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ERIC Number: ED050143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 22
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Multivariate Cluster Analysis.
McRae, Douglas J.
Procedures for grouping students into homogeneous subsets have long interested educational researchers. The research reported in this paper is an investigation of a set of objective grouping procedures based on multivariate analysis considerations. Four multivariate functions that might serve as criteria for adequate grouping are given and discussed; a method for optimizing these functions is also described. The set of procedures is illustrated through application to data from two samples of students, each student with scores on either ten or eleven subtests of a criterion referenced mathematics inventory. The results indicate that the procedures discussed provide a promising means for grouping students to minimize classroom heterogeneity. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Monterey, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971