Chaired by Professor Robert Erikson from the University of Stockholm, the 3rd Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) included discussions with the LIfBi Board of Directors, Department Heads, and the Chair and Deputy Chair of the NEPS Network Committee.
For the first time this year, the Board carried out an audit of LIfBi Department 2 “Educational Decisions and Processes, Migration, Returns to Education”. After that, during the open part of the Board meeting, short presentations were given to provide current information on NEPS panel progress, data dissemination, and data usage. As an example of research carried out with NEPS data, the winner of this year’s NEPS Publication Award, Aileen Edele (Institute for Educational Quality Improvement, IQB), presented results of her award-winning article on “The role of first-language listening comprehension on second-language reading comprehension”, which was a collaboration with Prof. Dr. Petra Stanat (IQB) and used data from NEPS Starting Cohort 4 (Grade 9). Then followed a short overview of plans for NEPS data collection 2018 to 2020. Finally, during the poster session in the afternoon, third-party research projects currently situated at LIfBi as well as plans for further projects were also presented alongside a selection of other research examples using NEPS data from within LIfBi, the NEPS Network, and the DFG Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a lifelong process. Analyzing data of the National Educational Panel Study”.