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ERIC Number: EJ782084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 35
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
Multilevel Structural Equation Models for the Analysis of Comparative Data on Educational Performance
Goldstein, Harvey; Bonnet, Gerard; Rocher, Thierry
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v32 n3 p252-286 2007
The Programme for International Student Assessment comparative study of reading performance among 15-year-olds is reanalyzed using statistical procedures that allow the full complexity of the data structures to be explored. The article extends existing multilevel factor analysis and structural equation models and shows how this can extract richer information from the data and provide better fits to the data. It shows how these models can be used fully to explore the dimensionality of the data and to provide efficient, single-stage models that avoid the need for multiple imputation procedures. Markov Chain Monte Carlo methodology for parameter estimation is described. (Contains 11 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment