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Köse, Alper – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
The primary objective of this study was to examine the effect of missing data on goodness of fit statistics in confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). For this aim, four missing data handling methods; listwise deletion, full information maximum likelihood, regression imputation and expectation maximization (EM) imputation were examined in terms of…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Statistical Analysis, Evaluation Methods
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Kaushik, Prabhakar; Khanduja, Dinesh – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
Service sector accounts for a substantial share in Indian economy and among the service industries, education sector is emerging as a major commercial activity in the nation. Globalization, growing competition among institutions, emergence of new technologies, changing socio-economic profiles of nations and knowledge driven economies have created…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Quality Control, Measurement Techniques
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Tatlah, Ijaz Ahmed; Quraishi, Uzma; Hussain, Ishtiaq – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
This article reports a study aiming to investigate the leadership styles of elementary and secondary school teachers' in Public Sector schools in Lahore, Pakistan. The study also explored if there was any correlation between demographic characteristics of teachers and their leadership styles. A survey was conducted using Task-oriented and…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Leadership
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Naicker, Visvanathan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
The use of computers in the classroom could allow both educators and learners to achieve new capabilities. There are underlying factors, however, that are obstructing the adoption rate of computer use for instructional purposes in schools. This research focused on these problems with a view to determining which critical success factors promote a…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Computers
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Adedoyin, O. O. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
This is a quantitative study, which attempted to detect gender bias test items from the Botswana Junior Certificate Examination in mathematics. To detect gender bias test items, a randomly selected sample of 4000 students responses to mathematics paper 1 of the Botswana Junior Certificate examination were selected from 36,000 students who sat for…
Descriptors: Test Items, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Gender Bias
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Tholen, Jochen; Huseynzade, Dilara; Ibrahimov, Anar; Pollock, Gary; Roberts, Ken – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
This paper uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative evidence to assess the ways and extent to which, by 2007/2008, higher education graduates in the South Caucasus capitals were, and were not, deriving labour market benefits from their higher education. The quantitative evidence is from representative samples of approximately 200 in the…
Descriptors: Careers, Economic Progress, Higher Education, Labor Market
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Khalil, Mahmoud Salah; Al Rukban, Mohammad Othman – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
Problem based learning (PBL) started to spread in health professions in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of this century. There are several challenges facing its implementation such as defects on interpersonal communications and self-directed learning. These challenges would affect students' performance in small group discussions and their…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Group Discussion, Student Attitudes, Problem Based Learning
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Alufohai, G. O. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2006
The paper examined the sustainability rates of co-operatives and NGOs in farm credit delivery in Edo and Delta States of Nigeria. The Subsidy Dependence Indices (SDI) and the capital formation rates were determined using both primary and secondary data obtained from 80 and 20 purposively selected cooperatives and NGOs respectively, based on their…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Cooperatives, Grants
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Gordon, Christopher; Debus, Ray; Dillon, Jane; Arthur-Kelly, Michael – Educational Research and Reviews, 2006
This paper describe one aspect of a recent study that investigated the impact and dimensions of several teaching and learning approaches utilised in tertiary institutions. The study aimed to reduce reliance on surface learning techniques and improve deep learning processes amongst a cohort of undergraduate students studying in a Bachelor of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Action Research