[R] Significance test, Cronbach's Alpha

falissard falissard_b at wanadoo.fr
Mon Jun 5 09:43:25 CEST 2006

This test can be meaningfull, but only in rare circumstancies (are the items
(or raters) more consistent than what could be expected by chance?).
I would do it with R using a bootstrap procedure (Efron & Tibshirani, An
introduction to the bootstrap, p.156).
Best regards,

PS : I am not really a specialist...

Bruno Falissard
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[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] De la part de Tom Backer Johnsen
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Objet : [R] Significance test, Cronbach's Alpha


I am reviewing a paper at the moment where the author reports a 
Cronbach's Alpha and adds a significance test of the value.  I was not 
aware that such a test exists.  Does it?  If so, how is it done in R?

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