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Dr Nick Sofroniou - Publications

  • CEDEFOP (Authors: Hogarth, T., Brown, A., Gambin, L., Markowitsch, J., McCoshan, A., & Sofroniou, N.). (2018). The changing nature and role of vocational education and training in Europe Volume 3: the responsiveness of European VET systems to external change (1995-2015). Thessaloniki, Greece: Cedefop. [Download link to file]
  • Einbeck, J., Gray, E., Sofroniou, N., Marques da Silva Junior, A. H., & Gledhill, J. (2017). Confidence intervals for posterior intercepts, with application to the PIAAC literacy survey. In M. Grzegorczyk & G. Ceoldo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Groningen, Netherlands, Volume 1 (pp. 217–222). Groningen, Netherlands: University of Groningen. [Download link to file]
  • Higton, J., Leonardi, S., Richards, N., Choudhoury,
 A., Sofroniou, N. and Owen, D. (2017a).Teacher Workload Survey 2016. (Research report DFE-RR633). London: Department for Education. ISBN: 978-1-78105-689-9.[Download link to file]
  • Higton, J., Leonardi, S., Richards, N., Choudhoury, A., Sofroniou, N., & Owen, D. (2017b). Teacher workload survey: Research brief. London: Department for Education. [Download link to file]
  • Higton, J., Leonardi, S., Richards, N., Choudhoury, A., Sofroniou, N., & Owen, D. (2017c). Teacher workload survey: Technical report. London: Department for Education. [Download link to file]
  • Bimrose, J., Sofroniou, N., Barnes, S.-A., Attwell, G., Rustemeier, P., Stieglitz, D., Elferink, R., Hughes, D., Li, Y., Owen, D., Wilson, R., Bosworth, L., & Millar, P. (2016). LMI for All technical, stakeholder engagement and data development services: Final report. Wath-upon-Dearne, UK: UK Commission for Employment and Skills. [Download link to file]
  • Wilson, R., Owen, D., Green, A., Sofroniou, N., Beaven, R., May-Gillings, M., Perkins, S., & Pirie, J. (2016). Working Futures 2014-2024: Annexes. Wath-upon-Dearne, UK: UK Commission for Employment and Skills. [Download link to file]
  • Wilson, R., Sofroniou, N., Beaven, R., May-Gillings, M., Perkins, S., Lee, M., Glover, P., Limmer, H., & Leach, A. (2016). Working Futures 2014-2024: Evidence report 100. Wath-upon-Dearne, UK: UK Commission for Employment and Skills. [Download link to file]
  • Sofroniou, N. (2015). Greening TVET in the context of climate change policy developments: Outcomes of the UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference. Bonn, Germany: UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. [Download link to file]
  • Sofroniou, N. (2015). Greening TVET in the context of climate change policy developments: Summary report. Bonn, Germany: UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. [Download link to file]
  • Raitano, M., Luppi, M., Conti, R., Teloni, D., Sofroniou, N., Kriechel, B. (2015a). Task 3: Secondary effects following a change of regulations on the exportation of family benefits . Final report submitted to European Commission under YT/2013/119 – Lot 2.
  • Raitano, M., Luppi, M., Conti, R., Teloni, D., Sofroniou, N., Kriechel, B. (2015b). Task 4: Secondary effects following a change of regulations on the aggregation of periods or salaries for unemployment benefit . Final report submitted to European Commission under YT/2013/119 – Lot 2.
  • Sofroniou, N., and Anderson, P. (2015). Green Skills and Jobs in Scotland. Final report submitted to Skills Development Scotland.
  • Sofroniou, N., Kaxira, A., Kvetan, V., and Katsikis, I (2014) 'Skills for sustainable economies: A vocational education and training perspective' in Sustainable economy and sustainable employment: Regional and local labour market monitoring approaches for measuring sustainability, 229 - 254, Editors: C. Larsen, S. Rand, A. Schmid and R. Keil, Mering, Germany: Rainer Hampp Verlag.
  • Sofroniou, N., & Zukersteinova, A. (Eds.). (2013a). A user guide to implementing an employer survey on skills needs. Thessaloniki, Greece: Cedefop. [Download link to file]
  • Sofroniou, N., & Zukersteinova, A. (Eds.). (2013b). The pilot European employer survey on skills needs: illustrative findings. Thessaloniki, Greece: Cedefop. [Download link to file]
  • Hutcheson, G. & Sofroniou, N. (2011). Factor analysis. In L. Moutinho & G. Hutcheson (Eds.), The SAGE dictionary of quantitative management research (pp. 117–121). London: SAGE.
  • Kamiya, Y., & Sofroniou, N. (2011). 'Socio-demographic characteristics of older people in Ireland' in A. Barrett, G. Savva, V. Timonen, & R. A. Kenny (Eds.), Fifty plus in Ireland 2011: First results from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) (pp. 23–36). Dublin, Ireland: Trinity College Dublin.
  • Simpkin, A., Sofroniou, N., Papageorgiou, G., & Hinde, J. (2011). Some consequences of miss-specification of a random effects density [abstract]. In J. Hinde & J. Newell (Eds.), The 31st Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Galway (p. 18). Galway, Ireland: National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2011a). 'Item response theory' in The SAGE dictionary of quantitative management research, 149 - 152, Editors: L. Moutinho and G. Hutcheson, London: SAGE.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2011b). 'Mixture models' in L. Moutinho & G. Hutcheson (Eds.), The SAGE dictionary of quantitative management research (pp. 192–194). London: SAGE.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2011c). 'Multilevel models' in L. Moutinho & G. Hutcheson (Eds.), The SAGE dictionary of quantitative management research (pp. 202–195). London: SAGE.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2011d). 'Receiver operating characteristic' in L. Moutinho & G. Hutcheson (Eds.), The SAGE dictionary of quantitative management research (pp. 267–269). London: SAGE.
  • Gilleece, L., Cosgrove, J. & Sofroniou, N. (2010). Equity in mathematics and science outcomes: Characteristics associated with high and low achievement on PISA 2006 in Ireland. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 8, 475–496.
  • Phillips, L., Sofroniou, N., Tongue, R. & Denner, S. (2009). Outcomes of the 2009 curriculum and assessment division of DCELLS survey on guidance to schools and local authorities for national curriculum arrangements for key stage 2 and 3. Cardiff, Wales: WJEC/CBAC.
  • Archer P. & Sofroniou, N. (2008). A report on the procedures used to assess levels of disadvantage in primary schools for DEIS: Developing a resource allocation formula based on random effects models. Dublin, Ireland: Educational Research Centre.
  • Sofroniou, N., Hoad, D., and Einbeck, J. (2008) 'League tables for literacy survey data based on random effect models' in Proceedings of the 23rd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Utrecht, Netherlands, 406 - 409, Editors: P. Eilers, Utrecht, Netherlands: University of Utrecht.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2007). Discussion of the paper Measurement of UK government output and productivity for the national accounts (A. B. Atkinson). Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 34, 160.
    Shiel, G., Sofroniou, N. & Cosgrove, J. (2006). An overview of the main findings of PISA 2003 in Ireland. Irish Journal of Education, 37, 5–26.
  • Sofroniou, N., Einbeck, J. & Hinde, J. (2006). 'Analyzing Irish suicide rates with mixture models' in J. Hinde, J. Einbeck & J. Newell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Galway, Ireland (pp. 474–481). Galway, Ireland: National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2006a). Random effects models for scoring disadvantage in Irish primary schools. In M. Cronin, F. O'Sullivan, J. O'Sullivan, & K. Roy Choudhury (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Killarney (pp. 62–63). Cork, Ireland: University College Cork.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2006b). GQZ: Gaussian quadrature points for the Normal distribution [Computer software]. In J. Einbeck, R. Darnell, & J. Hinde (Eds.), R package npmlreg: Nonparametric maximum likelihood estimation for random effect models. Retrieved from http://cran.r-project.org.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2005). Reading literacy in disadvantaged primary schools in Ireland [abstract]. In K. Cairns, J. Congdon, R. Donaghy, A. Marshall, & B. Shaw (Eds.), The 25th Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Enniskillen (p. 12). Belfast, UK: Queen's University Belfast.
  • Cosgrove, J., Shiel, G., Oldham, E. & Sofroniou, N. (2004). A survey of mathematics teachers in Ireland. Irish Journal of Education, 35, 20-44.
  • Cosgrove, J., Shiel, G., Sofroniou, N., Zastrutzki, S. & Shortt, F. (2004a). Education for life? the achievements of 15-year-olds in Ireland in the second cycle of PISA. Dublin, Ireland: Educational Research Centre.
  • Cosgrove, J., Shiel, G., Sofroniou, N., Zastrutzki, S. & Shortt, F. (2004b). Education for life? the achievements of 15-year-olds in Ireland in the second cycle of PISA: Summary report. Dublin, Ireland: Educational Research Centre.
  • James, D. J., Lawlor, M. & Sofroniou, N. (2004). Persistence of psychological problems in adolescence: A one year follow-up study. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 21, 11–17.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2004a). A model of reading literacy. In E. Eivers, G. Shiel, & F. Shortt (Eds.), Reading literacy in disadvantaged primary schools (pp. 145–157). Dublin, Ireland: Educational Research Centre.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2004b). The reading literacy skills of Irish 15-year olds in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment [abstract]. In J. Hinde, J. Newell, & E. Holian (Eds.), The 24th Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Oranmore (p. 55). Galway, Ireland: National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2004c). [review of the book Large-scale assessment programs for all students: Validity, technical adequacy, and implication (G. Tindall & T. H. Haladyna, Eds.)]. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 167, 379.
  • Sofroniou, N., Archer, P., & Weir, S. (2004). An analysis of the association between socioeconomic context, gender and achievement. Irish Journal of Education, 35, 58–72.
  • Sofroniou, N., & Kellaghan, T. (2004). The utility of TIMSS scales in predicting students' subsequent state examination performance. Journal of Educational Measurement, 41, 311–329.
  • Cosgrove, J., Sofroniou, N., Kelly, A. & Shiel, G. (2003). A teacher's guide to the reading literacy achievements of Irish 15-year olds: Outcomes of OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Dublin, Ireland: Educational Research Centre.
  • James, D. J., Sofroniou, N. & Lawlor, M. (2003). The response of Irish adolescents to bullying. Irish Journal of Psychology, 24, 22–34.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2003). [review of the book Statistical concepts: A second course for education and the behavioral sciences (R. G. Lomax)]. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series D (The Statistician), 52, 415.
    Syropoulos, A., Tsolomitis, A., & Sofroniou, N. (2003). Digital typography using LaTeX. New York: Springer.
  • Sofroniou, N., Cosgrove, J., & Shiel, G. (2002). Using PISA variables to explain performance on Junior Certificate examinations in mathematics and science. Irish Journal of Education, 33, 99–124.
  • Sofroniou, N., & Hutcheson, G. D. (2002). Confidence intervals for the predictions of logistic regression in the presence and absence of a variance-covariance matrix. Understanding Statistics: Statistical Issues in Psychology, Education and the Social Sciences, 1, 3–18.
  • Sofroniou, N., Shiel, G., & Cosgrove, J. (2002). PISA reading literacy in Ireland: An expanded model exploring attributes of self-regulated learning. Irish Journal of Education, 33, 71–98.
  • Shiel, G., Cosgrove, J., Sofroniou, N., & Kelly, A. (2001a). Ready for life? The literacy achievements of Irish 15-year olds with comparative international data: Summary report. Dublin, Ireland: Educational Research Centre.
  • Shiel, G., Cosgrove, J., Sofroniou, N., & Kelly, A. (2001b). Ready for life? The literacy achievements of Irish 15-year olds with comparative international data. Dublin, Ireland: Educational Research Centre.
  • Sofroniou, N. (2001). [review of the book Statistical strategies for small sample research (R. H. Hoyle, Ed.)]. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 10, 239–249.
  • Sofroniou, N., Shiel, G., & Cosgrove, J. (2000). Explaining performance on the Junior Certificate Examination: A multilevel approach. Irish Journal of Education, 31, 25–49.
  • Howe, C., Tolmie, A. & Sofroniou, N. (1999). Experimental appraisal of personal beliefs in science: Constraints onperformance in the 9 to 14 age group. British Journal of Educational Psychology,69, 243–274.
  • Hutcheson, G. D. & Sofroniou, N. (1999). The multivariate social scientist: Introductory statistics using generalized linear models. London: Sage.
  • Sofroniou, N. (1999a). [review of the book Easy use and interpretation of SPSS for Windows: Answering research questions with statistics (G. A. Morgan & O. V. Griego)]. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series D (The Statistician), 48, 294.
  • Sofroniou, N. (1999b). [review of the book SPSS: Analysis without anguish (S. J. Coakes & L. G. Steed)]. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series D (The Statistician), 48, 136–7.
  • Syropoulos, A., Sofroniou, N., & Filippou, D. (1998). TeX and electronic typesetting: 110 frequently asked questions [in Greek]. Thessaloniki, Greece: Ziti.
  • Sofroniou, N., & Hutcheson, G. D. (1994). Technical typesetting using LaTeX. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments and Computers, 26, 369–371.
  • Hutcheson, G. D. & Sofroniou, N. (1993a). Public domain: Commentary on review of TCI's Scientific Word. New Scientist, 139, 47–48.
  • Hutcheson, G. D. & Sofroniou, N. (1993b). The LaTeX document preparation program. The Psychologist, 6, 419.