TALIS 2008 Technical Report

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The OECD’s new Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) has been designed to provide data and analyses on the conditions needed for effective teaching and learning in schools. As the first international survey with this focus, it seeks to fill important information gaps that have been identified at the national and international levels of education systems.

This TALIS Technical Report describes the development of the TALIS instruments and methods used in sampling, data collection, scaling and data analysis phases of the first round of the survey. It also explains the rigorous quality control programme that operated during the survey process, which included numerous partners and external experts from around the world.

The information in this report complements the first international report from TALIS, Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS (OECD, 2009) and the User Guide for the TALIS International Database.



On Line Data Collection

This chapter discusses the on line and electronically delivered questionnaires that have become an increasingly useful option for international large-scale sample surveys and assessments. TALIS offered on line data collection (ODC) with a mixed-mode design as an international option: countries could use the option as a default means to collect data for all schools and respondents, selected schools only or a particular population, i.e. school principals or teachers. This chapter provides information on the design, operations, technical solutions, field trial, main study and on line data collection processes.


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