Prediction of university dropout through technological factors: A case study in Ecuador

Mayra Susana Alban Taipe, David Mauricio Sánchez

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Abstract

© 2018. Predicting dropout in universities has become a concern in several countries around the world. With the introduction of new information and communication technologies, new factors have appeared that influence student dropout in universities. This article proposes an approach to machine learning based on logistic regression techniques and decision trees and factors such as Internet addiction, addiction to social networks and addiction to technology, that affect the desertion of students in universities. As a result, it was obtained that the technique with the highest percentage of dropout precision was decision trees with 91.70%.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalEspacios
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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