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Statistical methods used in gifted education journals, 2006-2010
Gifted Child Quarterly (2012)
  • Russell T Warne, Utah Valley University
  • Maria Lazo, Texas A & M University - College Station
  • Tami Ramos, Texas A & M University - College Station
  • Nicola Ritter, Texas A & M University - College Station
Abstract
This article describes the statistical methods used in quantitative and mixed methods articles between 2006 and 2010 in five gifted education research journals. Results indicate that the most commonly used statistical methods are means (85.9% of articles), standard deviations (77.8%), Pearson’s r (47.8%), χ2 (32.2%), ANOVA (30.7%), t tests (30.0%), and MANOVA (23.0%). Approximately half (53.3%) of the articles included reliability reports for the data at hand; Cronbach’s alpha was the most commonly reported measure of reliability (41.5%). Some discussions of best statistical practice and implications for the field of gifted education are included.
Keywords
  • statistical analyses,
  • methodology,
  • reliability,
  • quantitative methods,
  • literature review
Publication Date
July, 2012
Citation Information
Russell T Warne, Maria Lazo, Tami Ramos and Nicola Ritter. "Statistical methods used in gifted education journals, 2006-2010" Gifted Child Quarterly Vol. 56 Iss. 3 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rwarne/16/