Why Use Arbitrary Points Scores: Ordered Categories in Models of Educational Progress
AbstractGraded educational qualifications are commonly treated using arbitrary points scores in modelling educational progress. This paper discusses some of the problems of such pratices from statistical and substantive viewpoint. Random effects models of ordered categorisations are suggested as a preferable way of handling such issues.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Birmingham in its series Discussion Papers with number 98-23.
Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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EDUCATION ; ECONOMIC MODELS;
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- A. Fielding, 1999. "Why use arbitrary points scores?: ordered categories in models of educational progress," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 162(3), pages 303-328.
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