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Dobrescu, Emilian – Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 2008
This article presents the author's address at the 2007 "Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods" ("JAQM") prize awarding festivity. The festivity was included in the opening of the 4th International Conference on Applied Statistics, November 22, 2008, Bucharest, Romania. In the address, the author reflects on three theses that…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Epistemology, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Studies
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Hadad, Yossi; Keren, Baruch; Ben-Yair, Avner – Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 2010
In this paper we will demonstrate how productivity and improvement rate of urban organizational units (called also Decision Making Units--DMUs) may be assessed when measured along several time periods. The assessment and subsequent ranking of cities is achieved by means of the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) methodology to determine DMU's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Improvement, Efficiency
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Marasini, Donata; Quatto, Piero – Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 2011
Let X be a statistical variable representing student ratings of University teaching. It is natural to assume for X an ordinal scale consisting of k categories (in ascending order of satisfaction). At first glance, student ratings can be summarized by a location index (such as the mode or the median of X) associated with a convenient measure of…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, College Instruction, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Data Interpretation
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Feldhoff, Tobias; Radisch, Falk; Bischof, Linda Marie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on challenges faced by longitudinal quantitative analyses of school improvement processes and offers a systematic literature review of current papers that use longitudinal analyses. In this context, the authors assessed designs and methods that are used to analyze the relation between school…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Longitudinal Studies, Statistical Analysis, Literature Reviews
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Chiandotto, Bruno; Masserini, Lucio – Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 2011
In recent years the number of PhDs in Italy has significantly grown and purposes of PhD courses have expanded from the traditional ones. The analysis of the contribution of PhD title for job placement and employment condition of PhDs is an important tool for evaluating the quality and the effectiveness of PhD courses. For this reason, knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Indicators, Structural Equation Models
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D'Agostino, Antonella; Fruzzetti, Stefania; Ghellini, Giulio; Neri, Laura – Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 2011
In the last years the quality of Higher Education (HE) system and its evaluation have been key issues of the political and scientific debate on education policies all over Europe. In the wide landscape that involves the entire HE system we draw attention on the third level of its organization, i.e. the Ph.D. In particular, this paper discusses the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs
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Sani, Claudia; Grilli, Leonardo – Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 2011
The performance of a school system can be evaluated through the learning levels of the pupils, usually summarized by school mean scores. The variability of the mean scores among schools is rarely studied in detail, though it is a crucial issue especially in primary schools: in fact, a high variability among schools raises doubts on the capacity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Academic Achievement, Institutional Evaluation
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Elaldi, Senel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
This study aimed to determine the effect of mastery learning model supported with reflective thinking activities on the fifth grade medical students' academic achievement. Mixed methods approach was applied in two samples (n = 64 and n = 6). Quantitative part of the study was based on a pre-test-post-test control group design with an experiment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mastery Learning, Models, Reflection
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Gjonbalaj, Muje; Dema, Marjan; Miftari, Iliriana – Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 2009
Considering science as the main contributor to contemporary developments has encouraged us to raise a scientific discussion regarding the role of statistics in business decision-making and economic development. Statistics, as an applicative science, is growing and being widely applied in different fields and professions. Statistical thinking is…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Senturk, Cihad – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
The aim is to identify impacts of the differentiated instruction implemented in the primary school fourth grade science course in attitudes of the students towards the course. The mixed method-designed and carried out research was conducted with 9-10 aged students in fourth grade in a primary school in Bilecik during 2015-2016 Spring semester.…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Elementary School Science
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Baran, Mukadder – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate not only the applicability of the method of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) to the lesson subject of "Gasses" within the scope of the 9th grade course of Chemistry in Hakkari Gazi High School but also the influence of this method on the students' achievement levels in chemistry and on their…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Grade 9
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Rahman, Atta Ur; Uddin, Salah – Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 2009
A data of students in the urban and rural area institutions of N-W.F.P (Pakistan) and control group was collected to examine the different socio-economic factor which affects our education system. The logistic regression was applied to analyze the data and to select a parsimonious model. The response variable for the study is literate (illiterate)…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Socioeconomic Influences, Education
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Yagiz, Oktay; Aydin, Burcu; Akdemir, Ahmet Selçuk – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2016
This study reviews a selected sample of 274 research articles on ELT, published between 2005 and 2015 in Turkish contexts. In the study, 15 journals in ULAKBIM database and articles from national and international journals accessed according to convenience sampling method were surveyed and relevant articles were obtained. A content analysis was…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Periodicals, Content Analysis, Research Design
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Bodea, Constanta Nicoleta; Dascalu, Mariana Iuliana – Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 2009
The authors propose a risks evaluation model for research projects. The model is based on fuzzy inference. The knowledge base for fuzzy process is built with a causal and cognitive map of risks. The map was especially developed for research projects, taken into account their typical lifecycle. The model was applied to an e-testing research…
Descriptors: Risk, Research Projects, Inferences, Models
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Smith-Osborne, Alexa; Daniel, Kathryn – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
This administrative case study describes a concurrent infusion of integrated behavioral health (IBH) practice into social work field and classroom instruction using the same manualized IBH treatment as the core treatment content. The infusion was applied to youth/young adult and older adult populations in field instruction and classroom…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Behavior, Social Work, Experiential Learning
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