ERIC Number: ED032591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Interpreting Canonical Correlations: Theory and Practice. Interim Report 7. Project No. 3051.
Love, William A., Jr.; Stewart, Douglas K.
The interpretation of canonical correlations presents some problems. The problem to which the first section of this monograph is addressed is the interpretation of the canonical solution. The authors suggest a summary for determining the proportion of variance of one set predicted by another set (R). The relative contributions of variables to the general index have therefore been proposed as an indication of the relative importance of the variables to the canonical solution. The second section of the monograph attempts to establish a description of the value system utilized by contemporary adolescents in assigning status to other members of their sub-culture. The sample consisted of 12th graders in seven schools. Sociograms were constructed giving student's choices and rejections of males and females separately. Findings, concerning values and status are presented. The authors feel that the technique used was valuable. By utilizing the canonical solution with R, and the proportioned squared multiple correlations, one can look at the way two sets of variables are related in multiple populations, and then to select the more important variables for further study. (SJ)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Correlation, Data Analysis, Sociometric Techniques, Statistical Analysis, Status, Values
Project TALENT, American Institutes for Research, Post Office Box 1113, Palo Alto, California 94302 ($3.00 per Copy, Postpaid).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.