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Practical Assessment
Research & Evaluation
A peer-reviewed electronic journal. ISSN 1531-7714 

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green dot  2018 Using Instrumental Variable Estimation to Evaluate Randomized Experiments with Imperfect Compliance  Francis L. Huang
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green dot  2018 Random Forest as a Predictive Analytics Alternative to Regression in Institutional Research  Lingjun He, Richard A. Levine, Juanjuan Fan, Joshua Beemer, and Jeanne Stronach
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green dot  2017 Advocating the Broad Use of the Decision Tree Method in Education.  Gomes, Cristiano M. A., and Almeida, Leandro S
Viewed 473 times since 11/6/2017.
green dot  2017 Data Transformations for Inference with Linear Regression: Clarifications and Recommendations.   Pek, J., Wong, O., & Wong, AC.
Viewed 501 times since 10/11/2017.
green dot  2017 The Use of Reddit as an Inexpensive Source for High-Quality Data.  Jamnik, Matthew R., & Lane, David J.
Viewed 1,047 times since 5/30/2017.
green dot  2017 Hierarchical Linear Modeling with Maximum Likelihood, Restricted Maximum Likelihood, and Fully Bayesian Estimation  Boedeker, Peter
Viewed 1,384 times since 4/12/2017.
green dot  2016 Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling with R  Ravand, Hamdollah, & Baghaei, Purya
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green dot  2016 Accuracy of range restriction correction with multiple imputation in small and moderate samples: A simulation study  Pfaffel, Andreas, & Spiel, Christiane
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green dot  2016 Measurement Error and Equating Error in Power Analysis  Phillips, Gary W., and Jiang, Tao
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green dot  2016 Regularization Methods for Fitting Linear Models with Small Sample Sizes: Fitting the Lasso Estimator using R.   Finch, W. Holmes, & Finch, Maria E. Hernandez
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green dot  2016 A Comparison of Three Approaches to Correct for Direct and Indirect Range Restrictions: A Simulation Study.   Pfaffel, Andreas, Schober, Barbara, & Spiel, Christiane.
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green dot  2016 Confidence Intervals for Effect Sizes: Applying Bootstrap Resampling.  Banjanovic, Erin S., and Osborne, Jason W.
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green dot  2016 A Brief Guide to Decisions at Each Step of the Propensity Score Matching Process.   Harris, Heather, & Horst, S. Jeanne
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green dot  2016 Data visualization of item-total correlation by median smoothing  Yu, Chong Ho, Douglas, Samantha, Lee, Anna, & An, Min
Viewed 2,427 times since 2/1/2016.
green dot  2015 A Practical Guide for Using Propensity Score Weighting in R.   Olmos, Antonio & Priyalatha Govindasamy
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green dot  2015 Chi-Square Test is Statistically Significant: Now What?  Sharpe, Donald
Viewed 52,043 times since 4/6/2015.
green dot  2015 What is Rotating in Exploratory Factor Analysis?   Osborne, Jason W.
Viewed 25,591 times since 1/7/2015.
green dot  2014 A Step-by-Step Guide to Propensity Score Matching in R  Randolph, Justus J., Falbe, Kristina, Manuel, Austin Kureethara, & Balloun, Joseph L.
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green dot  2014 A Primer on Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) for Behavioral Scientists.   Warne, Russell
Viewed 19,433 times since 11/18/2014.
green dot  2014 Sample Size Determination for Regression Models Using Monte Carlo Methods in R.   Beaujean, A. Alexander
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green dot  2014 Impact of Sample Size and Variability on the Power and Type I Error Rates of Equivalence Tests: A Simulation Study.   Rusticus, Shayna A. & Lovato, Chris Y.
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green dot  2014 A Simulation Study of Missing Data with Multiple Missing X’s  Rubright, Jonathan D., Nandakumar, Ratna and Gluttin, Joseph J.
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green dot  2014 Improving Your Exploratory Factor Analysis for Ordinal Data: A Demonstration Using FACTOR.   Baglin, James
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green dot  2014  Using meta-regression to explore moderating effects in surveys of international achievement.  Benton, Tom
Viewed 5,037 times since 5/19/2014.
green dot  2013 Educational Research with Real-World Data: Reducing Selection Bias with Propensity Score Analysis.  Adelson, Jill L.
Viewed 4,252 times since 12/18/2013.
green dot  2013 Comparing Propensity Score Methods in Balancing Covariates and Recovering Impact in Small Sample Educational Program Evaluations.  Stone, Clement A. & Tang, Yun
Viewed 9,820 times since 11/5/2013.
green dot  2013 Normality of residuals is a continuous variable, and does seem to influence the trustworthiness of confidence intervals : A response to, and appreciation of, Williams, Grajales, and Kurkiewicz (2013)  Osborne, Jason W.
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green dot  2013 Assumptions of Multiple Regression: Correcting Two Misconceptions.  Williams, Matt N., Grajales, Carlos Alberto Gómez, & Kurkiewicz, Dason
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green dot  2013 Using the Student's t-test with extremely small sample sizes  de Winter, J.C.F.
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green dot  2012 Replication Analysis in Exploratory Factor Analysis: What it is and why it makes your analysis better.  Osborne, Jason W. & David C. Fitzpatrick
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green dot  2012 Logits and tigers and bears, oh my! A brief look at the simple math of logistic regression and how it can improve dissemination of results.   Osborne, Jason W.
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green dot  2012 Interpreting Multiple Linear Regression: A Guidebook of Variable Importance  Nathans, Laura L., Oswald, Frederick L., & Nimon, Kim
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green dot  2012 Terminating Sequential Delphi Survey Data Collection  Kalaian, Sema & Rafa M. Kasim
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green dot  2011 Reporting and Discussing Effect Size: Still the Road Less Traveled?  McMillan, James H. & Jennifer Foley
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green dot  2011 Best Practices in Using Large, Complex Samples: The Importance of Using Appropriate Weights and Design Effect Compensation  Osborne, Jason
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green dot  2011 Applying Tests of Equivalence for Multiple Group Comparisons: Demonstration of the Confidence Interval Approach.  Rusticus, Shayna A. & Chris Y. Lovato
Viewed 10,083 times since 4/25/2011.
green dot  2011 The operating characteristics of the nonparametric Levene test for equal variances with assessment and evaluation data.  Nordstokke, David W., Zumbo, Bruno D., Cairns, Sharon L., Saklofske, Donald H.
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green dot  2010 Yule-Simpson's Paradox in Research  Goltz, Heather Honoré & Matthew Lee Smith
Viewed 9,289 times since 10/18/2010.
green dot  2010 Improving your data transformations: Applying the Box-Cox transformation  Osborne, Jason
Viewed 52,881 times since 10/6/2010.
green dot  2010 Analyzing the longitudinal K-12 grading histories of entire cohorts of students: Grades, data driven decision making, dropping out and hierarchical cluster analysis.  Bowers, Alex J.
Viewed 6,824 times since 5/12/2010.
green dot  2009 Understanding and Using Factor Scores: Considerations for the Applied Researcher  DiStefano, Christine, Zhu, Min & Mîndrilã, Diana
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green dot  2009 What is authorship, and what should it be? A survey of prominent guidelines for determining authorship in scientific publications.  Osborne, Jason W., and Holland, Abigail
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green dot  2009 A Guide to Writing the Dissertation Literature Review  Randolph, Justus
Viewed 182,949 times since 6/4/2009.
green dot  2009 Examining Design and Inter-Rater Reliability of a Rubric Measuring Research Quality across Multiple Disciplines  Bresciani, Marilee J., Oakleaf, Megan, Kolkhorst, Fred, Nebeker, Camille, Barlow, Jessica, Duncan, Kristin, and Hickmott, Jessica
Viewed 13,771 times since 5/29/2009.
green dot  2009 Combining Dual Scaling with Semi-Structured Interviews to Interpret Rating Differences  Childs, Ruth A., Ram, Anita & Xu, Yunmei
Viewed 8,203 times since 5/26/2009.
green dot  2008 Revisiting the Collinear Data Problem: An Assessment of Estimator 'Ill-Conditioning' in Linear Regression   Callaghan, Karen J. and Chen, Jie
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green dot  2008 What Does it Mean to Be Average? The Miles per Gallon versus Gallons per Mile Paradox Revisited  Haans, Antal
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green dot  2008 Conducting External Profile Analysis with Multiple Regression  Culpepper, Steven Andrew
Viewed 14,415 times since 1/9/2008.
green dot  2007 Randomized Field Trials and Internal Validity: Not So Fast My Friend.  McMillan, James H.
Viewed 18,022 times since 12/3/2007.
green dot  2007 The Delphi Technique: Making Sense of Consensus  Hsu, Chia-Chien & Sandford, Brian A.
Viewed 50,393 times since 8/30/2007.
green dot  2007 Using Experts` Opinions Through Delphi Technique  Yousuf, Muhammad Imran
Viewed 49,069 times since 5/25/2007.
green dot  2007 Determining the Number of Factors to Retain in EFA: An easy-to-use computer program for carrying out Parallel Analysis  Ledesma, Rubén Daniel and Pedro Valero-Mora
Viewed 31,972 times since 2/1/2007.
green dot  2007 A Practitioner’s Guide for Variable-length Computerized Classification Testing   Thompson, Nathan A.
Viewed 16,065 times since 1/30/2007.
green dot  2006 Using Regression Mixture Analysis in Educational Research  Ding, Cody S.
Viewed 36,593 times since 11/28/2006.
green dot  2006 Consider Propensity Scores to Compare Treatments  Rudner, Lawrence M. & Johnette Peyton
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green dot  2006 Bringing balance and technical accuracy to reporting odds ratios and the results of logistic regression analyses  Osborne, Jason W.
Viewed 33,599 times since 10/18/2006.
green dot  2005 Formatting a Paper-based Survey Questionnaire: Best Practices  Fanning, Elizabeth
Viewed 183,947 times since 8/26/2005.
green dot  2005 Best practices in exploratory factor analysis: four recommendations for getting the most from your analysis.  Costello, Anna B. & Jason Osborne
Viewed 60,812 times since 7/15/2005.
green dot  2004 Course Selection Decisions by Students on Campuses With and Without Published Teaching Evaluations  Wilhelm, Wendy Bryce & Charles Comegys
Viewed 46,499 times since 8/24/2004.
green dot  2004 The power of outliers (and why researchers should ALWAYS check for them)  Osborne, Jason W. & Amy Overbay
Viewed 297,993 times since 3/2/2004.
green dot  2004 A Comparison of Consensus, Consistency, and Measurement Approaches to Estimating Interrater Reliability  Stemler, Steven E.
Viewed 111,584 times since 3/1/2004.
green dot  2003 Resampling methods: Concepts, Applications, and Justification  Yu, Chong Ho
Viewed 116,826 times since 9/29/2003.
green dot  2003 Reducing Error in Mail Surveys  Cui, Wei Wei
Viewed 63,598 times since 9/2/2003.
green dot  2003 Meta-analysis methods for synthesizing treatment effects in multisite studies: hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) perspective  Kalaian, Sema A.
Viewed 57,114 times since 6/23/2003.
green dot  2003 Alternative Approaches to Assessing Student Engagement Rates  Chapman, Elaine
Viewed 118,820 times since 5/27/2003.
green dot  2003 Effect Sizes and the Disattenuation of Correlation and Regression Coefficients: Lessons from Educational Psychology.  Osborne, Jason W.
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green dot  2002 Notes on the use of data transformations.  Osborne, Jason
Viewed 231,026 times since 5/30/2002.
green dot  2002 Analyzing online discussions: ethics, data, and interpretation  Brem, Sarah
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green dot  2002 Four assumptions of multiple regression that researchers should always test.  Osborne, Jason and Elaine Waters
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green dot  2001 The stability of undergraduate students' cognitive test anxiety levels  Cassady, Jerrell C.
Viewed 61,797 times since 8/23/2001.
green dot  2001 Conducting web-based surveys  Solomon, David J.
Viewed 80,363 times since 8/23/2001.
green dot  2001 An overview of content analysis  Stemler, Steve
Viewed 534,460 times since 6/7/2001.
green dot  2000 Organizational Issues Related to Portfolio Assessment Implementation in the Classroom.  Forgette-Giroux, Renée & Marielle Simon
Viewed 69,161 times since 4/19/2000.
green dot  2000 Prediction in Multiple Regression.  Osborne, Jason W.
Viewed 130,357 times since 3/10/2000.
green dot  2000 Advantages of Hierarchical Linear Modeling.  Osborne, Jason W.
Viewed 117,673 times since 1/10/2000.
green dot  1999 How to Write a Scholarly Research Report  Rudner, Lawrence M. & William D. Schafer
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green dot  1996 Kerlinger's Research Myths.  Daniel, Larry G.
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green dot  1996 Hints for Designing Effective Questionnaires.  Frary, Robert B.
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green dot  1996 Authorship Ethics.  Syrett, Kristen L. & Rudner, Lawrence M.
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green dot  1994 The Concept of Statistical Significance Testing.  Thompson, Bruce
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green dot  1992 Resampling: A Marriage of Computers and Statistics.  Rudner, Lawrence M. & Shafer, Mary Morello
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green dot  1992 Reducing Errors Due to the Use of Judges.  Rudner, Lawrence M.
Viewed 30,197 times since 11/13/1999.