CELS: The Citizenship Educational Longitudinal Study - 2001-2010

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Data analysis

The study is generating a wide range of valuable data, including longitudinal and cross-sectional survey datasets on young people and schools’ experiences and attitudes, as well as qualitative data from young people, teachers, and school leaders.

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This data is being analysed using a range of techniques. The survey data is being analysed using statistical techniques such as multilevel modelling and structural equation modelling. The case study data is being analysed using qualitative content analysis methods (with the assistance of qualitative analysis computer software).

Both the quantitative and the qualitative data analysis are underpinned by the research goals and foci. CELS (see The study) aims to assess the short- and long-term effects of citizenship education on students, to explore how different processes (at school, teacher and pupil level) can impact upon differential outcomes, and to identify how the potential for effectiveness of citizenship education can be increased.

During the analysis, CELS links the various responses we have received from the school, teacher and student questionnaires, interviews and group discussions, and focuses on examining:

Using these analytical foci and methods, CELS therefore provides a way of understanding:

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