Sampling Techniques Workshop for Fourth Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (ERCE, 2019)

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, 26 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Mexico, Mexico city
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
a.pizarro@unesco.org

The workshop will include the presentation of methodological and technical guidelines so that participants can authoritatively execute the activities included in the technical timeline for LLECE’s fourth study in accordance with the standards for large-scale international assessments. The participants will be able to apply the knowledge obtained in the development of sample designs and the selection of samples for their countries.
One of the main objectives of projects like the Fourth Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (ERCE) developed by the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE) is to produce valid and reliable data for the evaluation of the performance of students from the region.

The complex designs of this type of study have important consequences for data analysis and processing. As such, the goal of this training workshop is to familiarize participants with the sampling methodology used in large-scale international assessments, their background and their importance.

The workshop will include the presentation of methodological and technical guidelines so that participants can authoritatively execute the activities included in the technical timeline for LLECE’s fourth study in accordance with the standards for large-scale international assessments. The participants will be able to apply the knowledge obtained in the development of sample designs and the selection of samples for their countries.

Workshop attendees will review concepts and procedures such as probabilistic sampling theory, the design of simple and complex samples, stratification, bias, the calculation of sample weights and variance estimating in complex sample designs. They also will address the implications of these designs for the analysis and interpretation of the results.

The training will consist of a combination of theoretical and practical sessions and will be conducted through the invaluable collaboration of the National Institute for the Evaluation of Education (INEE) of Mexico. The workshop is being organized by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, where LLECE is housed.