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DIPF is an interdisciplinary institute which delivers theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions to researching education. Its researchers investigate the systemic, institutional and individual levels of educational processes.

Current Projects

Search and browse the database for current projects at DIPF. You can use the filter function to narrow your search and refine the results.

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Projects Archive

Here you can find information about important projects completed at DIPF in the past few years. You can use the filter function to narrow your search and refine the results.

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Current DIPF publications, publications database, Open Access repositories DIPFdocs and newsletters at DIPF.

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Research Infrastructure

DIPF offers a comprehensive research infrastructure for educational research. Different laboratories allow for the empirical analysis of developmental pathways whilst technology based testing instruments are refined and virtual research environments developed.

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Research Themes

Across disciplines and departments, scientists at DIPF work on 20 research themes that are presented in alphabetical order. Please use the filtering option to limit the number of records.

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Research Data

Research data provide the basis for scientific knowledge in empirical educational research. Regardless of the original purpose of their collection, the data can often provide the basis for further research. Within the “Alliance for Research Education Data“ (Verbund Forschungsdaten Bildung) and its Research Data Centre Education (FDZ Bildung), DIPF secures scientific data, prepares them for the purpose of re-use and offers educational researchers a reliable repository for the data they assess. At the same time, DIPF does not only participate in the provision of data, but also in the assessment of research data, for instance in the context of large scale assessments such as NEPS, PISA or PIAAC.

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