Jan-Eric Gustafsson


Department of Education and Special
Visiting address
Västra Hamngatan 25
41117 Göteborg
Room number
A3 359
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Jan-Eric Gustafsson

Research interests One of my research interests involves individual preconditions for education, where I have worked with various models for the structure of cognitive abilities, and with the entrance examination for higher education and other instruments for selection in higher education. Another interest targets the effects of education on knowledge and skills, which I have studied through international comparative investigations, for instance. Issues concerning the organization of education and the importance of different types of resources, such as teacher competence, have also come to be in focus more and more. Another research activity that has run parallel to my content-related research has dealt with the development of quantitative methods focusing on measurement and statistical analysis.

Teaching interests My teaching interests have largely found expression in the teaching of quantitative methods and in supervision of postgraduate students.

Keywords individual differences, resources, outcomes, comparative education, educational measurement, structural equation modelling, evaluation