Book Volume 5 2010

Educational Research - the Ethics and Aesthetics of Statistics

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ISBN: 978-90-481-9872-6 (Print) 978-90-481-9873-3 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Pages 1-11

    Representation or Hard Evidence? The Use of Statistics in Education and Educational Research

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    Pages 13-25

    The Lure of Statistics for Educational Researchers

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    Pages 27-42

    Dazzling Statistics? On the University Expansion in Flanders and the Need for Research into the History of Education that Transcends Quantifying Sociology

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    Pages 43-57

    Child Maltreatment in the Last 50 Years: The Use of Statistics

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    Pages 59-78

    Constructing Social Unity and Presenting Clear Predictions: The Promise of Public Opinion Pollsters to Measure and Educate Society

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    Pages 79-96

    n = 1: The Science and Art of the Single Case in Educational Research

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    Pages 97-114

    To Frame the Unframable: Quantifying Irregular Migrants’ Presence

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    Pages 115-127

    European Citizenship and Evidence-Based Happiness

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    Pages 129-144

    The Persuasive Power of Figures and the Aesthetics of the Dirty Backyards of Statistics in Educational Research

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    Pages 145-160

    The Good, the Beautiful and the Literate: Making Statistics Accessible for Action

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    Pages 161-176

    Statistics and the Inference to the Best Explanation: Living Without Complexity?

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    Pages 177-188

    Performativity, Statistics and Bloody Words

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    Pages 189-204

    A Bubble for the Spirit Level: Metricophilia, Rhetoric and Philosophy

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    Pages 205-214

    Calling to Account

  16. Back Matter

    Pages 215-224