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

Authors

Publication date

2015

Summary

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.

Published in

Education Economics

Volume and page numbers

23 , 259 -277

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09645292.2013.855705

ISSN

16

Subjects

Statistical Analysis, Education, and Economics

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1597396~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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