PISA Data Analysis Manual: SPSS and SAS, Second Edition


These two publications are essential tools for researchers, as they provide 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. They include 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 manuals also include a detailed account of the PISA 2006 database.

These publications are a revision of the PISA 2003 Data Analysis Manual (OECD, 2005). The chapters in the manuals 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 publications include:

  • 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®/SAS®; and
  • Comprehensive description of the OECD PISA 2006 international database. 

SPSS version
ISBN: 9789264056268
Publication: 09/04/2009

SAS verison
ISBN: 9789264056244
Publication: 21/04/2009




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® MacroSAS® Macro
  • SAS Macro for 10 Plausible Values
  • Appendices

PowerPoint guides to the manuals


PISA data analysis manual - sampling ppt cover   PISA data analysis manuals standard error cover   PISA database manual ppt scaling cover   PISA data analysis manuals OECD mean cover
 Sampling Design for International Surveys in Education    Computation of Standard Errors for Multistage Samples    Scaling of Cognitive Data and Use of Students Performance Estimates    OECD Mean, OECD Average and Computation of Standard Errors on Differences

How to obtain these publications

  • Subscribers and readers at subscribing institutions can access the online edition the OECD ilibrary: 
    SPSS version 
    SAS version
  • Government officials with accounts can access the online editions in O.N.E. Those who have not yet subscribed can do so here.
    SPSS version
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