ERIC Number: ED093671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Sampling and Administration of the IEA Science Project in Australia 1970: A Technical Report.
Rosier, Malcolm J.; Williams, Wendy H.
In 1970 many Australian students, teachers, and schools participated in the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Science Project. The aim of the project was to measure the science achievement of students in Australia and 18 other countries, and to examine relationships between this achievement and various student, teacher, and school factors. This report presents details of the procedures used to gather the Australian data for the IEA Science Project. Section 1 describes the theory underlying the sampling, and the practices adopted in drawing the samples. Special attention is given to the nature and importance of sampling schools with probability proportional to their size, and to the need to allow for the clustering of students within schools. Section 2 describes the activities involved in the administration of the study, and preparation of data for processing. These activities are described in considerable detail, to provide both a record of the administrative procedures and a framework for researchers wishing to conduct similar large-scale surveys. (Authors/JR)
Descriptors: Educational Research, International Programs, Program Administration, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Sampling, Science Education, Secondary School Science
Lawrence Verry, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut 96355
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Hawthorn (Australia).; Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia