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Revisiting fixed- and random-effects models: some considerations for policy-relevant education research

Clarke, P and Crawford, C and Steele, F and Vignoles, A (2015) 'Revisiting fixed- and random-effects models: some considerations for policy-relevant education research.' Education Economics, 23 (3). 259 - 277. ISSN 0964-5292

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Abstract

© 2013 Taylor & Francis. The use of fixed (FE) and random effects (RE) in two-level hierarchical linear regression is discussed in the context of education research. We compare the robustness of FE models with the modelling flexibility and potential efficiency of those from RE models. We argue that the two should be seen as complementary approaches. We then compare both modelling approaches in our empirical examples. Results suggest a negative effect of special educational needs (SEN) status on educational attainment, with selection into SEN status largely driven by pupil level rather than school-level factors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 15:02
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:54
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8691

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