ERIC Number: EJ1154544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
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Observation-Oriented Modeling: Going beyond "Is It All a Matter of Chance"?
Grice, James W.; Yepez, Maria; Wilson, Nicole L.; Shoda, Yuichi
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v77 n5 p855-867 Oct 2017
An alternative to null hypothesis significance testing is presented and discussed. This approach, referred to as observation-oriented modeling, is centered on model building in an effort to explicate the structures and processes believed to generate a set of observations. In terms of analysis, this novel approach complements traditional methods based on means, variances, and covariances with methods of pattern detection and analysis. Using data from a previously published study by Shoda et al., the basic tenets and methods of observation-oriented modeling are demonstrated and compared with traditional methods, particularly with regard to null hypothesis significance testing.
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Models, Observation, Statistical Inference, Evaluation Methods, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Stress Variables
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