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Practical Assessment
Research & Evaluation
A peer-reviewed electronic journal. ISSN 1531-7714 
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green dot  2019 Causal Inference Methods for selection on observed and unobserved factors: Propensity Score Matching, Heckit Models, and Instrumental Variable Estimation.   Scott, Paul Wesley
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green dot  2019 Heteroskedasticity in Multiple Regression Analysis: What it is, How to Detect it and How to Solve it with Applications in R and SPSS  Astivia, Oscar L. Olvera and Zumbo, Bruno D.
Viewed 1,774 times since 1/11/2019.
green dot  2018 The Ensemble and Model Comparison Approaches for Big Data Analytics in Social Sciences.   Yu, C H., Lee, H S., Lara, E., & Gan, S.
Viewed 577 times since 11/21/2018.
green dot  2018 Overview of Data Mining`s Potential Benefits and Limitations in Education Research  Iwatani, Emi
Viewed 938 times since 10/14/2018.
green dot  2018 A Note on Using the Nonparametric Levene Test When Population Means Are Unequal.   Shear, Benjamin R., Nordstokke, David W., & Zumbo, Bruno D.
Viewed 976 times since 9/17/2018.
green dot  2018 Contrast Analysis: A Tutorial  Antal Haans
Viewed 3,237 times since 5/29/2018.
green dot  2018 How to Perform a Literature Review with Free and Open Source Software  Joshua M. Pearce
Viewed 5,189 times since 5/24/2018.
green dot  2018 An Application of the Partial Credit IRT Model in Identifying Benchmarks for Polytomous Rating Scale Instruments  Enis Dogan
Viewed 1,349 times since 5/5/2018.
green dot  2018 Exploring Differences in Measurement and Reporting of Classroom Observation Inter-Rater Reliability  Wilhelm, Anne Garrison, Gillespie Rouse, Amy, & Jones, Francesca
Viewed 2,039 times since 4/5/2018.
green dot  2018 A Note on the Assumption of Identical Distributions for Nonparametric Tests of Location.  Nordstokke, David W. & Colp, S. Mitchell
Viewed 888 times since 4/5/2018.
green dot  2018 Using Instrumental Variable Estimation to Evaluate Randomized Experiments with Imperfect Compliance  Francis L. Huang
Viewed 2,193 times since 2/24/2018.
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
Viewed 2,765 times since 1/13/2018.
green dot  2017 An Evaluation of Normal Versus Lognormal Distribution in Data Description and Empirical Analysis.  Diwakar, Rekha
Viewed 3,394 times since 12/21/2017.
green dot  2017 Advocating the Broad Use of the Decision Tree Method in Education.  Gomes, Cristiano M. A., and Almeida, Leandro S
Viewed 1,905 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 3,458 times since 10/11/2017.
green dot  2017 Estimating Operational Validity Under Incidental Range Restriction: Some Important but Neglected Issues.   Brown, Reagan D., Oswald, Frederick L. & Converse, Patrick D.
Viewed 1,597 times since 8/6/2017.
green dot  2017 The Use of Reddit as an Inexpensive Source for High-Quality Data.  Jamnik, Matthew R., & Lane, David J.
Viewed 3,125 times since 5/30/2017.
green dot  2017 Hierarchical Linear Modeling with Maximum Likelihood, Restricted Maximum Likelihood, and Fully Bayesian Estimation  Boedeker, Peter
Viewed 4,172 times since 4/12/2017.
green dot  2016 Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling with R  Ravand, Hamdollah, & Baghaei, Purya
Viewed 5,241 times since 9/16/2016.
green dot  2016 Accuracy of range restriction correction with multiple imputation in small and moderate samples: A simulation study  Pfaffel, Andreas, & Spiel, Christiane
Viewed 2,376 times since 9/13/2016.
green dot  2016 Measurement Error and Equating Error in Power Analysis  Phillips, Gary W., and Jiang, Tao
Viewed 3,226 times since 8/8/2016.
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
Viewed 4,143 times since 5/8/2016.
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.
Viewed 3,418 times since 3/24/2016.
green dot  2016 Confidence Intervals for Effect Sizes: Applying Bootstrap Resampling.  Banjanovic, Erin S., and Osborne, Jason W.
Viewed 7,885 times since 3/11/2016.
green dot  2016 A Brief Guide to Decisions at Each Step of the Propensity Score Matching Process.   Harris, Heather, & Horst, S. Jeanne
Viewed 5,202 times since 2/19/2016.
green dot  2016 Tutorial on Using Regression Models with Count Outcomes using R  Beaujean, A. Alexander & Grant, Morgan B.
Viewed 14,206 times since 2/2/2016.
green dot  2016 Data visualization of item-total correlation by median smoothing  Yu, Chong Ho, Douglas, Samantha, Lee, Anna, & An, Min
Viewed 3,703 times since 2/1/2016.
green dot  2015 A Practical Guide for Using Propensity Score Weighting in R.   Olmos, Antonio & Priyalatha Govindasamy
Viewed 18,793 times since 6/27/2015.
green dot  2015 Chi-Square Test is Statistically Significant: Now What?  Sharpe, Donald
Viewed 68,117 times since 4/6/2015.
green dot  2015 What is your teacher rubric? Extracting teachers’ assessment constructs.  Jeong, Heejeong
Viewed 6,672 times since 3/20/2015.
green dot  2015 Linear Logistic Test Modeling with R  Baghaei, Purya & Kubinger, Klaus D
Viewed 6,755 times since 1/1/2014.
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.
Viewed 43,492 times since 11/19/2014.
green dot  2014 A Primer on Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) for Behavioral Scientists.   Warne, Russell
Viewed 24,415 times since 11/18/2014.
green dot  2014 Modelling the preferences of students for alternative assignment designs using the Discrete Choice Experiment methodology.  Kennelly, B., Flannery, D., Considine. J., Doherty. E., & Hynes, S.
Viewed 4,115 times since 11/13/2014.
green dot  2014 A Comparison of Three Conditional Growth Percentile Methods: Student Growth Percentiles, Percentile Rank Residuals, and a Matching Method  Wyse, Adam E. & Seo, Dong Gi
Viewed 4,793 times since 11/12/2014.
green dot  2014 Analyzing Group Level Effects with Clustered Data Using Taylor Series Linearization.  Huang, Francis L.
Viewed 4,656 times since 11/11/2014.
green dot  2014 Sample Size Determination for Regression Models Using Monte Carlo Methods in R.   Beaujean, A. Alexander
Viewed 21,351 times since 8/23/2014.
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.
Viewed 18,750 times since 8/16/2014.
green dot  2014 A Simulation Study of Missing Data with Multiple Missing X’s  Rubright, Jonathan D., Nandakumar, Ratna and Gluttin, Joseph J.
Viewed 6,826 times since 8/12/2014.
green dot  2014 Estimating unbiased treatment effects in education using a regression discontinuity design.  Smith, William C.
Viewed 6,980 times since 8/3/2014.
green dot  2014 Quasi-Experiments in Schools: The Case for Historical Cohort Control Groups.   Walser, Tamara M.
Viewed 11,761 times since 6/23/2014.
green dot  2014  Using meta-regression to explore moderating effects in surveys of international achievement.  Benton, Tom
Viewed 6,121 times since 5/19/2014.
green dot  2014 Exploring the Limitations of Measures of Students` Socioeconomic Status (SES)  Dickinson, Emily R. & Jill L. Adelson
Viewed 8,316 times since 5/15/2014.
green dot  2013 Educational Research with Real-World Data: Reducing Selection Bias with Propensity Score Analysis.  Adelson, Jill L.
Viewed 5,838 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 11,430 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.
Viewed 6,109 times since 9/6/2013.
green dot  2013 Assumptions of Multiple Regression: Correcting Two Misconceptions.  Williams, Matt N., Grajales, Carlos Alberto Gómez, & Kurkiewicz, Dason
Viewed 34,129 times since 9/6/2013.
green dot  2013 Using the Student's t-test with extremely small sample sizes  de Winter, J.C.F.
Viewed 115,947 times since 8/6/2013.
green dot  2013 Determining the Number of Factors to Retain in EFA: Using the SPSS R-Menu v2.0 to Make More Judicious Estimations  Courtney, Matthew Gordon Ray
Viewed 26,048 times since 4/30/2013.
green dot  2013 Forest plots in Excel: Moving beyond a clump of trees to a forest of visual information.   Derzon, James H. & Alford, Aaron A.
Viewed 33,267 times since 4/29/2013.
green dot  2013 Practical Considerations for Using Exploratory Factor Analysis in Educational Research.   Beavers, Amy S., Lounsbury, John W., Richards, Jennifer K., Huck, Schuyler W., Skolits, Gary J. & Esquivel, Shelley L.
Viewed 27,257 times since 3/5/2013.
green dot  2013 Factor Analysis using R.   Beaujean, A. Alexander
Viewed 34,209 times since 2/25/2013.
green dot  2013 Studies of the Effect of Formative Assessment on Student Achievement: So Much More is Needed.   McMillan, James H., Venable, Jessica C., & Varier, Divya
Viewed 14,952 times since 2/19/2013.
green dot  2013 Unit-weighted scales imply models that should be tested!   Beauducel, André & Leue, Anja
Viewed 5,755 times since 2/18/2013.
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.
Viewed 7,589 times since 6/6/2012.
green dot  2012 Interpreting Multiple Linear Regression: A Guidebook of Variable Importance  Nathans, Laura L., Oswald, Frederick L., & Nimon, Kim
Viewed 100,861 times since 4/29/2012.
green dot  2012 A Demonstration of a Systematic Item-Reduction Approach Using Structural Equation Modeling.   Larwin, Karen & Harvey, Milton
Viewed 9,971 times since 4/23/2012.
green dot  2011 Exploring Item Order in Anxiety-Related Constructs: Practical Impacts of Serial Position.   Carleton, R. Nicholas, Thibodeau, Michel A., Osborne, Jason W. & Asmundson, Gordon J. G.
Viewed 6,628 times since 4/21/2012.
green dot  2012 Terminating Sequential Delphi Survey Data Collection  Kalaian, Sema & Rafa M. Kasim
Viewed 9,363 times since 1/23/2012.
green dot  2012 Estimating ordinal reliability for Likert-type and ordinal item response data: A conceptual, empirical, and practical guide  Gadermann, Anne M., Guhn, Martin & Bruno D. Zumbo
Viewed 31,905 times since 1/17/2012.
green dot  2011 Reporting and Discussing Effect Size: Still the Road Less Traveled?  McMillan, James H. & Jennifer Foley
Viewed 16,714 times since 10/18/2011.
green dot  2011 Best Practices in Using Large, Complex Samples: The Importance of Using Appropriate Weights and Design Effect Compensation  Osborne, Jason
Viewed 5,274 times since 9/19/2011.
green dot  2011 Cohen's d vs. Alternative Standardized Mean Group Difference Measures  Cahan, Sorel & Eyal Gamliel
Viewed 12,981 times since 6/28/2011.
green dot  2011 Applying Tests of Equivalence for Multiple Group Comparisons: Demonstration of the Confidence Interval Approach.  Rusticus, Shayna A. & Chris Y. Lovato
Viewed 12,083 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.
Viewed 14,664 times since 2/26/2011.
green dot  2010 Yule-Simpson's Paradox in Research  Goltz, Heather Honoré & Matthew Lee Smith
Viewed 10,633 times since 10/18/2010.
green dot  2010 Improving your data transformations: Applying the Box-Cox transformation  Osborne, Jason
Viewed 56,393 times since 10/6/2010.
green dot  2012 Five-Point Likert Items: t test versus Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon (Addendum added October 2012)  de Winter, J. C. F. & D. Dodou
Viewed 57,040 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 7,687 times since 5/12/2010.
green dot  2009 Understanding and Using Factor Scores: Considerations for the Applied Researcher  DiStefano, Christine, Zhu, Min & Mîndrilã, Diana
Viewed 108,880 times since 10/26/2009.
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
Viewed 15,779 times since 7/20/2009.
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 14,877 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 9,125 times since 5/26/2009.
green dot  2009 Using Power Tables to Compute Statistical Power in Multilevel Experimental Designs  Konstantopoulos, Spyros
Viewed 17,630 times since 5/20/2009.
green dot  2009 From Gain Score t to ANCOVA F (and vice versa)   Knapp, Thomas R. and Schafer, William D.
Viewed 29,353 times since 3/20/2009.
green dot  2009 Using recursive regression to explore nonlinear relationships and interactions: A tutorial applied to a multicultural education study  Strang, Kenneth David
Viewed 17,391 times since 3/16/2009.
green dot  2009 Evaluating the collaborative strategic reading intervention: An overview of randomized controlled trial options.   Hitchcock, J.H., Kurki, A., Wilkins, C., Dimino, J., and Gersten, R.
Viewed 15,331 times since 1/28/2009.
green dot  2008 Revisiting the Collinear Data Problem: An Assessment of Estimator 'Ill-Conditioning' in Linear Regression   Callaghan, Karen J. and Chen, Jie
Viewed 16,510 times since 6/18/2008.
green dot  2008 Conducting External Profile Analysis with Multiple Regression  Culpepper, Steven Andrew
Viewed 15,403 times since 1/9/2008.
green dot  2007 A data visualization and data mining approach to response and non-response analysis in survey research  Yu,Chong Ho,  Jannasch-Pennell, Angel,  DiGangi,Samuel,  Kim,Chang & Andrews, Sandra
Viewed 16,795 times since 12/20/2007.
green dot  2007 Randomized Field Trials and Internal Validity: Not So Fast My Friend.  McMillan, James H.
Viewed 19,069 times since 12/3/2007.
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 34,235 times since 2/1/2007.
green dot  2006 Using Regression Mixture Analysis in Educational Research  Ding, Cody S.
Viewed 39,633 times since 11/28/2006.
green dot  2006 Consider Propensity Scores to Compare Treatments  Rudner, Lawrence M. & Johnette Peyton
Viewed 17,709 times since 11/17/2006.
green dot  2006 Bringing balance and technical accuracy to reporting odds ratios and the results of logistic regression analyses  Osborne, Jason W.
Viewed 36,575 times since 10/18/2006.
green dot  2005 Does It Matter If Non-Powerful Significance Tests Are Used in Dissertation Research?  Deng, Heping
Viewed 19,372 times since 9/20/2005.
green dot  2005 A Review of Greene (2002) High School Graduation Rates in the United States  Phelps, Richard P.
Viewed 15,415 times since 9/20/2005.
green dot  2005 Using the Binomial Effect Size Display (BESD) to Present the Magnitude of Effect Sizes to the Evaluation Audience  Randolph, Justus J. & R. Shawn Edmondson
Viewed 32,737 times since 9/2/2005.
green dot  2005 Formatting a Paper-based Survey Questionnaire: Best Practices  Fanning, Elizabeth
Viewed 186,536 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 73,330 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 47,235 times since 8/24/2004.
green dot  2004 Sample size and subject to item ratio in principal components analysis.  Osborne, Jason W. & Anna B. Costello
Viewed 112,792 times since 6/7/2004.
green dot  2004 The Influence of Computer-Print on Rater Scores  Russell, Michael and Wei Tao
Viewed 24,624 times since 5/11/2004.
green dot  2004 The power of outliers (and why researchers should ALWAYS check for them)  Osborne, Jason W. & Amy Overbay
Viewed 313,477 times since 3/2/2004.
green dot  2004 A Comparison of Consensus, Consistency, and Measurement Approaches to Estimating Interrater Reliability  Stemler, Steven E.
Viewed 119,398 times since 3/1/2004.
green dot  2004 The Contributions of Reliability and Pretests to Effective Assessment  Bacon, Donald
Viewed 35,739 times since 2/26/2004.
green dot  2003 Estimating Policy and Program Effects with Observational Data: The “Differences-in-Differences” Estimator  Buckley, Jack & Yi Shang
Viewed 48,249 times since 11/11/2003.
green dot  2003 Patterns of Response and Nonresponse from Teachers to Traditional and Web Surveys  Mertler, Craig A.
Viewed 33,502 times since 10/7/2003.
green dot  2003 Resampling methods: Concepts, Applications, and Justification  Yu, Chong Ho
Viewed 123,824 times since 9/29/2003.
green dot  2003 Reducing Error in Mail Surveys  Cui, Wei Wei
Viewed 64,920 times since 9/2/2003.
green dot  2003 Evaluating spatial- and temporal-oriented multi-dimensional visualization techniques  Yu, Chong Ho and Shawn Stockford
Viewed 31,007 times since 7/23/2003.
green dot  2003 Meta-analysis methods for synthesizing treatment effects in multisite studies: hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) perspective  Kalaian, Sema A.
Viewed 58,433 times since 6/23/2003.
green dot  2003 Alternative Approaches to Assessing Student Engagement Rates  Chapman, Elaine
Viewed 123,191 times since 5/27/2003.
green dot  2003 Exploratory Longitudinal Profile Analysis via Multidimensional Scaling   Ding, Cody
Viewed 22,338 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.
Viewed 48,627 times since 5/27/2003.
green dot  2002 Notes on the use of data transformations.  Osborne, Jason
Viewed 241,381 times since 5/30/2002.
green dot  2002 Male and female differences in self-report cheating  Athanasou, James A. and Olabisi Olasehinde
Viewed 65,400 times since 5/18/2002.
green dot  2002 Analyzing online discussions: ethics, data, and interpretation  Brem, Sarah
Viewed 33,908 times since 5/15/2002.
green dot  2002 Four assumptions of multiple regression that researchers should always test.  Osborne, Jason and Elaine Waters
Viewed 620,150 times since 1/7/2002.
green dot  2002 Using electronic surveys: advice from survey professionals  Shannon, David M., Johnson,Todd E., Searcy, Shelby & Alan Lott
Viewed 73,169 times since 1/2/2002.
green dot  2001 Effects of Removing the Time Limit on First and Second Language Intelligence Test Performance  Mullane, Jennifer & Stuart J. McKelvie
Viewed 39,821 times since 11/6/2001.
green dot  2001 The stability of undergraduate students' cognitive test anxiety levels  Cassady, Jerrell C.
Viewed 63,122 times since 8/23/2001.
green dot  2001 Conducting web-based surveys  Solomon, David J.
Viewed 83,455 times since 8/23/2001.
green dot  2001 An overview of content analysis  Stemler, Steve
Viewed 556,663 times since 6/7/2001.
green dot  2001 Self-Reported GPA and SAT: A Methodological Note.  Cassady, Jerrell C.
Viewed 36,839 times since 1/24/2001.
green dot  2000 Using critical thinking to conduct effective searches of online resources  Brem, Sarah K. & Andrea J. Boyes
Viewed 55,075 times since 8/28/2000.
green dot  2000 Using Expected Growth Size Estimates to Summarize Test Score Changes.  Russell, Michael
Viewed 33,635 times since 5/26/2000.
green dot  2000 Summarizing Change in Test Scores: Shortcomings of Three Common Methods.  Russell, Michael
Viewed 57,014 times since 5/26/2000.
green dot  2000 Prediction in Multiple Regression.  Osborne, Jason W.
Viewed 134,424 times since 3/10/2000.
green dot  2000 Advantages of Hierarchical Linear Modeling.  Osborne, Jason W.
Viewed 122,429 times since 1/10/2000.
green dot  1999 How to Write a Scholarly Research Report  Rudner, Lawrence M. & William D. Schafer
Viewed 374,152 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1998 Communicating Educational Research Data to General, Nonresearcher Audiences.  MacColl, Gail S. & White, Kathleen D.
Viewed 130,779 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1997 True and Quasi-Experimental Designs.  Gribbons, Barry & Herman, Joan
Viewed 289,939 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1997 Designing Structured Interviews for Educational Research.  -
Viewed 132,663 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1996 Pitfalls of Data Analysis.  Helberg, Clay
Viewed 47,677 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1996 Kerlinger's Research Myths.  Daniel, Larry G.
Viewed 72,299 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1996 Hints for Designing Effective Questionnaires.  Frary, Robert B.
Viewed 158,350 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1996 Authorship Ethics.  Syrett, Kristen L. & Rudner, Lawrence M.
Viewed 41,638 times since 11/13/1999.
green dot  1994 The Concept of Statistical Significance Testing.  Thompson, Bruce
Viewed 153,205 times since 11/13/1999.