essential to promote access to knowledge we extracted. This paper presents an innovative methodology of analyses about the National Assessment of Student Achievement (ENADE) datasets; we investigated all the STEM degree courses. The dataset contains 527,058 data about all final year students who performed the exams in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2017. Although the datasets present many attributes, we examined them to compare male and female academic students’ performances against the mean age and the grades obtained thought the years. We have used the software R to perform the analysis and discuss the differences between the groups.

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in Harvard Style

Manhães L., Zavaleta J., Cerceau R., Costa R. and Serra da Cruz S. (2021). Investigating Undergraduate Brazilians Students’ Performance in STEM Courses. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-502-9, pages 122-130. DOI: 10.5220/0010495201220130


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu21,
author={Laci Manhães and Jorge Zavaleta and Renato Cerceau and Raimundo Costa and Sergio Serra da Cruz},
title={Investigating Undergraduate Brazilians Students’ Performance in STEM Courses},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2021},
pages={122-130},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010495201220130},
isbn={978-989-758-502-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Investigating Undergraduate Brazilians Students’ Performance in STEM Courses
SN - 978-989-758-502-9
AU - Manhães L.
AU - Zavaleta J.
AU - Cerceau R.
AU - Costa R.
AU - Serra da Cruz S.
PY - 2021
SP - 122
EP - 130
DO - 10.5220/0010495201220130