Truncation and its effect on standard error of correlation coefficients

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Title:
Truncation and its effect on standard error of correlation coefficients
Author:
Durney, Ann Wells
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
A Monte Carlo study was conducted to investigate the effect of truncation of score distributions on systematic bias and random error of correlation coefficient distributions. The findings were twofold: Correlation decreases systematically due to increasing truncation; and the standard error of the correlation coefficient, which is a measure of random error, increases due to increasing truncation.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Tests and Measurements.; Statistics.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sabers, Darrell

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTruncation and its effect on standard error of correlation coefficientsen_US
dc.creatorDurney, Ann Wellsen_US
dc.contributor.authorDurney, Ann Wellsen_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA Monte Carlo study was conducted to investigate the effect of truncation of score distributions on systematic bias and random error of correlation coefficient distributions. The findings were twofold: Correlation decreases systematically due to increasing truncation; and the standard error of the correlation coefficient, which is a measure of random error, increases due to increasing truncation.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Tests and Measurements.en_US
dc.subjectStatistics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSabers, Darrellen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1341488en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26354639en_US
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