ERIC Number: ED236194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Factors Influencing the Agreement between Visual and Statistical Analyses of Time Series Data.
Tindal, Gerald; Deno, Stanley
The focus of this study was on the relationship between visual and statistical analyses of time series data and the degree to which characteristics of the data influenced this relationship. A total of 52 teachers took part in evaluating a series of graphs having prespecified characteristics. The independent variables manipulated included: slope, variability, training, and aimline/decision rules. Generally, the influence of these variables was significant and in the predicted direction. However, the overall level of relationship between the two analytic procedures was modest. The implications of this research are discussed in terms of the manner in which visual analysis is conducted and the procedures needed to establish statistical conclusion validity. (Author)
Descriptors: Adults, Correlation, Data Analysis, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphs, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Research Methodology, Secondary School Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Validity, Visual Discrimination, Visual Perception
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Identifiers: Data Interpretation; Time Series Analysis