Seminar Event Detail

Teaching Mathematics

Date:  Monday, November 04, 2013
Location:  3096 East Hall (5:30 PM to 6:30 PM)

Title:  Data Analysis for Research in Higher Education

Abstract:   I will review some of the standard approaches to analyzing data that arise in educational research. I will cover two distinct topics. First, we will discuss the issues that complicate interpretation of comparative studies with non-random assignment. For example, we may wish to compare two approaches to teaching a course, but lack the ability to randomly assign students and instructors to sections. Second, I will review approaches to understanding item-level data in examinations. The ideas will be motivated with examples drawn from the higher education research literature. The presentation will be informal and discussion is welcome.


Speaker:  Kerby Shedden
Institution:  Univ Michigan

Event Organizer:   Gavin LaRose


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