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Raykov, Tenko; Pohl, Steffi – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
A method for examining common factor variance in multiple-component measuring instruments is outlined. The procedure is based on an application of the latent variable modeling methodology and is concerned with evaluating observed variance explained by a global factor and by one or more additional component-specific factors. The approach furnishes…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Factor Structure, Scores, Models
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Skidmore, Susan Troncoso; Thompson, Bruce – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
The purpose of the present study is to provide a historical account and metasynthesis of which statistical techniques are most frequently used in the fields of education and psychology. Six articles reviewing the "American Educational Research Journal" from 1969 to 1997 and five articles reviewing the psychological literature from 1948 to 2001…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Meta Analysis, Synthesis, Statistical Studies
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Talento-Miller, Eileen; Rudner, Lawrence M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2008
The validity of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores is examined by summarizing 273 studies conducted between 1997 and 2004. Each of the studies was conducted through the Validity Study Service of the test sponsor and contained identical variables and statistical methods. Validity coefficients from each of the studies were corrected…
Descriptors: Validity, Business Administration Education, Graduate Study, College Entrance Examinations
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Cronbach, Lee J.; Shavelson, Richard J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2004
In 1997, noting that the 50th anniversary of the publication of "Coefficient Alpha and the Internal Structure of Tests" was fast approaching, Lee Cronbach planned what have become the notes published here. His aim was to point out the ways in which his views on coefficient alpha had evolved, doubting now that the coefficient was the best way of…
Descriptors: Generalizability Theory, Reliability, Statistical Analysis
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Ponterotto, Joseph G.; Gretchen, Denise; Utsey, Shawn O.; Stacuzzi, Thomas; Saya, Robert, Jr. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Studied the psychometric strengths of the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (J. Phinney, 1992) through a review of 12 studies using this measure, a confirmatory factor analysis of the measure (n=219 high school students), and a readability analysis. Findings show Phinney's two-factor model is a better fit than a global model. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, High School Students
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Vacha-Haase, Tammi; Henson, Robin K.; Caruso, John C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Reliability generalization (RG) is a measurement meta-analytic method used to explore the variability in score reliability estimates and to characterize possible sources of the variance. Summarizes some RG considerations, and suggests how confidence intervals might be portrayed graphically. (SLD)
Descriptors: Generalization, Meta Analysis, Reliability, Scores
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Mason, Craig A.; Scott, Keith G.; Chapman, Derek A.; Tu, Shihfen – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2000
Discusses the computation and application of various epidemiological measures of effect in educational and developmental research. Reviews issues related to the use and interpretation of the risk-ratio, the odds-ratio, and the logistic regression odds-ratio and examines community-level measures of effect. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Children, Community Characteristics
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Walkey, Frank H.; Green, Dianne E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
Six sets of data from previous studies are used to investigate the factor structure of the Maslach Burnout Inventory. In all 6 sets, the 22 inventory items divided between 2 clearly replicable factors. The larger, the Core of Burnout Factor, divides in turn into two equally replicable factors. (SLD)
Descriptors: Burnout, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Foreign Countries
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Buckley, M. Ronald; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
The psychometric characteristics of the Job Descriptive Index and other inventories of job satisfaction are examined across a sample of validation studies. The construct validity of these inventories is modest, but this problem can be corrected through proper application of structural equation models. (SLD)
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Job Satisfaction, Literature Reviews, Measurement Techniques
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Knowles, Susan L.; Welch, Cynthia A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
A meta-analysis of the difficulty and discrimination of the "none-of-the-above" (NOTA) test option was conducted with 12 articles (20 effect sizes) for difficulty and 7 studies (11 effect sizes) for discrimination. Findings indicate that using the NOTA option does not result in items of lesser quality. (SLD)
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Effect Size, Meta Analysis, Multiple Choice Tests
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Steiner, Dirk D.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1991
The use of meta-analysis to resolve issues in the fields of organizational behavior and human resources management was reviewed by coding 35 studies on 21 methodological variables. Results illustrate the tremendous variability in how researchers apply meta-analysis. Suggestions are provided for correctly using meta-analysis. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administration, Human Resources, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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Viswesvaran, Chockalingam; Ones, Deniz S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1999
Examined whether individuals could fake their responses to a personality inventory if instructed to do so. Across 51 studies, fakeability did not vary by personality dimension. All the "Big Five" factors were equally fakeable, but faking produced the largest distortions in social desirability scales. Contains 75 references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Estimation (Mathematics), Meta Analysis, Personality Assessment
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Morrison, Todd; Morrison, Melanie – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1995
A meta-analytic review was conducted on published studies examining the relationship between performance on the quantitative and verbal components of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and graduate grade point average. Results suggest that the quantitative and verbal components of the GRE possess minimal predictive validity. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Grade Point Average, Graduate Study
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Fouladi, Rachel T.; Steiger, James H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1993
The test proposed by Brien, Venables, and Mayo (1984), endorsed by Silver and Dunlap, and supported by computer software that they developed is not a proper test for multivariate independence. A revised appraisal is suggested for the Silver and Dunlap results. (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Correlation, Matrices
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Guilford, J. P. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1988
The structure-of-intellect model is updated to contain five content properties: (1) visual; (2) auditory; (3) symbolic; (4) semantic; and (5) behavioral. The memory element within the operations facet is differentiated into memory recording and memory retention. Research is cited to support these changes, the operations, and the products of the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Development, Memory, Models, Retention (Psychology)
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