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National Academies Press, 2018
The need to manage, analyze, and extract knowledge from data is pervasive across industry, government, and academia. Scientists, engineers, and executives routinely encounter enormous volumes of data, and new techniques and tools are emerging to create knowledge out of these data, some of them capable of working with real-time streams of data. The…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Data, Information Management, Undergraduate Study
OECD Publishing, 2017
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. With more than 125 charts and 145 tables included in the publication and much more data available on the educational database, "Education at a Glance 2017" provides key information on the output of…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Higher Education
Skipper, Tracy L., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2017
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate Students
Starr, Rebecca Lurie – Multilingual Matters, 2016
This book investigates the acquisition of sociolinguistic knowledge in the early elementary school years of a Mandarin-English two-way immersion program in the United States. Using ethnographic observation and quantitative analysis of data, the author explores how input from teachers and classmates shapes students' language acquisition. The book…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Language Variation, Language Acquisition, Elementary School Students
Creswell, John W. – Pearson Education, Inc., 2015
"Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research" offers a truly balanced, inclusive, and integrated overview of the processes involved in educational research. This text first examines the general steps in the research process and then details the procedures for conducting specific types…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology
Lukes, Marguerite – Multilingual Matters, 2015
This book offers an innovative look at the pre- and post-migration educational experiences of immigrant young adults with a particular focus on members of the Latino community. Combining quantitative data with original interviews, this book provides an engaging and nuanced look at a population that is both ubiquitous and overlooked, challenging…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Young Adults, Interviews
Imbens, Guido W.; Rubin, Donald B. – Cambridge University Press, 2015
Most questions in social and biomedical sciences are causal in nature: what would happen to individuals, or to groups, if part of their environment were changed? In this groundbreaking text, two world-renowned experts present statistical methods for studying such questions. This book starts with the notion of potential outcomes, each corresponding…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Statistical Inference, Statistics, Social Sciences
Ladd, Helen F., Ed.; Goertz, Margaret E., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015
Sponsored by the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), the second edition of this groundbreaking handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy, with particular attention to elementary and secondary education. Chapters from the first edition have been fully updated and revised…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Mellody, Maureen – National Academies Press, 2014
As the availability of high-throughput data-collection technologies, such as information-sensing mobile devices, remote sensing, internet log records, and wireless sensor networks has grown, science, engineering, and business have rapidly transitioned from striving to develop information from scant data to a situation in which the challenge is now…
Descriptors: Workshops, Training, Competence, Data Collection
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
Kennedy, Kate; Peters, Mary; Thomas, Mike – Corwin, 2012
Value-added analysis is the most robust, statistically significant method available for helping educators quantify student progress over time. This powerful tool also reveals tangible strategies for improving instruction. Built around the work of Battelle for Kids, this book provides a field-tested continuous improvement model for using…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Statistical Analysis, Educational Assessment, Student Improvement
Seale, Clive, Ed. – Sage Publications Ltd (CA), 2012
Clear, coherent and trusted, this book is the perfect guide to the main social research methods in use today. The much anticipated Third Edition of Clive Seale's bestselling title further expands its coverage to provide an authoritative introduction to all of the social research methods used to analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Written by…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
Chatterjee, Samprit; Hadi, Ali S. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2012
Regression analysis is a conceptually simple method for investigating relationships among variables. Carrying out a successful application of regression analysis, however, requires a balance of theoretical results, empirical rules, and subjective judgment. "Regression Analysis by Example, Fifth Edition" has been expanded and thoroughly…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Models
Terrell, Steven R. – Guilford Publications, 2012
Written in a humorous and encouraging style, this text shows how the most common statistical tools can be used to answer interesting real-world questions, presented as mysteries to be solved. Engaging research examples lead the reader through a series of six steps, from identifying a researchable problem to stating a hypothesis, identifying…
Descriptors: Tests, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Check Lists
Fleming, Jacqueline – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
In this important resource, Dr. Fleming (a noted expert in the field of minority retention) draws on educational evaluations she has developed in the course of her distinguished career. This book analyzes the common factors and the role institutional characteristics play in minority student retention to show what really works in increasing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Minority Group Students, School Holding Power
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