ERIC Number: EJ1112936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Planned Missing Data Designs in Educational Psychology Research
Rhemtulla, Mijke; Hancock, Gregory R.
Educational Psychologist, v51 n3-4 p305-316 2016
Although missing data are often viewed as a challenge for applied researchers, in fact missing data can be highly beneficial. Specifically, when the amount of missing data on specific variables is carefully controlled, a balance can be struck between statistical power and research costs. This article presents the issue of planned missing data by discussing specific designs (i.e., multiform designs, longitudinal wave-missing designs, and 2-method measurement designs), introducing the power and cost benefits of such scenarios to applied education and educational psychology researchers.
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychological Studies, Data, Statistical Analysis, Research Design, Cost Effectiveness, Longitudinal Studies
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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