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See detailAkademische Profile von Schüler*innen zur Bestimmung der Akkuratheit von Schulübergangsempfehlungen – eine Validierungsstudie
Pit-Ten Cate, Ineke UL; Hörstermann, Thomas UL

in Glock, Sabine; Kleen, Hannah (Eds.) Stereotype in der Schule (2020)

In verschiedenen europäischen Ländern führt der Wechsel zur Sekundarschule zu einer bedeutsamen Aufgliederung der Bildungswege, welche ein unterschiedlich hohes Schulleistungsniveau der Schüler*innen ... [more ▼]

In verschiedenen europäischen Ländern führt der Wechsel zur Sekundarschule zu einer bedeutsamen Aufgliederung der Bildungswege, welche ein unterschiedlich hohes Schulleistungsniveau der Schüler*innen voraussetzen. Die Akkuratheit der Zuweisung von Sekundarschulformen bestimmt nicht nur die Optionen der Schüler*innen bei späteren Übergangen im Bildungssystem, sondern beeinflusst auch den weiteren beruflichen und persönlichen Werdegang der Schüler*innen. Schüler*innen mit Migrationshintergrund sind auf die höheren sekundären Schulformen unterrepräsentiert. Inwiefern diese Unterrepräsentation auf stereotypgeprägte Leistungserwartungen zurückzuführen ist, ist bis jetzt unklar, denn es lisgt kein Kriterium vor, um die Urteilsakkuratheit adäquat zu messen. In diesem Kapitel wird ein Ansatz beschrieben, ein solches Akkuratheitskriterium zu entwickeln und zu validieren. In einem zweiten Schritt wird das Kriterium angewendet, um den Zusammenhang zwischen stereotypgeprägten Erwartungen und der Akkuratheit der Übergangsentscheidungen zu untersuchen. Das Kriterium erweist sich als valides Maß und könnte so einen wertvollen Ansatz für weitere Untersuchungen der Akkuratheit von Lehrerurteilen darstellen. Obwohl Lehrer*innen im Allgemeinen eine hohe Urteilsakkuratheit aufweisen, bestätigen die Befunde dennoch die Zusammenhänge zwischen stereotypgeprägten Erwartungen und Urteilsverzerrungen. [less ▲]

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See detailDie Einstellungen von Lehrpersonen gegenüber Schüler*innen ethnischer Minoritäten und Schüler*innen mit sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf: Ein Forschungsüberblick
Glock, Sabine; Kleen, Hannah; Krischler, Mireille UL et al

in Glock, Sabine; Kleen, Hannah (Eds.) Stereotype in der Schule (2020)

In diesem Artikel wird ein Forschungsüberblick über Einstellungen sowohl gegenüber Schüler*innen ethnischer Minoritäten als auch gegenüber Schüler*innen mit sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf sowie ... [more ▼]

In diesem Artikel wird ein Forschungsüberblick über Einstellungen sowohl gegenüber Schüler*innen ethnischer Minoritäten als auch gegenüber Schüler*innen mit sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf sowie gegenüber Inklusion gegeben. Lehrkrafteinstellungen gelten als wichtiger Faktor einerseits bezüglich einer erfolgreichen Inklusion von Schüler*innen mit sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf, andererseits aber auch, wenn es um ethnische Ungleichheiten geht. Aus diesem Grund sind gerade Schüler*innen ethnischer Minoritäten interessant, da diese häufig als sogenannte „Bildungsverlierer“ gelten. Der Überblick geht dabei sowohl auf implizite als auch auf explizite Einstellungen von Lehrkräften und Lehramtsstudierenden ein und führt die Relevanz moderierender Variablen, wie die Berufserfahrung oder den Kontakt, auf. Darüber hinaus wird auf die Relation zwischen Einstellungen und Verhalten eingegangen. Es zeigt sich, dass für Schüler*innen ethnischer Minoritäten sowie für Schüler*innen mit sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf die impliziten Einstellungen negativ und die expliziten positiv sind. Darüber hinaus zeigt sich, dass die Einstellungen nicht stabil sind, sondern je nach zusätzlicher moderierender Variable variieren. Insbesondere bei den Einstellungen gegenüber Schüler*innen ethnischer Minoritäten lässt sich ein Zusammenhang zwischen Einstellungen und Verhalten von Lehrkräften finden. Die bisherige Forschung wird hinsichtlich möglicher zukünftiger Forschung und praktischer Implikationen diskutiert. [less ▲]

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Wolff, Christian UL

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See detailEarly exercise decision in american options with dividends, stochastic volatility, and jumps
Cosma, Antonio UL; Galluccio, Stefano; Pederzoli, Paola et al

in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (2020), 55(1), 331-356

Using a fast numerical technique, we investigate a large database of investors' suboptimal nonexercise of short-maturity American call options on dividend-paying stocks listed on the Dow Jones. The ... [more ▼]

Using a fast numerical technique, we investigate a large database of investors' suboptimal nonexercise of short-maturity American call options on dividend-paying stocks listed on the Dow Jones. The correct modeling of the discrete dividend is essential for a correct calculation of the early exercise boundary, as confirmed by theoretical insights. Pricing with stochastic volatility and jumps instead of the Black--Scholes--Merton benchmark cuts the amount lost by investors through suboptimal exercise by one-quarter. The remaining three-quarters are largely unexplained by transaction fees and may be interpreted as an opportunity cost for the investors to monitor optimal exercise. [less ▲]

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See detail6-way coupling of DEM+CFD+FEM with preCICE
Besseron, Xavier UL; Rousset, Alban UL; Peyraut, Alice et al

Presentation (2020, February)

In this work, we present our preliminary results on the 6-way coupling of 3 numerical solvers: XDEM for the Discrete Element Method (DEM), OpenFOAM for Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and deal.II for ... [more ▼]

In this work, we present our preliminary results on the 6-way coupling of 3 numerical solvers: XDEM for the Discrete Element Method (DEM), OpenFOAM for Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and deal.II for Finite Element Method (FEM). We relied on the existing preCICE adapters for OpenFOAM and deal.II and we have implemented a new preCICE adapter for the eXtended Discrete Element Method (XDEM), an innovative DEM software developed at the University of Luxembourg. The XDEM adapter permits coupling of the particulate phase of DEM with CFD and FEM: - DEM+FEM is a surface coupling that performs the exchange of surface forces and displacement between the particles and a deformable solid; - DEM+CFD is a volume coupling that performs the exchange of porosity, momentum, drag force and buoyancy between the particles and the fluid. Put together with the pre-existing CFD+FEM coupling, we obtain a 6-way coupled multi-physics solver for particles, fluid and deformable solids. We have tested and evaluated our multi-physics solver on the tutorial case “Cylinder with a flap” derived from the benchmarking case of Turek and Hron, that we extended to include a particulate phase solved by XDEM. [less ▲]

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See detailFiscal effects of migrants in Europe: a quantile regression approach
Joxhe, Majlinda UL; Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL; Scaramozzino, Pasquale

E-print/Working paper (2020)

In this paper, we explore the fiscal impact of immigrants in Europe applying a quantile regression approach to data from the European Survey on Living Conditions (EU-SILC) for the period 2007-2015. Our ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we explore the fiscal impact of immigrants in Europe applying a quantile regression approach to data from the European Survey on Living Conditions (EU-SILC) for the period 2007-2015. Our estimations show that not only on average but also in almost all income quantiles, the fiscal position of both European and non-European migrants is not significantly different from that of native citizens. Furthermore, non-EU migrants are net contributors as compared to the corresponding native citizens in the Netherlands and Belgium for various quantiles. Lastly, we examine the link between migrants’ fiscal position and the fiscal perception of native European citizens measured using ESS data. We find a conflicting relationship: countries where migrants are perceived negatively are instead countries where they are net fiscal contributors and vice versa. [less ▲]

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See detailTaking Language Out Of The Equation: The Assessment Of Basic Math Competence Without Language
Greisen, Max UL

Doctoral thesis (2020)

Although numeracy, next to literacy, is an essential skill in many knowledge based societies of the 21st century, between 5 and 10 % of the population suffer from more or less severe mathematics learning ... [more ▼]

Although numeracy, next to literacy, is an essential skill in many knowledge based societies of the 21st century, between 5 and 10 % of the population suffer from more or less severe mathematics learning disorders or dyscalculia. However, mathematical ability is not a pure construct. Instead, mathematical ability maintains a complex relationship with linguistic abilities. This relationship has significant implications for the assessment of a person’s mathematical ability in multilingual contexts. The hereby presented research project addresses the consequences of that relationship in the context of Luxembourg, a highly multilingual country at the center of Europe. The aim of the project was to tackle psychometric issues that arise when the test taker does not master the language of the test sufficiently and to offer an alternative solution to available assessment batteries based on verbal instructions and tasks. In the first study, we demonstrate the role of reading comprehension in the language of instruction on third grader’s performance in mathematics in Luxembourg and show that non-native speaker’s underachievement in mathematics can be largely or entirely explained by their lacking reading comprehension in the language of assessment. In the next study we report on the two first pilot studies with NUMTEST, an assessment battery that aims to measure children’s basic mathematical competence by replacing verbal instructions and task content with video instructions and animated tasks. The findings of these studies show that children’s basic mathematical competence can indeed be reliably assessed using this new paradigm. Opportunities and limitations of the paradigm are discussed. The third and final study of this project addresses the psychometric characteristics of this newly developed assessment battery. Its findings show that the NUMTEST battery provides for good reliability and concurrent validity all while being language neutral. In summary, the presented project provides for an encouraging proof of concept for the video instruction method while offering preliminary evidence for its validity as an early screener for math learning difficulties. [less ▲]

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See detailPrognostic and Predictive Molecular Biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer: Updates and Challenges
Koncina, Eric UL; Haan, Serge UL; Rauh, Stefan et al

in Cancers (2020)

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of death among cancer patients. This heterogeneous disease is characterized by alterations in multiple molecular pathways throughout its development. Mutations ... [more ▼]

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of death among cancer patients. This heterogeneous disease is characterized by alterations in multiple molecular pathways throughout its development. Mutations in RAS, along with the mismatch repair gene deficiency, are currently routinely tested in clinics. Such biomarkers provide information for patient risk stratification and for the choice of the best treatment options. Nevertheless, reliable and powerful prognostic markers that can identify “high-risk” CRC patients, who might benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy, in early stages, are currently missing. To bridge this gap, genomic information has increasingly gained interest as a potential method for determining the risk of recurrence. However, due to several limitations of gene-based signatures, these have not yet been clinically implemented. In this review, we describe the different molecular markers in clinical use for CRC, highlight new markers that might become indispensable over the next years, discuss recently developed gene expression-based tests and highlight the challenges in biomarker research. [less ▲]

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See detailWhen a Master Dies: Speculation and Asset Float”
Penasse, Julien UL; Renneboog,, Luc; Scheinkman, José A.

Scientific Conference (2020, January 30)

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See detailLa pluralité des marchés du travail au Luxembourg
Pigeron-Piroth, Isabelle UL

Scientific Conference (2020, January 28)

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See detailDe quoi l’histoire du Web fait-elle l’histoire ?
Schafer, Valerie UL

Presentation (2020, January 27)

Si les historien-ne-s se sont d’abord intéressé-es à l’histoire d’Internet avant celle du World Wide Web, la recherche dédiée au Web s’est développée ces dernières années, en lien avec un intérêt ... [more ▼]

Si les historien-ne-s se sont d’abord intéressé-es à l’histoire d’Internet avant celle du World Wide Web, la recherche dédiée au Web s’est développée ces dernières années, en lien avec un intérêt croissant pour les usages et les cultures numériques. Les archives du Web ont également contribué à stimuler l’intérêt pour la Toile et cette intervention se propose de revenir sur ces jalons historiographiques récents et majeurs. Aussi nous interrogerons en trois temps les territoires balisés, mais aussi les opportunités qui s’ouvrent pour l’histoire du Web : après avoir considéré les recherches liées aux « temps pionniers » et au World Wide Web en tant qu’innovation socio-technique, seront abordés les travaux portant sur le « Web en contexte » (et notamment à l’échelle nationale). Enfin, le « Web en société » et ses cultures numériques sont également devenus un terrain d’étude fécond, pour lequel nous développerons également quelques exemples et pistes de recherche. Ces trois axes invitent à penser l’écriture d’une histoire qui nous parle autant du Web du passé que du présent de la recherche. [less ▲]

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See detailAsca Rampini im Kulturellen und sozialen Kontext
Sagrillo, Damien UL

in Sagrillo, Damien (Ed.) Asca Rampini (1931-1999). Ein "Italiener" in Luxemburg. Dirigent und Komponist (2020)

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See detailWhy is the Market Skewness-Return Relationship Negative?
Lehnert, Thorsten UL

Scientific Conference (2020, January 23)

The observed negative relationship between market skewness and excess return or the negative price of market skewness risk in the cross-section of stock returns is somewhat counterintuitive when we ... [more ▼]

The observed negative relationship between market skewness and excess return or the negative price of market skewness risk in the cross-section of stock returns is somewhat counterintuitive when we consider the usual interpretation of e.g. option-implied skewness as an indicator of jump risk or downside risk. One possible explanation for this inconsistency is that there are factors affecting option-implied market skewness other than jump risk in the stock market. In this paper, I find that price pressure associated with “crowded trades” of mutual funds is an important endogenous factor. Given that retail investors are prone to herding, the directional trading of mutual funds is correlated, and their collective actions can generate short-term price pressure on aggregate stock prices. Short sellers systematically exploit these patterns not only in the equity lending market, but also in the options market. In line with this economic channel, I find that firstly, the significant negative relationship between market skewness and returns becomes insignificant, once I control for price pressure. Secondly, the negative relationship is only present for the “bad” downside component of risk-neutral skewness, associated with out-of-the-money put options. For the “good” upside component of risk-neutral skewness, associated with out-of-the-money call options, the relationship is always positive. Thirdly, price pressure affects the skewness-return relationship, which can be clearly distinguished from the impact of flows on the volatility-return relationship in terms of the leverage effect. [less ▲]

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See detailAsca Rampini (1931-1999). Ein "Italiener" in Luxemburg. Dirigent und Komponist
Sagrillo, Damien UL

Book published by Kliment (2020)

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See detailL'archive sera dédiée ou ne sera pas
Schafer, Valerie UL

Presentation (2020, January 23)

Intervention dans le cadre de la thématique Avenir de l'archive sur IA, archives et place des archivistes, bibliothécaires et documentalistes dans ces évolutions.

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See detailMAGRID - FROM DEVELOPING A LANGUAGE-NEUTRAL LEARNING APPLICATION TO PREDICTIVE LEARNING ANALYTICS
Pazouki, Tahereh UL

Doctoral thesis (2020)

Mathematical proficiency serves as one of the foundations that must be solid if learners are to succeed in the classroom. However, the hierarchical nature of mathematical development means that basic math ... [more ▼]

Mathematical proficiency serves as one of the foundations that must be solid if learners are to succeed in the classroom. However, the hierarchical nature of mathematical development means that basic math skills must form the groundwork for subsequent mathematical constructs. As a matter of fact, a fragile mathematical foundation leads to some unavoidable roadblocks further ahead. That being said, early childhood education and the preschool years are highly foundational, and thus, it is crucial to train early mathematical abilities. If we bear in mind that teaching and testing in schools rely on communication between the teacher and learner, fluency in the language of instruction exerts a tangible influence on this process. Consequently, students who are not proficient in the language of instruction are set up to have a poor mathematical foundation that will likely hold them back in relation to their peers. This is a shortcoming that can drive a gap between learners within heterogeneous school settings, which becomes a hurdle for students and teachers alike. Because digital devices are now more available and present in today's classrooms, digital interventions (e.g., computer software and tablet applications) are one channel that can be used to bridge such a gap through the introduction of language-neutral training and testing programs. Students who are not pro ficient in the language of instruction would be enabled to acquire and maintain the mastery of early mathematical skills when the emphasis is placed on visual content rather than language skills in the teaching of mathematical concepts. Moreover, when digital devices are used as learning platforms, learners' interactions (behavior) with the training content can be recorded in log files. Analyzing the log data can provide teachers with detailed information on learners' progress, which may ultimately remove the necessity to administer tests and examinations. The present dissertation explores the extent of educational technologies in the teaching and testing of early math abilities. In this regard, we address two main areas of focus in research: The first one is to examine the possibility of developing a language-neutral application for learning mathematical abilities for young learners so that they do not need to depend on their language proficiency to acquire mathematical skills. Findings of empirical studies have demonstrated that students who participated in the early mathematics training program using the MaGrid application performed significantly better on various measures of early mathematical abilities. Therefore, the MaGrid application can provide an efficient way to reinforce the math knowledge of all preschoolers, including segments (second-language learners) that have traditionally been underserved. The second focus is on studying the possibility of inferring young learners level of mathematical competencies on the basis of their interactions in a learning platform. The idea behind analyzing log data of learners behavior was to evaluate the alternative approach (behavioral-based assessment) to formative assessment for measuring students improvements and competency levels. Along these lines, we derived system-specific behavioral indicators using the presented systematic approach, and then we evaluated the predictive power behind them. Findings illustrate that assessing learners' level of knowledge could be carried out through the analysis of traces students leave in an e-learning environment and without interrupting their learning process. Results further unveil how digital devices can be used in schools to enhance learning outcomes. [less ▲]

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