Journal of Chemical Education
Science education -- Methodology, Science education -- Research, Chemistry -- Study and teaching (Higher)
The Cronbach’s alpha (α) statistic is regularly reported in science education studies. However, recent reviews have noted that it is not well-understood. Therefore, this commentary provides additional clarity regarding the language used when describing and interpreting alpha and other estimates of reliability.
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Barbera, J., Naibert, N., Komperda, R., & Pentecost, T. C. (2020). Clarity on Cronbach’s Alpha Use. Journal of Chemical Education. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00183