JURE SIG 18 pre-conference 2014

The 2nd JURE SIG Educational Effectiveness pre-conference will take place just before the Fourth Meeting of the EARLI SIG Educational Effectiveness conference at the University of Southampton. The aim of the pre-conference is to allow graduate students and young researchers that share a common interest in educational effectiveness, to come together in an informal environment, get to know each other’s work and benefit from the talks and workshops that will take place during the event.

The two-day pre-conference commences on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 early afternoon and ends on Wednesday, 27th August 2014. On the first day, the pre-conference hosts a keynote speech on “Multilevel Modelling of School Performance Data” given by George Leckie from the Centre for Multilevel Modelling at the University of Bristol. This is followed by a panel discussion in which participants are given the opportunity to interact with established academics within the field of educational effectiveness that are also members of editorial boards: Prof. Daniel Muijs (University of Southampton), Prof. Bert Creemers (University of Groningen), Prof. Samuel Stringfield (University of Cincinnati) and Prof. David Reynolds (University of Southampton). They are joining us in a discussion of the overall theme: “Tips and Tricks to publish easily: journal editors sharing their personal experiences with young Educational Effectiveness researchers”. The day culminates with a complimentary dinner at a local traditional English pub - participation to the dinner is optional.

On the second day, three workshops will take place in parallel and the participants have to choose one of the following:

- Option 1: ‘’Analyzing international large-scale assessment data with R (including brief Introduction to R)’’ by Daniel Caro (Research Fellow, Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment) and Christian Bokhove (Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Southampton)
 - Option 2: ‘’Rasch Modelling and applications in educational effectiveness research’’ by Maria Pampaka (Research Fellow/Lecturer at the University of Manchester)
- Option 3:  “An introduction to SEM models” by Charalambos Charalambous (Lecturer at the University of Cyprus)


Registration closing date - 31st July 2014.

The pre-conference targets PhD students and post-docs. Registration fee is 40 Euros (£36.30 GBP). Please note that pre-conference spaces are limited (25-30) and will be given on a first come, first served basis, and that priority will be given to PhD-students.

To register for the JURE SIG pre-conference, please click on the following link: https://www.ocs.soton.ac.uk/index.php/earli/earli2014/schedConf/registration 

To register for one of three workshops, please fill in the required information in the link displayed below:



There are rooms available in Glen Eyre Complex on both the 25th and the 26th of August 2014. Breakfast on both mornings will be served on Highfield Campus. The price for accommodation is £32.95 per person per night for both the 25th August and the 26th August 2014. To register for accommodation, please refer to the registration link above.

 We are looking forward to welcoming you in Southampton!

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Ioulia Televantou (EARLI SIG 18 JURE Coordinator), ioulia.televantou@gmail.com

Hamis Mugendawala (University of Southampton), hm5g12@soton.ac.uk