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Understanding education indicators : a practical primer for research and policy

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, p.147 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb LB2846 .P55 2010

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8796930

Keywords:

Educational indicators, Educational statistics

Abstract:

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?

Publication Language:

eng