Generalizing Classification Tables to Large Populations

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In a mailing of an insurance offering to 303,000 credit customers in one of the large Midwestern states, the small number of responders necessitated a modification of the usual classification procedure. The researchers examined the technique of generalizing sample results in a classification study to large subpopulations of unequal sizes. The usual output from the discriminant analysis routine in SPSS was extended to handle the present statistical problems. Some of the advantages of the technique were discussed and a word of caution was noted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalEducational and Psychological Measurement
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1985
Externally publishedYes


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