How to better harness big data for international education research



Amita Chudgar, Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Education

Date and Time

February 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Encina Hall East Wing, 5th Floor, Falcon Lounge

FSI Contact

Hannah Myers (

International Education Initiative (IEI) Instructional Workshop 

IEI is a new cross-campus initiative to increase dialogue and collaboration around international education at Stanford. 

About the Topic: There is a wide variety of readily available secondary data sources that can be harnessed to provide rich descriptions and often meaningful causal explanations of interesting educational phenomenon in developing countries. Some of the larger data sources such as TIMSS, PIRLS or PISA are widely known, but in addition to these, many other under-utilized national and cross-national datasets are also available.

In this brief workshop I hope to a) introduce alternative secondary data resources that are useful and relevant for educational research b) discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of working with such large-scale data.

About the Speaker: Amita Chudgar is an Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Education Policy. As an economist of education, her long-term interest focus is on ensuring that children and adults in resource-constrained environments have equal access to high-quality learning opportunities irrespective of their backgrounds. 


Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by: Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford Graduate School of Education, Rural Education Action Program, Center for Education Policy Analysis 


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