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Lukin, Mark E.; And Others – Computers in Human Behavior, 1985
This study utilized a Latin Squares design to assess equivalence of computer and paper-and-pencil testing methods in a clinical setting with college students. No significant differences between scores on measures of anxiety, depression, and psychological reactance were found across group and administration format. Most subjects preferred…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education, Literature Reviews
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Wolfle, Lee M.; Ethington, Corinna A. – 1984
In his early exposition of path analysis, Duncan (1966) noted that the method "provides a calculus for indirect effects." Despite the interest in indirect causal effects, most users treat them as if they are population parameters and do not test whether they are statistically significant. Sobel (1982) has recently derived the asymptotic…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Computer Software, Hypothesis Testing, Path Analysis
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Kulik, James A. – 1984
Several developments in the use of the new method of meta-analysis give cause for optimism. First, different meta-analysts are doing work in the same areas, leading to increased confidence in meta-analytic results. Second, meta-analysts are beginning to include raw data in their reports, which helps readers pinpoint the exact studies that lead to…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Meta Analysis, Research, Research Methodology
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Hedl, John J., Jr.; Bartlett, James – 1985
Using an effort toward comprehension paradigm developed by P. M. Auble, J. J. Franks, and S. A. Soraci, Jr. (1979), the worry component of state test anxiety was related to long-term memory for sentence encoding conditions that involved comprehension, but low effort (embedded-cue) and comprehension-high effort (post-cue). A noncomprehension…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Processes, Cues, Encoding (Psychology)
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Feehan, Pat; And Others – 1985
This report examines the 1984 library and information science literature in order to characterize, analyze, and evaluate the published research of the field. The subjects and methods of research, types of libraries studied, and analytical techniques used are examined; a "core" journal group of 91 sources is established; and the amount…
Descriptors: Authors, Information Science, Library Research, Library Science
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Seaman, Samuel; And Others – 1984
The probability of obtaining a significant statistic, using the parametric analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) and the rank transform ANCOVA, was estimated for three conditions defined in terms of conditional distributions for two groups. The distributions were both normal, both skewed in the same direction but to different degrees, or both skewed to…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Correlation, Hypothesis Testing, Probability
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van der Linden, Wim J. – 1984
The classification problem in educational testing is a decision problem. One must assign subjects to one of several available treatments on the basis of test scores, where the success of each treatment is measured by a different criterion. Examples of classification decisions include individualized instruction, counseling, and clinical settings.…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Classification, Cutting Scores, Decision Making
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Korpi, Meg; Haertel, Edward – 1984
The purpose of this paper is to further the cause of clarifying construct interpretations of tests, by proposing that non-metric multidimensional scaling may be more useful than factor analysis or other latent structure models for investigating the internal structure of tests. It also suggests that typical problems associated with scaling…
Descriptors: Correlation, Factor Structure, Intermediate Grades, Item Analysis
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Reimers, Fernando; And Others – 1990
The debate about possible tradeoffs between quantity and quality in schools has been confused by using available data as a basis for conceptual definitions. Under certain conditions expansion of enrollment or class sizes will have either no influence or a positive influence on the the quality of learning. The conventional wisdom about tradeoffs…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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Brinkman, Paul T.; McIntyre, Chuck – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1997
There is no right way to forecast college enrollments; in many instances, it will be prudent to use both qualitative and quantitative methods. Methods chosen must be relevant to questions addressed, policies and decisions at stake, and time and talent required. While it is tempting to start quickly, enrollment forecasting is an area in which…
Descriptors: College Administration, Educational Demand, Educational Trends, Enrollment Management
Allard, Celia A. – Association for Institutional Research, 1984
Approaches for undertaking a faculty salary equity analysis are discussed. An institutional researcher must have a clear understanding as to why the study is being performed. Faculty handbooks and policy manuals are good starting points for determining how salary decisions are made. Once the salary allocation criteria have been identified, the…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Faculty, Data Analysis, Employment Practices
Brinkman, Paul T.; Allen, Richard H. – Association for Institutional Research, 1986
Concepts of costs and cost analysis in higher education are examined, along with how to prepare for a cost study. Specific cost analysis techniques are identified, along with types of data generated and potential problems. In preparing for cost studies, it is important to consider: purpose, types of cost analysis, types of cost, common…
Descriptors: College Administration, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Higher Education
Urban, Ronald F. – Association for Institutional Research, 1992
A technique is described for private liberal arts colleges to assess the probable matriculation behavior of admitted applicants. By performing a multiple discriminate analysis of data obtained from applicants admitted during a previous admissions season, and applying the information to a decision-making strategy used in political elections the…
Descriptors: Admission (School), College Admission, College Choice, Enrollment
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