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Subject: Serious question


Author:
Calvin
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Date Posted: 11:22:19 08/07/17 Mon
In reply to: JD 's message, "Re: Awful numbers, considering..." on 10:15:37 08/07/17 Mon

"In other words, Harvard only reports the GPAs of the athletes who are actually still in school. Thus, Harvard can have more athletes who are either not in school or otherwise not eligible, while still posting a good team GPA, as long as the guys who are still on the team get good grades."

Is this allowed?

(Not meaning to target Harvard only here, if other schools do the same thing)

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mrjames
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Date Posted: 12:29:44 08/07/17 Mon

Pretty sure this was presented as a hypothetical, not as a factual representation of what is actually happening in reality.

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JD
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Date Posted: 12:35:12 08/07/17 Mon

I was suggesting survivor bias as a possible for explanation for how Harvard could simultaneously be cited for a favorable team GPA while also having had a relatively low APR during Amaker's tenure.

Survivor bias distorts many data averages. If you only measure the GPA of the guys still on the Harvard roster, you're missing the guys who are out of school or otherwise not eligible. Obviously, this latter group is likely to have a lower GPA.

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mrjames
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Date Posted: 12:42:58 08/07/17 Mon

Survivor bias would need more "non-survivors" to be weeded out of the pool than are at play here. Again, one player can cause an APR to fall by 80 points. One player's low GPA being taken out wouldn't bias up the GPA of the survivors that much.

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Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 14:03:56 08/07/17 Mon


"Harvard basically does whatever the hell they want."

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