Statistical Methods Used in Gifted Education Journals, 2006-2010

  title={Statistical Methods Used in Gifted Education Journals, 2006-2010},
  author={Russell T Warne and Martha Lazo and Tammy Ramos and Nicola L. Ritter},
  journal={Gifted Child Quarterly},
  pages={134 - 149}
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… 

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