Statistical Methods Used in Gifted Education Journals, 2006-2010 Academic Article uri icon


  • This article describes the statistical methods used in quantitative and mixed methods articles between 2006 and 2010 in five gifted education research journals. Results indicate that the most commonly used statistical methods are means (85.9% of articles), standard deviations (77.8%), Pearsons r (47.8%), 2 (32.2%), ANOVA (30.7%), t tests (30.0%), and MANOVA (23.0%). Approximately half (53.3%) of the articles included reliability reports for the data at hand; Cronbachs alpha was the most commonly reported measure of reliability (41.5%). Some discussions of best statistical practice and implications for the field of gifted education are included.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 4.95

author list (cited authors)

  • Warne, R. T., Lazo, M., Ramos, T., & Ritter, N.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Warne, Russell T||Lazo, Maria||Ramos, Tammy||Ritter, Nicola

publication date

  • July 2012