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 Percent of
State Whiteness in LSAC Applications was calculated
by dividing the number of applications from whites from a
particular state by the number of total applications from the state.
(Table)
 For example, 6797 applications were from
persons who state of residence was Texas; of those applications
4043 were from whites. Thus, 4043 divided by
6797 times 100 = 59.5%.

 Percent of
Regional Whiteness in LSAC Application was calculated by
dividing the number of applications from whites from a region
by the number of total applications from the region.
 For example, the Southeast region consist of
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The total number
of applications from the region is 9897. Of those applications,
6226 are from whites or 62.9%. Thus, the percent of
whiteness in LSAC Applications from the southeast region is
62.9% (added 04/18/04)


 Descriptive
Statistics
include mean, median, minimum, maximum. The purpose of these
statistics is to give the reader a 'picture' of the data
collected and used.
 These statistics included only
Historically White Law Schools" (HWLS) (n=177).
 Mean is the average,
around which the data clusters. All data in a sample is used. It
is appropriate for data measured at least at interval level.
 Median is the middle
value when data in a sample is arranged in order. It is
appropriate for data measured at least at ordinal level.

 8 was the Spearman Coefficient.
 If a result is 'statistically significant',
it implies a statistical test has been carriedout, and the
probability of obtaining the observed data (or more extreme) by
chance, is small – typically less than 0.05 or less than 5
chances out of a 100.




 
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