ERIC Number: ED255561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
A Mini-Meta-Analysis on the Use of Discriminant Analysis in Education.
Curlette, William L.
This research describes the statistics and interpretations currently used for reporting discriminant analysis results and attempts to provide some approximate guidelines. Articles in the last 10 years of the American Educational Research Journal (AERT) were scanned. Eighteen studies containing 86 different discriminant analyses were identified and reviewed. There were not enough analyses to advocate a guideline for the overall percent of correct classifications (PCC). The mean canonical correlation for the first discriminant fuction was .34 and the median correlation was .32 (n=67). Appendices contain: (1) frequency data and distributions on selected issues; and (2) an 18-item bibliography of the studies used in the meta-analysis. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984). Small print in Appendices 2 and 4.