ERIC Number: ED064307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Significance Test for a Partial Correlation Corrected for Attenuation.
Lord, Frederic M.
Correction for attenuation is important for partial correlations because not even the sign of the partial between true scores can be inferred safely from the partial between observed (fallible) scores. Methods for inferring the corrected partial are discussed. Unfortunately, the corrected partial will sometimes have an overwhelming sampling error. A significance test is developed that largely circumvents this problem in those cases where it is enough to infer just the sign of the partial between true scores. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.