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Wainer, Howard – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2010
In this essay, the author tries to look forward into the 21st century to divine three things: (i) What skills will researchers in the future need to solve the most pressing problems? (ii) What are some of the most likely candidates to be those problems? and (iii) What are some current areas of research that seem mined out and should not distract…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Researchers, Internet, Access to Information
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Kiang, Lisa; Moreno, Amanda J.; Robinson, JoAnn L. – Developmental Psychology, 2004
This study examined the influence of maternal preconceptions on child difficult temperament at 6 months and maternal sensitivity at 12-15 months and whether all 3 variables predicted children's empathy at 21-24 months. Within a low-income, ethnically diverse sample of 175 mother-child dyads, path models were tested with 3 empathy indices…
Descriptors: Personality, Child Rearing, Path Analysis, Empathy
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Hoy, Wayne K.; Tarter, C. John – International Journal of Educational Management, 2004
The concept of organizational justice is defined, and, based on a review of the literature, ten principles of organizational justice are elaborated. Similarly, the elements of faculty trust are conceptualized and discussed. Then, a model of organizational justice and trust is proposed and tested using path analysis. The results underscore the…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Path Analysis, Justice, Literature Reviews
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Thom, Douglas J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
A simplified introduction to path analysis, this article discusses the following: (1) basic rules, assumptions, and procedures; (2) strengths and weaknesses of the technique; (3) special considerations; (4) examples of path analysis in educational research; and (5) guidelines for constructing diagrams. (MCG)
Descriptors: Design, Diagrams, Educational Research, Guidelines
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McPherson, Gary E.; And Others – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1997
Surveys 101 wind instrumentalists to reveal major differences in the pattern of influences leading to the re-creative skill of performing a repertoire of rehearsed music for a formal examination compared to the creative ability of improvising. Uses a path analysis to determine links between the data and theoretical model. (MJP)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Causal Models, Context Effect, Correlation
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Erwin, T. Dary; Nelson, Randall B. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 1986
Describes development of a causal model to test effects of scholastic ability, computing attitudes, and computing background of university undergraduates on use of a computer-assisted instructional system, PLATO-LDEC; on attitudes toward PLATO-LDEC; on computing attitudes after students' PLATO-LDEC experience; and on course grade. (Author/MBR)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Engineering Education
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Pizzini, Edward L.; Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1992
Compares models of the classroom dynamics for a traditional laboratory setting and a problem-solving-centered environment, both at the eighth grade science level. Descriptive data indicate no differences in the models, whereas path analyses suggest that, in the problem-solving model, student behaviors significantly correlate to lesson structure,…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style
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Taylor, James C.; Evans, Glen – Instructional Science, 1985
Outlines a path analytic interpretation of data collected in light of the theoretical formulation of a dynamic model of memory. An investigation of industrial trainees' capacity to differentiate various ferrous and nonferrous metals is described which emphasizes the role of relational, strategic, and empirical knowledge in cognitive skill…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Independent Study, Industrial Training
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Keith, Timothy Z. – Remedial and Special Education (RASE), 1993
This overview of nonexperimental causal research methods focuses on latent variable structural equation modeling using the LISREL computer program. An extended example in special education is used to present LISREL as an extension of structural equations analysis (path analysis) and as a method of reducing the effects of error in research.…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Data Analysis
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McIntosh, Wm. Alex; Zey-Ferrell, Mary – Rural Sociology, 1986
Path analysis examines an analytical model of decision making by lending officers of 211 Texas banks when recommending agricultural technology to farmer-clients. Model analyzes effects of loan officers' ascribed/achieved personal characteristics and perceptions of organizational constraints during three stages of decision process: using…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Appropriate Technology, Banking, Credit (Finance)
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Dunton, Kathryn J.; And Others – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 1988
Longitudinal study examined effect of children's gender on tendencies of mothers to use specific antecedents in ascribing causal explanations for their children's sixth grade mathematics performance. Path analyses showed that, for both mothers of boys and mothers of girls, maternal perceptions of child performance were associated with…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, Attribution Theory, Daughters
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Lee, Gary R.; Whitbeck, Les B. – Rural Sociology, 1987
Uses path analysis and data from 2,829 Washington State residents aged 55 and over to study effects of rural or urban residence on social integration/loneliness. Finds rural residents not more highly integrated into social networks than urban counterparts and not lonelier. Discusses implications for existing social relations stereotypes of the…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Interpersonal Relationship, Loneliness, Middle Aged Adults
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Biddle, Bruce J.; Marlin, Marjorie M. – Child Development, 1987
Defines structural equation modeling (SEM) and points out its relation to other more familiar data-analytic techniques, as well as some of the potentials and pitfalls of SEM in the analysis of developmental data. Discussion focuses on causal modeling, path diagrams, ordinary least-squares regression analysis, and powerful methods for model…
Descriptors: Criteria, Least Squares Statistics, Path Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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Morcol, Goktug; McLaughlin, Gerald W. – Research in Higher Education, 1990
The study proposes using path analysis and residual plotting as methods supporting environmental scanning in strategic planning for higher education institutions. Path models of three levels of independent variables are developed. Dependent variables measuring applications and enrollments at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University are…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Enrollment Projections, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald – Rural Sociology, 1987
Proposes social structural view of poverty rates as a function of local opportunity instead of individual-level focus on who is poor. Defines poverty rates as a function of industrial structure and relative power of labor in a locality. Confirms theoretical model with data from 46 South Carolina counties. (LFL)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Definitions, Economic Opportunities, Employment Patterns
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