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Torche, Florencia; Warren, John Robert; Halpern-Manners, Andrew; Valenzuela, Eduardo – Social Forces, 2012
Panel surveys are widely used in sociology to examine life-course trajectories and to assess causal effects. However, when using panel data researchers usually assume that the act of measuring respondents' attitudes and behaviors has no effect on the attributes being measured or on the accuracy of reports about those attributes. Evidence from…
Descriptors: Evidence, Control Groups, Research Design, Substance Abuse
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Falabella, Alejandra – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
Market and accountability educational reforms have proliferated around the globe, along with high expectations of solving countries' school quality deficits and inequities. In this paper I develop an analytical framework from a critical sociology angle for analyzing the effects of these policies within schools. First I discuss conceptually the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Sociology, Educational Change, Competition
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Balsera, Maria Ron; Dorsi, Delphine; Termes, Andreu; Bonal, Xavier; Verger, Antoni; Gonzalez Diaz, Javier – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Privatisation of education is on the rise, being offered as the best alternative to achieve universal education and improve its quality and cost-efficiency. However, the benefits of the entry of private providers in education are highly controversial and tend to be judged in terms of market criteria such as choice and efficiency, neglecting the…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Civil Rights, Educational Legislation, Privatization
Brown, Marion Ray – 1968
This study examined current thought concerning the role of mass communication in economic development in developing nations; analyzed existing efforts to diffuse agricultural technology in Chile; assessed the effectiveness of various approaches; and tested the effects (primarily on knowledge levels) of an experimental technical information service…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Agricultural Education, Attitudes, Bulletins