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Christ, Thomas W. – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2007
Mixed methods research has increased in popularity over the past 20 years. Literature reveals that exploratory qualitative analysis followed by confirmatory survey research is common and concurrent studies outnumber longitudinal design. Longitudinal studies using quantitative and qualitative methods in sequence for exploratory purposes are rare,…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Postsecondary Education, Student Personnel Services, Disabilities
Kelsey, J. G. T. – 1983
Effectiveness ratings of principals by researchers have frequently been hampered by relying on teachers' one-dimensional, research-triggered "global" ratings. This paper reports a 1979-80 British Comumbia superintendents' study geared toward multidimensional subjective assessments of 266 administrators, and concentrates primarily on ways…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Measurement Techniques
Spence, Gary – 1986
The main purpose of this 8-month study was to determine whether significant differences in student learning and attitudes occur as a result of the use of word processors, but curriculum changes, inservice teacher requirements, obstacles to incorporating word processing into language arts programs, effective teaching strategies, and effective…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Computer Assisted Instruction
Bleistein, Carole A. – 1986
Research on assessing the cultural fairness of individual test items is reviewed, with emphasis on Birnbaum's three-parameter logistic model. As defined in this review, differential item characteristics are exhibited when examinees from one group have a lower probability of answering correctly than do examinees of equal ability from another group.…
Descriptors: Black Students, Comparative Analysis, Culture Fair Tests, Literature Reviews
Hanna, Gila; Lei, Hau – 1984
This paper discusses the use of the LISREL computer program to compare two groups of Ontario students who studied French as a second language in either a regular or an immersion program. Longitudinal data on growth in mathematical ability, from grade 4 to grade 6, are analyzed using seven different mathematical models. The paper illustrates the…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Computer Software, Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation Methods
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Watts, Walter J. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1985
To assess Feuerstein's Learning Potential Assessment Device's (LPAD) ability to identify deficient cognitive functions, Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices were administered to 176 elementary/junior high students--25 percent were rescored--and 12 complete LPAD reports from a university educational clinic were reanalyzed. Correlations were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education