Methodological Advances In Educational Effectiveness Research

Author: Bert P.M. Creemers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136966315
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Methodological Advances in Educational Effectiveness Research is an important new work by some of the leading researchers in the field of Educational Effectiveness Research (EER). The book provides a state of the art snapshot of the methodology of EER now and clearly demonstrates the way it is applied in both research and evaluation. It shows how developments in the research methodology area such as the use of multilevel modelling approaches to analyse nested data have promoted the knowledge-base of educational effectiveness. But at the same time, as the authors show, the knowledge-base of educational effectiveness and the attempt to establish theoretical models do paradoxically challenge the development of methodologically appropriate studies including ways of analysing data. Guiding readers though the effective and appropriate use in educational effectiveness of: Longitudinal Studies Experimental Studies Mixed Research Methods Meta-analyses of effectiveness studies Using IRT to measure outcomes and factors Using Generalisability Theory to test the quality of data Multilevel modelling , and Structural Equation Modelling Techniques The authors draw in the expertise of scholars from around the world to show the mathematical background of each technique, the current and future applications, and Specific examples of applying this orientation to help the readers design their own effectiveness studies using specific methodological tools.


Author: Ulrich Steffens
Editor: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830986173
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Dieser Band versteht sich als einer von fünf Bänden zu den 'Grundlagen von Schulqualität', in welchen die Diskurse, Konzeptionen, Forschungen und Praxis von Schulqualität behandelt werden. Im ersten Band wurden bisherige Entwicklungen der empirischen Schul- und Unterrichtsforschung zur Schulqualitätsthematik kritisch gewürdigt sowie mögliche Folgerungen für die Praxis aufgezeigt. Daran anknüpfend werden im zweiten Band drei Ziele verfolgt: Zunächst wird die Grundidee von Schulqualität nachgezeichnet und die konzeptionellen Grundlagen werden erläutert. Dabei werden spezifische Schwerpunkte der Schulqualitätsdebatte in den Fokus gerückt, bedeutsame Forschungsbefunde erörtert und Ansätze für die Weiterentwicklung des Verständnisses von Schulqualität diskutiert. Das Wissen darum, was Schulqualität ausmacht und welche Faktoren zu erfolgversprechendem Lehren und Lernen beitragen, zieht unmittelbar die Frage nach sich, wie sich eine hohe Qualität erreichen lässt. Daher beschäftigt sich dieser Band in seinem zweiten Teil mit aktuellen Forschungsbefunden zur Entwicklung und Gestaltung von Schule. Dem schließt sich im dritten Teil eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem Anliegen einer Verbindung von Schulqualität und Schulentwicklung an. Dabei werden Ansätze vorgestellt, wie dies realisiert werden könnte und welche Potenziale, Grenzen und weiterführenden Fragestellungen sich durch eine engere Koppelung von Schulqualitätsdiskursen und Schulentwicklungsforschung ergeben. Die Qualitäts- und UnterstützungsAgentur - Landesinstitut für Schule (QUA-LiS NRW) bietet mit den 'Beiträgen zur Schulentwicklung' ein Angebot zur Unterstützung für die Schul- und Unterrichtspraxis. Zum einen werden wissenschaftsnahe Bände veröffentlicht, die für interessierte Leserinnen und Leser aus dem Bildungsbereich den aktuellen Fachdiskurs zu verschiedenen schulrelevanten Themen aufgreifen. Die mit dem Label 'PRAXIS' versehenen praxisnahen Bände enthalten zum anderen konkrete Handreichungen und Materialien für Schule und Unterricht.

Researching Educational Leadership And Management

Author: Mark Brundrett
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 144629675X
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Carrying out leadership research in educational establishments can be challenging, but it is also rewarding. This accessible book offers sound practical advice and a clear conceptual framework for this research. Drawing on their extensive expertise, the authors show you how to prepare to carry out research, design research tools, and report and reflect on the results. Students using the book are supported by features such as: key learning objectives in each chapter examples of research tools derived from real leadership project figures explanation of key terms and questions further reading and key web links for each chapter. This text will be of interest to Masters' and Doctoral level students, academics in the field of educational leadership and management and all those who wish to research a wide range of issues connected with the operation of schools and institutions of further and higher education.

Multilevel Modeling Of Categorical Outcomes Using Ibm Spss

Author: Ronald H Heck
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136672346
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This is the first workbook that introduces the multilevel approach to modeling with categorical outcomes using IBM SPSS Version 20. Readers learn how to develop, estimate, and interpret multilevel models with categorical outcomes. The authors walk readers through data management, diagnostic tools, model conceptualization, and model specification issues related to single-level and multilevel models with categorical outcomes. Screen shots clearly demonstrate techniques and navigation of the program. Modeling syntax is provided in the appendix. Examples of various types of categorical outcomes demonstrate how to set up each model and interpret the output. Extended examples illustrate the logic of model development, interpretation of output, the context of the research questions, and the steps around which the analyses are structured. Readers can replicate examples in each chapter by using the corresponding data and syntax files available at The book opens with a review of multilevel with categorical outcomes, followed by a chapter on IBM SPSS data management techniques to facilitate working with multilevel and longitudinal data sets. Chapters 3 and 4 detail the basics of the single-level and multilevel generalized linear model for various types of categorical outcomes. These chapters review underlying concepts to assist with trouble-shooting common programming and modeling problems. Next population-average and unit-specific longitudinal models for investigating individual or organizational developmental processes are developed. Chapter 6 focuses on single- and multilevel models using multinomial and ordinal data followed by a chapter on models for count data. The book concludes with additional trouble shooting techniques and tips for expanding on the modeling techniques introduced. Ideal as a supplement for graduate level courses and/or professional workshops on multilevel, longitudinal, latent variable modeling, multivariate statistics, and/or advanced quantitative techniques taught in psychology, business, education, health, and sociology, this practical workbook also appeals to researchers in these fields. An excellent follow up to the authors’ highly successful Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling with IBM SPSS and Introduction to Multilevel Modeling Techniques, 2nd Edition, this book can also be used with any multilevel and/or longitudinal book or as a stand-alone text introducing multilevel modeling with categorical outcomes.

The Routledge International Handbook Of Educational Effectiveness And Improvement

Author: Christopher Chapman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317394321
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The International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement draws together leading academics and researchers in the field to reflect on the history, traditions and the most recent developments in this dynamic and influential field. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of: the foundations of the field the evolution of educational effectiveness theory and methodology the links with other research disciplines the links between policy and practice. In conclusion, the handbook sets out a new agenda for future educational effectiveness research. This handbook is an essential resource for those interested in the effectiveness of educational systems, organisations and classrooms. It offers academics, researchers, students and policy-makers new insights into the latest thinking and evidence about educational effectiveness.

Advances In Multilevel Modeling For Educational Research

Author: Jeffrey R. Harring
Editor: IAP
ISBN: 1681233290
Size: 11,15 MB
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The significance that practitioners are placing on the use of multilevel models is undeniable as researchers want to both accurately partition variance stemming from complex sampling designs and understand relations within and between variables describing the hierarchical levels of these nested data structures. Simply scan the applied literature and one can see evidence of this trend by noticing the number of articles adopting multilevel models as their primary modeling framework. Helping to drive the popularity of their use, governmental funding agencies continue to advocate the use of multilevel models as part of a comprehensive analytic strategy for conducting rigorous and relevant research to improve our nation’s education system. Advances in Multilevel Modeling for Educational Research: Addressing Practical Issues Found in Real?World Applications is a resource intended for advanced graduate students, faculty and/or researchers interested in multilevel data analysis, especially in education, social and behavioral sciences. The chapters are written by prominent methodological researchers across diverse research domains such as educational statistics, quantitative psychology, and psychometrics. Each chapter exposes the reader to some of the latest methodological innovations, refinements and state?of?the?art developments and perspectives in the analysis of multilevel data including current best practices of standard techniques. We believe this volume will be particularly appealing to researchers in domains including but not limited to: educational policy and administration, educational psychology including school psychology and special education, and clinical psychology. In fact, we believe this volume will be a desirable resource for any research area that uses hierarchically nested data. The book will likely be attractive to applied and methodological researchers in several professional organizations such as the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Psychological Society (APS), the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), and other related organizations.

Current Index To Journals In Education

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Enhancing Educational Excellence Equity And Efficiency

Author: Roel J. Bosker
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940114253X
Size: 13,65 MB
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Promoting high standards in education while striving for equal opportunities under the budget constraints - these are the new global objectives of education systems. This book brings together research-based evidence on the effectiveness of major Australian, Dutch, and UK improvement efforts in education at both primary and secondary level, whilst making comparisons with similar US initiatives. The book addresses several major questions in this new environment. Those questions include: how to combat educational disadvantages, how to integrate pupils with special educational needs in regular education, how to implement educational standards initiatives, how to restructure secondary education, how to implement decentralized policy-making, and how to implement a class size reduction initiative? Finally, the authors suggest directions for future research in order to increase our understanding of what works in education and why.

Methodological Advances In Evaluation Research

Author: Ross F. Conner
Editor: Sage Publications, Incorporated
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Conner explores new evaluation methods that do not fall within traditional evaluation methodological categories. These new methods -- or mixes of methods -- are more responsive to the setting and environment of the programme being evaluated. Essays in Part One describe and illustrate newer techniques such as simulation, cost-effectiveness principles, ethnographic approaches and social indicators. Part Two focuses on combinations of methods.

Handbook Of Research On Educational Administration

Author: Norman J. Boyan
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Size: 11,68 MB
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This definitive guide to research findings, results, and conclusions in educational administration assesses and evaluates the major areas of thought and inquiry prevalent in the field over the past thirty years.