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Barnette, J. Jackson – Research in the Schools, 2001
Studied the primacy effect (tendency to select items closer to the left side of the response scale) in Likert scales worded from "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree" and in the opposite direction. Findings for 386 high school and college students show no primacy effect, although negatively worded stems had an effect on Cronbach's alpha. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education
Nix, Thomas W.; Barnette, J. Jackson – Research in the Schools, 1998
Attempts to clarify the positions of T. Nix and J. Barnette on statistical significance testing, advocates the routine use of effect size, and encourages reporting results in simple terms. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Effect Size, Hypothesis Testing, Research Methodology
Barnette, J. Jackson; Walsh, Jackie A.; Orletsky, Sandra R.; Sattes, Beth D. – Research in the Schools, 1995
The Appalachia Educational Laboratory designed and implemented a long-term staff development program to increase and sustain teacher knowledge of and use of classroom questioning techniques to produce higher levels of student learning. Evaluations from 41 middle and secondary schools establishing the effectiveness of this program are reported .…
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness, Questioning Techniques
Barnette, J. Jackson; Gorham, Keith – Research in the Schools, 1999
Assessed the use and perceptions of techniques used to evaluate graduates of National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education accredited institutions through a survey completed by 107 deans/directors of education at such institutions. Findings identify the five most highly rated methods and show the use of mostly traditional, but some…
Descriptors: Administrators, Evaluation Methods, Schools of Education, Student Evaluation
Nix, Thomas W.; Barnette, J. Jackson – Research in the Schools, 1998
Reviews null hypothesis statistical significance testing (NHST) in its historical context and concludes that workable alternatives to NHST are available. Among suggested alternatives, effect magnitude measures, replication techniques, and meta-analytic techniques are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Effect Size, Hypothesis Testing, Meta Analysis
Barnette, J. Jackson – Research in the Schools, 1996
The incidence of three types of behaviors consistent with nonattending in completing surveys was studied with 1,240 elementary school students, 3,541 students in grades 5 through 12, and 2,688 teachers. While the proportion of missing items did not seem to be a problem, there is evidence of patterns that indicate nonattending behavior. (SLD)
Descriptors: Attention, Behavior Patterns, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education