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ERIC Number: ED065588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 13
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Variable Conceptualization: A New Route to Policy Questions.
Proper, Elizabeth C.
The variable conceptualization process used in the analysis of data of the 1970 Compensatory Education Programs is discussed. Variables used in the process were designated as being either "univariate" or "constructed." Examples are given of the procedure used in the development of variables. Procedural issues handled in the process of conceptualizing and developing the constructed variables were: the handling of non-respondents, multiple-response items, the multivariate nature of some variables, the population level at which the particular variable should be run, the type of population over which the variable should be broken, the sequence of embedding, and the types of checks necessary to ensure accuracy of the variable development. Each of these issues is discussed. Several problems that arise as a result of attempting to provide a data analysis which will furnish useable information to program personnel are briefly discussed. (DB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1972)