Contributions to Statistics

Statistical Methods for the Evaluation of Educational Services and Quality of Products

Editors: Monari, P., Bini, M., Piccolo, D., Salmaso, L. (Eds.)

  • An overview of the main and most recent approaches for evaluating the formative processes. The readers can find interesting and new applications in the context of educational research.

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The book presents statistical methods and models that can usefully support the evaluation of educational services and quality of products. The evaluation of educational services, as well as the analysis of judgments and preferences, poses severe methodological challenges because of the presence of the following aspects: the observational nature of the context, which is associated with the problems of selection bias and presence of nuisance factors; the hierarchical structure of the data (multilevel analysis); the multivariate and qualitative nature of the dependent variable; the presence of non observable factors, e.g. the satisfaction, calling for the use of latent variables models; the simultaneous presence of components of pleasure and components of uncertainty in the explication of the judgments, that asks for the specification and estimation of mixture models. The contributions concern methodological advances developed mostly with reference to specific problems of evaluation using real data sets.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bini, Matilde (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Latent variable models for ordinal data

    Cagnone, Silvia (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Issues on item response theory modelling

    Matteucci, Mariagiulia (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Nonlinearity in the analysis of longitudinal data

    Dagum, Estela Bee (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

  • Multilevel models for the evaluation of educational institutions: a review

    Grilli, Leonardo (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

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  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2812-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistical Methods for the Evaluation of Educational Services and Quality of Products
Editors
  • Paola Monari
  • Matilde Bini
  • Domenico Piccolo
  • Luigi Salmaso
Series Title
Contributions to Statistics
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2385-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2385-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2384-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2812-2
Series ISSN
1431-1968
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 243
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