Education has continued to grow in stature and significance as an academic discipline. In addition to world renowned research studies the growth of education has been seen in the methodology and methods underpinning its research. The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research provides a cutting edge account of the research and methodology that is creating new understandings for education research, policy and practice. Over two volumes, the handbook addresses educational research in six essential components: Section 1: Understanding Research Section 2: Planning Research Section 3: Approaches to Research Section 4: Acquiring Data Section 5: Analysing Data Section 6: Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research Featuring contributions from more than 50 of the biggest names in the international field, The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research represents a very significant contribution to the development of education.
Chapter 24: Using Secondary Data Analysis
Using Secondary Data Analysis
One of the advances in educational research in the last century has been the collection of large-scale educational studies for understanding the various issues of schooling as children enter the primary grades and matriculate from secondary school. These data collections were premised on the idea that we needed to understand how children are learning and interacting with the educational context across time. Many countries, including the US and UK have invested a considerable amount of money in trying to understand and describe the experiences of children in schools and how they achieve both academically as well as socio-emotionally in the ...