Methods and Procedures in TIMSS 2015

Michael O. Martin, Ina V.S. Mullis, and Martin Hooper, Editors

Methods and Procedures in TIMSS 2015 documents the development of the TIMSS assessments and questionnaires and describes the methods used in sampling, translation verification, data collection, database construction, and the construction of the achievement and context questionnaire scales. In particular, Methods and Procedures documents the numerous quality assurance steps and procedures implemented by all those involved in the TIMSS 2015 assessments, including the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, the lEA Secretariat, the lEA Data Processing and Research Center, Statistics Canada, and the National Research Coordinators and their teams in the participating countries and benchmarking entities.

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., & Hooper, M. (Eds.). (2016). Methods and Procedures in TIMSS 2015. Retrieved from Boston College, TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center website: http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/publications/timss/2015-methods.html

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Instrument Development

» Chapter 1: Developing the TIMSS 2015 Achievement Items » Chapter 2: Developing the TIMSS 2015 Context Questionnaires


» Chapter 3: Sample Design in TIMSS 2015 » Chapter 4: Estimating Standard Errors in the TIMSS 2015 Results » Chapter 5: Sample Implementation in TIMSS 2015

Data Collection Procedures

» Chapter 6: Survey Operations Procedures in TIMSS 2015 » Chapter 7: Translation and Translation Verification for TIMSS 2015 » Chapter 8: Layout Verification for TIMSS 2015 » Chapter 9: Quality Assurance Program for TIMSS 2015 » Chapter 10: Creating the TIMSS 2015 International Database


» Chapter 11: Reviewing the TIMSS 2015 Achievement Item Statistics » Chapter 12: TIMSS 2015 Achievement Scaling Methodology » Chapter 13: Scaling the TIMSS 2015 Achievement Data » Chapter 14: Using Scale Anchoring to Interpret the TIMSS 2015 Achievement Scales » Chapter 15: Creating and Interpreting the TIMSS 2015 Context Questionnaire Scales
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