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ERIC Number: ED465790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-3
Pages: 33
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Constructing Confidence Intervals for Reliability Coefficients Using Central and Noncentral Distributions.
Weber, Deborah A.
Greater understanding and use of confidence intervals is central to changes in statistical practice (G. Cumming and S. Finch, 2001). Reliability coefficients and confidence intervals for reliability coefficients can be computed using a variety of methods. Estimating confidence intervals includes both central and noncentral distribution approaches. Some editorial guidelines now require prospective authors to report confidence intervals for score reliability coefficients (X. Fan and B. Thompson, 2001). Such requests follow the American Psychological Association Task Force on Statistical Inference recommendations for statistical methods in psychology journals and the American Psychological Association (2001) statement that confidence intervals are the best reporting strategy and strongly recommended. The paper illustrates methods of constructing confidence intervals. Three appendixes contain software text files for constructing confidence intervals. (Contains 2 tables and 31 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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