ERIC Number: ED174633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Analyzing ATI Data By Structural Analysis of Covariance Matrices.
Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Lindstrom, Berner
Joreskog has developed a very general and powerful model and computer program for analyzing relationships among variables, called LISREL. Structural analysis of covariance matrices by Joreskog's LISREL method is proposed as an alternative to regression methodology in the analysis of aptitude-treatment interaction (ATI) data. LISREL resolves some of the basic problems in regression analysis--such as biased estimates caused by unreliability of measures, and interpretative difficulties when there are multiple aptitudes and outcomes. LISREL models range in complexity: from regression models to models involving complex structural relations between latent aptitude and latent outcome variables. (Consideration is also given to the formulation of LISREL models when there are observational units at different levels of aggregation). (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Aptitude, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Classroom Research, Computer Programs, Mathematical Models, Multiple Regression Analysis, Research Design, Research Reports
Institute of Education, University of Goteborg, Fack, S-431 20 Molndal, Sweden
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Stockholm.; National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Goteborg Univ., Molndal (Sweden). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: LISREL Computer Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)