ERIC Number: EJ551120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Some Cautions Concerning Inferences about Proportions, Differences between Proportions, and Quotients of Proportions.
Knapp, Thomas R.; Tam, Hak P.
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v10 n4 p11-13 Fall 1997
Examines potential problems in the use of inferential statistics for single population proportions, differences between two population proportions, and quotients of two population proportions. Discusses hypothesis testing versus interval estimation. Emphasizes the importance of selecting the appropriate formula for the standard error and questioning the assumption of independent observations. Suggests cautionary procedures for educational researchers. Contains 21 references. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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