ERIC Number: EJ1020401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Do Cross-Sectional Student Assessment Data Make a Reasonable Proxy for Longitudinal Data?
Yorke, Mantz; Zaitseva, Elena
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v38 n8 p957-967 2013
Student performance data from a post-92 university in the United Kingdom showed that, for a substantial minority of programmes, there was a general dip in marks between Years 1 and 2. Longitudinal and cross-sectional data were analysed in order to ascertain whether the latter (with its advantage of a more rapid production of results) would make an adequate proxy for the former: the analyses suggest that it can do. The article discusses a number of factors that have to be borne in mind, particularly if cross-sectional analyses are undertaken.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Data, College Students, Achievement Gains, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Student Records, Data Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Grades (Scholastic)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom