Using National Data Bases in Educational Research

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Routledge, 1992 - Education - 302 pages
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This book's purpose is to enable educational researchers to make better use of the huge longitudinal and cross-sectional data files that are now readily available. Of value to experienced researchers and undergraduates alike, the book focuses primarily on the planning and design of research rather than implementation of data base information. Its chapters address a variety of vital questions including:

* What variables are present in each of the major national data bases?

* What are the problems and dangers in making comparisons across data bases?

* What factors invalidate comparisons of test scores across data bases?

* In what ways can data from certain data bases be physically merged with data from other data bases?

This text clearly demonstrates what can be done with large national data bases and, perhaps equally important, what cannot be done -- or done only if certain precautions are taken.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 General Problems in Using Results from Two or More Data Bases
8
An Example Involving Project TALENT the Coleman Study and NLS
18
A Study of the SAT Score Decline
73
An Example Involving SAT Scores ASVAB Scores and HSB Data
98
A Study of National Trends in SpatialVisual Ability
113
Chapter 7 Estimating Ability in the CollegeBound Population from a SelfSelected Sample
123
Do NAEP Means Predict Later SAT Means for the Same Cohort of Students?
134
Chapter 11 Estimating Change in Enrollments from Two National Surveys Eight Years Apart
214
Chapter 12 Merging Data from Two Data Bases Without Common MembersA Proposal
237
Some Problems and Solutions
246
Chapter 14 Drawing Educational Implications from Multiple Data Bases
259
Chapter 15 Summary and Conclusions
264
References
276
Description and Directions for Obtaining Copies of Selected National Data Bases
281
Author Index
290

Dimensions of Similarity
149
Factor Structure and IRT Equating
192

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