The untapped promise of secondary data sets in international and comparative education policy research

Amita Chudgar, Thomas F Luschei


The objective of this commentary is to call attention to the feasibility and importance of large-scale, systematic, quantitative analysis in international and comparative education research. We contend that although many existing databases are under- or unutilized in quantitative international-comparative research, these resources present the opportunity for important, policy-relevant descriptive studies. We conclude the commentary with overarching observations about the strengths and limitations of such secondary data-based analysis.


Secondary data; large-scale data; cross-national education policy research

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