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Lane, Rachel; Thompson, Bruce – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
Data from 300 randomly selected K-12 teachers employed in 1979-80 in the Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) Public Schools revealed 10 predictor variables that substantially differentiated striking and nonstriking teachers. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Predictor Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
Thompson, Bruce; Pitts, Murray C. – Measurement and Evaluation in Guidance, 1981
Four instruments were correlated with teachers' percep- tions of elementary school children (N=113). Results suggested that teachers can generate tenable initial estimates of cognitive styles of students. (RC)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Thompson, Bruce – Education, 1980
Study results suggest that role ideals and philosophical beliefs are systematically related to teachers' instructional preferences, that philosophical beliefs may influence teachers more than teacher educators generally recognize, and that teachers currently focus on basic skills issues in making many instructional decisions. Several implications…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Beliefs, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
Thompson, Bruce; Rucker, Ron – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1980
These relationships are complex. Student interests may not be well articulated in conventional organizational frameworks, and it is important periodically to reassess student needs. Student service personnel bear much of the burden for helping students clarify their aspirations. (Author)
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Educational Objectives
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Thompson, Bruce – NASSP Bulletin, 1981
Discusses a study focusing on teachers' preferences for global models of teaching. The differences in the preference patterns of elementary and secondary teachers were found to be small (although statistically significant), suggesting that training for the two groups in basic instructional skills improvement may be unduly differentiated. (WD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Venable, William Mark; Thompson, Bruce – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1998
Caretakers' psychological factors are related to premature termination of counseling for their children (N=85). General hostility, anxiety, depression, and paranoia were studied. Descriptive statistics, correlations of variables, and a predictive discriminant analysis are reported. Effects of caretaker variables on early termination of treatment…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anxiety, Caregiver Role, Children
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Thompson, Bruce; Snyder, Patricia A. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1998
Investigates two aspects of research analyses in quantitative research studies reported in the 1996 issues of "Journal of Counseling & Development" (JCD). Acceptable methodological practice regarding significance testing and evaluation of score reliability has evolved considerably. Contemporary thinking on these issues is described; practice as…
Descriptors: Counseling, Journal Articles, Meta Analysis, Reliability
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Henington, Carlen; Hughes, Jan N.; Cavell, Timothy A.; Thompson, Bruce – Journal of School Psychology, 1998
Peer and teacher ratings of relational and overt aggression and social competencies were obtained from second and third graders (N=904). Findings include: (1) boys scored higher on relational and overt aggression; (2) peer evaluations were similar for boys and girls; (3) gender differences were observed. Supplemental analyses and implications are…
Descriptors: Aggression, Children, Peer Evaluation, Peer Relationship
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Snyder, Patricia A.; Thompson, Bruce – School Psychology Quarterly, 1998
Reviews some of the criticisms of contemporary practice regarding the use of statistical tests. Presents a brief overview of effect indices. Reviews related practices within seven volumes of "School Psychology Quarterly." Results show that contemporary authors continue to use and interpret statistical significance tests inappropriately. Explores…
Descriptors: Language, Scholarly Journals, School Psychology, Statistical Analysis
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Thompson, Bruce; Daniel, Larry G. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1996
Editorial board members of "Educational and Psychological Measurement" were asked to list up to five publications each, written since roughly 1950, that they thought were seminal to shaping the measurement field. This bibliography lists 59 of their selections as a "hit parade" of measurement readings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Measurement Techniques, Psychometrics, Reliability
Taylor, Dianne L.; Thompson, Bruce; Bogotch, Ira E. – Research in the Schools, 1995
A typology of school climate that reflects aspects of a school's restructuring agenda was developed by exploring the participation of 637 teachers in 32 schools in decision making using Q-technique factor analysis. Three decision climates emerge: (1) curriculum focused; (2) school management focused; and (3) classroom management focused. (SLD)
Descriptors: Classification, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Educational Environment
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Vacha-Haase, Tammi; Thompson, Bruce – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 1998
Responds to Biskin's comments (this issue) on the significance test controversy. Highlights areas of agreement (importance of replication evidence, importance of effect sizes) and disagreement (influence of sample size, evaluation of populations vs. samples, significance of Carver's article). Includes further recommendations for reporting research…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Hypothesis Testing, Psychological Studies, Sampling
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Carr, Sonya C.; Thompson, Bruce – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1996
This study, with 48 students (including 16 eighth graders with learning disabilities (LD), 16 age level peers, and 16 reading level peers), found that all groups, but especially LD students, benefited from experimenter activation of prior knowledge on reading comprehension tasks testing inferential reading ability. Experimenter activation of prior…
Descriptors: Inferences, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Knowledge Level
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Thompson, Bruce – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1995
Suggests strategies for being successful in publishing research results such as selecting target journals before writing, attending to details, accepting the editor's instructions at face value, delaying inquires concerning lag time for manuscript reviews, and focusing on the revision requests of the editor. The author also discusses some of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Scholarly Journals, Writing for Publication
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Thompson, Bruce – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 1991
Explains basic logic of canonical analysis, illustrates that canonical analysis is general parametric analytic method subsuming other methods, and offers guidelines regarding use of this analytic approach. Concludes that canonical analysis is potent because it does not require researcher to discard variance of any variables and because it honors…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis
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