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Hogarty, Kristine Y.; Hines, Constance V.; Kromrey, Jeffrey D.; Ferron, John M.; Mumford, Karen R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between sample size and the quality of factor solutions obtained from exploratory factor analysis. This research expanded upon the range of conditions previously examined, employing a broad selection of criteria for the evaluation of the quality of sample factor solutions. Results…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Evaluation Methods
Mumford, Karen R.; Ferron, John M.; Hines, Constance V.; Hogarty, Kristine Y.; Kromrey, Jeffery D. – 2003
This study compared the effectiveness of 10 methods of determining the number of factors to retain in exploratory common factor analysis. The 10 methods included the Kaiser rule and a modified Kaiser criterion, 3 variations of parallel analysis, 4 regression-based variations of the scree procedure, and the minimum average partial procedure. The…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Factor Structure, Monte Carlo Methods, Simulation
Jenlink, Patrick M., Ed; Townes, Faye Hicks, Ed – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009
The "Struggle for Identity in Today's Schools" examines cultural recognition and the struggle for identity in America's schools. In particular, the contributing authors focus on the recognition and misrecognition as antagonistic cultural forces that work to shape, and at times distort identity. What surfaces throughout the chapters are…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Parent School Relationship
Prior, John, Ed. – 1994
This compilation of the knowledge and experience of 49 training and development professionals is a guide to the most important aspects of training and development (T&D), ranging from the environment in which it operates to detailed suggestions as to how it can be done. Contributors' notes appear first. Part 1 on the world of T&D contains seven…
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Basic Skills