ERIC Number: EJ1071965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Effect Coding as a Mechanism for Improving the Accuracy of Measuring Students Who Self-Identify with More than One Race
Mayhew, Matthew J.; Simonoff, Jeffrey S.
Research in Higher Education, v56 n6 p595-600 Sep 2015
The purpose of this paper is to describe effect coding as an alternative quantitative practice for analyzing and interpreting categorical, multi-raced independent variables in higher education research. Not only may effect coding enable researchers to get closer to respondents' original intentions, it allows for more accurate analyses of all race based categories.
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, College Students, Accuracy, Coding, Statistical Analysis, Educational Research, Higher Education, Racial Identification, Measurement
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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