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Large-Scale Cognitive Assessment

Analyzing PIAAC Data

  • First standardized knowledge transfer on how to analyze PIAAC data

  • Makes the data from PIAAC and the numerous additional studies transparant to potential users

  • Provides numerous examples how the rich and valuable datasets from PIAAC can be used for scientific research questions

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Large-Scale Assessment in Education: Analysing PIAAC Data

    • Débora B. Maehler, Beatrice Rammstedt
    Pages 1-6Open Access
  3. Design and Key Features of the PIAAC Survey of Adults

    • Irwin Kirsch, Kentaro Yamamoto, Lale Khorramdel
    Pages 7-26Open Access
  4. Plausible Values: Principles of Item Response Theory and Multiple Imputations

    • Lale Khorramdel, Matthias von Davier, Eugenio Gonzalez, Kentaro Yamamoto
    Pages 27-47Open Access
  5. Adult Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills: An Overview of Existing PIAAC Data

    • Débora B. Maehler, Ingo Konradt
    Pages 49-91Open Access
  6. Analysing PIAAC Data with the International Data Explorer (IDE)

    • Emily Pawlowski, Jaleh Soroui
    Pages 93-115Open Access
  7. Analysing PIAAC Data with the IDB Analyzer (SPSS and SAS)

    • Andres Sandoval-Hernandez, Diego Carrasco
    Pages 117-148Open Access
  8. Analysing PIAAC Data with Stata

    • François Keslair
    Pages 149-164Open Access
  9. Using EdSurvey to Analyse PIAAC Data

    • Paul Bailey, Michael Lee, Trang Nguyen, Ting Zhang
    Pages 209-237Open Access
  10. Analysing Log File Data from PIAAC

    • Frank Goldhammer, Carolin Hahnel, Ulf Kroehne
    Pages 239-269Open Access
  11. Linking PIAAC Data to Individual Administrative Data: Insights from a German Pilot Project

    • Jessica Daikeler, Britta Gauly, Matthias Rosenthal
    Pages 271-290Open Access

About this book

This open access methodological book summarises existing analysing techniques using data from PIAAC, a study initiated by the OECD that assesses key cognitive and occupational skills of the adult population in more than 40 countries. The approximately 65 PIAAC datasets that has been published worldwide to date has been widely received and used by an interdisciplinary research community. Due to the complex structure of the data, analyses with PIAAC datasets are very challenging. To ensure the quality and significance of these data analyses, it is necessary to instruct users in the correct handling of the data. This methodological book provides a standardised approach to successfully implementing these data analyses. It contains examples of and tools for the analysis of the PIAAC data using different statistical approaches and software, and it offers perspectives from various disciplines. The contributing authors have hands-on experience of using PIAAC data, and/or they have conducted data analysis workshops with these data.



  • PIAAC data
  • Large-scale assessment
  • Data analysis
  • Plausible values
  • International comparison
  • Key cognitive skills
  • Literacy of adult population
  • Numeracy of adult population
  • Analysis with PIAAC datasets
  • Stata
  • R software
  • Open access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Survey Design and Methodology, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany

    Débora B. Maehler, Beatrice Rammstedt

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)