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ERIC Number: ED315451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Pages: 24
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Use of Structure Coefficients in Multivariate Educational Research: A Heuristic Example.
Daniel, Larry G.
A small multivariate data set is used to illustrate the usefulness of structure coefficients when interpreting results of educational experiments. Data are analyzed using a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), and results are interpreted in three different ways to determine the contribution of individual variables to prediction: (1) using multiple analyses of variance following a statistically significant MANOVA; (2) using standardized linear discriminant function coefficients; and (3) using structure coefficients. The use of structure coefficients is shown to be superior to the other methods as structure coefficients honor the multivariate reality of the data, minimize experiment-wise Type I error rates, and are not inflated or suppressed by collinearity among variables. Five data tables are included. (Author/TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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