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University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
Districts now have access to a wealth of new information that can help target students with appropriate supports and bring focus and coherence to college readiness efforts. However, the abundance of data has brought its own challenges. Schools and school systems are often overwhelmed with the amount of data available. The capacity of districts to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, College Preparation, School Districts
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Mann, Michael J.; Kristjansson, Alfgeir L.; Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora; Smith, Megan L. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
Early adolescence represents a particularly vulnerable period of development during which young people are susceptible to establishing lifelong behavior patterns associated with poor life, health, and educational outcomes. Previous research demonstrates older adolescents and young adults often experience negative life events (NLEs) prior to…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students
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
Porter, Stephen R. – Online Submission, 2012
Selection bias is problematic when evaluating the effects of postsecondary interventions on college students, and can lead to biased estimates of program effects. While instrumental variables can be used to account for endogeneity due to self-selection, current practice requires that all five assumptions of instrumental variables be met in order…
Descriptors: Statistical Bias, College Students, Educational Research, Statistical Analysis
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
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2011
With support from the Lumina Foundation, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has launched HACU's Hispanic Higher Education Research Collective (H3ERC). The first major task of this virtual gathering of researchers and practitioners in Hispanic higher education has been to assess the state of our knowledge of the key issues…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Agenda Setting, Educational Change, Researchers
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Museus, Samuel D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2011
In this article, the author discusses how researchers can use mixed-methods approaches and intersectional analyses to understand college access among first-generation Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). First, he discusses the utility of mixed-methods approaches and intersectionality research in studying college access. Then, he…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Institutional Research, Pacific Islanders, Asian American Students
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Kalinowski, Pav; Lai, Jerry; Fidler, Fiona; Cumming, Geoff – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2010
Our research in statistical cognition uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. A mixed method approach makes our research more comprehensive, and provides us with new directions, unexpected insights, and alternative explanations for previously established concepts. In this paper, we review four statistical cognition studies that used mixed…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Qualitative Research, Psychologists, Statistical Analysis
Firebaugh, Glenn – Princeton University Press, 2008
"Seven Rules for Social Research" teaches social scientists how to get the most out of their technical skills and tools, providing a resource that fully describes the strategies and concepts no researcher or student of human behavior can do without. Glenn Firebaugh provides indispensable practical guidance for anyone doing research in the social…
Descriptors: Social Scientists, Political Science, Qualitative Research, College Students
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LeFave, Maria; Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.; Dix, Alice C. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2008
The authors investigated he National Educational Research and Priorities Board' s (1999, 2000) claim that evidence-based research often lacks relevance for practitioners by investigating the relevance among the Professors' of Curriculum (POC) publications between 1997 and 2003. Findings showed that forty-four (13%) were data-driven and relevant to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Educational Researchers, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing
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Lauterbach, Uwe – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2008
Purpose: The quality of an education system or a comparative international assessment refers more and more to quantitative parameters, i.e. "educational indicators." The paper aims to analyse the structure of several educational indicators and indicator systems and answer the question "What can educational indicators achieve?"…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Educational Indicators, Statistical Analysis