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Cross-Country Heterogeneity in Students’ Reporting Behavior: The Use of the Anchoring Vignette Method
Journal of Educational Measurement (2018)
  • Hana Vonkova
  • Gema Zamarro
  • Collin Hitt, University of Arkansas
Abstract
Self-reports are an indispensable source of information in education research but they are often affected by heterogeneity in reporting behavior. Failing to correct for this heterogeneity can lead to invalid comparisons across groups. We use the parametric anchoring vignette method to correct for cross-country incomparability of students’ reports on teacher’s classroom management. Our analysis is based on the data from the Programme for International Student Assessment 2012. We show significant variation in implicit standards across countries. Correlations between countries’ average teacher classroom management levels and external variables like students test scores and public expenditure per pupil change substantially after our vignette adjustment. We conclude that the anchoring vignettes method shows potential to enhance the comparability of self-reported measures in education.
Publication Date
Spring 2018
Citation Information
Hana Vonkova, Gema Zamarro and Collin Hitt. "Cross-Country Heterogeneity in Students’ Reporting Behavior: The Use of the Anchoring Vignette Method" Journal of Educational Measurement Vol. 55 Iss. 1 (2018) p. 3 - 31
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gema_zamarro/13/