Creating Student Groups with Similar Characteristics : A Heuristic Approach
Mingers, J. and O'Brien, Frances A.. (1995) Creating Student Groups with Similar Characteristics : A Heuristic Approach. Omega - International Journal of Management Science, 23 (3). pp. 313-321. ISSN 0305-0483Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0305-0483(95)00014-F
This paper describes an algorithm for classifying elements with binary valued attributes so that the classes are similar. The problem chosen for discussing is that of allocating students to groups within an educational setting. Individual students are described by a set of binary-valued attributes. The objective of the algorithm is to create working groups which are similar to each other in terms of their mix of student attributes. The algorithm uses an information theory measure. The paper also compares the performance of the algorithm to a goal programming formulation of the problem.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Operational Research & Management Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Omega - International Journal of Management Science|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science BV|
|Official Date:||June 1995|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 313-321|
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