Explaining reading comprehension performance via regression procedures

A note of caution about simultaneous equation bias

Ray Buss, Martha H. Head

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

In this article, we briefly critique the use of regression procedures in which reading researchers use a number of independent variables to explain reading comprehension. We discuss the problem of simultaneous equation bias (SEB) and provide examples of how this problem may give researchers a distorted picture of the comprehension process. Finally, we offer a common sense approach to dealing with this problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-132
Number of pages5
JournalReading Research and Instruction
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Reading
comprehension
Research Personnel
regression
trend
performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Explaining reading comprehension performance via regression procedures : A note of caution about simultaneous equation bias. / Buss, Ray; Head, Martha H.

In: Reading Research and Instruction, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1987, p. 128-132.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{bc188d300372466890133ef58025ffcc,
title = "Explaining reading comprehension performance via regression procedures: A note of caution about simultaneous equation bias",
abstract = "In this article, we briefly critique the use of regression procedures in which reading researchers use a number of independent variables to explain reading comprehension. We discuss the problem of simultaneous equation bias (SEB) and provide examples of how this problem may give researchers a distorted picture of the comprehension process. Finally, we offer a common sense approach to dealing with this problem.",
author = "Ray Buss and Head, {Martha H.}",
year = "1987",
doi = "10.1080/19388078709557903",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "26",
pages = "128--132",
journal = "Literacy Research and Instruction",
issn = "1938-8071",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Explaining reading comprehension performance via regression procedures

T2 - A note of caution about simultaneous equation bias

AU - Buss, Ray

AU - Head, Martha H.

PY - 1987

Y1 - 1987

N2 - In this article, we briefly critique the use of regression procedures in which reading researchers use a number of independent variables to explain reading comprehension. We discuss the problem of simultaneous equation bias (SEB) and provide examples of how this problem may give researchers a distorted picture of the comprehension process. Finally, we offer a common sense approach to dealing with this problem.

AB - In this article, we briefly critique the use of regression procedures in which reading researchers use a number of independent variables to explain reading comprehension. We discuss the problem of simultaneous equation bias (SEB) and provide examples of how this problem may give researchers a distorted picture of the comprehension process. Finally, we offer a common sense approach to dealing with this problem.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84952490562&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84952490562&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/19388078709557903

DO - 10.1080/19388078709557903

M3 - Article

VL - 26

SP - 128

EP - 132

JO - Literacy Research and Instruction

JF - Literacy Research and Instruction

SN - 1938-8071

IS - 2

ER -