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Edward Melhuish ISBN 978 0 7559 9286 7 (Web only publication) This document is also available in pdf format (440k)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background Aim and objectives Data Statistical analysis Discussion and conclusions
1 INTRODUCTION Policy background Research background Aim and objectives
2. DATA The Growing up in Scotland ( GUS) study Cognitive development Children's activities in the home
3. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS Introduction Producing baseline demographic models Creating different achievement groups Testing for possible components of the HLEHLE as a predictor of achievement Effect sizes for predictor variables
4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS Future research Policy implications
APPENDIX 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SAMPLE
APPENDIX 2: MULTILEVEL MODELLING Why use multilevel modelling? Multilevel modelling and GUS
APPENDIX 3: ACTIVITIES TESTED FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE HOME LEARNING ENVIRONMENT INDEX FOR GUS
APPENDIX 4: RESULTS OF TESTING FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF HOME ACTIVITIES WITH OVER- AND UNDER-ACHIEVEMENT
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.
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