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Dissertation Information for Theodore Frick

NAME:
- Theodore Frick
- (Alias) Theodore Wayne Frick

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Educational Psychology

SCHOOL:
- Indiana University (USA) (1984)

ADVISORS:
- None

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- None

MPACT Status: Incomplete - Inspected

Title: NONMETRIC TEMPORAL PATH ANALYSIS (NTPA): AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE LINEAR MODELS APPROACH FOR VERIFICATION OF STOCHASTIC EDUCATIONAL RELATIONS (RESEARCH, METHODOLOGY, SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS)

Abstract: "Extant statistical models commonly used in educational research are primarily linear and therefore deterministic. The linear models approach (LMA) is exemplified by correlational analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and their extensions (path analysis, discriminate analysis, etc.). An alternative approach to verifying educational relations, developed by the author and termed, 'nonmetric temporal path analysis' (NTPA), is not constrained by the deterministic assumptions of the LMA and consequences thereof, NTPA is based on set, probability, information and general systems theory.

The major question addressed is: Is NTPA more adequate than the LMA in the verification of stochastic educational relations? Using data from an observational study of the academic learning time of mildly handicapped students, NTPA was compared to correlational analysis and ANOVA. It was concluded that NTPA is more complete than the LMA, inclusive of the LMA and a strong alternative to the LMA, since: (1) the LMA is derivable from NTPA; (2) NTPA describes relations not describable in the LMA; (3) NTPA can be reduced to the LMA, but not the converse; (4) NTPA and the LMA are empirically inconsistent given the same data; and (5) NTPA has higher empirical content than the LMA.

Given these criteria, NTPA is more adequate than the LMA for verification of stochastic educational relations. The fruitfulness of NTPA is patent, since a more adequate research methodology is likely to result in an increase in the rate of development of knowledge about educational systems processes and system-environment transactions."

MPACT Scores for Theodore Frick

A = 1
C = 4
A+C = 5
T = 1
G = 1
W = 1
TD = 1
TA = 0
calculated 2014-02-09 17:11:29

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Students under Theodore Frick

ADVISEES:
- Kyong-Lee Kim - Indiana University (2005)

COMMITTEESHIPS:
- Hak Joon Kim - Indiana University (1998)
- David M. Williamson - Indiana University (2005)
- Yun Jeong Park - Indiana University (2005)
- Craig Dennis Howard - Indiana University (2012)