Some contemporary challenges in the analysis of large scale datasets, with implications for education
Tuesday 30 October 2018 4:00pm-5:30pm Level 4, 229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
In this talk, I will explore some of the advantages that ‘big data’ holds for enhancing our understanding of processes and outcomes in education. I will also discuss some of the potential drawbacks that are not dissimilar from those experienced when analysing other kinds of observational data, such as issues of data quality, missing data, measurement error and inference. A detailed example will be given on the role of measurement errors and how these can affect interpretations.
Professor Harvey Goldstein is a Professorial Fellow with ILSTE, ACU. Harvey is a chartered statistician and is joint editor of the Royal Statistical Society’s Journal, Series A. He has been a member of the Society’s Council and was awarded the Society’s Guy medal on silver in 1998.
Harvey is noted internationally for his work in educational and medical statistical analyses, including research and program development in areas such as multilevel modeling. In 1995 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy and in 2007, he became a fellow of the Association for Educational Assessment, Europe