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ERIC Number: ED002384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 157
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APPLICATION OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL AND SCALE ANALYSIS TO INTEREST MEASUREMENT.
RONNING, ROYCE R.; AND OTHERS
RESEARCH IS DIRECTED TOWARD FINDING A METHOD TO IMPROVE EXISTING INSTRUMENTS FOR MEASUREMENT OF NONCOGNITIVE PROCESSES BY USE OF AN EQUISECTION TECHNIQUE TO DEVELOP SCALES OF CURRENT EDUCATIONAL-VOCATIONAL INTERESTS. FACTOR STRUCTURE DEVELOPED WAS MODIFICATION OF COTTLES' INTEREST ITEMS AND WAS BASED ON EMPIRICALLY OR RATIONALLY DEVELOPED KEYS. INTERVAL SCALING, USING THE TECHNIQUE OF GARDNER AND THOMPSON, WAS ATTEMPTED. TO TEST THE SUCCESS OF THESE APPROACHES, THE FOLLOWING WERE SOUGHT--STABILITY OF THE FACTOR STRUCTURE AND SIMILARITY FOR TWO INDEPENDENT SAMPLES, SIMILARITY OF THE FACTOR STRUCTURE BY AN EQUISECTION TECHNIQUE TO PAIRED COMPARISON TECHNIQUE, DIFFERENCES OF FACTOR STRUCTURE BETWEEN ITEM CATEGORIES, AND WAYS INFORMATION FROM DISPARATE AREAS CAN BE UTILIZED. JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WERE USED AS SUBJECTS. COMPUTATIONAL FORMULAE DEVELOPED BY BOX WERE USED. WILKS' STATISTIC WAS USED. RESULTS SUBSTANTIATE THE HYPOTHESIS THAT INTERESTS CAN BE MEASURED BY EQUISECTION PROCEDURE WITH RESULTING SCALES HAVING QUITE SATISFACTORY TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY. MEASUREMENT TESTS USING SUCH SCALES WILL BE AMENABLE TO A WIDER VARIETY OF ANALYSIS THAN SCORES FROM OTHER TYPES OF INTEREST SCALES. THE RELIABILITY OF THE SCALES HAS IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCALES OF NONCOGNITIVE ATTRIBUTES OTHER THAN INTEREST. MANY EXISTING SCALES CAN BE REDUCED IN LENGTH BY USING THIS MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT. DESPITE THE ENCOURAGING RESULTS FROM THIS INITIAL EFFORT, MUCH REMAINS TO BE DONE BEFORE IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION AS A RESEARCH TOOL. REVISIONS MADE FROM THIS STUDY WILL NEED ADDITIONAL SAMPLES IN TERMS OF SEX, AGE, AND EDUCATIONAL AND ABILITY LEVELS. COMPLETE ANALYSIS TABLES AND AN APPENDIX ACCOMPANY THE TEXT.
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Identifiers: California (Berkeley)