Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

PISA Data Analysis Manual: SPSS and SAS, Second Edition


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ISBN: 9789264056268
Publication: 09/04/2009


ISBN: 9789264056244

Publication: 21/04/2009


PISA Data Analysis Manual: SPSS and SAS,  Second Edition

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) surveys collected data on students’ performances in reading, mathematics and science, as well as contextual information on students’ background, home characteristics and school factors which could influence performance. The initial results for PISA 2000 is found in Knowledge and Skills for Life – First Results from PISA 2000 (OECD, 2001), for PISA 2003 in Learning for Tomorrow’s World – First Results from PISA 2003 (OECD, 2004) and for PISA 2006 in PISA 2006: Science Competencies for Tomorrow’s World (OECD, 2007).

This publication is an essential tool for researchers, as it provides all the information required to understand the PISA databases and perform analyses in accordance with the complex methodologies used to collect and process the data. It includes detailed information on how to analyse the PISA data, enabling researchers to both reproduce the initial results and to undertake further analyses. In addition to the inclusion of the necessary techniques, the manual also includes a detailed account of the PISA 2006 database.

This publication is a revised edition of the PISA 2003 Data Analysis Manual (OECD, 2005). The chapters in the manual are expanded to cover various analytical issues in PISA in general, while applying examples from all available PISA surveys – PISA 2000, PISA 2003 and PISA 2006.

The publication includes:

  • Introductory chapters explaining the statistical theories and concepts required to analyse the PISA data, including full chapters on how to apply replicate weights and undertake analyses using plausible values;
  • Worked examples providing full syntax in SPSS®; and
  • Comprehensive description of the OECD PISA 2006 international database.

 Table of contents

  • Usefulness of PISA Data for Policy Makers, Researchers and Experts on Methodology
  • Exploratory Analysis Procedures
  • Sample Weights
  • Replicate Weights
  • The Rasch Model
  • Plausible Values
  • Computation of Standard Errors
  • Analyses with Plausible Values
  • Use of Proficiency Levels
  • Analyses with School-Level Variables
  • Standard Error on a Difference
  • OECD Total and OECD Average
  • Trends
  • Studying the Relationship between Student Performance and Indices Derived from Contextual Questionnaires
  • Multilevel Analyses
  • PISA and Policy Relevance – Three Examples of Analyses
  • SPSS® Macro; SAS® Macro
  • Appendices 

How to obtain this publication

Readers can access the full version of PISA Data Analysis Manual: SPSS, Second Edition choosing from the following options:

  • Subscribers and readers at subscribing institutions can access the online edition via SourceOECD, our online library.  
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