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World Yearbook of Education 2019
Comparative Methodology in the Era of Big Data and Global Networks

ISBN 9781138550728
Published October 12, 2018 by Routledge
244 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Digital methodologies, new forms of data visualization and computer-based learning and assessment are creating new challenges as well as opportunities for scholars in educational research. The World Yearbook of Education 2019 explores this highly relevant topic, opening a new discussion about the various conceptual and methodological challenges and opportunities in contemporary educational research.

This volume explores contemporary methods of inquiry, with chapters organized around four topics of enduring interest in this field: impacts, patterns, relations and contexts.

The World Yearbook of Education 2019 comprises contributions from internationally renowned scholars exploring novel concepts and methodologies in grappling with contemporary empirical phenomena in educational research. Vital questions such as how we understand the technological developments that are creating new possibilities for and demands on education, and how we make sense of complex cases that cut across multiple nations, are discussed.

This newest addition to the prestigious World Yearbook of Education series provides a fascinating read for scholars in the fields of education policy and comparative education. It is not only a useful resource for educational researchers and policy makers examining new trends and emerging issues, but would be of interest to graduate students exploring innovative methodologies, particularly in the study of education and education policy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Big Data and Even Bigger Consequences

Radhika Gorur

Sam Sellar

Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Part 1 Impacts

Randomized Control Trials: League Leader in the Hierarchy of Evidence?

Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Chapter 2

The Strengths and Shortcomings of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs): Reflections from REAP’s Experiences in China

Prashant Loyalka

Chapter 3

Randomized Control Trials: Limitations for Explaining and Improving Learning Outcomes

Moses Oketch

Part 2 Patterns

In Search of Patterns: With Enough Data, Do the Numbers Speak for Themselves?

Radhika Gorur

Chapter 4

Intimate Data Infrastructure: Emerging Comparative Methods of Predictive Analytics and Psycho-informatics

Ben Williamson

Chapter 5

Politicized Data and Spatial Methods: Generating Understanding of Contemporary Educational Policy Environments and Interventions

Christopher A. Lubinski

Priya G. LaLonde

Chapter 6

Rethinking Cause and Effect: Analyzing Economic Growth and PISA Scores Over a Period of 15 Years

Yariv Feniger

Michael Atia

Part 3 Relations

Global Education Policy in Evolving Network Societies

Sam Sellar

Chapter 7

The Value of Network Analysis for the Study of Global Education Policy: Key Concepts and Methods

Francine Menashy

Antoni Verger

Chapter 8

Cartographies of the Digital Governance of Education

Paolo Landri

Chapter 9

Big Data and New Social Relations in Higher Education:, Google Scholar and ResearchGate

Janja Komljenovic

Part 4 Context

Contextualizing "Context"

Radhika Gorur

Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Chapter 10

Comparing Platforms and the New Value Economy in the Academy

Susan L. Robertson

Chapter 11

Rethinking the Concept of "Context" in Comparative Research

Lesley Bartlett

Frances Vavrus

Chapter 12

Making and mobilizing contexts in policy and research

Nelli Piattoeva

Anni Klutasa

Olli Suominen

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Radhika Gorur is Senior Lecturer, Deakin University, Australia, and a Director of the Laboratory of International Assessment Studies.

Sam Sellar is Reader in Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Director of the Laboratory of International Assessment Studies.

Gita Steiner-Khamsi is Professor of Comparative and International Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York.