You are here

Quantitative Research in Education
Share

Quantitative Research in Education

Three Volume Set
Edited by:


October 2008 | 1 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This major work captures cutting-edge and seminal practice from around the world in quantitative research in education. It encompasses innovations in survey and experimental research and showcases the methodological side of such innovations alongside substantive issues in education itself.
 
VOLUME ONE: KEY ISSUES IN EDUCATION RESEARCH
 
PART ONE: MEASURING SCHOOL AND TEACHER EFFECTS
Cognitive Outcomes in Public and Private Schools J. Coleman, T. Hoffer and S. Kilgore
Improving Text Comprehension Strategies in Upper Primary School Children: A design experiment E. de Corte, L. Verschaffel and V. van De Ven
Differential School Effectiveness D. Nuttall, H. Goldstein, R. Presser and H. Rasbash
Test Scores, Dropout Rate, and Transfer Rates as Alternative Indicators of High School Performance R. Rumberger and G. Palardy
 
PART TWO: SCHOOL ORGANISATION
Relationships Between Class Size and Teaching: A multimethod analysis of English infant schools P. Blatchford, V. Moriarty, S. Edmonds, and C. Martin
Meta-analysis of Research on Class Size and Achievement G. Glass and M. Smith
Effects of Single-sex Secondary Schools on Student Achievement and Attitudes V. Lee and A. Bryk
The Tennessee Study of Class Size in the Early School Grades F. Mosteller
 
PART THREE: INEQUALITIES IN SCHOOLING
Trends in Social Class Segregation Between Schools in England, Wales and Scotland Since 1984 L. Croxford and L. Paterson
Are Schools Drifting Apart? Intake stratification in English secondary schools S. Gibbons and S. Telhaj
The Differential Attainment of Boys and Girls at School: Investigating the patterns and their determinants S. Gorard, G. Rees and J. Salisbury
Urban Size, Spatial Segregation and Inequality in Educational Outcomes I. Gordon and V. Monastiriotis
Explaining Socioeconomic Inequalities in Student Achievement G. Marks, J. Cresswell and J. Ainley
The Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effects of Selective High Schools on Self-concept after Graduation H. Marsh, U. Trautwein, O. Ludtke, J. Baumert and O. Koller
Self-selection in the State School System D. Robertson and J. Symons
Cultural Capital and Educational Attainment A. Sullivan
Racial Segregation Among Public and Private Schools K. Taeuber and D. James
 
PART FOUR: LONGER TERM OUTCOMES OF EDUCATION
Routes of Success: Influences on the occupational attainment of young British males R. Bond and P. Saunders
Class, Mobility and Merit: The experience of two British birth cohorts R. Breen and J. Goldthorpe
Family Background and Returns to Schooling in Spain M. San-Segundo and A. Valiente
The Standardised Admission Ratio for Measuring Widening Participation in Medical Schools: Analysis of UK medical school admissions by ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sex K. Seyan, T. Greenhalgh and D. Dorling
Certifying the Workforce: Economic imperative or failed social policy? A. Wolf, A. Jenkins and A. Vignoles
 
VOLUME TWO: KEY TECHNIQUES FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH
 
PART FIVE: EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES
Design Experiments: Theoretical and methodological challenges in creating complex interventions in classroom settings A. Brown
Causal effects in Nonexperimental Studies: Reevaluating the evaluation of training programs R. Dehejia and S. Wahba
An Empirical Assessment of the Absolute Effect of Schooling: Regression-discontinuity applied to TIMSS-95 H. Luyten
The Incidence of 'Casusal' Statements D. Robinson, J. Levin, G. Thomas, K. Pituch and S. Vaughn
The Central Role of the Propensity Score in Observational Studies for Causal Effects P. Rosenbaum and D. Rubin
Avoiding Bias in Randomised Controlled Trials in Educational Research D. Torgerson and C. Torgerson
 
PART SIX: MODELLING
Loglinear Analysis: A new tool for educational researchers J. Burnett
Random Effects Probit and Logistic Regression Models for Three Level Data R. Gibbons and D. Hedeker
Structural Equation Modelling: A guide for the perplexed J. Matrin
New Statistical Models for Analysing Social Structures: An introduction to multilevel models L. Paterson and H. Goldstein
A Hierarchical Model for Studying School Effects S. Raedenbush and A. Bryk
 
PART SEVEN: POLITICAL ARITHMETIC
The Political Arithmetic Tradition in the Sociology of Education A. Heath
Analysis of Large-Scale Secondary Data in Higher Education Research: Potential perils associated with complex sampling designs S. Thomas and R. Heck
 
PART EIGHT: META-ANALYSIS
The Implications of Meta-analysis for Educational Research C. Fitz-Gibbon
Distribution Theory for Glass's Estimator of Effect Size and Related Estimators L. Hedges
Practical Significance: A concept whose time has come R. Kirk
 
PART NINE: QUESTIONS AND QUESTIONNAIRES
Fitting into Categories or Falling Between them? Rethinking ethnic classification A. Bonnett and B. Carrington
Rescaling Ordinal Data to Interval Data in Educational Research M. Harwell and G. Gatti
Education Moderates some Response Effects in Attitude Measurement S. Narayan and J. Krosnick
The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations K. Prandy
Ward-level Deprivation and Individual Social and Economic Outcomes in the British Household Panel Survey A. McCulloch
 
PART TEN: SPATIAL ISSUES
The Modifiable Areal Unit Problem: Segregation between school and levels of analysis C. Taylor, S. Gorard and J. Fitz
 
PART ELEVEN: ASSESSMENT
Assessment and the Improvement of Education W. Harlen, C. Gipps, P. Broadfoot and D. Nuttall
The Validity of Assessments D. Nuttall
 
VOLUME THREE: DEBATES IN THE CONDUCT OF EDUCATION RESEARCH
 
PART TWELVE: BAYESIAN APPROACHES
The Proof of the Pudding: An illustration of the relative strengths of null hypothesis, meta-analysis, and Bayesian analysis G. Howard, S. Maxwell and K. Fleming
Bayes for Beginners? Some reasons to hesitate D. Moore
 
PART THIRTEEN: RASCH MODELLING
Relationships Between the Thurstone and Rasch Approaches to Item Scaling D. Andrich
Does the Rasch Model Really Work for Multiple Choice Items? Not if you look closely D. Divgi
Five Decades of Item Response Modelling H. Goldstein and R. Wood
 
PART FOURTEEN: CLUSTER SAMPLING
The Dubious Benefits of Multi-level Modelling S. Gorard
Multilevel Modelling Might not be the Answer R. Mitchell
 
PART FIFTEEN: THE SIGNIFICANCE DEBATE
Mindless Statistics G. Gigerenzer
Towards a Judgement-based Statistical Analysis S. Gorard
Theory-testing in Psychology and Physics: A methodological paradox P. Meehl
Why Summaries of Research on Psychological Theories are often Uninterpretable P. Meehl
An Interview with Gene Glass D. Robinson
Shaping up the Practice of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing H. Wainer and D. Robinson
 
PART SIXTEEN: THE HEALTH OF QUANTITATIVE METHODS
Making our Measurements Count M. Brighton
Standard Errors in Educational Assessment: A policy analysis perspective G. Camilli
Randomized Experiments in Educational Policy Research: A critical examination of the reasons the educational evaluation community has offered for not doing them T. Cook
Mixed Methods Research: A research paradigm whose time has come R. Johnson and A. Onwuegbuzie
Difficulties Experienced by Education and Sociology Students in Quantitative Methods Courses M. Murtonen and E. Lehtinen
Making Friends with your Data: Improving how statistics are conducted and reported D. Wright
 
PART SEVENTEEN: QUESTIONING WHAT WE KNOW
What Should an Index of Segregation Measure? R. Allen and A. Vignoles
International Surveys of Educational Achievement: How robust are the findings? G. Brown, J.Micklewright, S. Schnepf, and R. Waldman
Revisiting a 90-year-old Debate: The advantages of the mean deviation S. Gorard
Is the School Composition Effect Real? A discussion with evidence from the UK PISA data R. Nash
Measuring Comparability of Standards Across Subjects: Why our statistical techniques do not make the grade P. Newton

Preview this book

Stephen Gorard

Stephen Gorard is the Professor of Education Research at the University of Birmingham, Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, introducer for the ESRC Grant Awarding Panel A, and a methods expert for the US Institute of Education Science panel on Mathematics and Science. His research concerns the robust evaluation of education as a lifelong society-wide process, focused on issues of equity and effectiveness. He has successfully conducted over 70 projects funded by government and other sources, and is the author of hundreds of research books and articles. His work appears regularly in the media, and is much used by local and... More About Author

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781847873279
£475.00