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Analysis of Dimensions of a Battery of Reference Tests for Cognitive Abilities [microform] : Fifth Grade Boys and Girls / Margaret L. Harris and Chester W. Harris
Bib ID 5237770
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Harris, Margaret L
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1971 
96 p. 
Summary

Three systems for defining general cognitive abilities were analyzed to determine the nature of possible reference tests for cognitive abilities. They are the Guilford analysis of cognition, Guttman's facet design, and the Primary Mental Abilities of the Thurstones. This analysis led to a fourth schema for classifying abilities that deal with cognizing concepts. A battery of 56 tests was developed to study the relationships among the four schemata. Data for the 56 tests were collected on 172 boys and 210 girls who had just completed the fifth grade. Six sets of derived factors, three orthogonal and three oblique, were interpreted. Six clear comparable common factors and one that is fairly clear were obtained for the boys. The six clear comparable common factors appear to represent most closely six of the seven Primary Mental Abilities. The comparable common factor that is fairly clear may be a missing Primary Mental Ability--Spatial Ability. Five clear comparable common factors obtained for girls appear to be five of the seven Primary Mental Abilities. (Author)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: OEC-5-10-154.

Educational level discussed: Grade 5.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cognitive Ability.  |  Cognitive Tests.  |  Correlation.  |  Factor Analysis.  |  Females.  |  Grade 5.  |  Males.  |  Measurement Instruments.  |  Models.  |  Statistical Analysis.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Tables (Data)  |  Test Construction.  |  Test Results.  |  Testing.  |  Tests.  |  Verbal Tests.  |  Analogy Test Items Gestalt Completion Guttman Facet Design Thurstone Primary Mental Abilities Schema
Other authors/contributors Harris, Chester W., author  |  Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning
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