TIMSS (Third International Math and Science Study)
Population 2: 7th and 8th grade student, their math teacher and principal data sets
1. Download this zip file
to a directory of your choice in your computer. Unzip it in that directory.
2. Modify Kmain.sas
to specify names of the variables you want. This writes a program "extract.sas
." <-- this is a sample.
3. Open extract.sas and change the path names of the working directory that you are using and the directotory in which
you have your TIMSS data (get TIMSS data from NECS website). [or make this permanent by modifying it in a file
4. Run extract.sas to get three data sets, 7th and 8th grade student data, math teacher data, and principal data.
In this program specify which country's data you want. Default is US. You can get as many countries' data as you
want at one run (even all nations!).
5. Use Kmerge.sas
to merge the three data sets. Now it is for the US, but it can be easily changed to run other countries.
Without this program, my study that compares 34 or even more TIMSS countries would have been impossible.