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Shavelson, Richard J. – Journal of Management Education, 2017
In their essay, "Why Assessment Will Never Work...," Bacon and Stewart (2016) recommend that instead of carrying out the expensive process of experimenting themselves, many business schools would get a bigger bang for their buck if they used "published pedagogical studies that use direct measures of learning with sufficient…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Educational Assessment, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Significance
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Rossman, Allan; Nolan, Deborah – Journal of Statistics Education, 2015
Deborah Nolan is Professor of Statistics and holds the Zaffaroni Family Chair in Undergraduate Education at the University of California-Berkeley, where she has also served as Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. This interview…
Descriptors: Statistics, Interviews, Mathematics Education, Undergraduate Study
Kent, Allen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
The author was assigned the task to comment on the broad topic: "New sciences, technologies, and media--impact on education for librarianship (or libraries)." The author choose to emphasize "information science." Narrowing the subject down even further, in this article the author emphasizes some of the aspects of the…
Descriptors: Library Education, Information Science, Library Science, Educational Trends
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Thelin, John R. – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
What topic would you choose if you had the luxury of writing forever? In this article, John Thelin provides his response: He would opt to write about the history of higher education in a way that relies on quantitative data. "Numbers, please!" is his research request in taking on a longitudinal study of colleges and universities over…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Research Utilization
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Osborne, Jason W. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2013
Osborne and Waters (2002) focused on checking some of the assumptions of multiple linear regression. In a critique of that paper, Williams, Grajales, and Kurkiewicz correctly clarify that regression models estimated using ordinary least squares require the assumption of normally distributed errors, but not the assumption of normally distributed…
Descriptors: Multiple Regression Analysis, Least Squares Statistics, Computation, Statistical Analysis
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Borkenau, Peter – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2012
Describing, explaining, and discussing various modern indices of scholarly impact as accomplished by Ruscio, Seaman, D'Oriano, Stremlo, and Mahalchik (this issue) is highly commendable, as such measures get increasingly important in hiring and promotion decisions. The author agrees with almost all points made in the target article, except the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Correlation, Measurement, Outcome Measures
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Dale, Leigh – Higher Education Review, 2012
This essay is a contribution to the literature of critique of higher education policy and management. It offers a general discussion of problems arising from the proliferation of mechanisms of audit and quality assurance within the context of concerns about dependence on quantitative measures of values. It argues that uncritical dependence on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Anxiety, Quality Assurance
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Twenge, Jean M. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2011
This author became intrigued by the idea that her generation, who had grown up reaping the benefits of second-wave feminism, might differ from previous generations in their attitudes toward women. What was unclear was how this period of progress might have combined with feminist backlash in affecting subsequent generations' responses to typical…
Descriptors: Females, Attitudes, Gender Issues, Feminism
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Noble, John; Davies, Peter – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This article responds to criticisms, put forward by Harrison and Waller in this issue, of an earlier paper by Noble and Davies. In particular, we argue that our interpretation of earlier quantitative research is correct, that Harrison and Waller have misconstrued the purpose of our previous paper and the analysis it contains, and that they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Class, Statistical Analysis
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Carter, Deborah Faye; Hurtado, Sylvia – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
This chapter serves as a guide for quantitative researchers who seek to approach their research questions critically.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology, Autobiographies, Interpersonal Relationship
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Wubbels, Theo – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2007
This paper comments on strengths and weaknesses of the papers on communities of practice in this special issue of "Technology, Pedagogy and Education." First it discusses the character of communities of practice and the question of whether schools are environments that are conducive to the development of teacher communities of practice. It then…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Computer Mediated Communication, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods
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Croninger, Robert G.; Douglas, Karen M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
Many do not consider the effect that missing data have on their survey results nor do they know how to handle missing data. This chapter offers strategies for handling item-missing data and provides a practical example of how these strategies may affect results. The chapter concludes with recommendations for preventing and dealing with missing…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Research Methodology, Surveys, Error of Measurement