Department of Education

Ariel Lindorff

Departmental Lecturer in Research Methods

College Affiliation: Kellogg College

Ariel is a Departmental Lecturer in Research Methods.

She leads the MSc Education (Research Design and Methodology) course, supervises MSc and DPhil students, and acts as an assessor across a wide range of programmes in the Department. Ariel convenes the Foundations of Educational Research modules taken as a research methods core by Probationer Research (first-year DPhil) Students and MSc Education students. Outside the department, she is also Course Tutor for a mixed methods short course in the Department for Continuing Education.

Methodologically, her interest are in mixed methods, advanced quantitative methods, and appropriately contextualised approaches to evaluation. Her substantive research interests relate to educational effectiveness and improvement, equity issues in education, and classroom practice.

Ariel previously completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford. She holds Qualified Teacher Status in the UK, and prior to becoming a researcher she was a secondary mathematics teacher in the USA since 2006.

Her previous degree was a Masters in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Hunter College, City University of New York.

Funded Research Projects:

  • Subjects Taught

    MSc in Education (Research Design and Methodology)

Publications:

  • Featured Publications

    • J Hall, A Lindorff, P Sammons (eds.) (2020) International perspectives in educational effectiveness research. Springer.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44810-3

    • Hall, J, Malmberg, L, Lindorff, A, Baumann, N, Sammons, P (2020) “Airbag moderation: the definition and statistical implementation of a new methodological model”, International Journal of Research and Method in Education. Informa UK Limited.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2020.1735334

    • STRAND, S, LINDORFF, A (2020) English as an Additional Language: Proficiency in English, educational achievement and rate of progression in English language learning. Bell Foundation/Unbounded Philanthropy.

    • LINDORFF, AM, Hall, J, SAMMONS, P (2019) “Investigating a Singapore-Based Mathematics Textbook and Teaching Approach in Classrooms in England”, Frontiers in Education. Frontiers Media S.A.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2019.00037

    • STRAND, S, LINDORFF, A (2018) Ethnic disproportionality in the identification of Special Educational Needs (SEN) in England: Extent, causes and consequences. Oxford: University of Oxford.

    • Sammons, PM, Lindorff, A, Ortega, L, Kington, A (2017) “Inspiring teaching: learning from exemplary practitioners”, Journal of Professional Capital and Community.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1108/JPCC-09-2015-0005

    • Sammons, P, Kington, A, Robertson, D, LINDORFF, AM (2014) “The Impact of Effective Practice: learning from student voices”, In: A Kington, P Sammons, E Brown, E Regan, J Ko (eds.) Effective Classroom Practice. Maidenhead: Oxford University Press.

    • LINDORFF, AM, Sammons, P “Going beyond structured observations: Looking at classroom practice through a mixed method lens”, ZDM - International Journal on Mathematics Education. Springer Verlag.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11858-018-0915-7

    • LINDORFF, A, Jensch, A, Kaiser, G, Walkington, C, SAMMONS, P “Hybrid content-specific and generic approaches to lesson observation: Possibilities and practicalities”, Studies in Educational Evaluation. Elsevier.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2020.100919

  • Books

  • Book chapters

    • Hall, J, SAMMONS, P, LINDORFF, A (2020) “Continuing Towards International Perspectives in Educational Effectiveness Research”, In: J Hall, A LINDORFF, P SAMMONS (eds.) International Perspectives in Educational Effectiveness Research. Dordrecht: Springer. 383-406

    • LINDORFF, A, SAMMONS, P, Hall, J (2020) “International perspectives in educational effectiveness research: a historical overview”, In: J Hall, A LINDORFF, P SAMMONS (eds.) International Perspectives in Educational Effectiveness Research. Dordrecht: Springer. 9-31
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44810-3

    • Sammons, P, Kington, A, Robertson, D, LINDORFF, AM (2014) “The Impact of Effective Practice: learning from student voices”, In: A Kington, P Sammons, E Brown, E Regan, J Ko (eds.) Effective Classroom Practice. Maidenhead: Oxford University Press. 110-130

  • Conference papers

    • LINDORFF, AM, STRAND, S Understanding ethnic disproportionality in Social, Emotional and Mental Health identification in England: Investigating higher-level variation and cross-level interaction. (Newcastle, UK)

    • STRAND, S, LINDORFF, A Ethnic disproportionality in ASD identification in the Primary years: A longitudinal analysis of data from an English national cohort, age 4-11. (Newcastle, UK)

    • STRAND, S, LINDORFF, AM Ethnic disproportionality in the identification of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs: A national longitudinal cohort age 4-11. (Bolzano, Italy)

    • STRAND, S, LINDORFF, AM Ethnic disproportionality in the identification of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A national longitudinal cohort age 4-11. (Bolzano, Italy)

    • LINDORFF, AM, Hall, J, SAMMONS, P Evaluation of Inspire Maths: An Illustration of a Mixed Methods RCT in Education Research. (Vienna, Austria)

    • LINDORFF, AM, STRAND, S Ethnic disproportionality in Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs Identification in England: A multilevel study. (New York, NY, USA)

    • LINDORFF, AM Networks for school support and improvement: A mixed methods study. (Limassol, Cyprus)

    • LINDORFF, AM, SAMMONS, P, Kington, A, Ortega, L Teacher and student voices: Perspectives from ‘inspiring’ classrooms. (Limassol, Cyprus)

    • LINDORFF, AM Principals’ experiences and perceptions of school support networks in New York City. (Chicago, IL, USA)

    • LINDORFF, AM Exploring variation in student attainment in a network structure for school support: A multilevel analysis. (Cincinnati, OH, USA)

    • LINDORFF, AM School support networks in New York City’s portfolio school district: A mixed methods study. (Boston, MA, USA)

    • SAMMONS, P, Kington, A, LINDORFF, AM, Ortega, L Inspiring Teaching: Perspectives and practices. (Southampton, UK)

  • Journal articles

    • Hall, J, Malmberg, L, Lindorff, A, Baumann, N, Sammons, P (2020) “Airbag moderation: the definition and statistical implementation of a new methodological model”, International Journal of Research and Method in Education. 1-16.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2020.1735334

    • LINDORFF, AM, Hall, J, SAMMONS, P (2019) “Investigating a Singapore-Based Mathematics Textbook and Teaching Approach in Classrooms in England”, Frontiers in Education. 4(37) 1-21.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2019.00037

    • SAMMONS, P, Kington, A, LINDORFF, AM, Ortega, L (2018) “'It ain't (only) what you do, it's the way that you do it': A mixed method approach to the study of inspiring teachers”, Review of Education. 6(3) 303-356.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/rev3.3141

    • Sammons, PM, Lindorff, A, Ortega, L, Kington, A (2017) “Inspiring teaching: learning from exemplary practitioners”, Journal of Professional Capital and Community. 1(2) 124-144.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1108/JPCC-09-2015-0005

    • Hall, J, LINDORFF, AM (2017) “Children's transitions to school: Relationships between preschool attendance, cortisol patterns, and effortful control”, The Educational and Developmental Psychologist. 34(1) 1-18.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1017/edp.2017.3

    • Loustau, J, Irwin, S, Lindorff, A, Svadlenka, J (2013) “Discontinuous piecewise polynomial collocation in two dimensions”, Risk and Decision Analysis. 4 47-57.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3233/RDA-2012-0076

    • LINDORFF, AM, Sammons, P “Going beyond structured observations: Looking at classroom practice through a mixed method lens”, ZDM - International Journal on Mathematics Education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11858-018-0915-7

    • LINDORFF, A, Jensch, A, Kaiser, G, Walkington, C, SAMMONS, P “Hybrid content-specific and generic approaches to lesson observation: Possibilities and practicalities”, Studies in Educational Evaluation.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2020.100919

    • Hall, J, Allan, A, Tomlinson, M, Kelly, A, LINDORFF, A “Negative capital: A generalised definition and application to educational effectiveness and equity”, Oxford Review of Education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2020.1835626

    • STRAND, S, LINDORFF, A “Ethnic disproportionality in the identification of high incidence Special Educational Needs: a national longitudinal study ages 5-11”, Exceptional Children.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0014402921990895

  • Internet publication

    • INGRAM, J, SAMMONS, P, LINDORFF, A (2018) Observing effective mathematics teaching: a review of the literature. Education Development Trust.

  • Reports

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