Statistical methods used in gifted education journals, 2006-2010Gifted Child Quarterly (2012)
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.
- statistical analyses,
- quantitative methods,
- literature review
Publication DateJuly, 2012
Citation InformationRussell 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/