Trude Nilsen

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Professional experience

I am currently working as a researcher at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research. My work includes leading the project TESO funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the research group LEA. My work also includes analyzing data from TIMSS and other large scale surveys such as PISA and TALIS, collecting data for TIMSS, supervision (Ph.D. and master students), and publishing articles and reports. I am also working as an external expert for the international questionnaire expert groups in TIMSS, TALIS, and TALIS Starting Strong.

Prior to this, I worked with the professional development of teachers at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. I have also worked as a teacher in mathematics and science in high school.

Education: I have a Ph.D. in science education and a master in astrophysics. In addition, I have studied pedagogy (PPU) and programming.

Research interests

Educational measurement and quantitative methods, causality, teaching quality and instructional quality, school climate, equity, international large-scale surveys, science, and mathematics education.

Funding and projects

Since 09.2018    Project: Teachers Effect on Student Outcomes (TESO) (role: project manager). Funding: Norwegian Research Council (NFR).

Since 08.2015    Project: The Quest for Comparability: Measuring Teachers' Self-efficacy across Countries (role: co-investigator).Funding: Publication Fond, UIO

Since 06.2015 Project: The roles of teachers and teaching in the education and their relationship to student outcomes (role: leading investigator). Funding: IEA

Since 08.2015 Project: Enhancing equity across countries. Instructional Quality. (role: leading investigator). Funding: IEA

Since 09.2015 Project: OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018) (role: external expert). Funding: OECD

Since 01.2016 Project:  Project: OECD TALIS Starting Strong Survey (TALIS 3S 2018) (role: external expert). Funding: OECD

Since 03.2016 Project: TIMSS international questionnaire group QIRC (role: external expert). Funding IEA

Since 01.2016 Project: Enhancing student teachers research competence (role: project leader). Funding: Såkornmidler

Teaching experience

2018 Autumn Course: Advanced Structural Equation Modeling. A Ph.D. course at Indiana University, The US.
2011 Spring Course: NAT 2000. Master course at “Lektorprogrammet”. UIO
2009 Spring Course: Professional development of teachers in physics. UIO
2010 Spring Course: NAT 2000. Master course at “Lektorprogrammet”. UIO
1998-2009 Nesbru Videregående Skole (high school).

Further skills

Statistical methods: Structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, longitudinal and multi-group analyses, IRT modeling, linear models,

Statistical packages: SPSS, R, Mplus

Tags: LEA, TIMMS, LEA,  EKVA,  TIMSS,  Quantitative methods, Qualitative methods

Publications

  • Scherer, Ronny & Nilsen, Trude (2019). Closing the gaps? Differential effectiveness and accountability as a road to school improvement. School Effectiveness and School Improvement.  ISSN 0924-3453.  30(3), s 255- 260 . doi: 10.1080/09243453.2019.1623450
  • Teig, Nani; Scherer, Ronny & Nilsen, Trude (2019). I Know I Can, but Do I Have the Time? The Role of Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Perceived Time Constraints in Implementing Cognitive-Activation Strategies in Science. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  10(3389) . doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01697
  • Daus, Stephan; Nilsen, Trude & Braeken, Johan (2018). Exploring content knowledge: Country profile of science strengths and weaknesses in TIMSS. Possible implications for educational professionals and science research.. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research.  ISSN 0031-3831.  s 1- 19 . doi: 10.1080/00313831.2018.1478882 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kaarstein, Hege & Nilsen, Trude (2018). Norske elevers motivasjon for naturfag gjennom 20 år, I: Julius Kristjan Björnsson & Rolf Vegar Olsen (red.),  Tjue år med TIMSS og PISA i Norge: Trender og nye analyser.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-03006-7.  2.  s 35 - 55
  • Kaarstein, Hege; Radišić, Jelena & Nilsen, Trude (2018). 20 Years of Mathematics Motivation Mirrored Through TIMSS: Example of Norway. Proceedings of the International Groups for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.  ISSN 0771-100X.
  • Nilsen, Trude; Björnsson, Julius Kristjan & Olsen, Rolf Vegar (2018). Hvordan har likeverd i norsk skole endret seg de siste 20 årene?, I: Julius Kristjan Björnsson & Rolf Vegar Olsen (red.),  Tjue år med TIMSS og PISA i Norge: Trender og nye analyser.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-03006-7.  7.  s 150 - 172 Show summary
  • Nilsen, Trude & Blömeke, Sigrid (2018). Lærerkvalitet, undervisningskvalitet, -kvantitet og prestasjon: Analyser av TIMSS 2015 data i naturfag på barnetrinnet, I: Julius Kristjan Björnsson & Rolf Vegar Olsen (red.),  Tjue år med TIMSS og PISA i Norge: Trender og nye analyser.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-03006-7.  3.  s 57 - 74
  • Nilsen, Trude; Scherer, Ronny & Blömeke, Sigrid (2018). The relation of science teachers' quality and instruction to student motivation and achievement in the 4th and 8th grade: A Nordic perspective, In Nordic Council of Ministers (ed.),  Northern Lights on TIMSS and PISA 2018.  Nordic Council of Ministers:.  ISBN 978-92-893-5565-0.  Chapter 3.  s 61 - 94
  • Teig, Nani; Scherer, Ronny & Nilsen, Trude (2018). More isn't always better: The curvilinear relationship between inquiry-based teaching and student achievement in science. Learning and Instruction.  ISSN 0959-4752.  56, s 20- 29 . doi: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2018.02.006 Show summary
  • Olsen, Rolf Vegar & Nilsen, Trude (2017). Standard Setting in PISA and TIMSS and How These Procedures Can Be Used Nationally, In Sigrid Blömeke & Jan-Eric Gustafsson (ed.),  Standard Setting in Education. The Nordic Countries in an International Perspective..  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-50855-9.  5.  s 69 - 84
  • Bergem, Ole Kristian; Kaarstein, Hege & Nilsen, Trude (2016). TIMSS 2015, I: Ole Kristian Bergem; Hege Kaarstein & Trude Nilsen (red.),  Vi kan lykkes i realfag - Resultater og analyser fra TIMSS 2015.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02798-2.  1.  s 11 - 21
  • Bergem, Ole Kristian; Nilsen, Trude & Scherer, Ronny (2016). Undervisningskvalitet i Matematikk, I: Ole Kristian Bergem; Hege Kaarstein & Trude Nilsen (red.),  Vi kan lykkes i realfag - Resultater og analyser fra TIMSS 2015.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02798-2.  Chapter 7.  s 120 - 136 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gustafsson, Jan-Eric & Nilsen, Trude (2016). Final remarks, In Trude Nilsen & Jan-Eric Gustafsson (ed.),  Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcome. Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time..  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-41251-1.  Chapter 7.  s 135 - 147
  • Gustafsson, Jan-Eric & Nilsen, Trude (2016). The Impact of School Climate and Teacher Quality on Mathematics Achievement: A Difference-in-Differences Approach, In Trude Nilsen & Jan-Eric Gustafsson (ed.),  Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcomes Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time.  Springer Publishing Company.  ISBN 978-3-319-41252-8.  chap.4.  s 81 - 95
  • Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Nilsen, Trude & Hansen, Kajsa Yang (2016). School characteristics moderating the relation between student socio-economic status and mathematics achievement in grade 8. Evidence from 50 countries in TIMSS 2011.. Studies in Educational Evaluation.  ISSN 0191-491X.
  • Kaarstein, Hege & Nilsen, Trude (2016). Motivasjon, I: Ole Kristian Bergem; Hege Kaarstein & Trude Nilsen (red.),  Vi kan lykkes i realfag - Resultater og analyser fra TIMSS 2015.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02798-2.  4.  s 63 - 77
  • Kaarstein, Hege; Nilsen, Trude & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Lærerkompetanse, I: Ole Kristian Bergem; Hege Kaarstein & Trude Nilsen (red.),  Vi kan lykkes i realfag - Resultater og analyser fra TIMSS 2015.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02798-2.  6.  s 97 - 119
  • Nilsen, Trude (2016). Skolemiljø, I: Ole Kristian Bergem; Hege Kaarstein & Trude Nilsen (red.),  Vi kan lykkes i realfag - Resultater og analyser fra TIMSS 2015.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02798-2.  5.  s 78 - 96
  • Nilsen, Trude & Bergem, Ole Kristian (2016). Hjemmebakgrunn, I: Ole Kristian Bergem; Hege Kaarstein & Trude Nilsen (red.),  Vi kan lykkes i realfag - Resultater og analyser fra TIMSS 2015.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02798-2.  9.  s 158 - 172
  • Nilsen, Trude & Frøyland, Merethe (2016). Undervisning i narurfag, I: Ole Kristian Bergem; Hege Kaarstein & Trude Nilsen (red.),  Vi kan lykkes i realfag - Resultater og analyser fra TIMSS 2015.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02798-2.  8.  s 137 - 157
  • Nilsen, Trude; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Conceptual Framework and Methodology of This Report, In Trude Nilsen & Jan-Eric Gustafsson (ed.),  Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcome. Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time..  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-41251-1.  Chapter 1.  s 1 - 20
  • Nilsen, Trude & Kaarstein, Hege (2016). TIMSS og statistiske metoder, I: Ole Kristian Bergem; Hege Kaarstein & Trude Nilsen (red.),  Vi kan lykkes i realfag - Resultater og analyser fra TIMSS 2015.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02798-2.  11.  s 178 - 199
  • Scherer, Ronny; Jansen, Malte; Nilsen, Trude; Areepattamannil, Shaljan & Marsh, Herbert W. (2016). The quest for comparability: Studying the invariance of the teachers' sense of self-efficacy (TSES) measure across countries. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  11(3) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150829 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Scherer, Ronny & Nilsen, Trude (2016). The Relations Among School Climate, Instructional Quality, and Achievement Motivation in Mathematics, In Trude Nilsen & Jan-Eric Gustafsson (ed.),  Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcome. Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time..  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-41251-1.  chapter 3.  s 51 - 80 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Scherer, Ronny; Nilsen, Trude & Jansen, Malte (2016). Evaluating Individual Students’ Perceptions of Instructional Quality: An Investigation of their Factor Structure, Measurement Invariance, and Relations to Educational Outcomes. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  7 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00110 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Nilsen, Trude & Angell, Carl (2014). The importance of discourse and attitude in learning astronomy: A mixed methods approach to illuminate the results of the TIMSS 2011 survey. NorDiNa : Nordic Studies in Science Education.  ISSN 1504-4556.  10(1), s 16- 31
  • Nilsen, Trude & Gustafsson, Jan-Eric (2014). School emphasis on academic success: exploring changes in science performance in Norway between 2007 and 2011 employing two-level SEM. Educational Research and Evaluation.  ISSN 1380-3611.  20(4), s 308- 327 . doi: 10.1080/13803611.2014.941371
  • Grønmo, Liv Sissel & Nilsen, Trude (2013). Læringsmuligheter og prestasjoner i fysikk på 8. trinn, I: Liv Sissel Grønmo & Torgeir Onstad (red.),  Opptur og nedtur. Analyser av TIMSS-data for Norge og Sverige.  Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-3210-332-4.  Kapittel 5.  s 97 - 117
  • Nilsen, Trude; Angell, Carl & Grønmo, Liv Sissel (2013). Mathematical competencies and the role of mathematics in physics education. A trend analysis of TIMSS Advanced 1995 and 2008. Acta Didactica Norge - tidsskrift for fagdidaktisk forsknings- og utviklingsarbeid i Norge.  ISSN 1504-9922.  7(1), s 21
  • Nilsen, Trude; Grønmo, Liv Sissel & Hole, Arne (2013). Læringstrykk og prestasjoner i matematikk og naturfag, I: Liv Sissel Grønmo & Torgeir Onstad (red.),  Opptur og nedtur. Analyser av TIMSS-data for Norge og Sverige.  Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-3210-332-4.  Kapittel 2.  s 19 - 51
  • Onstad, Torgeir; Grønmo, Liv Sissel & Nilsen, Trude (2013). Om TIMSS og forskningsmetoder, I: Liv Sissel Grønmo & Torgeir Onstad (red.),  Opptur og nedtur. Analyser av TIMSS-data for Norge og Sverige.  Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-3210-332-4.  Kapittel 9.  s 171 - 192

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  • Bergem, Ole Kristian; Kaarstein, Hege & Nilsen, Trude (red.) (2016). Vi kan lykkes i realfag - Resultater og analyser fra TIMSS 2015. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02798-2.  206 s. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Nilsen, Trude & Gustafsson, Jan-Eric (ed.) (2016). Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcome. Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time.. Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-41251-1.  166 s.
  • Nilsen, Trude & Gustafsson, Jan-Eric (ed.) (2016). Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcomes Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time. Springer Publishing Company.  ISBN 978-3-319-41252-8.  166 s.
  • Grønmo, Liv Sissel; Onstad, Torgeir; Nilsen, Trude; Hole, Arne; Aslaksen, Helmer & Borge, Inger Christin (2012). Framgang, men langt fram. Norske elevers prestasjoner i matematikk og naturfag i TIMSS 2011. Akademisk Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-3210-187-0.  138 s.

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  • Eriksen, Anne; Gjærum, Rikke Gürgens & Nilsen, Trude (2017). Mye på spill: drama som læringsform får det til.. Bladet Nordlys.
  • Scherer, Ronny & Nilsen, Trude (2017). Relations between School Climate, Instructional Quality, and Educational Outcomes.
  • Scherer, Ronny & Nilsen, Trude (2017). Relations between School Climate, Instructional Quality, and Educational Outcomes: Findings from TIMSS 2015 in Norway.
  • Nilsen, Trude; Blömeke, Sigrid; Yang Hansen, Kajsa & Gustafsson, Jan-Eric (2016). Are school characteristics related to equity? The answer may depend on a country’s developmental level. IEA Policy Brief.  (10)
  • Nilsen, Trude; Kaarstein, Hege & Gustafsson, Jan-Eric (2016). Teacher quality mediating and moderating the relation between SES and achievement in Nordic countries.
  • Daus, Stephan; Nilsen, Trude & Braeken, Johan (2015). Explaining Item Difficulty Heterogeneity Across Content Groups with Curricular Coverage.
  • Eggen, Per-Odd; Bøe, Maria Vetleseter; Fimland, Nina; Johansen, Astrid; Nilsen, Trude; Olsen, Rolf Vegar; Reitan, Berit; Trudeng, Morten; Tsigaridas, Kristin Glørstad; Urdahl, Henning & Øren, Frode (2015). Naturfagene i norsk skole Anno 2015.
  • Nilsen, Trude (2014). Trends in Physics Competence Using TIMSS for in-depth studies to characterize Norwegian students’ physics competence and factors influencing and explaining changes in this competence.
  • Nilsen, Trude; Scherer, Ronny; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Bergem, Ole Kristian & Lehre, Anne- Catherine W G (2014). Quality of Instruction and Teacher Motivation mediating the effect of School Emphasis on Academic Success on achievement.

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