EXAMINATION FAILURES: A CASE-STUDY APPROACH
INTRODUCI10N I N the last chapter we examined the value of the university 'entrance examination' for forecasting succ.ess or failure in university studies. We then discussed a number of academic factors which tend to
reduce the accuracy of the forecast. The writer, however, felt that this rather abstract inquiry needed to be supplemented by a more personal approach-that by following the university careers of a number of these students in detail, we might better ascertain the nature of the hazards and also add flesh and blood to the bare bones of the statistical skeleton.