2023-2024 / PEDA4053-1

Using databases for international research


45h Th

Number of credits

 Master in education (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Christian Monseur

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This lecture aims at initiating students to conduct statitistical analyses with SAS software on databases of international surveys in education on achievement such as the OECD/PISA or IEA/TIMSS & PIRLS programs

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Students will have to demonstrate their capabilities to :
1. Create and modify data files ;
2. Merge files;
3. Conduct differents types of statistical analyses: linear and non linear regresion, multi-level regression with fix and random effects, logistic regression, correlation, effect size and relative risk analyses ;
4. Estimate the sampling variance with resampling methods

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Deep understanding of the statistical tools listed in the "Learning outcomes" section

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, seminar and groups and individual works

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face to face required

Recommended or required readings

OECD (2007). PISA Data Analysis Manual, SAS second edition. Paris : OECD.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Students will have to conduct statistical analyses that involves data transformations and the use of a macro for the estimation of the sampling variance.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



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