EVALUATION, RESEARCH, AND MEASUREMENT

SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION Spring, 2008

 

Here is an eclectic list of publications and web resources contributed by faculty and students in the WMU EMR Program and graduate classes. The list is organized roughly according to supplemental skills, course content, and particular research methods.

 

HYPERLINK INDEX:

 

1.0 GENERAL INTEREST AND SUPPLEMENTAL SKILLS:

1.1 For General Help Using Windows and EXCEL:

1.2 For General Help Using SPSS:

1.3 For General Help Using SAS:

1.4 Organizing A Research Report:

2.0 EMR6450: ELEMENTARY STATISTICS:

2.1 Introductory and Review Source Materials:

2.2 Sampling Distributions:

2.3 Correlation and Alternative Methods:

3.0 EMR6550: RESEARCH DESIGN (ANOVA)

3.1 Teaching And Learning Aids:

3.2 ANOVA Models:

3.3 Power Analysis

4.0 EMR6410 AND EMR6510: TOPICS IN MEASUREMENT

4.1 Resources:

4.2 Survey And Sampling Design:

4.3 Reliability And Validity:

4.4 Student Reviews of Major Psychological Measures:

4.5 Factor analysis:

4.6 Generalizability Theory:

4.7 Item Response Theory:

5.0 SOME OTHER INTERESTING SITES

 

 

1.1              For General Help Using Windows and EXCEL:

 

Maran, Ruth (2001) Teach yourself visually Office XP. Wiley Publishing, Inc.,

ISBN 0-7645-0854-7

 

Rosenberg, K.M. (2003) The Excel statistical companion, v1.0. Wadsworth Publishing, Inc. ISBN 0-5346-4230-6 (version 2.0 will be out soon)

 

Sampling distributions using EXCEL and equations:

http://www.cba.nau.edu/pinto-j/Commands/IntervalsExEq.html

 

On-line books on Excel and SPSS: http://www.vgupta.com/

 

1.2              For General Help Using SPSS:

 

Foster, JJ (1998) A beginner's guide: Data analysis using SPSS for Windows. Foster: Sage Publishing.

 

George, Darren & Mallery, Paul (2004) SPSS for Windows step by step: A simple guide and reference, v12.0 update, 5th ed. Addison Wesley.

 

Green, SB & Salkind, NJ (2003). Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh: Analyzing and understanding data. 3rd ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

 

Pallet, Julie (2005) SPSS Survival Manual, 2nd ed. (version 12). Open University Press.

 

Pavkov, Thomas W. & Pierce, Kent A. (2002) Ready, Set, Go! A student guide to SPSS 11.0 for Windows. McGraw-Hill College Press.

 

A guide to SPSS: http://www.visualstatistics.us/spssworkbook.htm

 

Statistics in Action website A good on-line SPSS tutorial. Go to:

http://www.cst.cmich.edu/users/lee1c/statact/

 

1.3              For General Help Using SAS:

 

Cody, Ronald P. & Smith, Jeffery K. (2005) Applied Statistics and the SAS Programming Language. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. (A good book but not a beginner's guide.)

 

Delwiche, Lora D. & Slaughter, Susan J. (2003) The Little SAS Book: A Primer. 3rd ed. Cary, NC: SAS Institute, Inc. ISBN 1-59047-333-7.

 

Here is a good on-line introduction to SAS programming:

XXX

 

Go here to download the 702 mb SAS SERVICE PACK 4 for SAS, v9.1.

 

There are many, many other SAS books. Mainly you just have to use the SAS HELP System extensively until you learn the system (forever, actually!).

 

1.4              Organizing A Research Report:

 

An example outline format for EMR6450/6550 homework and exam research reports:

Dr. Lacefield's Research Paper Outline

 

Applied research design and statistics for the social sciences:

http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/courses/ed230x/notes.html

 

 

2.1              Introductory and Review Source Materials:

 

These are good links to for arithmetic review:

http://www.dansmath.com/lessons/basic.html (Dan's Math website)

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/61815.html (Ask Dr. Math)

 

A very nice local (Oswego) link to refreshing information about graphs:

http://regentsprep.org/Regents/Math/math-topic.cfm?TopicCode=data

 

On-line statistics textbooks:

http://www.tufts.edu/~gdallal/LHSP.HTM (Little Handbook of Statistical Practice)

http://faculty.vassar.edu/lowry/webtext.html (Inferential Statistics)

http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html (An important resource)

 

Other useful introductory books:

 

Carrol, Susan R. & Carrol, David J. (2002) Statistics made simple for school leaders: Data-driven decision making. Lanham, Maryland & Oxford, The Scarecrow Press.

 

2.2              Sampling Distributions:

 

This is a link to background information on the normal distribution:

http://www.symynet.com/educational_software/teaching_resources/Statistics/normal_distribution/intro.htm

 

Here are a couple of neat Central Limit Theorem web applets:

http://www.stat.sc.edu/~west/javahtml/CLT.html

http://onlinestatbook.com/simulations/CLT/clt.html

 

Here are links to good discussions on the t-distribution and t-test:

William Seeley Gosset: A short biography

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Studentst-Distribution.html

 

Here is the neat "Probability Calculator."

And some other good discussions of the Chi-Square Test:

http://www2.chass.ncsu.edu/garson/pa765/chisq.htm

http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IOA/newsom/pa551/lectur13.htm

Interval Estimation for a Binomial Proportion

 

Basic information about "degrees of freedom:"

http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/A42408.html

http://www.animatedsoftware.com/statglos/sgdegree.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degrees_of_freedom

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/61815.html

http://www.tufts.edu/~gdallal/dof.htm

http://www.algor.com/service_support/hints_tips/degree_of_freedom.asp

 

2.3              Correlation and Alternative Methods:

 

For various univariate and bivariate parametric and nonparametric statistics, check out:

http://www-class.unl.edu/psycrs/resource_home.html

http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ballc/webtools/web_chi_tut.html (A Chi-Square Tutorial)

 

Interesting discussion of outliers and fringe values:

http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=9&n=6

 

Alternative correlations: dichotomous variable phi, biserial, Kendalls tau, Spearman's rho:

http://www.symynet.com/educational_software/teaching_resources/Statistics/alternative_correlations/intro.htm

 

Tetrachoric and polychoric correlation:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jsuebersax/tetra.htm

 

This is a link to all kinds of interesting statistical resources at AOL:

http://members.aol.com/johnp71/javasta5.html

 

 

3.1              Teaching And Learning Aids:

 

Educational Statistics II:

XXX

 

Materials for teaching ANOVA:

http://epunix.biols.susx.ac.uk/home/Zoltan_Dienes/teaching.htm

 

Statistical education research kit:

http://www.stat.psu.edu/~resources/ClassNotes/ljs_12/index.htm

 

3.2              ANOVA Models:

 

One-variable repeated-measures analysis of variance:

http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/psychology/dunn/student/olc/ch13_objectives.mhtml

 

Conducting a two-way analysis of variance via SPSS:

http://www.mtsu.edu/~dkfuller/psy629/spss_simple1.htm

 

Interesting paper on nested analysis of variance:

XXX

 

Analysis of variance components. For good introduction, go to:

http://www.statsoftinc.com/textbook/stvarcom.html

 

**(The home website for Stats Soft is: http://statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html)

 

Multiple regression analysis: http://luna.cas.usf.edu/~mbrannic/

 

3.3              Power Analysis

 

For a very good elementary discussion of power analysis, go to:

http://www.statsoftinc.com/textbook/stpowan.html

 

Other sites for power analysis include:

http://www.creative-wisdom.com/teaching/WBI/power_es.shtml

http://power.education.uconn.edu/power_files/frame.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistical_power

 

 

 

4.1              Resources:

 

This link points to the WMU online version of the Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook:

http://www.wmich.edu/library/db/reference.html - tests.

 

You may need to reconfigure your browser to access WMU library resources off-campus.

If so, go to this link: http://www.wmich.edu/library/connecting/index.html

 

4.2              Survey And Sampling Design:

 

For information about survey methodologies and statistical sampling, visit these links:

http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/~pwhite/SURVEY1/SURVEY1.html

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_(statistics)

 

4.3              Reliability And Validity:

 

Discussion of inter-rater reliability:

http://www.stataxis.com/ A review of concepts and methodologies

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jsuebersax/agree.htm

 

4.4              Student Reviews of Major Psychological Measures:

 

Class Bibliography for Instrument Reliability and Validity Reviews:

EMR641 Bibliography for Instrument Reliability.htm

 

Class PowerPoint Presentations:

Child Depression Inventory

DIBELS Early Literacy Test Reliability and Validity

DISC versus Myers-Briggs Personality Tests

MEAP Reliability and Validity

PREPARE 5.0 Marital Test

Rorschach Ink Blot Test

SAT Reliability and Validity

 

4.5              Factor analysis:

 

Several good introductory tutorials:

http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/UFA.HTM

http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stfacan.html

 

Basic information about eigenvalues and eigenvectors:

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Eigenvalue.html

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Eigenvector.html

 

4.6              Generalizability Theory:

 

Paper using generalizability theory in leisure research

http://www.indiana.edu/~lrs/lrs92/dwilliams92.html

 

4.7              Item Response Theory:

 

Item response theory (latent trait analysis)

http://personal.bgsu.edu/~mzickar/Intro to IRT.htm

 

Rasch Model questions and answers:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jsuebersax/rasch.txt

 

 

American Educational Research Association: http://www.aera.net/

http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/

http://www.oswego.edu/~psychol/spss