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ERIC Number: ED449225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 26
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"Bigger Is Not Better": Seeking Parsimony in Canonical Correlation Analysis via Variable Deletion Strategies.
Capraro, Mary Margaret
This paper illustrates the value of applying the law of parsimony to canonical correlation analysis solutions. The primary purpose of parsimony is that the more parsimonious the solution, the more replicable the model will be. The ultimate goal is to estimate an equal or reasonable amount of variance with the smallest variable set possible. A real-world data set is used that is composed of 287 sixth-grade students who were administered a geometry content knowledge test with three levels, a spatial visualization test as criterion variables, and a mathematics attitude survey with six subscales as predictor variables. Three different deletion methods are delineated in the paper that will assist the researcher in deleting predictor or criterion variables to obtain a more parsimonious canonical solution. (Contains 12 tables and 20 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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