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A hierarchical model for studying school effects

Raudenbush, Stephen W ; Bryk, Anthony S

Sociology of education, 1986, Vol.59(1), pp.1-17 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    A hierarchical model for studying school effects
  • Author/Creator: Raudenbush, Stephen W ; Bryk, Anthony S
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Evaluation ; Methode ; Pädagogische Forschung ; Schule ; Effizienz ; Education
  • Is Part Of: Sociology of education, 1986, Vol.59(1), pp.1-17
  • Description: When researchers investigate how school policies, practices, or climates affect student outcomes, they use multilevel, hierarchical data. Though methodologists have consistently warned of the formidable inferential problems such data pose for traditional statistical methods, no comprehensive alternative analytic strategy has been available. Presented here is a general statistical methodology for such hierarchically structured data. Its use is illustrated by reexamining the High School & Beyond survey data & the controversy over the effectiveness of public & Catholic schools. The model enables the researcher to utilize mean achievement & certain structural parameters that characterize the equity in the social distribution of achievement as multivariate outcomes for each school. Variation in these school-level outcomes is explained as a function of school characteristics. 3 Tables, 2 Figures, 1 Appendix, 52 References. HA
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0038-0407 ; E-ISSN: 1939-8573