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Rodricks, Dirk J. – Research in Drama Education, 2018
Drawing from applied performance practice research that examined the experiences of eight queer Desi/South Asian young adults in Toronto, this paper specifically uses micro-encounters to extend the idea that creative methods offer openings that facilitate different kinds of access for different participants. This paper also challenges the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Asians, Homosexuality
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Mattison, Debra; Weaver, Addie; Zebrack, Brad; Fischer, Dan; Dubin, Leslie – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
This article introduces a curricular innovation, the Integrated Health Scholars Program (IHSP), developed to prepare master's-level social work students for practice in integrated health care settings, and presents preliminary findings related to students' self-reported program competencies and perceptions. IHSP, implemented in a…
Descriptors: Social Work, Educational Innovation, Health Services, Graduate Students
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Skolnik, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This article was written in response to concerns that have been expressed about the possible consequences of an increasing number of countries overtaking the United States in educational attainment. International statistics on educational attainment were analyzed, questions about comparability of data were discussed, and the impact of different…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation, Educational Attainment
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Siadaty, Melody; Gasevic, Dragan; Jovanovic, Jelena; Pata, Kai; Milikic, Nikola; Holocher-Ertl, Teresa; Jeremic, Zoran; Ali, Liaqat; Giljanovic, Aleksandar; Hatala, Marek – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Self-regulated learning processes have a potential to enhance the motivation of knowledge workers to take part in learning and reflection about learning, and thus contribute to the resolution of an important research challenge in workplace learning. An equally important research challenge for the successful completion of each step of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Workplace Learning
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Magis, David; Raiche, Gilles; Beland, Sebastien – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2012
This paper focuses on two likelihood-based indices of person fit, the index "l[subscript z]" and the Snijders's modified index "l[subscript z]*". The first one is commonly used in practical assessment of person fit, although its asymptotic standard normal distribution is not valid when true abilities are replaced by sample…
Descriptors: Goodness of Fit, Item Response Theory, Computation, Ability
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Gierl, Mark J.; Lai, Hollis – International Journal of Testing, 2012
Automatic item generation represents a relatively new but rapidly evolving research area where cognitive and psychometric theories are used to produce tests that include items generated using computer technology. Automatic item generation requires two steps. First, test development specialists create item models, which are comparable to templates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Test Construction, Test Items
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Young, Richard A.; Domene, Jose F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
After identifying historical and current problems in career counselling research, we propose a research agenda based on contextual action theory. This theory has been used as a framework for research in the career field and for general counselling practice. It is advantageous for several reasons including its conceptual basis, its detailed…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Identification, Models
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Petocz, Peter; Sowey, Eric – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2012
The term "data snooping" refers to the practice of choosing which statistical analyses to apply to a set of data after having first looked at those data. Data snooping contradicts a fundamental precept of applied statistics, that the scheme of analysis is to be planned in advance. In this column, the authors shall elucidate the…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques
Lange, Matthew – Cambridge University Press, 2011
In "Educations in Ethnic Violence", Matthew Lange explores the effects education has on ethnic violence. Lange contradicts the widely-held belief that education promotes peace and tolerance. Rather, Lange finds that education commonly contributes to aggression, especially in environments with ethnic divisions, limited resources, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Politics of Education, Violence
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Watier, Nicholas N.; Lamontagne, Claude; Chartier, Sylvain – Journal of Statistics Education, 2011
The arithmetic mean is a fundamental statistical concept. Unfortunately, social science students rarely develop an intuitive understanding of the mean and rely on the formula to describe or define it. According to constructivist pedagogy, educators that have access to a variety of conceptualizations of a particular concept are better equipped to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Constructivism (Learning), Social Sciences
Murray, Scott; Shillington, Richard – Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, 2011
To persuade policy makers to tackle poverty prevention through significant investment in literacy development, the authors, Murray and Shillington, analyzed the most recent data to illustrate the impact of literacy skills on a micro-, as well as macro-economic level. Statistics clearly show direct links between literacy skill and income level:…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Poverty, Economic Progress, Literacy
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Park, C. L.; Boman, J.; Care, W. Dean; Edwards, M.; Perry, B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
The purpose of this article is to discuss four assumptions commonly held in relation to persistence and or attrition rates at institutions of post secondary education: that persistence is positive, that persistence is an indicator of a program's ability to satisfy student need, that persistence is lower in distance education programs and that…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Graduate Students, Distance Education, Academic Persistence
Roberts, Sheridan – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2008
This paper describes the findings of an OECD project examining ICT impact measurement and analyses based on official statistics. Both economic and social impacts are covered and some results are presented. It attempts to place ICT impacts measurement into an Information Society conceptual framework, provides some suggestions for standardising…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Measurement Techniques
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Humphrey, Charles – Resource Sharing & Information Networks, 2005
New technology and knowledge push organizations to upgrade and improve the skills of their staff. Paying for professional development programming is a common way of providing continuing education. This article describes a collaborative training program introduced to develop baseline competencies in Canadian academic libraries to support data…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Library Services, Staff Development
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Wu, Zheng – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2005
Generalized linear models (GLMs), as defined by J. A. Nelder and R. W. M. Wedderburn (1972), unify a class of regression models for categorical, discrete, and continuous response variables. As an extension of classical linear models, GLMs provide a common body of theory and methodology for some seemingly unrelated models and procedures, such as…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Older Adults, Statistical Surveys
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