The Correlation Between Dependent Variable And State Public Higher Education Appropriation

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Our methodology is built to examine the correlation between the dependent variable, state public higher education appropriation and the three independent variables, healthcare spending, social services spending and spending on political determinants, which were identified in our conceptual framework as it explains factors that affect state public higher education appropriation on 2015. The study is focusing on cross-sectional, secondary data for all 50 U.S states on the fiscal year 2015. We aim to analyze the correlation between all variables in order to explore the affect of the three independent variables on the dependent variable. We specify a particular year to describe the
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We began with the variable, state appropriations (SAP), defined as the total state and local appropriations received by an institution in each year from 1985 to 2004

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Design: The study is quantitative, cross-sectional, secondary data study and will be focusing on the fiscal year 2015.
Description of the participants or respondents: Our methodology will be examining the correlation between the dependent variable state public higher education appropriation and the three independent variables healthcare spending, social services spending and spending on political determinants, which were identified in our conceptual framework as it explains factors that affect state public higher education appropriation on 2015.
Description of measures: *Conceptualization= Definition. Operationalization= How we measure the data.
The dependent variable: State Education Appropriations is conceptualized as
Annual decisions made by state legislature about how much spending is made to public education (Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget) and will be measured by Percentage change/Dollar change in state spending per student between 2008-2015 using data from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities website The first Independent variable: Healthcare Spending is conceptualized as
Spending for all privately and publicly funded personal health care services and products (hospital care, physician services,

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