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Measurement scales and their use in education

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When we want to conduct a study in the field of education, we find variables whose quantification is not possible or directly realizable. This is the case, for example, of a person’s sex, motivation or attitude towards studies. According to the nature of data, a measurement scale is the instrument that allows to classify them, order them, and even perform statistical tests for their analysis. How are these scales used? The first step is their creation, for which it is necessary to know what type of variable we are going to deal with. Thus, scales are classified into nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio: Nominal scales deal with variables that can only be classified (e.g., sex: male or female). Ordinal scales deal with variables that cannot only be classified, but also ordered…

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educación para el trabajo

Got an education, why work?

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In recent days, I found a writing —quite interesting, by the way— that proposed the need to train students in business cooperation projects from basic educational levels and to provide them with the respective assistance and monitoring in this process at higher levels. Thus I have come up with the following reflection. Thus I have come up with the following reflection. Wage labor —as we knew it in past decades, where the factory or company was the main source of employment and development in territories— is a phenomenon tending to disappear globally…

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Ingenieros competentes

More Competent Engineers: the New Challenge for the University

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The globalized world, characterized by intense competition in diverse economic spheres and plagued by uncertainty, chaos, complexity, instability and social imbalances of diverse kinds, necessarily leads to a re-examination of the role that the university has traditionally played as an agent for “building and transmitting knowledge…”

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