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When talking about thoughts about leaving, students were particularly likely to associate “weed-out” with “classes”.
They were also likely to use words such as “pretty” and “extremely” alongside “hard” and “difficult”, which sheds light on computing students’ experiences in the major.
On the other hand, students’ responses regarding the factors that helped them stay in computing contained words such as “job”, “degree”, and “friends”.
We also looked at words associated (correlated) with these two sets of words to give us context for frequently cited words.When talking about staying in their major, students cited words such as “prospect”, “security”, “stable”, and “necessary” along with the top two most commonly used words: “job” and “degree”.For instance, one student said: “[I thought about changing to a non-computing major because of] the difficulty of computing.See the Coursework section below for information on Coursework allocations.Research that is biomedical in nature is supported by the Biomedical Applications group at PSC.In CERP’s 2015 Data Buddies survey, computing majors were asked whether they had thought about changing to a non-computing major during the past year.Thirteen percent of students who responded to this question said that they had.Typically, Coursework allocations have been used in heavily quantitative subjects, such as numerical methods, computational fluid dynamics, and computational chemistry.But we encourage all fields, including the social sciences and humanities, to take advantage of Coursework allocations.As a case in point, one student noted: “The material is hard to learn!I had to drop one of my core classes and must take it again.