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Riley, Barbara L.; Kernoghan, Alison; Stockton, Lisa; Montague, Steve; Yessis, Jennifer; Willis, Cameron D. – Research Evaluation, 2018
Assessing societal impacts of research is more difficult than assessing advances in knowledge. Methods to evaluate research impact on policy processes and outcomes are especially underdeveloped, and are needed to optimize the influence of research on policy for addressing complex issues such as chronic diseases. Contribution analysis (CA), a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Public Health, Research and Development Centers
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Chittle, Laura; Horton, Sean; Dixon, Jess C. – High Ability Studies, 2018
Relative age effects (RAEs) explain the (dis)advantages individuals experience as a result of when they are born relative to a pre-determined cut-off date. Within an interuniversity setting, academic timing (AT) may moderate the RAE pattern due to some student-athletes having eligibility years that do not correspond with their birth years. The…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Age Differences
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Gorges, Julia; Koch, Tobias; Maehler, Débora B.; Offerhaus, Judith – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
Background: Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) revealed that countries systematically differ in their respondents' literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments skills; skill levels also vary by gender, age, level of education or migration background. Similarly,…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Adults, Learning Motivation, Measures (Individuals)
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Mamedova, Saida; Sparks, Dinah; Hoyer, Kathleen Mulvaney – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) conducted the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), a multi-domain adult skills assessment with an extensive background questionnaire, in 2012. PIAAC is a global effort to understand how individuals' education, workplace experiences, and other…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
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Grayson, J. Paul – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Teaching evaluations have become part of life on Canadian campuses; however, there is no agreement among researchers as to their validity. In this article, comparisons were made between first- and third-year collective evaluations of professors' performance at the University of British Columbia, York University, and McGill University. Overall, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Behavior, College Students
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Banks, Kathleen – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this article was to present a synthesis of the peer-reviewed differential bundle functioning (DBF) research that has been conducted to date. A total of 16 studies were synthesized according to the following characteristics: tests used and learner groups, organizing principles used for developing bundles, DBF detection methods used,…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Research, Tests, Student Characteristics
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Duy, Joanna C.; Lariviere, Vincent – Journal of Access Services, 2013
An analysis of Quebec academic libraries' direct reciprocal borrowing statistics from 2005 to 2010 reveals that the physical distance separating universities plays an important role in determining the amount of direct reciprocal borrowing activity conducted between institutions. Significant statistical correlations were also seen between the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Foreign Countries, Social Networks
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Miller, Delyana I.; Davidson, Patrick S. R.; Schindler, Dwayne; Messier, Claude – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
New editions of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence and Memory scales are now available. Yet, given the significant changes in these new releases and the skepticism that has met them, independent evidence on their psychometric properties is much needed but currently lacking. We administered the WAIS-IV and the Older Adult version of the WMS-IV to 145…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Older Adults, Measures (Individuals), Memory
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Knight, Andrew J.; Chopra, Hema M. – Journal of Extension, 2013
This article presents three approaches to estimate the size of the publicly funded institutional marketplace to determine what opportunities exist for local farmers and fishers. First, we found that estimates from national foodservice sales statistics over-estimate local capacity opportunities. Second, analyzing budgets of publicly funded…
Descriptors: Food, Agricultural Occupations, Animal Husbandry, Food Service
Mifsud, Mark C. – Online Submission, 2012
There is a considerable body of literature on research on environmental knowledge, attitude and action. A lot of research has occurred on the primary and secondary school populations and the general population. However, much less emphasis has been placed on studies that concern post-compulsory education students in the range from 16 to 18 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Knowledge Level, Attitudes
Cheung, Alan C. K.; Slavin, Robert E. – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2011
The present review examines research on the effects of technology use on reading achievement in K-12 classrooms. Unlike previous reviews, this review applies consistent inclusion standards to focus on studies that met high methodological standards. In addition, methodological and substantive features of the studies are investigated to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Achievement
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Rusticus, Shayna A.; Lovato, Chris Y. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2011
Assessing the comparability of different groups is an issue facing many researchers and evaluators in a variety of settings. Commonly, null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) is incorrectly used to demonstrate comparability when a non-significant result is found. This is problematic because a failure to find a difference between groups is not…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Evaluators, Intervals, Testing
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Lamothe, Alain R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a quantitative analysis exploring the interaction and relationship between the online database and electronic journal collections at the J. N. Desmarais Library of Laurentian University. A very strong relationship exists between the number of searches and the size of the online database…
Descriptors: Interaction, Electronic Journals, Databases, Online Searching
Department for Education, 2011
The Government is committed to ensuring that the new National Curriculum compares favourably with the curricula in the highest performing jurisdictions, and sets rigorous requirements for pupil attainment which measure up to the highest standards set internationally. The Government is also committed to slimming the National Curriculum so that it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Evidence
Achieve, Inc., 2010
U.S. students have consistently lagged behind their peers in other nations on international science assessments--a performance increasingly at odds with the challenge of being able to live and compete in a global environment, powered by innovations in science, engineering and technology. A strong foundation in science is clearly critical if…
Descriptors: Science Education, Employment Opportunities, Current Events, Democracy
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