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Meyen, Sascha; Sigg, Dorothee M. B.; von Luxburg, Ulrike; Franz, Volker H. – Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2021
Background: It has repeatedly been reported that, when making decisions under uncertainty, groups outperform individuals. Real groups are often replaced by simulated groups: Instead of performing an actual group discussion, individual responses are aggregated by a numerical computation. While studies have typically used unweighted majority voting…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Decision Making, Voting, Simulation
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Beekhuizen, Barend; Armstrong, Blair C.; Stevenson, Suzanne – Cognitive Science, 2021
Lexical ambiguity--the phenomenon of a single word having multiple, distinguishable senses--is pervasive in language. Both the degree of ambiguity of a word (roughly, its number of senses) and the relatedness of those senses have been found to have widespread effects on language acquisition and processing. Recently, distributional approaches to…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Semantics), Lexicology, Semantics, English
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Tran, Phung Phi; Kuo, Kuo-Cheng; Lu, Wen-Min; Kweh, Qian Long – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2020
Assessing university resource allocation or misallocation is necessary to understand its impact on research and teaching productivity. To achieve this insight, this study conducts a two-stage data envelopment analysis to judge the "teaching and research efficiency" and "revenue efficiency" of 61 universities in Vietnam. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Benchmarking, Higher Education, Resource Allocation
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Falk, Martin Thomas; Hagsten, Eva – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
This study investigates the potential of European universities as hosts for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) grantees. Factors explaining both the probability of a university hosting an MSCA grantee and its extent are estimated using a zero-inflated negative binomial regression model. Results reveal that the probability of hosting MSCA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Grants, Grantsmanship
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Wagner, Paul A. – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
With mathematics education dominated by practices of standardized test alignment, the quest for mathematical understanding is adrift despite so much talk about the importance of STEM subject matters. To add to the confusion there has long been worries among educators about any curricular programs or instructional practices that can be labeled…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Standardized Tests, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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Sango, Tatiana; Prince, Robert; Steyn, Sanet; Mudavanhu, Precious – Perspectives in Education, 2022
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, paper-based delivery of the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) was not possible during the 2020 testing cycle. The NBTs, being a large-scale national assessment project, did not have alternative options, other than to offer the tests online. Moving these high-stakes tests online meant that certain considerations had to…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, National Competency Tests, Benchmarking
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Timmons, David S.; Weil, Benjamin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Many institutions of higher education have committed to carbon neutrality. Given this goal, the main economic issue is minimizing cost. As for society as a whole, dominant decarbonization strategies are renewable electricity generation, electrification of end uses and energy efficiency. The purpose of this paper is to describe the optimum…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Higher Education, Energy Conservation, Climate
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Shcherbak, Valeriia; Ganushchak-Yefimenko, Liudmyla; Nifatova, Olena; Shatska, Zoryna; Radionova, Natalia; Danko, Yuriy; Yatsenko, Valent?na – International Journal of Instruction, 2022
Purpose of the study is to substantiate the feasibility of using the model of benchmarking of educational services in the socially responsible educational-innovative cluster in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the authors focus on justify a "nuclear" approach to the cluster formation. The process-oriented benchmarking…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Social Responsibility, Educational Innovation, COVID-19
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McKenzie, Marcia – Environmental Education Research, 2021
Despite recent intergovernmental commitments to advancing climate change education and communication (CCEC) internationally, there remains a lack of global data to enable tracking or target-setting on country progress. This article shares findings from an analysis of CCEC content in 377 submissions to the UNFCCC Secretariat. Submission types…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Sustainable Development
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Yao, Rui; Wu, Weipeng; Mendenhall, Cody – Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 2020
As defined contribution (DC) plans become more popular than defined benefit (DB) plans, American workers are increasingly responsible for their retirement savings. Because retirement plan participants' portfolio allocation is constrained by the available funds in the plan, the construction of a plan's investment menu has become extremely…
Descriptors: Money Management, Retirement, Planning, Investment
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Arabiat, Reem Mansour; Al-Momani, Islam Musa – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2022
The study aimed at looking into the phenomenon of diminution in Arabic language as compared to affixes in English language in terms of structure and meaning. The study also investigates the relevance of diminutives in Arabic language to the problem of "differences in form" that Mona Baker discusses in her influential book, in Other…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Morphemes, Contrastive Linguistics, Distinctive Features (Language)
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Grey, Brittany; Deutchki, Elizabeth K.; Lund, Emily A.; Werfel, Krystal L. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2022
This study compared preschool spoken language outcomes for children with hearing loss who met the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) guidelines to those who did not, as well as compared outcomes for those who met the current EHDI guidelines to those who met the earlier benchmarks. Finally, the predictive role of meeting each component…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Children, Hearing Impairments, Benchmarking
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Kandiko Howson, Camille; Matos, Frederico – Education Sciences, 2021
This study explores the relationship between satisfaction and engagement survey items through an institutionally based survey, drawing on the two largest higher education student experience surveys in the world. The UK-based National Student Survey (NSS) was designed to inform student choice and drive competition and the US-based National Survey…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Satisfaction, Learner Engagement, College Seniors
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Pan, Suyan – Higher Education Quarterly, 2021
This article examines the meaning and features of 'internationalisation' in higher education in the social and historical contexts of Hong Kong. From a perspective of shifting geopolitics of higher education aligned with a historical perspective of evolving academic traditions, this article discerns parallel developments featuring the transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Politics of Education
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Dubé, Adam Kenneth; Kacmaz, Gulsah; Wen, Run; Alam, Sabrina Shajeen; Xu, Chu – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
There are 80,000+ educational apps in the Apple App Store and math apps are the most common. We searched for 'math' in the education category and selected the top 10 apps for each of the 3 filters provided by Apple (Relevance, Popularity, Rating) and 3 age categories (0-5, 6-8, 9-11). Using these top 90 apps, we examined the basic information…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Oriented Programs, Mathematics Education, Educational Quality
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