feedback, regression analysis, family studies, mathematics
Occasionally in the family literature we receive reminders to be cautious about our interpretations of regressions results (e.g., Glenn & Kramer, 1985; Glenn & Shelton, 1983). After all, regression results are stated in the language of mathematics. We must be careful when we translate from the language of mathematics, which is blind to the human situation being represented by the numbers, into language that is meaningful in the human context. This brief not critiques the interpretation of regression results in an article by Peterson and Gerson (1992) that appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Marriage and the Family.
Original Publication Citation
Hawkins, A. J., & Olsen, J. A. (1993). Another cautionary note on interpreting regression results in family research: A comment on Peterson and Gerson's 1992 JMF article. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 55, 505-507.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hawkins, Alan J.; Olsen, Joseph A.; Peterson, Richard R.; and Gerson, Kathleen, "Another Cautionary Note on Interpreting Regression Results in Family Research: A Comment on Peterson and Gerson (1992)" (1993). Faculty Publications. 4203.
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