Generalizability analysis of the communication and symbolic behavior scales: A pilot study

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Title:
Generalizability analysis of the communication and symbolic behavior scales: A pilot study
Author:
Goodwyn, Cynthia Marie, 1969-
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
In this pilot study, generalizability theory was used as an exploratory analysis of the various sources of error in the scoring of the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales. The different score conversions, raters, and growth of participants were the facets used in a fully crossed, random effects design. The results indicated that the score conversions effectively controlled for the variability in typically developing children in the same age range. The results showed that the raters accounted for small amounts of the estimated variance. In addition, the results indicated that the CSBS was sensitive to the different rates of development in the participants in the study. The results suggested that the CSBS successfully controls for the variability in the development of communicative behaviors without sacrificing sensitivity to different rates of growth and uses cluster scores to effectively differentiate strengths and weaknesses in individual children. The findings and their implications for futures studies are discussed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Tests and Measurements.; Education, Early Childhood.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Educational Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sabers, Darrell L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleGeneralizability analysis of the communication and symbolic behavior scales: A pilot studyen_US
dc.creatorGoodwyn, Cynthia Marie, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGoodwyn, Cynthia Marie, 1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_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.abstractIn this pilot study, generalizability theory was used as an exploratory analysis of the various sources of error in the scoring of the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales. The different score conversions, raters, and growth of participants were the facets used in a fully crossed, random effects design. The results indicated that the score conversions effectively controlled for the variability in typically developing children in the same age range. The results showed that the raters accounted for small amounts of the estimated variance. In addition, the results indicated that the CSBS was sensitive to the different rates of development in the participants in the study. The results suggested that the CSBS successfully controls for the variability in the development of communicative behaviors without sacrificing sensitivity to different rates of growth and uses cluster scores to effectively differentiate strengths and weaknesses in individual children. The findings and their implications for futures studies are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Tests and Measurements.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Early Childhood.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSabers, Darrell L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1376045en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b33485288en_US
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