Today we conclude our pre-conference workshops that have taken place parallel to one another at The Royal Marine Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. These workshops have revolved around ILSA data, IEA data and lively debates focused on causality.
Workshop 1–hosted by Sabine Meinck and David Rutkowski provided delegates with the opportunity to discuss ways in which large-scale data from PIRLS 2021 and REDS can be interpreted and used in various ways to inform policy and practice.
Workshop 2–hosted by Diego Cortes and Umut Atasever, created space for delegates to achieve two main goals: advancing their data science skills using R and R Studio, and learning more about the specifics of analyzing ILSA data.
Workshop 3 – hosted by Alec Kennedy, Andrés Strello, and Rolf Strietholt, was structured around methods for causal inference with observation data from international assessments allowed participants the opportunity to gain both the theoretical background and real-life examples applicable to educational research.
Overall, a successful two days of pre-conference workshops, and we look forward to kicking off the 10th IEA IRC tomorrow.