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Exploring Non-traditional Statistical Methods to Address Cultural, Social, and Linguistic Biases (Presentation at the 2019 Hawai'i-Pacific Evaluation Association [H-PEA] Conference)

Friday, September 20, 2019

This presentation examined the role of biases and downfalls in using linear regression analyses and presented alternate analysis methods used in research that may allow for emergent patterns and categories from the data. The presentation included an overview of multiple machine-learning analytic models, including classification and regression trees (CART) and cluster analysis, that can be applied to student college placements in the Pacific Region and other contexts in which researchers need to examine emergent data structures that may be invisible with traditional analyses.


Ko'olau Ballrooms, Kāne'ohe, Hawai'i


Dr. Bradley Rentz, REL Pacific at McREL International

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