ERIC Number: EJ887362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Misunderstood Statistical Assumptions Undermine Criticism of the National Early Literacy Panel's Report
Schatschneider, Christopher; Lonigan, Christopher J.
Educational Researcher, v39 n4 p347-351 2010
Many of the methodological criticisms of the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) report presented in this special issue of "Educational Researcher" are not specific to the NELP report but are in fact broad criticisms of much of the quantitative research on early literacy. This rejoinder demonstrates that these criticisms are off target and are based on a misunderstanding of the basic statistical assumptions employed in early literacy research. These assumptions are explained in this rejoinder, with the conclusion that quantitative research on early literacy rests on a strong statistical foundation.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Emergent Literacy, Research Reports, Misconceptions, Criticism, Educational Research, Language Processing, Statistical Studies, Meta Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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