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Also in Bosnia & Herzegovina, satisfied parents are those who believe their school representatives are effective

November 11, 2010
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In the mixed effects regression for all 10 countries in the research I mentioned previously on this blog http://stevepowell99.posterous.com/which-parents-are-satisfied-with-their-childs, while school mean of "parents believing their represen...

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Looping through a set of graphics in odfWeave

November 3, 2010
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At proMENTE social research we often use the odfWeave and Sweave packages for the amazing statistics program R for automating the production of graphics and reports. odfWeave and Sweave are for the OpenOffice and lyx (www.lyx.org) word proce...

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Are class representatives twice as satisfied?

October 15, 2010
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Are class representatives twice as satisfied?

So Agnes asked (via Facebook), looking at my previous post, http://stevepowell99.posterous.com/which-parents-are-satisfied-with-their-childs, if class representatives are more satisfied than other parents? This picture shows that they are: ...

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Which parents are satisfied with their child’s education? Those who know their class representative well. Especially in poor schools.

October 14, 2010
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Which parents are satisfied with their child’s education? Those who know their class representative well. Especially in poor schools.

Another result from our OSI / ESP survey of nearly 11000 parents in ten countries. Dots are individual parents.The y-axis is individual parents' overall satisfaction with their children's education. Red dots are parents who know the...

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Boxplots or raw data graphs?

October 14, 2010
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Boxplots or raw data graphs?

We recently had a dilemma for an OSI publication about the design for the graphs. There will be dozens of these graphs showing the mean score on a given variable for nearly 11000 parents from 10 countries. This example is for household wealt...

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Students in predominantly ethnic minority classes want segregated education very much. The others don’t.

October 7, 2010
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Students in predominantly ethnic minority classes want segregated education very much. The others don’t.

I just did this for what will hopefully be a book chapter on our Divided Education - Divided Citizens research project with NEPC. Explanation further below for anyone more interested in the actual topic ;-) About the graphic: I like raw-...

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What is wrong with this graph?

September 28, 2010
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What is wrong with this graph?

This is a graph from our surveys with the University of Munich in B&H about ten years ago.(Click on it to see a large version.) In previous presentations (but not in peer-reviewed journals) I have talked about the peak on the subscale ...

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Problems with R

September 20, 2010
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Struggling for two whole days to do some not-terribly-advanced repeated-measures analysis of variance in R. Probably my worst experience with R so far and really an example of where R could do with some centralisation of effort. I have explo...

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