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Publications

In brief

English language contributions by DIPF staff, published 2014 / 2015 in international journals or collective works.



Methods in longitudinal school improvement research

Because longitudinal studies have not been widely used in school improvement research, the editors wished to highlight current longitudinal designs in school improvement research drawn from a variety of countries.

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Socioeconomic and language minority classroom composition and individual reading achievement

The mediating role of instructional quality. In this study, we investigated effects of socioeconomic and language minority classroom composition on students' reading achievement and explored the mediating role of central features of instructional quality, namely focus on language, student-oriented climate, and structured classroom management.

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The impact of self-regulation on preschool mathematical achievement

The present studies aimed at investigating whether children's risk for self-regulatory failure implicates poor academic outcomes even before the start of formal instruction.

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Factor structure and measurement invariance of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for female and male primary care patients with major depression in Germany

Background: Depression is characterized by gender-specific distinctions, with women being affected more often than men. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is frequently used to assess depression in primary healthcare. Previous research has yielded heterogeneous findings on the factor structure, and little is known of its measurement invariance across gender.

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Effects of spontaneous adult behavior on distress levels of two- to eight-year-olds during voiding cystourethrograms

The Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) is an invasive radiological procedure that may involve high distress in children. This study investigated the course of child distress and the relationship between child distress and spontaneous adult behavior such as distraction, humor, and commands to use coping strategies during VCUG.

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On the validity and generality of transfer effects in cognitive training research

Evaluation of training effectiveness is a longstanding problem of cognitive intervention research. The interpretation of transfer effects needs to meet two criteria, generality and specificity.

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Younger adults show long-term effects of cognitive training on broad cognitive abilities over 2 years

In the COGITO study (Schmiedek, Lövdén, & Lindenberger, 2010), 101 younger adults practiced 12 tests of perceptual speed, working memory, and episodic memory for over 100 daily 1-hr sessions.

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Age and gender differences in the relation between self-concept facets and self-esteem

This study tested whether the gender intensification hypothesis applies to relations between multiple domain-specific self-concept facets and self-esteem.

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Assessing educational research

An information service for monitoring a heterogeneous research field

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State - nation - education

An essay to discussing an unsolved educational issue in the European context

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Coordinated within-trial dynamics of low-frequency neural rhythms controls evidence accumulation

Higher cognitive functions, such as human perceptual decision making, require information processing and transmission across widespread cortical networks. Temporally synchronized neural firing patterns are advantageous for efficiently representing and transmitting information within and between assemblies.

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Outside of the laboratory

Associations of working-memory performance with psychological and physiological arousal vary with age

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Daily fluctuations in positive affect positively co-vary with working memory performance

Positive affect is related to cognitive performance in multiple ways. It is associated with motivational aspects of performance, affective states capture attention, and information processing modes are a function of affect.

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PISA 2015 Draft Questionnaire Framework

The present framework intends to explain the goals and the rationale for choosing appropriate questionnaire content, guiding both the questionnaire development and the forthcoming reports.

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One lesson is all you need?

Stability of instructional quality across lessons

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Classroom composition, classroom management, and the relationship between student attributes and grades

The present study examined the extent to which the relationships between student self-reported math grades and different types of student variables (standardized math test scores; interest and effort in math; parental education) are predicted by classroom composition and teachers' classroom management.

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The impact of reading material's lexical accessibility on text fading effects in children's reading performance

The acceleration phenomenon (AP) is defined by improvements in reading speed and reading comprehension, induced by an artificial text fading procedure corresponding to the previously determined fastest individual reading rate. Recent results, however, indicated that fading that is slower than the self-paced reading rate can produce comparable reading enhancements.

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Quality of parental homework involvement

Predictors and reciprocal relations with academic functioning in the reading domain

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How being an optimist makes a difference

The protective role of optimism in adolescents' adjustment to parental separation

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A broad-coverage collection of portable NLP components for building shareable analysis pipelines

Due to the diversity of natural language processing (NLP) tools and resources, combining them into processing pipelines is an important issue, and sharing these pipelines with others remains a problem.

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The eras and trends of automatic short answer grading

Due to the diversity of natural language processing (NLP) tools and resources, combining them into processing pipelines is an important issue, and sharing these pipelines with others remains a problem.

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Can the mini-mental state examination predict capacity to consent to treatment?

This study examines the relationship between capacity to consent to treatment as measured by the MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Treatment (MacCAT-T) and severity of cognitive impairment as measured with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE).

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"A stitch in time..."

Cross-institutional and interdisciplinary cooperation en route to a preservation policy (a work in progress report)

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Discovering students' complex problem solving strategies in educational assessment

A huge amount of log data accumulates automatically during computer-based educational assessments that can be analyzed for diagnostic or educational purposes using data mining techniques. In this paper, we describe our work of mining students' complex problem solving interactions when tackling previously unknown and dynamically changing situations.

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Automatically detecting corresponding edit-turn-pairs in Wikipedia

In this study, we analyze links between edits in Wikipedia articles and turns from their discussion page.

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What makes a good biography?

Multidimensional quality analysis based on Wikipedia article feedback data

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Lexical substitution dataset for German

This article describes a lexical substitution dataset for German.

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The United Kingdom

A role model for inclusive education?

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Guidelines for transfer of the EERQI prototype framework to other social and economic sciences and humanities

The tools constituting the EERQI framework were developed within the research field of educational science: A peer review exercise was applied involving educational scientists and document evaluation procedures for educational research texts.

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Highlighting salient sentences for reading assistance

The traditional process of the intrinsic evaluation of the quality of scholarly publications is peer reviewing.

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Enhancing relevance ranking of the EERQI search engine

In this chapter of "Assessing quality in European Educational Research" the authors describe the application of the detection of salient sentences for enhancing relevance ranking in the EERQI search engine as well as for the presentation of document snippets in the results list.

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Finding quality

A multilingual search engine for Educational Research

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April 23

UNESCO World Day of Books and Copyright

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Archeological discoveries in distant Greece

An introduction to the later councillor Ludwig Pallat as part of the presentation of chosen documents from the archives of the Research Library of the History of Education.

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Preparing the emigration

Portrayal of the Jewish Theodor Herzl School in Berlin, founded in 1920, and its concept of progressive education that specifically prepared students for their emigration from Germany.

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Generalization of the worst performance rule across the lifespan

The worst performance rule (WPR) predicts that the slowest trials in reaction time (RT) tasks are more strongly related to intelligence than the fastest trials.

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Natural occurrence of subjective aging experiences in community dwelling older adults

The subjective experience of aging is a relevant correlate of developmental outcomes. However, traditional approaches fall short of capturing the inherent multidimensionality of subjective aging experiences (SAEs).

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Quality of extracurricular activities

Considering developmental changes in the impact on school attachment and achievement

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