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2005 Research Seminar Program

WAIER invites you to an afternoon seminar to be
held at The Starfish Suite Hillarys Boat Harbour, 91 Southside Drive

...then time for discussion and interaction

Challenges in longitudinal studies
in educational research?

John Ainley

Friday 8 July 2005 - 4.00 to 5.00 pm

John will use two examples from ACER longitudinal studies which involve similar challenges in methodology and analysis:

John Ainley is Deputy CEO (Research) of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Research Director of its National and International Surveys program.

Responsible for a number of projects*, his survey research projects have involved factors that influence the quality of school life for students in primary and secondary schools. He was the principal author of a report providing a national picture of student responses to issues in, and the ways in which schools provide for, the affective development of young people.

*(Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA); Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS); ICT Literacy Assessment Program; Civics and Citizenship Assessment Program). He has been much involved in longitudinal survey research through programs such as the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), Progress through High School and the Literacy Advance Research Project (LARP).

Inquiries: please contact Eve Ruddock ruddock@iinet.net.au ph 9446 4030

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