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ERIC Number: EJ964522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9282
A Practical Method of Policy Analysis by Estimating Effect Size
Phelps, James L.
Educational Considerations, v39 n1 p33-48 Fall 2011
The previous articles on class size and other productivity research paint a complex and confusing picture of the relationship between policy variables and student achievement. Missing is a conceptual scheme capable of combining the seemingly unrelated research and dissimilar estimates of effect size into a unified structure for policy analysis and decision making. This article builds a rationale for a unifying structure and consistent method of estimating effect size. This article develops a policy analysis paradigm by combining the various estimates of effect sizes into a coherent structure with a consistent method of measurement; and building a rational and analytical method to accommodate the effect ceiling and effectiveness components. (Contains 2 figures, 16 tables, and 17 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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