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Benbow, Camilla Persson; Stanley, Julian C. – American Educational Research Journal, 1983
This defense of the authors' previous report states that there is a large sex difference in mathematical reasoning ability among intellectually talented preadolescents. The authors concluded differential course taking could not account for observed sex differences among intellectually gifted students, although this may affect average ability…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Academically Gifted, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools
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Alexander, Karl L.; Pallas, Aaron M. – American Educational Research Journal, 1983
The authors contend their study and criticism of the Benbow and Stanley results were valid. Benbow and Stanley's clarification that their conclusions pertain only to intellectually talented students and competency in mathematical reasoning ability resolves this disagreement. (DWH)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Achievement
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Shapiro, Jonathan – American Educational Research Journal, 1979
Contrary to Anderson (EJ 187 936), his rule for equation identification is a necessary but not sufficient condition; furthermore, the choice of two-stage or ordinary least squares depends on results and not on methodological properties of estimators. Modification of Anderson's rule and a means for choosing between estimates is offered. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Educational Research, Least Squares Statistics, Mathematical Models