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Using Big Data to Inform Evidence-Based Policy and Practice: Practical Lessons Learnt From Handling Secondary Data

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This case study evaluated the impact of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiatives in improving educational outcomes in the United Kingdom. Using secondary data in the form of official datasets approved by the national pupil database, Year 7 cohort was longitudinally followed from the beginning of Key Stage 3 till the end of Key Stage 5. The study is a practical example of how research evidence can inform policy and practice.

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