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The three studies presented are concerned with three kinds of multiple-choice reading comprehension questions that may be answered correctly at a higher-than-chance level when they are administered without the accompanying passage. An attempt was made to demonstrate that each of these kinds of...
A recent condemnation of the use of factor scores as predictors in multiple regression because of the loss in "predictive accuracy" incurred in reducing rank (Kukuk and Baty, 1979) was reexamined from the more important predictive perspective of replication predictive accuracy. Using a...
The scores of elementary school pupils on the Quick Test were compared with their scores on the Full Scale Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised. The relationship between the two tests was found to vary significantly at different age and intelligence levels.
An alternative derivation was given of Gaylord's formulas showing the relationships among the average item intercorrelation, the average item-test correlation, and test reliability. Certain parallels were also noted in analysis of variance and principal component analysis.
This study investigated the predictive validity of the Revised Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale (SBIS) relative to the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) as a criterion measure. Forty trainable mentally retarded students were administered both instruments by qualified examiners. Regression...
An objective instrument for assessing moral reasoning, the Ethical Reasoning Inventory (ERI), was derived from Kohlberg's Scoring Manual and compared with two other objective measures. Kohlberg's interview was administered to a group of college freshmen and sophomores along with the objective...
To date there has been little convincing evidence that children differentiate between areas of experience in evaluating their self-esteem. The purpose of this study was to provide empirical support for area-specific self-esteem as a valid construct. Factor analysis of the Hare Self-Esteem Scale...
This research was concerned with the significance of three non-instructor related parameters in instructor evaluation at a major state university. These parameters included class size, class level, and core vs. non-core sections of classes. A paired difference analysis was utilized to minimize...
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