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ERIC Number: EJ555415
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
To Study Learning, Study Learning.
Baker, Keith
Phi Delta Kappan, v79 n3 p246-47 Nov 1997
Educational researchers and policymakers need to understand the ecological correlation fallacy, since so much bad research (and policy) has been based on it. Aggregate data may or may not yield results that are true for individuals. Only individual-level data can correctly answer questions about the relationship between variables for individuals. Utah's school spending/achievement situation illustrates this problem. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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