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ERIC Number: ED426093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Pages: 22
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The Importance of Structure Coefficients in Interpreting Regression Research.
Heidgerken, Amanda D.
The paper stresses the importance of consulting beta weights and structure coefficients in the interpretation of regression results. The effects of multilinearity and suppressors and their effects on interpretation of beta weights are discussed. It is concluded that interpretations based on beta weights only can lead the unwary researcher to inaccurate conclusions. Despite warnings, though, researchers are still using only beta weights in the interpretation of regression analyses. A review of the techniques used to interpret regression results in articles from the "Journal of School Psychology" was conducted. Three examples are presented of cases in which interpretation of both beta weights and structure coefficients may have led to alternative conclusions. (Contains 2 tables and 30 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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