ERIC Number: EJ622384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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On the Distribution of the Maximum Likelihood Estimator of Cronbach's Alpha.
van Zyl, J. M.; Neudecker, H.; Nel, D. G.
Psychometrika, v65 n3 p271-80 Sep 2000
Derives the asymptotic normal distribution of the maximum likelihood estimator of Cronbach's alpha (under normality) for the case when no assumptions are made about the covariances among items. Also considers the asymptotic distribution for the special case of compound symmetry and when compared to the exact distribution. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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