, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 179–184 | Cite as

Stimulus as a random factor in analysis of variance: Increasing the generalizability of findings

  • Daniel W. King
  • Lynda A. King


All too often inadequate experimental designs and/or faulty statistical analyses preclude generalization of findings. The authors of this paper discuss the need, in designing studies having educational variables, to give more attention to recognizing the universe of generalization and to incorporating into the design a variable that represents this universe. They further recommend that data analytic techniques, in turn, treat the levels of this variable as randomly selected from the universe.


Educational Technology Random Factor Internal Combustion Engine American Educational Research Journal Instructional Unit 


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© Association for Educational Communications and Technology 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel W. King
    • 1
  • Lynda A. King
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCentral Michigan UniversityMt. Pleasant
  2. 2.Central Michigan UniversityMount Pleasant

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