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Third International Mathematics and Science Study 1999 Video Study Technical Report: Volume 2--Science. Technical Report. NCES 2011-049
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Abstract

This second volume of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study Technical Report focuses on every aspect of the planning, implementation, processing, analysis, and reporting of the science components of the TIMSS 1999 Video Study. The report is intended to serve as a record of the actions and documentation of outcomes, to be used in interpreting the results and as a reference for future studies. The TIMSS 1999 Video Study is a complex and ambitious study conducted under the aegis of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and managed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in cooperation with its study partner, the National Science Foundation. The study researchers collected, transcribed, translated, coded, and analyzed hundreds of hours of videotapes of eighth-grade science lessons in the five participating countries. The design of the study built on the foundations established by the first TIMSS 1995 Video Study, but was improved and carried out through a collaborative process that involved individuals around the globe. Each of the chapters of this report, and the appendices, focuses on critical steps taken in the planning and implementation of the study, from its initial design to how the data were analyzed. One of the more complex tasks of the study was the development of a coding system that addressed critical questions and was applicable to each country's unique education system. The resulting coding system for the science videos is discussed in detail in this report with the aim of making the system available for review, improvement, and possible application to future studies. Appended are: (1) Research Participants in the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Science Teaching; (2) U.S. Science Teacher Questionnaire; (3) TIMSS 1999 Video Study Science Teacher Questionnaire Code Book; (4) TIMSS 1999 Video Study Science Video Coding Manual; and (5) Steps for Weighting the Data for Each Country. (Contains 65 tables, 18 figures, 14 exhibits and 8 footnotes.) [For "Third International Mathematics and Science Study 1999 Video Study Technical Report: Volume 1--Mathematics. Technical Report. NCES 2003-012," see ED522247.]

Citation

Garnier, H.E., Lemmens, M., Druker, S.L. & Roth, K.J. Third International Mathematics and Science Study 1999 Video Study Technical Report: Volume 2--Science. Technical Report. NCES 2011-049. Retrieved June 20, 2019 from .

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