, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 241–256

On the Johnson-Neyman technique and some extensions thereof

  • Richard F. Potthoff

DOI: 10.1007/BF02289721

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Potthoff, R.F. Psychometrika (1964) 29: 241. doi:10.1007/BF02289721


The Johnson-Neyman technique is a statistical tool used most frequently in educational and psychological applications. This paper starts by briefly reviewing the Johnson-Neyman technique and suggesting when it should and should not be used; then several different modifications and extensions of the Johnson-Neyman technique, all of them conceptually simple, are proposed. The close relation between confidence intervals and regions of significance of the Johnson-Neyman type is pointed out. The problem of what to do when more than two groups are being compared is considered. The situation of more than one criterion variable is also considered.

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© Psychometric Society 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard F. Potthoff
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaUSA