An Exploratory Data Analysis of a Graduate Student (N=1)
We are at the precipice of a nationwide epidemic with unknown consequences. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the number of secondary degree–granting institutions rose 35% between 1980 and 2007. During this time, the annual incidence of new PhD and EdD degrees nearly doubled to 63,712 in 2007–2008 and is expected to increase another 42% by 2019. Earning an advanced degree in any field is an awe-inspiring accomplishment that engenders a personal sense of accomplishment, respect from colleagues, and pride from family members. But what goes on during the experience? What are its consequences?Some content is only viewable by ASA Members who subscribe to CHANCE. If you are an ASA member, log in to Members Only and look for CHANCE under your publications.