ERIC Number: EJ594281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Multiple Approaches to Analyzing Count Data in Studies of Individual Differences: The Propensity for Type I Errors, Illustrated with the Case of Absenteeism Prediction.
Sturman, Michael C.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v59 n3 p414-30 Jun 1999
Compares eight models for analyzing count data through simulation in the context of prediction of absenteeism to indicate the extent to which each model produces false positives. Results suggest that ordinary least-squares regression does not produce more false positives than expected by chance. The Tobit and Poisson models do yield too many false positives. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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