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Paek, Insu; Cui, Mengyao; Öztürk Gübes, Nese; Yang, Yanyun – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
The purpose of this article is twofold. The first is to provide evaluative information on the recovery of model parameters and their standard errors for the two-parameter item response theory (IRT) model using different estimation methods by Mplus. The second is to provide easily accessible information for practitioners, instructors, and students…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Computation, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Cagle, Jack F. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2017
A decade of research on school discipline has made society keenly aware of the "elephant in the room." Overwhelmingly, Black students are "wounded" permanently when they are suspended over and over for offenses that are overlooked when their white counterparts commit the same infraction. Since Black students are suspended…
Descriptors: Public Education, Disproportionate Representation, Suspension, Minority Group Students
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Cibes, Margaret; Greenwood, James – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
Media Clips appears in every issue of Mathematics Teacher, offering readers contemporary, authentic applications of quantitative reasoning based on print or electronic media. This issue features "How Big is Too Big?" (Margaret Cibes and James Greenwood) in which students are asked to analyze the data and tables provided and answer a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Class Size, Statistical Analysis
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Ozgur, Ceyhun; Kleckner, Michelle; Li, Yang – SAGE Open, 2015
The need for analysts with expertise in big data software is becoming more apparent in today's society. Unfortunately, the demand for these analysts far exceeds the number available. A potential way to combat this shortage is to identify the software taught in colleges or universities. This article will examine four data analysis software--Excel…
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Computer Software Evaluation, Statistics, Spreadsheets
Valliant, Richard; Dever, Jill A.; Kreuter, Frauke – Springer, 2013
Survey sampling is fundamentally an applied field. The goal in this book is to put an array of tools at the fingertips of practitioners by explaining approaches long used by survey statisticians, illustrating how existing software can be used to solve survey problems, and developing some specialized software where needed. This book serves at least…
Descriptors: Sampling, Surveys, Computer Software, College Students
Actuarial Foundation, 2012
The purpose of these modules is to provide an introduction to the world of probability and statistics to accelerated mathematics students at the high school level. The materials are centered on the fictional town of Happy Shores, a coastal community which is at risk for hurricanes. Actuaries at an insurance company figure out the risks and…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Probability, Statistics, Learning Modules
Seale, Clive, Ed. – Sage Publications Ltd (CA), 2012
Clear, coherent and trusted, this book is the perfect guide to the main social research methods in use today. The much anticipated Third Edition of Clive Seale's bestselling title further expands its coverage to provide an authoritative introduction to all of the social research methods used to analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Written by…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
Terrell, Steven R. – Guilford Publications, 2012
Written in a humorous and encouraging style, this text shows how the most common statistical tools can be used to answer interesting real-world questions, presented as mysteries to be solved. Engaging research examples lead the reader through a series of six steps, from identifying a researchable problem to stating a hypothesis, identifying…
Descriptors: Tests, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Check Lists
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The Federal Pell Grant End-of-Year Report presents primary aspects of Federal Pell Grant Program activity for the 2011-2012 award year. This presentation is a compilation of quantitative program data assembled to offer insights into the changes to the Title IV applicant universe and the Federal Pell Grant Program. The Federal Pell Grant…
Descriptors: Grants, Annual Reports, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Caldwell, Karen; Harrison, Mandy; Adams, Marianne; Quin, Rebecca H.; Greeson, Jeffrey – Journal of American College Health, 2010
Objective: This study examined whether mindfulness increased through participation in movement-based courses and whether changes in self-regulatory self-efficacy, mood, and perceived stress mediated the relationship between increased mindfulness and better sleep. Participants: 166 college students enrolled in the 2007-2008 academic year in 15 week…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Sleep, Psychological Patterns
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Stephenson, W. Robert; Froelich, Amy G.; Duckworth, William M. – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2010
This article shows that when applying resampling methods to the problem of comparing two proportions, students can discover that whether you resample with or without replacement can make a big difference.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Sampling
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Rauter, Claudia M. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2010
This laboratory exercise investigates the influence of population density on offspring number and size in burying beetles. Students test the theoretical predictions that brood size declines and offspring size increases when competition over resources becomes stronger with increasing population density. Students design the experiment, collect and…
Descriptors: Entomology, Biology, Ecology, Animal Behavior
Ellis, Paul D. – Cambridge University Press, 2010
This succinct and jargon-free introduction to effect sizes gives students and researchers the tools they need to interpret the practical significance of their results. Using a class-tested approach that includes numerous examples and step-by-step exercises, it introduces and explains three of the most important issues relating to the practical…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Statistical Analysis, Meta Analysis, Research
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Andrade, Maureen Snow – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
Higher education institutions in the United States recognize the economic and educational benefits of international students. Although non-native English speakers (NNES) submit evidence of English language proficiency for admission purposes, many struggle with the demands of English. This study draws on qualitative and quantitative data to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Educational Benefits, Social Adjustment
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Tolentino, Lisa; Birchfield, David; Megowan-Romanowicz, Colleen; Johnson-Glenberg, Mina C.; Kelliher, Aisling; Martinez, Christopher – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
As emerging technologies become increasingly inexpensive and robust, there is an exciting opportunity to move beyond general purpose computing platforms to realize a new generation of K-12 technology-based learning environments. Mixed-reality technologies integrate real world components with interactive digital media to offer new potential to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Chemistry, Learning Laboratories, Statistical Analysis
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