The provisional slides will be made available below, after the workshop.
I suggest the following useful pre-reading:
- For an overview of what PISA is:
Hopfenbeck, T., Lenket, J., El Masri, Y., Cantrell, K., Ryan, J., & Baird, J-A. (2017). Lessons Learned from PISA: A Systematic Review of Peer-Reviewed Articles on the Programme for International Student Assessment. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. Link
- For the multilevel modeling section, it is useful to have a look at modules 1 to 5 from https://www.cmm.bris.ac.uk/lemma/course/ (register). Some of the materials of module 5 will feature; furthermore, the rest of the course is excellent as well.
Please bring your laptop.
It is useful to install some software beforehand, and perhaps already download some data:
- Make sure you have SPSS, see software.soton.ac.uk. Don’t forget to run the license wizard.
- IDB analyzer: this is software from IEA, you will need to register: https://www.iea.nl/data. It is used to deal with the datasets and generates SPSS scripts which will take into account the ‘complex sampling design’.
- Multilevel software MLwin via http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cmm/software/mlwin/. There are more packages like those in R, HLM and Mplus but this one should be available to anyone with an ac.uk account.
- A spreadsheet like Excel. Although care is needed, still useful for managing data.
- Some data we might use, and therefore might be useful to already download as the files are rather large, is PISA 2018 data (see https://www.oecd.org/pisa/data/2018database/) and TIMSS 2015 data (at https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/timss2015/international-database/. This data is in several parts, note the filenames, as well as for grade 4 and grade 8).
- Note that all other data files can be downloaded during the session.
- IMPORTANT: we use this data for teaching purposes, when you use the data for research purposes, you must do an ethics application for secondary data!