The Unit of Analysis in Field Research: Issues and Approaches to Design and Data Analysis

Silverman, Stephen; Solmon, Melinda
April 1998
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr1998, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p270
Academic Journal
Focuses on the appropriate unit of analysis in field research in physical education. Comparison between unit of measurement and unit of analysis; Adoption of treatment and random assignment; Implications of class means or subgroup means for research design.


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