Clelia Cascella

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Dall'anno accademico 2014-2015 è docente a contratto presso l'Università di Roma Sapienza dell'insegnamento di Matematica per le Scienze Sociali.

Nel 2011, ha conseguito un Dottorato di Ricerca in Metodologia delle Scienze Sociali presso l'Università degli Studi di Firenze, è stata Assistente alla cattedra di Metodologia della Ricerca e poi Assegnista di Ricerca presso il Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica presso l'Università di Napoli Federico II. Nel 2015, ha poi conseguito un Dottorato di Ricerca in Economia presso l'Università di Napoli. Attualmente, è Ricercatrice in Statistica Sociale e Psicometria. 

E' autrice di diverse pubblicazioni sia a carattere scientifico che didattico, in Italiano e in Inglese. Tra le principali pubblicazioni, si ricordano due volumi "L'analisi longitudinale dei fenomeni relazionali" (edito da Bonanno nel 2013) e "Statistica assistita. Indirizzi pratici di statistica descrittiva" (edito da Aracne nel 2014), ed alcuni articoli, quali “Gender-based gap and academic achievement: an investigation on socio-economic and cultural status in Italy” (Forthcoming), “Exploring the relationship between social roles in daily life and achievement gap between boys and girls in Maths: empirical evidences from Italian primary school” (2017), “Examining the relationship between items position and their functionality” (2016), "Differenze di genere nell’apprendimento matematico e variabili di contesto: l’effetto dello status socio-economico sui punteggi di maschi e femmine” (2016), “Male and Female Performance in Mathematics: Empirical Evidence from Italy” (2015), "Southern versus Northern Italy: gender-based gap in educational achievement" (2015), “Customer Satisfaction in Tourist Destination:  The  Case  of  Tourism  Offer  in  the  City  of  Naples” (2015), "Strumenti e tecniche di analisi sincronica e diacronica per la valutazione della sostenibilità nelle destinazioni turistiche" (2015), "The investigation of Differential Item Functioning (DIF) to detect the influence of socio-economic status on students’ achievement" (2014), "Differential item functioning analysis to detect testing instruments’ dimensionality. Some empirical evidence from Italy by carrying out a gender-based investigation" (2014), "Service innovation through networking and value co-creation some empirical evidence from hotel industry” (2014), "Brand Identity e strategie di comunicazione: ipotesi per il rilancio del Brand Napoli” (2012), "Resource-based Theory and Service-Dominant Logic: a new combined approach to revisit the strategies of cultural firms in the global era" (2012), "Employer branding management as a strategic and organizational control tool" (2012), and so on.

E' inoltre reviewer per Review of Educational Research (Impact Factor: 3.897 | Ranking: Educational & Education 1 out 224 – Print ISSN: 0034-6543; Online ISSN: 1935-1046); Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment  (Impact  Factor:  1.054  |  Ranking:  Psychology, Educational 34 out of 55 – Print ISSN: 0734-2829; Online ISSN: 1557-5144); Educational Research (Impact Factor 0.375; Print ISSN: 0013-1881; Online ISSN: 1469-5847); Management Research Review (ISSN: 2040-8269).

I suoi principali interessi di ricerca sono povertà / svantaggio socio-culturale e differenze di genere in campo educativo.

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Clelia Cascella

 


PERSONAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Nationality: Italian

Date of birth: 26 July 1983

Gender: Female

E-mail: cascella.clelia@gmail.com


EDUCATION

 

  • Ph.D. in Research Methodology, University of Florence, Italy, May 2011

                Committee: Prof.Leonardo Cannavò (President), Prof. Maria Carmela Agodi, Prof.  Prof. Giancarlo Gasperoni.

                Supervisor: Prof. Antonio Maria Chiesi - University of Milan

                Thesis Title: Social Network Analysis and Event History Analysis: a combined approach to study friendship evolution over  

                time.

  • Laurea Specialistica in Economics (Degree in Economics), University of Naples Federico II, Honors: 110/110 Cum Laude (2007).
  • B.A. in Economics, University of Naples Federico II, Honors: 110/110 Cum Laude (2005).            

EMPLOYMENT

 

  • January 2014 up to now: Research Associate in Psychometry at INVALSI (the Italian National Institute for the Evaluation of Educational System).
  • August 2012 - September 2014: Post-Doc Fellowship in Psychometry at University of Naples Federico II (Italy) - Department of Economics and Statistics.
  • January 2011 - July 2012: Research Assistant in Research Methodology at University of Naples Federico II (Italy) - Department of Economics and Statistics.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Social Statistics, Education, Psychometry.

Related topics: Poverty, Gender.


REFEREEING

 

  • Review of Educational Research (2013 Impact Factor of 5.000--Ranked #1 in Education & Educational Research)
  • Invalsi working paper series
  • Management Research Review

CONFERENCES WITH ACCEPTED PAPERS AND INVITED SEMINARS

 

  • 7th - 8th - 9 th July 2014: EDULEAR14, 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies – Barcelona (Spain), IATED (International Academy of Technology, Education and Development). Cascella, C. "The investigation of differential item functioning to detect testing instruments’ dimensionality".
  • 11th - 13th June 2014: Ninth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences – Vancouver (Canada), CommonGround - Cascella, C. "Testing instruments in educational research".
  • 10th - 11th  April 2014: XVII Congresso nazionale Associazione Nazionale della Valutazione (AIV) - Cascella, C. "Un approccio stocastico all’analisi dei gruppi per studiare la dimensionalità delle prove INVALSI".
  • 14th - 15th June 2012: Interrogare le fonti 2: un confronto interdisciplinare sull’uso delle fonti statistiche – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano – Italia) - Cascella, C. "Interrogare le fonti: un confronto interdisciplinare sull'uso delle fonti statistiche".
  • 20th - 26th February 2011 (invited speaker): University of Lugano - Cascella, C. "Social Network Analysis and Event History Analysis: a combined approach to study friendship evolution over time".

TEACHING AND RELEVANT POSITIONS

 

  • September 2014 - January 2016: Contract Professor of Mathematics for Social Sciences - Faculty of Political Sciences - University of Rome "Sapienza" (Italy).
  • May 2012 - June 2012: Teaching Assistant of Psychometry - Faculty of Psychology - University of Naples "Federico II" (Italy).
  • 2008 – 2011: Cultore della materia ("Expert in the field of") Research Methodology at University of Florence (It is an Italian academic position. Main activities related to it: Supporting didactic activities; Academic tutoring and supervision of students preparation of exams and thesis for MD in Sociology and Research Methodology; Member of exam commission in Sociology and Research Methodology).
  • 2009 – 2011: Cultore della materia ("Expert in the field of")Statistics at University of Naples "Federico II" (It is an Italian academic position. Main activities related to it: Supporting didactic activities; Academic tutoring and supervision of students preparation of exams and thesis for MD in Statistics; Member of exam commission in Statistics).
  • 2011 – 2014: Cultore della materia ("Expert in the field of") Research Methodology at University of Naples "Federico II" (It is an Italian academic position. Main activities related to it: Supporting didactic activities; Academic tutoring and supervision of students preparation of exams and thesis for MD in Sociology and Research Methodology; Member of exam commission in Sociology and Research Methodology).

 SKILLS

 

  • Languages: English (fluent), German (basic), Italian (mother tongue)
  • Computers: Rumm2020; STATA, SPSS; Microsoft Office

 

TRAINING COURSES

 

  • 2010 (20 hours): “Linear and logistic regression” - Paideia – Associazione di Alta Formazione nelle Scienze Umane
  • 2010 (20 hours): “Complex structures visuaization” - Paideia – Associazione di Alta Formazione nelle Scienze Umane.
  • 2009 (27 hours): “Event History Analysis” Centro universitario di Bertinoro dell’Università di Bologna.
  • 2009 (29 hours): “Longitudinal Network Data Analysis using SIENA” - Centro universitario di Bertinoro dell’Università di Bologna.
  • 2008 (40 hours): “Network Analysis” - Paideia – Associazione di Alta Formazione nelle Scienze Umane.
  • 2006 (40 hours): “Statistical Learning: Data Mining and Regression tools” - IASC ERS – International Association for Statistical Computing.

OTHER QUALIFICATION

 

  • 2008 – 2011, “Cultore della materia”[1] (expert in the field of) Research Methodology at University of Florence.
  • 2009 – 2012, “Cultore della materia” (expert in the field of) Statistics at University of Naples Federico II.
  • 2011 – 2014, “Cultore della materia” (expert in the field of) Research Methodology at University of Naples Federico II.

GRANTS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

  • 2013-2014: external consultant - project name: “La valutazione ex-ante del programma operativo nazionale per la scuola” (Ex-ante evaluation of operative National program for the Italian school system). Main activities related to it: Literature review; Construction of synthetic indexes.

             Project financed by European Union.

                Host Institution: INVALSI (The Italian National Institute for educational evaluation). For more    

               details, please see also:

               http://archivio.pubblica.istruzione.it/fondistrutturali/secure/allegati/cds_2014/26_06_14_2.4.b_Valutazione_ex-     ante.pdf

  • 10/12/2011 – 10/01/2012: freelance worker. Project name: “Ospitalità nei borghi”. Main activities related to it: Sampling; Coordination of data collection and data entry; Data analysis.

                Project financed by Campania Region (Italy).

                Host Institution: University of Naples Federico II – Department of Economics and Statistics.

  • 01/06/2011 – 31/05/2012: freelance worker. Project name: “Brand Napoli”. Main activities related to it: Sampling strategy; Construction and validation of questionnaire; Data collection and data analysis.

                Project financed by Campania Region (Italy).

                Host Institution: University of Naples Federico II – Department of Economics and Statistics.

  • 2008 – 2010: participant of the European project MAELG (Municipal Assemblies in European Local Governance). Main activities related to it: Construction of synthetic indexes; Construction and administration of questionnaire; Drafting research report; Presentation of empirical evidences in international meeting organized within the project.

                Obligatory research activity for Ph.D. candidates in Methodology of Social Sciences (University of Florence) – Italian  

                national coordinator: Prof. Annik Magnier.

  • 20/04/2009 – 01/06/2009: freelance worker. Project name: “Indagine pilota per la costruzione di un database sulle condizioni di vita delle famiglie italiane a partire dal file standard del censimento ISTAT” (Pilot investigation to construct a database of Italian families’ socio-economic status on the basis of standard census file developed by the Italian National Institute of Statistics). Main activities related to it: Data analysis; Supporting activities to policy makers’ decisions.

                Project financed by Campania Region (Italy).

                Host Institution: University of Naples Federico II – Department of Economics and Statistics.


REFERENCES



[1] The title of “Cultore della materia” is a typical Italian academic role. Main activities and responsibilities related to it are: 1) Supporting didactic activities; 2) Academic tutoring and supervision of students’ preparation of exams and thesis for MD; 3) Member of exam commission.

Pubblicazioni

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

 

Monographs with isbm

 

  • Cascella C., Perna A., (2014), Statistica Assistita. Indirizzi pratici di statistica descrittiva, Aracne Ed., Roma – 2nd edition  (ISBN: 978-88-548-6868-7).
  • Cascella C. (2013), L’analisi longitudinale dei fenomeni relazionali, Bonanno Ed., ISBN: 978-88-96950-62-3.
  • Cascella C., (2011), Social Network Analysis ed Event History Analysis: un approccio combinato per lo studio dinamico dell’amicizia, Ph.D Thesis (Coll. TDR 120 00174).

 

Papers in peer-reviewed journals in education field

 

  • Cascella C. (2015), “Male and Female Performance in Mathematics: Empirical Evidence from Italy”, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, Volume 9, Issue 3-4, March 2015, pp.1-9 - http://ijiest.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.265/prod.61

 

my contributions to interdisciplinary

papers published in peer-reviewed journals

 

  • Della Corte V., Sciarelli M., Cascella C., Del Gaudio G., (2015), “Customer Satisfaction in Tourist Destination: The Case of Tourism Offer in the City of Naples”, Journal of Investment and Management. Special Issue: Attractiveness and Governance of Tourist Destinations. Vol. 4, No. 1-1, 2015, pp. 39-50. doi: 10.11648/j.jim.s.2015040101.16

http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/specialissue/paperinfo.aspx?journalid=179&specialissueid=179002&doi=10.11648/j.jim.s.2015040101.16

  • Della Corte V., Cascella C., Del Gaudio G., Di Taranto E., (2014), “Service innovation through networking and value co-creation some empirical evidence from hotel industry”, International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol. II, Issue 8 - ISSN 2348 0386 – Impact Factor: .291 Global Impact Factor; 3.357 Scientific Journal Impact Factor - http://ijecm.co.uk/volume-ii-issue-8/  
  • Della Corte V., Cascella C., Savastano I., (2012), Resource-based Theory and Service-Dominant Logic: a new combined approach to revisit the strategies of cultural firms in the global era, International Journal of Marketing Studies, Vol. 4; Iss. 6 - ISSN 1918-719X E-ISSN 1918-7203.
  • Della Corte V., Mangia G., Cascella C., Zamparelli G., Tomo A., (2012), Employer branding management as a strategic and organizational control tool, Chinese Business Review, Vol. 11, No. 11 – H index: 5 - http://www.davidpublishing.com/show.html?9408  

 

Chapter(s) in Volume

 

  • Cascella C. (2014), Il campionamento statistico, in Statistica Assistita. Indirizzi pratici di statistica descrittiva, Aracne Ed., Roma (II ed.) - (ISBN: 978-88-548-6868-7).
  • Cascella C. (2014), L’organizzazione dei dati, in Statistica Assistita. Indirizzi pratici di statistica descrittiva, Aracne Ed., Roma (II ed.) - (ISBN: 978-88-548-6868-7).

 

Proceeding with isbn

 

  • Cascella C., (2014), The investigation of Differential Item Functioning (DIF) to detect the influence of socio-economic status on students’ achievement, EDULEARN14 Proceedings - ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3 - http://library.iated.org/view/CASCELLA2014DIF
  • Cascella C., (2012), Interrogare le fonti: percorsi di consultazione ragionata delle banche dati on-line, in Biagio Aragona (a cura di), Atti del Convegno della Sezione di Metodologia dell’Associazione Italiana di Sociologia “Interrogare le fonti 2: Un confronto interdisciplinare sull’uso delle fonti statistiche”, Napoli, 14-15 Giugno 2012 – Ed. Liguori – ISBN: 978-88-207-6381-7 (a stampa) – e-ISBN 978-88-207-6382-4(eBook)
  • Della Corte V., Cascella C., Savastano I., (2012), Cultural firms, from art work containers to event locations: critics and perspectives, in Tourism in an Era of Uncertainty, pp. 145-155 - ISBN 978-9963-9799-3-6; ISSN 1986-4256
  • Cascella C., (2009), Event History and Network Analysis: the possibility of integrating two different approaches to study the dynamics of strong ties,  in M. R. D’Esposito, D. De Stefano, A. Stawinoga Book of Abstracts. Workshop Ars ‘09. Social Network Analysis: Model and Methods for relational Data. ISBM: 978-88-6197-033-5  ISSN: 1971 – 3045.

 

Published abstracts

 

  • Cascella C., (2014), Differential item functioning analysis to detect testing instruments’ dimensionality. Some empirical evidence from Italy by carrying out a gender-based investigation, EDULEARN14. pp. 1844-1850 - ISBN: 978-84-617-0556-6.
  • Cascella C., et al. (2012) – Brand Identity e strategie di comunicazione: ipotesi per il rilancio del “Brand Napoli” – pp. 1-22. Sinergie.

 

working papers

 

  • Cascella C., “The Monte Carlo Simulation and the Linear Logistic Test Model to validate achievement tests”.
  • Cascella C., “How to mark an achievement test: the contribute of the Rasch model”
  • Cascella C., “An (other) alternative method to study the evolution of social processes over time”
  • Cascella C., “Goodness-fit-statistics: a comparison to study the time dependence of friendship”

Course profiles
Matematica per le scienze sociali L-Z 15-16, Matematica per le scienze sociali L-Z
First access
Friday, 29 August 2014, 11:43 AM  (6 years 89 days)
Last access
Thursday, 22 June 2017, 1:44 PM  (3 years 156 days)
Interests
Matemathics, Psychometry, Social Statistics