, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 349–367 | Cite as

The Johnson-Neyman technique, its theory and application

  • Palmer O. Johnson
  • Leo C. Fay


The theoretical basis for the Johnson-Neyman Technique is here presented for the first time in an American journal. In addition, a simplified working procedure is outlined, step-by-step, for an actual problem. The determination of significance is arrived at early in the analysis; and where no significant difference is found, the problem is complete at this point. The plotting of the region of significance where a significant difference does exist has also been simplified by using the procedure of rotation and translation of axes.


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© Psychometric Society 1950

Authors and Affiliations

  • Palmer O. Johnson
    • 1
  • Leo C. Fay
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaUSA
  2. 2.State Teachers CollegeCortland

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