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Machine learning approach for reducing students dropout rates

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dc.contributor.author Mduma, Neema
dc.contributor.author Kalegele, Khamisi
dc.contributor.author Machuve, Dina
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-17T09:47:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-17T09:47:58Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-06
dc.identifier.issn 2277-7970
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.19101/IJACR.2018.839045
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/70
dc.description Research Article Published by International Journal of Advanced Computer Research en_US
dc.description.abstract serious issue in developing countries. On the other hand, machine learning techniques have gained much attention on addressing this problem. This paper, presents a thorough analysis of four supervised learning classifiers that represent linear, ensemble, instance and neural networks on Uwezo Annual Learning Assessment datasets for Tanzania as a case study. The goal of the study is to provide data-driven algorithm recommendations to current researchers on the topic. Using three metrics: geometric mean, F-measure and adjusted geometric mean, we assessed and quantified the effect of different sampling techniques on the imbalanced dataset for model selection. We further indicate the significance of hyper parameter tuning in improving predictive performance. The results indicate that two classifiers: logistic regression and multilayer perceptron achieve the highest performance when over-sampling technique was employed. Furthermore, hyper parameter tuning improves each algorithm's performance compared to its baseline settings and stacking these classifiers improves the overall predictive performance. Keywords Machine learning (ML), Imbalanced en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Advanced Computer Research en_US
dc.subject Machine Learning (ML) en_US
dc.subject Imbalanced learning classification en_US
dc.title Machine learning approach for reducing students dropout rates en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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