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Venable, William Mark; Thompson, Bruce – 1997
The importance of ascertaining and effectively treating psychological problems in children is difficult to overstate. Since compliance is particularly important, the psychological factors associated with caretakers' compliance regarding children's psychotherapy were examined here. Data were collected on the 85 primary caretakers of 85 children who…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Caregiver Attitudes, Caregiver Role, Caregivers
Snyder, Patricia A.; Thompson, Bruce – 1997
The use of tests of statistical significance was explored, first by reviewing some criticisms of contemporary practice in the use of statistical tests as reflected in a series of articles in the "American Psychologist" and in the appointment of a "Task Force on Statistical Inference" by the American Psychological Association…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Effect Size, Elementary Secondary Education
Thompson, Bruce; Snyder, Patricia A. – 1997
The mission of the "Journal of Counseling and Development" (JCD) includes the attempt to serve as a "scholarly record of the counseling profession" and as part of the "conscience of the profession." This responsibility requires the willingness to engage in self-study. This study investigated two aspects of research…
Descriptors: Counseling, Educational Research, Effect Size, Evaluation Methods
Thompson, Bruce; Arnau, Randolph C. – 1998
The Personal Preferences Self-Description Questionnaire (PPSDQ) (B. Thompson) was developed to measure personal preferences with regard to Jungian psychological types. Instruments in this area are among the most popular measures used in education and psychology; the measures are used in matching teaching and learning styles, in individual…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Students, Higher Education, Personality Assessment
Vidal-Brown, Sherry A.; Thompson, Bruce – 1998
Career decision making is an important aspect of life. At some point one must decide what type of job to apply for or whether to seek education for a specific career. Many individuals struggle with these decisions. Unfortunately, multidimensional measures of uncertainty are needed in providing guidance to such persons, because it appears the…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning
Thompson, Bruce; Melancon, Janet G.; Kier, Frederick J. – 1998
The Personal Preference Self-Description Questionnaire (PPSDQ) was developed to measure personal preferences as regards Jungian psychological types. Instruments in this area are among the most popular measures used in education and psychology; the measures are used in matching teaching and learning styles, in individual counseling and family…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling, Higher Education, Personality Assessment
Thompson, Bruce – 1999
As an extension of B. Thompson's 1998 invited address to the American Educational Research Association, this paper cites two additional common faux pas in research methodology and explores some research issues for the future. These two errors in methodology are the use of univariate analyses in the presence of multiple outcome variables (with the…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Educational Research, Effect Size, Research Methodology
Thompson, Bruce – 1989
Canonical correlation analysis is a sophisticated multivariate technique that subsumes all parametric methods (the "t"-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multivariate analysis of variance, multivariate analysis of covariance, and discriminant analysis) as special cases. This bibliography lists 83 applications of…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Conference Papers
Eason, Sandra H.; Thompson, Bruce – 1989
The utilization of program evaluation may be made more effective by means of the application of contemporary persuasion theory. The Elaboration Likelihood Model--a model of cognitive processing, ability, and motivation--was used in this study to test the persuasive effects of source credibility and involvement on message acceptance of evaluation…
Descriptors: Administrators, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Credibility
Melancon, Janet G.; Thompson, Bruce – 1990
Classical measurement theory was used to investigate measurement characteristics of both parts of the Finding Embedded Figures Test (FEFT) when the test was: administered in either a "no guessing" supply format or a multiple-choice selection format; administered to either undergraduate college students or middle school students; and…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Construct Validity, Guessing (Tests), Higher Education
Melancon, Janet G.; Thompson, Bruce – 1990
Latent trait measurement theory was used to investigate the measurement characteristics of both parts of a multiple-choice measure of field-independence, the Finding Embedded Figures Test (FEFT). Analysis was based on data provided by 1,528 students enrolled in one of two middle schools located in the southern United States. Of the subjects, 731…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Comparative Testing, Field Dependence Independence, Item Response Theory
Melancon, Janet G.; Thompson, Bruce – 1989
Classical measurement theory was used to investigate the measurement (psychometric) characteristics of both parts of the Finding Embedded Figures Test (FEFT) administered in either a "no guessing" supply format or a multiple-choice selection format to undergraduate college students or to middle school students. Three issues were…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Construct Validity, Higher Education, Junior High School Students
Borrello, Gloria M.; Thompson, Bruce – 1989
The calculation of second-order results in the validity assessment of measures and some useful interpretation aids are presented. First-order and second-order results give different and informative pictures of data dynamics. Several aspects of good practice in interpretation of second-order results are presented using data from 487 subjects…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Correlation, Data Analysis, Factor Analysis
Thompson, Bruce – 1990
The use of multiple comparisons in analysis of variance (ANOVA) is discussed. It is argued that experimentwise Type I error rate inflation can be serious and that its influences are often unnoticed in ANOVA applications. Both classical balanced omnibus and orthogonal planned contrast tests inflate experimentwise error to an identifiable maximum.…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Error of Measurement, Hypothesis Testing
Thompson, Bruce – 1993
The nature of percentile ranks scores is explored using concrete heuristic examples. It is explained why arithmetic operations require measurement on equal-interval scales, and that percentile ranks are not measured on equal-interval scales and therefore may not be added or averaged. The consequences of inappropriately adding percentile ranks are…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Decision Making, Ethics
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