ERIC Number: ED076614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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The Use of Multiple Matrix Sampling to Approximate Norm Distributions: An Empirical Comparison of Two Models.
Brandenburg, Dale C.; Forsyth, Robert A.
Multiple matrix sampling (MMS) procedures were utilized to determine the necessary parameters of a Pearson Type I curve. Empirical norms distributions were approximated by both the Type I model and the negative hypergeometric model. Four existing ITED norms distributions, two subtests and two grades, were approximated by the MMS procedures. Two sampling designs for each test-grade combination were studied. Comparison of approximations obtained for the Type I curve and the negative hypergeometric curve supported the use of the Type I curve for determining test score distributions of large populations. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)