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Understanding education indicators : a practical primer for research and policy / Mike Planty, Deven Carlson.

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Author/Creator:
Planty, Mike.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, c2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • xi, 147 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-139) and index.
Contents:
  • An overview of indicators. What is an indicator?
  • Types of indicators
  • Purposes of indicators
  • History of education indicators
  • Qualities of a good indicator
  • A framework for understanding indicator quality
  • Limitations and distortions
  • Organization of the book
  • Measurement. Origins of indicators
  • Moving from origination to conceptualization to observation
  • Considerations of reliability and validity
  • Summary
  • Sources of information and error. Why does error exist?
  • Populations versus samples
  • Weighting samples
  • Nonsampling error
  • Analysis and dissemination errors
  • Summary
  • Statistics and data presentation. Statistical concepts and measures
  • Statistical testing and statistical significance
  • Other considerations for evaluating indicator quality
  • Graphics
  • The misuse of statistical indicators. Manipulation of indicators
  • Using indicators to advance an interest
  • So what can be done?
Contributor:
Carlson, Deven.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780807751206
0807751200

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