Accession Number : AD0691237

Title :   A COMPARISON OF THREE METHODS OF ANALYZING ATTRIBUTE DATA IN A TWO-FACTOR CLASSIFICATION,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT CRANE IND

Personal Author(s) : Jerger,Donald L.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The report describes a comparison of three methods of analyzing attribute data in a two-factor classification. Sets of proportions (where each proportion is based on a sample of ten) were developed within the constraints of various combinations of seven influencing factors. Each set of proportions was subjected to factorial analysis by the (0, 1) analysis of variance, factorial chi-square, and arcsine transformation of proportions methods. Using the percentage points of the F or chi-square distribution which coincide with each application of the three methods as response data, an analysis of factors influencing these percentage points was undertaken. The results of this analysis were used to conclude that the arcsine transformation of proportions method is the best of the three for use within the levels of the factors studied in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FACTOR ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL TESTS), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE