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The influence of variously placed questions of different kinds upon the understanding and recall of facts and the making of generalizations from the material of a 3,000-word historical account is studied with large equated groups of children. The presence of questions aids both understanding and...
Reviews (1928) by Leonard T. Troland . The book is intended to be a systematic treatment of the facts and problems of human motivation. The author states that he is not aware of the existence of any comprehensive treatment which presents all the pertinent facts and theories of what may be termed...
A formula is derived whereby, given variables and intercorrelations of a known or assumed range, the limiting values of the possible multiple correlations may be obtained.
A method, still shorter than an earlier described method by Furfey, is given for correlating interchangeable variables without the construction of a scatter-diagram.
Reviews by Carlton Washburne and Myron M. Stearns. The purpose of this book is given in this manner in the Introduction: "There is not . . . any non-technical book that selects for the layman and unspecialized teacher or school administrator some of the outstanding and successful experiments and...
Unless the sub-tests of a battery are highly intercorrelated, the Spearman-Brown formula is not applicable in the determination of reliability. Where intercorrelations among sub-tests are low, a spuriously high reliability coefficient of at least as much as 0.190 may be yielded by this formula....
There is no significant relationship between age of pubescence and height, weight, intelligence and academic achievement in the case of 236 post-pubescent girls in the first year of the normal school. Earlier studies have found that pubescence is accompanied by a spurt in physical growth and...
Reviews by T. Luther Purdom . The study reported in this first volume of the new "University Research Monographs" was conducted to investigate "the value of homogeneous grouping made on the basis of intelligence tests" and was carried out under normal conditions in different schools. It is...
Reviews by M. K. Thomson. The purpose of this book is to make a comprehensive study of motives, showing their relationship, practical application, and synthesis of simple motives into compound ones. In addition, it is proposed to distinguish between unconscious and conscious, primary and...
Reviews by F. L. Clapp, W. L. Chase and Curtis Merriman. This is a textbook for the elementary survey course in education, which the reviewer suggests "really surveys and really integrates." One unique and valuable approach noted is the consideration of European school systems and educational...
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