ERIC Number: ED074148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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An Empirical Comparison of Two Path Coefficient Estimates.
Tam, Peter T. K.; And Others
Since the development of causal path analysis by Wright, both the standardized and unstandardized procedures in path coefficient estimates have been advocated in the related literature, but the superiority of one technique over the other has not been demonstrated empirically or mathematically. In this study, the sampling properties of both coefficient estimates in a chain prediction model are compared under known conditions by Monte Carlo methods at systematically selected parameter points which include sample size and Var(E-sub-one, E-sub-two). The implications, interpretation, and problems of both methods are discussed with reference to the evaluation of learning hierarchies. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)