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ERIC Number: EJ1175992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
An Approach to Using Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Variables from the Second National Longitudinal Transition Study
Schuck, Lydia; Emerson, Robert Wall; Kim, Dae Shik; Nelson, Nickola Wolf
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v112 n2 p203-208 Mar-Apr 2018
This study examined eight variables of the Teaching Age-Appropriate Personal Skills (TAPS) checklist (Pogrund et al., 1995). The goal was to identify potential orientation and mobility (O&M) factors to represent constructs underlying the data that could be used in the future to better research the college readiness of youths who are visually impaired (that is, those who are blind or have low vision). In order to carry out such an analysis, a dataset with a large number of participants is needed. The TAPS checklist referred to in this investigation was administered to youths ages 15 and 16 years as part of the second National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS2), a large study carried out from 2000 to 2010 (SRI International, 2000). The authors used an exploratory factor analysis, a statistical technique that accounts for shared variance between variables in a population of interest, to reduce the number of variables in a large collection of data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students
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