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Mid-South Educational Research Association

Works: 36 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 697 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Classifications: LB1879.B374, 371.9
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Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association by Mid-South Educational Research Association( )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Containing the program and abstracts of discussion sessions, symposia, featured sessions, training sessions, and display sessions."
Prediction of out-of-sequence development by BSID scores by Ruth C Richards( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primary purpose of this study was to examine uneven early development in premature infants. A multiple regression analysis was performed in which birth weight, length of gestation, length of assisted feeding, and length of ventilation were used to predict the descrepancy between a child's Psychomotor and Mental Scale scores on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development (bsid). The child with a large difference score was expected to have been ventilated longer, to have needed more assistance in feeding, to have had a shorter gestation, and a smaller birth weight than the child with a small difference score. The results of the study did not support the hypothesis that a difficult newborn course would be reflected in a discrepancy between mental age and psychomotor age on the bsid. A post-hoc analysis revealed that none of the four variables were predictive of the size of the discrepancy when directionality was considered. Correlation coefficients between the dependent and independent variables were low. (Jaz)
Proceedings by Mid-South Educational Research Association( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative uses of factor analysis in psychotherapy research : past examples and future possibilities by James M Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper provides an introductory framework for the many applications possible for factor analysis beyond the traditional factoring of variables. Both higher order and two-mode factoring are discussed regarding their theoretical foundations and potential applications. Uses of these methods in psychotherapy research are reviewed, including discussion of examples from published literature. The role of factor analysis in examining future trends in psychotherapy research is examined
Learning-centered psychological principles : social factors in learning by Nancy H Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. society is diverse, consisting of individuals who may differ in culture, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, religion, language, gender, exceptionality, and age. Optimum learning for all students can occur only in an environment that supports and encourages such diversity. Multicultural education addresses the challenges of recognizing diversity and providing equal opportunity in the schools. Socioeconomic status influences the way learners feel about themselves, the way teachers and peers perceive them, and the ways they interact with their families and society. Ethnicity is an individual's identification with his or her nation or people of origin. Religion is an important influence in the lives of many people, and powerful religious groups can influence everything from national policy to curriculum and textbook content. Language is another important influence on life, as humans communicate through language, and language shapes thought. Gender is another important factor in all human interaction, including classroom interaction. The presence of individuals with exceptionalities, both the gifted and the disabled, necessarily affect classroom teaching. Age is yet another social factor influencing education. There is a critical need for additional research involving interactions between teachers and students in the socially diverse classroom. Research demonstrates that teacher intervention can facilitate student empowerment by building self-esteem, motivation, and communication. (Contains 38 references). (Sg)
Towards an extended typology of research errors by Larry G Daniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper proposes a new typology for understanding common research errors that expands on the four types of error commonly discussed in the research literature. Examples are presented to illustrate Type I and Type ii errors, errors related to the interpretation of statistically significant and nonsignificant results respectively, with attention given to the control of both types of error. Then an explanation of typical errors that fall into the Type iii (incorrect inferences about result directionality) and Type iv ("effects error") categories is offered, along with examples of erroneous conclusions researchers draw when committing these errors. Six additional types of errors are proposed for addition to the typology, with a discussion of how attention to these newly identified error categories can be useful in improving the quality of educational research. These error types are: (1) internal replication error; (2) reliability generalization error; (3) heterogeneity of variance/heterogeneity of regression error; (4) test statistic distribution error; (5) sampling bias error; and (6) degrees of freedom error. (Contains 66 references.) (Sld)
Home schooling, what's that? by Jane S Preiss( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home schooling, the educational alternative in which parents (or guardians) assume the primary responsibility for the education of their children, when responsibly done, is legally protected by the United States Constitution; however, home educators face a conglomeration of regulations, statutes, and laws. Home schools are regulated by individual states by using existing laws that apply to home schooling, by passing specific home schooling legislation, and by passing legislation that indirectly affects home schooling. As parents cope with the responsibility of providing most of their childrens' education, they may feel the need for some support. A key form of support is available within support group membership. Additionally, because each state has its own set of statutes and laws, the support group may also function as both a repository for, and dispenser of, home-schooling information. Available to parent teachers are structured curricula, subject area studies, and games and equipment. The cost of these materials is nearly always borne by the parents, and the expense can range from under a hundred to several hundred dollars. The suitability of educational materials is at times determined by the child's needs, by the circumstances of parents, and by state requirements. (37 references) (km)
Restructuring education for the at-risk youth by Dawn Hardin( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in restructuring education for meeting the needs of at-risk students are discussed in this paper. The six goals of restructuring are: (1) reduce the number of drop outs; (2) raise the level of achievement for all; (3) have business and education work together; (4) create schools which incorporate both social and educational services; (5) restructure the curriculum toward more realistic course offerings; and (6) improve teacher perceptions and attitudes toward at-risk students. Among the 11 recommendations for restructuring are: having every 4-year-old child enrolled in school for a full-day, enrollment of all 5-year olds in full-day kindergarten, teacher assistants for each first, second, and third grade teacher, etc. a model to address the problems of at-risk students is presented; it focuses on school administration/organization, teacher and student attitudes, and curriculum. A conclusion is that schools must adapt to the needs of students. (26 references) (lmi)
Toward reflective judgment in exploratory factor analysis decisions : determining the extraction method and number of factors to retain by Jennifer L Knight( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper addresses three exploratory factor analysis decisions in an attempt to present options available to the researcher. The primary purpose is to aid the researcher in making informed decisions during the factor analysis instead of relying on defaults in statistical programs or traditions of previous researchers. Dicusses the importance of determining the number of participants and variables, the similarities and differences in the two most common factor extraction methods, principal components and principle factor analysis, and the accuracy of different methods for retaining factors
Bigger is not better : seeking parsimony in canonical correlation analysis via variable deletion strategies by Mary Margaret Capraro( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper illustrates the value of applying the law of parsimony to canonical correlation analysis solutions. The primary purpose of parsimony is that the more parsimonious the solution, the more replicable the model will be. The ultimate goal is to estimate an equal or reasonable amount of variance with the smallest variable set possible. A real-world data set is used that is composed of 287 sixth-grade students who were administered a geometry content knowledge test with three levels, a spatial visualization test as criterion variables, and a mathematics attitude survey with six subscales as predictor variables. Three different deletion methods are delineated in the paper that will assist the researcher in deleting predictor or criterion variables to obtain a more parsimonious canonical solution. (Contains 12 tables and 20 references.) (Author/SLD)
The limitations of SAT math scores in predicting college math performance by Deborah J Gougen( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was designed to determine if the decline evidenced in the College Entrance Examination Board (ceeb) Scholastic Aptitude Test (sat) scores for mathematics is a true reflection of a decrease in students' mathematical ability, or is a result of the inadequacy of the test in measuring students' mathematical abilities. The data consisted of sat mathematics test scores as well as the total mathematics grades of each student over the four-year college experience. The study suggested that sat math scores are not a good predictor of college performance. The sat mathematics test scores are often used erroneously as exclusive measurements of individual, or institutional, quality. A more valid procedure for understanding college achievement by the utilization of previous achievement measures for purposes of selection, placement, and guidance needs to be developed. There is also a need for methods to measure personality traits and abilities not measured by nationally normed tests. Other methods of improving the predictability factor of nationally normed tests are also recommended. (Dwh)
22nd Annual meeting : Abstracts and programme( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canonical commonality analysis and the common man : understanding variance contributions to overall canonical correlation effects by Robert M Capraro( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multivariate methods are critical in research because they allow researchers to more accurately examine the complexities of reality, where causes have multiple effects and effects have multiple causes. Accordingly, interest in omnibus model effects has increased
Mid-south educational researcher( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coping strategies inventory for statistics by Michele G Jarrell( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coping Strategies Inventory for Statistics (csis) is designed to identify beginning statistics students with non-facilitative test-taking and study-coping skills. The self-administered csis consists of directions followed by two scenarios. The student reads each scenario, decides how he or she would react to the situation, and rates each of the coping strategies on a scale of 0 to 9 as "not at all characteristic" or "characteristic" of himself or herself. The first scenario addresses study coping skills, and the second addresses test-taking coping skills. The csis was piloted on two undergraduate introductory statistics classes in the College of Education at the University of Alabama in the fall of 1988. a total of 45 students (5 males and 40 females), representing 20 different majors, took the inventory. The csis was administered during the last class meeting before the fall semester final exam and again (in a slightly modified form) before the first exam of the spring semester. Factor analysis indicated that the csis has reliability, demonstrates evidence of validity, and is appropriate for its stated use. The csis is provided. (Tjh)
Measuring emotional intelligence : where we are today by Jane E Finegan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotional intelligence has been defined as "the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one's thinking and actions" (P. Salovey and J. Mayer, 1990). As a subset of social intelligence and of personal intelligences (H. Gardner, 1983), emotional intelligence involves a mental aptitude that assists in the cognitive processing of affect (J. Mayer and P. Salovey, 1993). Three studies are used to illustrate the concept of emotional intelligence and how it has been measured so far. These are: (1) a study of the ability to recognize the emotional content of visual stimuli conducted by J. Mayer, M. DiPaolo, and P. Salovey (1990) with 139 undergraduates; (2) a study of a measure of individual differences in the ability to attend to, clarify, and manage emotions by P. Salovey and others (1995) involving 86 subjects; and (3) a study of the accurate identification of emotion by J. Mayer and G. Geher (1996) with 40 participants. Implications for the impact of emotional intelligence on achievement, emotional well-being, and culture are discussed. (Contains 41 references.) (Sld)
Factors Contributing to the Attrition of Adult Basic and Secondary Education Students by Rex Leonard( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Attrition among students in adult basic and secondary education programs has been a perennial problem. Conducting research on this population is also problematic once they have dropped out of a program. A study surveyed 76 dropouts and 35 General Educational Development (ged) program completers from two large, multisite programs about factors influencing their continued participation in their program. Chi-squares were computed between the two groups on 14 reasons negatively affecting program attendance. Four demographic variables also were described. Results indicated that self-reported reasons for attrition of the dropout group were largely situational (trouble getting to class, child care problems, job responsibilities) rather than institutional or dispositional, following Cross's typology of barriers to participation in all forms of adult education programs. The major institutional reason given was the need for more individual attention. The ged completers cited many of the same problems, and, in fact, the only items on which the differences of the two groups were statistically significant were "trouble getting to class" and "stopped due to sickness." Three pages of references are included. (Author/KC)
Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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