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ERIC Number: ED010609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 84
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Reference Count: 0
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THE PROBLEM OF CLASSIFYING MEMBERS OF A SINGLE POPULATION INTO GROUPS. STATISTICAL MODELS FOR THE EVALUATION AND INTERPRETATION OF EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA, PART II.
FLORA, R.E.; SAW, J.G.
AN ALTERNATIVE MATHEMATICAL APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM OF CLASSIFICATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL BY VECTOR SCORES WAS PROPOSED FOR THOSE CASES WHEN THE USUAL CLASSICAL MODEL DOES NOT HOLD. THE NEW APPROACH ASSUMED THAT, WITHIN A GROUP HOMOGENEOUS IN REGARD TO BACKGROUND, TWO DISTINCT POPULATIONS OF PASS AND FAIL DO NOT EXIST, BUT RATHER A CONTINUOUS SPECTRUM. MAKING USE OF THIS NEW MODEL, THE INVESTIGATORS WERE ABLE TO PROPOSE A METHOD OF EVALUATING THE VECTOR SCORES ON MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT ADMISSIONS TESTS IN RESPECT TO THEIR VALUE AS INDICATORS OF THE ULTIMATE WORTH OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL. THE EFFICIENCY OF THE NEW METHOD WAS FOUND TO BE QUITE HIGH. RELATED REPORTS ARE ED 003 044, ED 003 045, AND ED 003 046. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg.
Identifiers: VIRGINIA; Virginia (Blacksburg)