Research Theme: Education

 

Name: Therese Brophy
Institution: University College London
Contact: Withheld
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: For use in meeting course requirements for the Doctorate in Educational Psychology at UCL. Likely research topics include: play and playgrounds; assessment for learning/collaborative teaching; SEN and higher order thinking skills.

 


 

Name: Stephen Christopher Byrne
Institution: University of Sussex
Contact: sb642@sussex.ac.uk
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: I intend to estimate the determinants of standardised test scores at age 9, with particular focus on demographic and socioeconomic variables including employment, parental health, school quality among others.

 


 

Name: Delma Byrne
Institution: NUI Maynooth
Contact: delma.byrne@nuim.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: Research on the social stratification of early childhood care and education. 

 


 

Name: Emma Chubb
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: echubb@tcd.ie
Completion: August 2015

 

Project: I intend to use the GUI data in order to facilitate research that I must conduct as part of my master's dissertation. I am enrolled in the MSc in applied social research at TCD. My dissertation topic focuses on the levels of expected educational attainment amongst students from deprived backgrounds. The due date for this project is August 28th, therefore data will not be used beyond this point. 

 


 

Name: Declan Costello
Institution: NUI Maynooth
Contact: declancostello29@yahoo.ie
Completion: August 2014

 

Project: I am currently studying for an MA in Economics in NUI Maynooth. I am currently researching for my masters thesis on the subject of school entry age and return to education and will use the GUI datasets for my econometric data analysis. 

 


 

Name: Mathew J. Creighton
Institution: University of Massachusetts
Contact: mathew.creighton@umb.edu
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: The intended use is twofold. First, I intend to assess intergenerational mobility in Ireland. This will involve considering the role of educational background in the educational trajectories of children. In addition to considering a variety of educational outcomes (e.g., time spent on schooling), the longitudinal component of the data allows for school leaving and delay to be considered. Second, I would like to consider acculturative processes in the health trajectories of children and infants. This involves assessing the unique information of the GUI on place of birth, experience of migration and a variety of health practices, namely breastfeeding. In this second study, educational outcomes will also be of interest, which will bridge the two efforts.

his research project is also recorded under the theme: Health

 


 

Name: Orla Doyle
Institution: University College Dublin
Contact: orla.doyle@ucd.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: For use in several potential projects (data dependent): Parental investment and child outcomes: the impact of breastfeeding on test score; Impact of centre-based child care on children's cognitive and non-cognitive development; differential reporting of children's behaviour by teachers and parents; explaining socioeconomic inequalities in test scores; impact of parenting styles on children's internalising and externalising behaviours; impact of economic hardship on mental health and impact of handedness on school test scores and mental health.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Pregnancy, Birth and Early Infancy; Child Development and Health.

 


 

Name: Caitriona Fitzgerald
Institution: Maynooth University
Contact: caitriona.fitzgerald.2013@mumail.ie
Completion: 2017

 

Project: The data will be used to inform a PhD study which is comparing children's experiences of citizenship education in primary schools in Ireland and Sweden. The age cohort of the study will involve children from 8-12 years old. It is envisaged that the data will be used until 2017.

 


 

Name: Allyn Fives
Institution: NUI Galway
Contact: allyn.fives@nuigalway.ie
Completion December 2013

 

Project: We have recently published findings on the association between children's self-beliefs and children's reading ability. Our plan is to extend our research on this topic by analysing the GUI data for 9 year olds. We plan to examine the relationship between children's reading ability, as measured by the Drumcondra test, and their perceptions (self-reported) of their academic performance. 

 


 

Name: Allyn Fives
Institution: NUI Galway
Contact: allyn.fives@nuigalway.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: Analysis of the causal relations between parenting style, children's self-concept, children's hyperactivity, children's engagement in reading and attitude to reading, and children's reading. 

 


 

Name: Neil Garry
Institution: Maynooth University
Contact: neil.garry.2009@mumail.ie
Completion: August 2015

 

Project: The dataset is intended to be used in the analysis of education production functions within the Irish context for an MA thesis. Initially, the econometric results will be included in an MA thesis which will be submitted for examination by the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Maynooth University. School-specific variables will be needed in order to assess school-level factors impacting on student attainment. The end date for use of the data is estimated to be 13/08/2015.

 


 

Name: Bernie Grummell
Institution: NUI Maynooth
Contact: bernie.grummell@nuim.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: Research focusing on the equality and educational implications of the GUI data - class, gender, school size and location, socio-cultural features, learning and pedagogical aspects. 

 


 

Name: Aisling Leavy
Institution: Mary Immaculate College
Contact: Aisling.Leavy@mic.ul.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: These data sets will be used by a group of faculty members at Mary Immaculate College for the purposes of exploring the impact of societal and educational factors on educational outcomes and experiences of young children growing up in Ireland. We will focus on early childhood, primary and post primary children.

 


 

Name: Martin Lynch
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Contact: martin.lynch@dit.ie
Completed: Withheld

 

Project: I aim to use the data from the GUI 9 year old and 13 year old datasets for my research dissertation for the DIT for the Masters in Child, Community and Family Studies. I hope to use the data to test for significance for gender differences. Although the descriptive statistic by the GUI website does highlight gender differences for this cohort I would like to look at other ways the gender can be investigated, such as across school type such as mixed or single-sex schools. I would like to look at how gender differences change over time (between 9 years old and 13 years old) as well as across school type, that is: can mixed school reinforce gender stereotypes?

 


 

Name: Phil Maguire
Institution: Maynooth University
Contact: pmaguire@cs.nuim.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: We intend to carry out research investigating the impact of various factors, including parental education on academic achievement. 

 


 

Name: Mairead Mahon
Institution: Swan Youth Service
Contact: mahon.mairead@gmail.com
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: Using the Education/Cognitive development domain I would like to look at child's perception of education and school environment and how this may influence their attendance and behaviour at school. Secondly, I wish to examine levels of school attendance and absenteeism in wave 2. Finally I would like to examine the shcool/teachers perception of the children interviewed within this cohort. 

 


 

Name: Dean McDonnell
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: mcdonnd5@tcd.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: My research is focusing on educational mental wellbeing, teacher burnout, technological use, and the student/teacher relationship. I am recruiting teachers to participate in my research, conducting a short semi-structured interview with principals, and a short focus group with a selection of teachers. I intend to use the GUI dataset to compliment my own research by observing a further element of the relationship focused between students and their teachers. 

 


 

Name: Raegan Murphy
Institution: University College Cork
Contact: raegan.murphy@ucc.ie 
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: For use in exploratory data analysis using ability/attainment data as a proxy for intelligence. 

 


 

Name: Michael O'Connell
Institution: University College Dublin
Contact: michael.f.oconnell@ucd.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: Academic attainment among children of immigrants: Research examining the progress of children, making comparisons between the children of immigrants and non-immigrantss on key measures related to school outcomes and educational attainment. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Children from Minorities

 


 

Name: Conor O'Driscoll
Institution: Maynooth University
Contact: cd.rico@hotmail.com
Completion: July 2015

 

Project: I intend to use the data for my economics masters thesis. I intend to look at the relationship between health and commute times. To do this using the NTS I intend to regress self-reported health on journey start times, commute type, and measures of wealth including method of transport, number of cars owned, and rent provided. Using Irish National Time Use Survey I intend to regress travel time on social activites, hygeine activities, and exercies activities. I intend to to be finished using the data by July 31st.

 


 

Name: Jane O'Hanlon
Institution: Dublin City University
Contact: janeyo@eircom.net
Completion: August 2015

 

Project: I am currently in the final stages of completing an EdD Doctoral Programme Dissertation focused on Learning through the Arts with St. Patrick's College, DCU. 

 


 

Name: Catriona O'Toole
Institution: NUI Maynooth
Contact: catriona.a.otoole@nuim.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: Research linking child development with academic performance and family influences. Investigations of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties will be a dominant focus. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Child Development.

 


 

Name: Brigid Teevan
Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Contact: bteevan01@qub.ac.uk
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: The aim of this study is to: Investigate parents' views concerning the difficulties they may face in effectively educating their adolescents on sensitive issues surrounding sex and sexuality; To understand possible barriers to parents engaging as primary sex educators with their pre-adolescents and adolescent children and to use the knowledge gained from the research to assist and support parents in the future in their efforts as primary educators of sex education to their children. The overall aim is to explore the topic or topics causing parents most difficulty. 

 


 

Name: Joseph Travers
Institution: St. Patrick's College
Contact: joe.travers@spd.dcu.ie
Completion: December 2013

 

Project: We intend to use the GUI database as part of a National Council for Special Education (NCSE) funded project on secondary analysis of the GUI data in relation to educational experiences and outcomes ( attainment, attendance, happiness and independence related) for children with special educational needs. 

 


 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: To investigate the longitudinal association between early literacy achievement and later pro-social ability in 9-13 year olds in Ireland. 

 


 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: As part of a quantitative research module I would like to analyse the GUI study in relation to the area of school climate and formative assessment and attitude to school. 

 


 

Name: Jessica Worth
Institution: NUI Maynooth
Contact: Withheld
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: For use in Masters in Economics thesis looking at hours of physical exercise inside and outside of school and its relationship to school grades and whether there is an argument to have PE as a graded subject. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Physical Activity

 

 

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