ERIC Number: ED364604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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The Use of Analysis of Covariance: User Beware.
Rivera, Bernadette Delgado
The analysis of covariance as a procedure for statistical correction of the effects for an extraneous variable, called a "covariate," is presented. An heuristic data set is used to make the discussion of the calculation of ANCOVA partitions easier to follow. A discussion of homogeneity of regression as an essential condition to be met when conducting ANCOVA is discussed. Data reliability and the interpretation of the residualized dependent variable as major issues when applying ANCOVA are also discussed. It is suggested that caution must be exerted when applying ANCOVA to statistically correct for differences due to a covariate. Five tables and two appendixes. (Contains 24 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (22nd, New Orleans, LA, November 9-12, 1993).