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EDUC Y639 | Multilevel Modeling


Interrogating Authority in Data

The framework for this guide is based on a research guide from Carleton College Gould Library: Data. Explore this resource for additional information and resources.

For further investigation of Quantitative Critical Theory (QuanCrit) explore the following resources:

Guiding Questions

Investigate the Source

  • Was data collected by individual researchers or an organization?
  • Could an affiliation of the producer affect the work?
  • Why was the data collected in the first place?
  • Is the data source different from the reporter or citer?
  • If the data are repackaged, can you identify the original source?

Investigate Impact

  • What is the impact of the producer? How often is their work used or cited?
  • What is the impact of the data? Is it cited often?
  • How is the data used in the research? How does their use compare with yours?
  • Do peers have objections to the measure or producer?

Tools to Research Your Data

Tools to Discover Impact: Selective Scope

Tools to Discover Impact: Broad Scope

Tools to Investigate Organizations or Agencies