heplots (version 1.3-8)

schooldata: School Data

Description

School Data, from Charnes et al. (1981). The aim is to explain scores on 3 different tests, reading, mathematics and selfesteem from 70 school sites by means of 5 explanatory variables.

Usage

data(schooldata)

Arguments

Format

A data frame with 70 observations on the following 8 variables.

education

education level of mother as measured in terms of percentage of high school graduates among female parents

occupation

highest occupation of a family member according to a pre-arranged rating scale

visit

parental visits index representing the number of visits to the school site

counseling

parent counseling index calculated from data on time spent with child on school-related topics such as reading together, etc.

teacher

number of teachers at a given site

reading

total reading score as measured by the Metropolitan Achievement Test

mathematics

total mathematics score as measured by the Metropolitan Achievement Test

selfesteem

Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, intended as a measure of self-esteem

Details

This dataset was shamelessly borrowed from the FRB package.

The relationships among these variables are unusual, a fact only revealed by plotting.

Examples

# NOT RUN {
data(schooldata)
# initial screening
plot(schooldata)

# better plot
library(corrgram)
corrgram(schooldata, lower.panel=panel.ellipse, upper.panel=panel.pts)

#fit the MMreg model
school.mod <- lm(cbind(reading, mathematics, selfesteem) ~ 
		education + occupation + visit + counseling + teacher, data=schooldata)
# shorthand
school.mod <- lm(cbind(reading, mathematics, selfesteem) ~ ., data=schooldata)
Anova(school.mod)

heplot(school.mod)
heplot3d(school.mod)

# robust model, using robmlm()
school.rmod <- robmlm(cbind(reading, mathematics, selfesteem) ~ ., data=schooldata)
# note that counseling is now significant
Anova(school.rmod)

# compare classical HEplot with robust
heplot(school.mod, cex=1.4, lty=1, fill=TRUE, fill.alpha=0.1)
heplot(school.rmod, add=TRUE, error.ellipse=TRUE, lwd=c(2,2), lty=c(2,2), 
	term.labels=FALSE, err.label="", fill=TRUE)


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