1. This study demonstrates how reducing information/effort obstacles for the college application process increases the college attendance rate.
At PPRI we're seeing some of this same pattern in Texas high schools where we've helped evaluate one high school reform grant or another. Campus counselors or other staff are sitting down with HS seniors to help them fill out FAFSA and other application materials, and many of them think that this is helping to improve their college attendance rates. However, the problem here is knowing what really happens when that senior exits high school & if they do start college, what their likelihood is of actually completing a degree.
2. Yet another reason to learn Bayesian Modeling / Analysis
3. PhD Comics take down of news media poll reporting
4. Is the spurious regression problem spurious?