Forecasting gender in open education competencies: A machine learning approach
Ibarra Vázquez, Gerardo
Ramírez Montoya, María Soledad
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This article aims to study the performance of machine learning models in forecasting gender based on the students' open education competency perception. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 326 students from 26 countries using the eOpen instrument. The analysis comprises 1) a study of the students' perceptions of knowledge, skills, and attitudes or values related to open education and its sub-competencies from a 30-item questionnaire using machine learning models to forecast participants' gender, 2) validation of performance through cross-validation methods, 3) statistical analysis to find significant differences between machine learning models, and 4) an analysis from explainable machine learning models to find relevant features to forecast gender. The results confirm our hypothesis that the performance of machine learning models can effectively forecast gender based on the student's perceptions of knowledge, skills, and attitudes or values related to open education competency.
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