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Professor Harvey GoldsteinB.Sc.(Manc.), F.B.A.

Professor of Social Statistics

Research interests

  • Statistical modelling techniques in the construction and analysis of educational tests. The implications of adopting such models have been explored in a series of papers since 1977. In a number of papers he has also explored the ideas of criterion referenced assessment, comparability of assessments and the interaction of assessment modes and the purposes of assessment.
  • The area of 'educational (school) effectiveness'. He has been involved in a number of longitudinal studies of 'value added indicators' for comparing institutions and the use of such indicators for school improvement purposes.
  • The Methodology of multilevel modelling. With Jon Rasbash and more recently including Fiona Steele, he has had research funding for this since 1986 and has been involved in the production of the widely used software package MLwiN and made a number of theoretical developments. The major text on multilevel modelling is his book 'Multilevel Statistical Models': (2003) London, Edward Arnold; New York, Halstead Press: a new edition is due in 2010.

Research Projects

  • Multilevel Multiprocess Models for Partnership and childbearing Event Histories (01/10/02 30/9/04 ESRC H33250044)
  • Missing data methodology for multilevel models (01/09/02 31/08/03 ESRC H333250047)
  • Applications and Understandings of Multilevel Modelling in the Social Sciences (10/01/99 28/02/03 ESRC R000238217)

For further details visit the Centre for Multilevel Modelling.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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Postal address:
Helen Wodehouse Building
35 Berkeley Square
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom